Bill has been practicing law in Jacksonville for over 40 years. His expertise is in appellate work and legal writing. He first worked at The Law Firm of Pajcic and Pajcic from 1976-1987 and we were happy to have him rejoin the firm in 2013. Bill has appeared before the United States Supreme Court. His past work as a Certified Mediator gives him a different perspective and he has a wealth of knowledge on all legal issues.
The present focus of his practice is legal writing and oral argument, at both the trial and appellate levels. He is a past member of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions, a Florida Bar Grievance Committee, and the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Board of Directors. Bill graduated from Duke University and Harvard Law School.
Bill enjoys playing bridge and spending time with his wife, two children and four grandchildren. He is also a fabulous cook. His specialty is baking bread from scratch.
- Duke University, A.B., 1970 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
- Harvard University, J.D., 1973
- Jacksonville Bar Association
- The Florida Bar
- The Georgia Bar
- American Bar Association
- Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
- American Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Florida Board of Bar Examiners, 1983-1989, Chairman, Questions Committee, 1987-1989
Member, Florida Supreme Court Committee on standard jury instructions, 1990-1999
Member, Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 1982-1983
Board member, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., 1983-1985
Legal Aid volunteer attorney, 1973 to present
- United States Supreme Court
- All Florida and Georgia Courts
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Civil trial practice, including personal injury, medical malpractice and commercial.
Samilian v. Gottlieb, 36 So.3d 661 (Fla. 1 DCA, 2010);
Carroll v. Rango, Slip Copy (Fla. 2 DCA, 2014);
D.E. Wallace Const. Corp. v. Allstate Stell Co., Inc. of Jacksonville, 765 So.2d101 (Fla. 1 DCA, 2000);
Horace Mann Ins. Co. v. Chase, 23So.3d 715 (Fla. 1 DCA, 2009);
St. Luke’s Hosp. Ass’n v. Strollo 15 So.3d 881 (Fla. 1 DCA, 2009);
Khawam v. Collision Clinic Intern., Inc., 413 So.2d 827 (Fla. 1, DCA, 1982);
Thomas v. Jacksonville Television, Inc., 699 So.2d800 (Fla. 1, DCA, 1997);
Rushing v. Caribbean Food Products, 870 So.2d 953 (Fla. 1, DCA, 2004);
Daniel v. Holmes Lumber Co., 490 So.2d 1252 (Supreme Court of Florida, 1986);
Nauman v. Eason, 572 So.2d 982 (Fla 1, DCA, 1990);
Crawford v. Florida Steel Corp., 478 So.2d 855 (Fla. 1, DCA, 1985);
Christensen v. Bowen, 140 So.3d 498 (Supreme Court of Florida, 2014);
Clay Elec. Co-op., Inc. v. Johnson, 873 So.2d 1182 (Surpreme Court of Florida, 2003).