Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Thursday, February 15, 2007


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Ex-LAPD Detective Named to State Bar Board of Governors


By a MetNews Staff Writer


A Long Beach-based private investigator has been appointed to the California State Bar Board of Governors, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office said yesterday.

If confirmed by the state Senate, William Gailey will replace John Snetsinger as one of the six public members of the 23-member board, which meets about eight times a year to debate organizational, policy and professional issues. Snetsinger left the position in November 2005.

A spokesperson for the governor’s office told the MetNews Gailey was selected due to his strong record of public service and public safety.

The 59-year-old, who was unavailable for comment yesterday, has been an investigator for over 30 years in both the public and private sectors.  He is currently president of Gailey Associates, Inc., founded in 1989, which provides investigative and intelligence services to law firms, municipalities, individuals and various businesses.   

A Democrat, Gailey served last year as the public safety liaison for Californians for Schwarzenegger 2006. 

From 1968 to 1991, he worked for the Los Angeles Police Department, where he served as a senior level detective with the robbery-homicide division, major crimes and homicide special sections.

From 1965 to 1968, Gailey served as a Sergeant E-5 paratrooper in the U.S. Army Airborne Unit.

His current professional activities include serving on the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services Disciplinary Review Committee and is a member of the California Association of Licensed Investigators and the California Homicide Investigators Association.

In addition to the vacancy Gailey has been named to fill, two other vacancies exist on the board, which is comprised of the State Bar president, sixteen lawyers, and six members of the public who are non-lawyers.

Four of the public members are appointed by the governor, one by the Senate Committee on Rules and one by the Speaker of the Assembly.

The compensation for the position is $50 per diem.


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