William Stodalka was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. He graduated from Ryerson University in 2008 and worked at numerous small town news publications as a journalist, including the Dawson Creek Daily News, the Cold Lake Sun, the Alaska Highway News and the Moose Jaw Times-Herald. During his reporting career he covered courts, politics, policing, school boards, and others. He switched career paths in 2016 to focus on the law. He was called to the bar in 2021. He has received training in family law, civil litigation, and employment law.