Skip to main content

Avvo Advisor

Stop searching and get answers.

Talk to an Avvo-vetted lawyer on the phone now. 15-min call for just $39.

Learn more

Client reviews

Not yet reviewed

About Me

    I  am  a second generation Florida attorney, raised in Fort Myers and have practiced law in Lee County since 1980.  I represent sellers, buyers, real estate professionals and lenders in all facets of real estate, including residential and commercial closings, title insurance and solutions to title problems. Many closings are handled as settlement and title insurance agent, with no attorneys fee charged.  I have chosen to underwrite title insurance only by the highest rated national company.  I have thirty years experience handling the preparation of wills, living tusts, probate/trust administration and the formation and management of corporations and businesses.  As with any small town practice, if you are in need of assistance outside of these practice areas, a personal referral is always available.  I offer a free initial consultaion regarding your legal needs.


Photos and Videos

1257242 1382045674

Practice Areas


  1. Real Estate: 60%
    34 years
  2. Probate: 20%
    34 years
  3. Estate Planning: 15%
    34 years
  4. General Practice: 5%
    34 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

No endorsements

Endorsements from fellow lawyers are an important consideration for many when selecting the right attorney. Be the first to endorse your colleague!

Endorse this lawyer

Contact Info

William E. Shenko, Jr., P.A.

1661 Estero Blvd # 24
Key Estero Shops
Fort Myers Beach, FL, 339312846


FLMember in Good Standing198009/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top LawyersGulfshore Life Magazine, Naples, FL2013
IS 0100 & 0700 Certified in Disaster ManagementFEMA2006
Institute for Elected Municipal OfficialsFlorida State University / Florida League of Cities2006
AV Rated - Preeminent - 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2006
Who's Who in the WorldThe Marquis Publication Board2001
Who's Who in American LawThe Marquis Publication Board2000
Selected MemberStrathmore's Who's Who1997
Highest Achievement Criminal Trial AdvocacyStetson University College of Law1980
Honors recipientUniversity of South Florida1976
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1968
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentWilliam E. Shenko, Jr. P.A.1995 - Present
Elected to Town CouncilTown of Fort Myers Beach2005 - 2008
DirectorFort Myers Beach Public Utilities2005 - 2008
RepresentativeLee County Metropolitan Planning Organization - Vice Chair 20072005 - 2008
General CounselFort Myers Beach Fire Control District1995 - 1998
PresidentMatanzas Pass Marina, Inc. a family owned marina / mobile home park1991 - 2005
General CounselIona - McGregor Fire Protection and Rescue Service District1982 - 2003
County Prosecutor - Ordinance & Zoning violationsLee County Board of Commissioners - on assignment from The Office of the State Attorney1980 - 1981
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney 20th. Circuit Juvenile Division 1980 - Felony Division 19811980 - 1981
Qualified Intern - Organized Crime UnitOffice of the State Attorney 6th. Circuit1980 - 1980
Marine SurveyorSun Coast Adjustment Co.1972 - 1980
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Southwest Area Real Estate CouncilMember2006 - Present
The Cove Management, Inc. Naples FL - Cove Inn on Naples Bay ResortOwner/Member (Board Member 2011-2014)2005 - Present
Commonwealth of KentuckyColonel (Hon.)2000 - Present
Town of Ft. Myers Beach Incorporation Transition TeamModerator1995 - 1996
Fort Myers Beach Incorporation CommitteeMember (Co-Chair Charter Committee)1994 - 1996
Estero Island Community Redevelopment Agency, Board of County Commissioners, Lee County, FLMember1993 - 1994
Pink Shell Vacation Villas - Ft. Myers BeachMember (President 1995-97)1986 - Present
Marathon Yacht ClubMember1985 - Present
Matanzas Harbor Task Force, Board of County Commissioners, Lee County, FLMember1984 - 1987
Stetson Lawyers AssociationMember1980 - Present
Lee County Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
The Florida Bar - Real Property, Probate & Trust Section, Business Section, Local Government SectionMember1980 - Present
Sigma Nu Phi Legal FraternityMember1978 - 1980
Iona-McGregor Volunteer Fire Dept.Member (Board Member 1974-75)1972 - 1980
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawN/AJuris Doctor1980
University of South FloridaEducationBA1977
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Various local civic organizationsLocal GovernmentN/A
Ft. Myers Beach Board of RealtorsOrientation for new members - legal mattersN/A
Ft. Myers and Ft. Myers Beach Board of Realtors and various Realtors officesReal Estate ContractsN/A