Last Faoro & Whitehorn A Professional Law Corporation

Over 30 Years Of Trusted And Respected Representation

Attorney William C. Last, Jr.

In loving Memory

Nov 30, 1948 – Feb 16, 2022

In Memoriam


William “Bill” Cornelius Last, Jr. passed away peacefully on February 16, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 73.

Bill was a life-long Bay Area resident. He was a proud member of the Olympic Club who served on the Board of Directors and numerous committees. He enjoyed spending his time golfing at the Olympic Club and Silverado, skiing at Squaw Valley, and traveling with his family. He lived his life to the fullest until the very end, actively traveling, golfing, and skiing.

He was a highly regarded attorney for over forty years, founding his own firm, Last & Faoro, which focuses on Construction Law. He was recognized as a Super Lawyer, a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America, a mediator and arbitrator on the Arbitration Works panel, and a member of numerous construction trade associations. Bill earned his BA from the University of Nevada Reno, his MBA from Golden Gate University, and his JD from San Francisco Law School.

Bill was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, and friend who always went out of his way to give to others and initiate good times. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Jean Last, and sister, Leslie Last. He leaves behind his wife, Kathy; children, Robert (and his wife Caelyn) and Sally (and her husband Patrick); and grandchildren, Billy, and Juniper. One of his greatest joys in life was spending time with his grandchildren and teaching them his mischievous ways.


  • San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1978
  • University of Nevada
    • B.A. - 1972
  • Golden Gate University
    • M.B.A. - 1982
    • Major: Tax

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Associations

  • Construction Lawyers Society of America, Fellow
  • American Arbitration Association, Member, Construction Industry Panel of Arbitrators
  • Associated General Contractors, Member
  • Association of Builders and Contractors, Member
  • Builders Industry Association, Member
  • Peninsula Builders Exchange, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • San Francisco County Bar Association, Member
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of California, Member

Published Works

  • Incorporated California Real Property Reporter (Contributing Editor, Matthew Bender)
  • California Construction Forms Manual


  • Named to Northern California Super Lawyers List

Certified Legal Specialties

  • California Contractor's License, (A&B)