Bill is Managing Partner of the firm’s Tampa office and a board-certified specialist in the area of business litigation. His practice focuses on a variety of litigation and trial practice, including securities litigation and arbitration, professional malpractice litigation, employment litigation, and intellectual property litigation.
Bill is currently serving as President of The Florida Bar for the 2016-2017 term. Bill served eight years as a member of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, serving as its Chairman, and having been appointed by both Governors Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist. Bill was also involved in a special task force to study enhancement of diversity in the Judiciary and on the State’s Judicial Nominating Commission. In addition, in 2017 Bill was tapped by Senate President Joe Negron to serve on the Florida Constitution Revision Commission as one of 37 Commissioners assisting in the study, research and possible revision of the state constitution.
Bill is a frequent speaker and lecturer on a number of litigation and trial topics, including deposition strategies and techniques, expert witness procedures and discovery, and trial issues in Florida. He is also on the Board of Trustees for the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
After law school, Bill worked for the firm Taub & Williams, P.A., subsequently establishing Williams, Schifino, Mangione & Steady, P.A. in 1991, where he was a founding Shareholder, President, and then Managing Director before the firm combined with Burr & Forman in 2012