Mr. Hair practices in the areas of civil litigation, government agency administrative law, condemnation, real property development, and general business law.
Mr. Hair was admitted to the bar in California and the United States District Court, Central and Eastern Districts of California in 1960 and to the United States Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1981.
William Hair served as Deputy District Attorney for the County of Ventura, 1960-1962; City Attorney for the City of Port Hueneme, 1963-1975; and Secretary of the Camarillo Protection District, 1963-1971.
He is presently Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Ojai Valley School and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Ventura County Maritime Museum. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Hastings 1066 Foundation. Mr. Hair is past Chairman of the Bench/Bar Committee of the Ventura County Bar Association, for which he served as President in 1980, and the State Bar of California, for which he was a member of the Commission of Judicial Nominees Evaluation in 1982. His community participation includes membership in Rancheros Visitadores and the Ventura Yacht Club, of which he was the commodore in 1977. Mr. Hair also serves as a judge pro tem of the Ventura County Superior Court. He is the 2001 recipient of the Ben E. Nordman Public Service Award. In 2007, he received the Association of Water Agencies' Outstanding Water Leader for the Year Award.
Mr. Hair received his preparatory education at California State Polytechnic College and Ventura College, and his legal training at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D. 1959).
William Hair was born in Santa Paula.