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William Howard Cantwell II

William Howard Cantwell II

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Bill is a native Floridian, born and raised in Miami. In 1999 he relocated to Brevard County and has been practicing there ever since. Bill's practice is devoted exclusively to civil litigation. He is Board Certified in Business Litigation and Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar. Bill has extensive trial experience in the State Courts of Florida and West Virginia as well as in the United States District Courts. He also has extensive experience in appellate matters and arbitrations.

Bill is experienced in representing general contractors, subcontractors, owners and banks in construction lien actions, construction defect claims, bond disputes, warranty issues and providing advice regarding construction contracts, subcontracts, change orders and statutory notice. Bill has also litigated numerous types of real estate disputes including right of ways, easements, ways of necessity, slander of title and other title questions and enforcement of covenants and restrictions.

Additionally, his practice includes litigation of restrictive covenants, discrimination claims (Title VII and otherwise,) intellectual property, trade secret litigation and general commercial and business disputes, as well as prelitigation counsel concerning dispute resolution.

Bill also has extensive litigation experience in the areas of zoning, municipal law, election law and land use. His trial experience extends to several states across the country and he has litigated business disputes ranging from straightforward breach of contract claims to complex disputes alleging misappropriation of trade secrets such as computer source and object code.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Litigation: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Matthew John Monaghan

    Mr. Cantwell is an outstanding attorney. His litigation skills are exceptional, and his professional demeanor both in and out of the courtroom is exemplary. I completely endorse Mr. Cantwell, and would recommend him for representation in any type of civil litigation suit.


    Matthew Monaghan Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Hanna Ramzan Manzur

    Mr. Cantwell is a stellar attorney. His ability to handle and attain favorable outcomes in complex civil litigation matters is unmatched, and his years of experience in both Florida and West Virginia allow him to bring a unique perspective of the law into the courtroom. I fully endorse Mr. Cantwell's Civil Litigation expertise.


    Hanna Manzur Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Cantwell & Goldman, P.A.

William H. Cantwell II
96 Willard St Ste 302
Cocoa, FL, 329227947



FLMember in Good Standing199808/12/2015
WVAuthorized to practice law199508/29/2015

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Certified - Construction LawFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education2006
Board Certified - Business LitigationFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education2005
MemberME Lugar Moot Trial Association1994


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida BarMember1996 - Present
West Virginia Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
ME Lugar Moot Trial AssociationMember1994 - 1995
City of West MelbourneCode Enforcement Board MemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
West Virginia University College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A1995
Syracuse UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992