William E. Williams - Attorney at Law

301 South Bronough Street
Suite 600
Post Office Box 11189 (32302-3189)
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

P 850-577-9090
F 850-577-3311

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Biography

Bill has significant case experience in matters involving rulemaking, licensing, permitting, public bid disputes and construction claim disputes. Bill is an author and lecturer in the areas of governmental and administrative law. He has been recognized before the Florida Legislature as one of the authorities on the Administrative Procedure Act and has been intimately involved in the legislative and judicial evolution of this act. Bill is board certified by The Florida Bar in state and federal government and administrative practice.

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Background

Bill is a 1970 graduate of the University of Florida College of Law, where he served as executive editor of the Law Review. Following law school, Bill practiced in the areas of civil and administrative litigation in Jacksonville, Florida, for eight years. After the passage of the Administrative Procedure Act during the 1970s, Bill concentrated his practice in administrative law. For six years, he served as a hearing officer with the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings.

Education
  • Florida State University, B.A. (1967)
  • University of Florida, J.D. (1970)
    • University of Florida Law Review, Executive Editor
Admissions
  • Florida
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • The Florida Bar
    • Board Certified in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice 
    • Inaugural State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Certification Committee, Chair
    • Administrative Law SectionMember, Executive Council (1991-present)Member, Executive Council (1991-present)Member, Executive Council (1991-present)Member, Executive Council (1991-present)
      • Member, Executive Council (1991-present)
      • Legislative Committee, Chair (1997-present)
      • Chair (1996)
      • Chair-Elect (1995)
      • Secretary (1994)
      • Treasurer (1993)
    • Florida Administrative Law Conference, Past Chair (1991, 1993)
    • Environmental and Law Use Law Section, Member
    • Trial Lawyers Section, Member
  • American Bar Association
    • Administrative and Government Law Section, Member
  • Tallahassee Bar Association
  • Editorial Advisory Board for the Florida State University College of Law Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law
  • Member, Executive Council (1991-present) 
  • Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
Awards & Recognitions
  • AV Preeminent™ rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Trend, "Legal Elite," 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2014
    • Lawyer of the Year, Administrative/Regulatory Law, 2014 
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2009-2015
  • Daily Business Review, Top Rated Lawyer, Energy, Environmental and Land Use Law, 2013 
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