William S. Williams

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      William S. Williams specializes in the practice areas of automobile and commercial trucking accidents, product liability, maritime, aviation, general negligence and legal malpractice cases. He has practiced exclusively in this area since 1988 throughout the state of Florida. William is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, which is the highest level of recognition for attorney competency and experience. He is also a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. William had his first $1 million case before he was thirty years old.

      Among his numerous accomplishments, William obtained the largest wrongful death verdict in Alachua County, Florida, at the time, and has the largest verdict in the history of Sumter County, Florida. In 2011, William obtained a 14 million dollar verdict in a class action suit involving inverse condemnation. William is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law and has served on the school's Board of Overseers.

      William is a fourth generation Floridian and Palm Beach County native. His great-grandfather, Henry J. Sterling, was one of the earliest pioneers of southern Palm Beach County and was a founder of the area that later became Delray Beach in the late 1800's. His grandfather, William C. Williams, Jr., was a Senator and surgeon and was one of the founders of Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach. Click here to read a newspaper article about the Sterling family. The Sterling is also featured in a Palm Beach County history publication. His father, William C. Williams, III, was a long-time Circuit Court Judge in Palm Beach County. Williams' family was recently honored with the Fannie James Pioneering Award by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County.

      Bar Admission

      Florida, 1987

      U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1987

      U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1987

      Other Affiliations

      Member, Society of Colonial wars

      Member: Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts (By right of Descent)

      Federalist Society, Member

      Board of Overseers, Stetson University College of Law

      Member: Scandinavian-American Foundation

      Chairman: Grievance Committee 15(a): The Florida Bar

      Member: Florida Justice Association

      Member: Florida Lawyers Action Group

      Former Program Chair – Jury Selection Seminar and Automobile Negligence

      Former Vice-Chairman – Grievance Committee and Civil Trial Certification Committee: The Florida Bar

      Former: Omicron Delta Kappa National Scholastic and Leadership Honorary

      Former: Order of Omega National Greek Leadership Honorary

      Former Board of Directors and Young Lawyers Section Member: Palm Beach County Bar Association

      Former Mock Trial Board: Stetson University College of Law


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      • 2007 Florida Super Lawyers list
      • 2006 Florida Super Lawyers list


      • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida, 1987 J.D.

      • University of Florida, 1984 B.A.


      • US News & World Reports, Best Lawyers in America: 2021
      • Florida Super Lawyers- Plaintiff Personal Injury, Product Liability and Plaintiff Professional liability- 2008-2019
      • South Florida Legal Guide – Top Lawyer Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Product Liability – 2012-2017
      • Florida Super Lawyers – Top 5% of Attorneys in Florida – 2012-2017
      • Florida Trend Magazine – Legal Elite
      • Boca Raton Magazine Best Lawyer, 2016
      • Florida Justice Association – First Place – Statewide Mock Trial Competition
      • Martindale Hubbell – AV Rating
      • Martindale Hubbell – Preeminent Lawyer AV rating, 2015
      • University of Florida – Presidential Recognition Award for Leadership
      • Historical Society of Palm Beach County – Fannie James Award


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