Bill grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, and is a third-generation Floridian. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Florida.

Throughout his legal career, he has limited his practice to representing employers in labor and employment law matters. This representation includes representing private and public sector employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including responding to EEOC and related employment claims, conducting wage and hour audits, defending collective actions filed under the Fair Labor Standards Act, defending union-organizing drives, preparing personnel policies and employee handbooks, and advising clients in compliance with Title III (public accommodation) of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Bill is a frequent speaker on labor and employment law topics at public and private sector seminars and trade association meetings throughout the United States. 

He has received an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is also included in the editions of Best Lawyers in America from 1989 to the present, Florida Trend Legal Elite in the Labor and Employment Law category, Chambers USA’s Leading Business Lawyers, Florida Super Lawyers in the Labor and Employment Law category, and also listed in Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition. Additionally, Bill was chosen as one of the 100 leading lawyers in the state of Florida, regardless of classification, in the inaugural edition of Florida Super Lawyers, and in 2010, he was named the Best Lawyers' Jacksonville Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year.