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William M. Chanfrau Sr.

Personal injury Attorney at Daytona Beach, FL

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1973
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Chanfrau & Chanfrau
Palm Coast Office
145 Airport Rd Ste A
Palm Coast, FL, 32164
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Posted by Beth | April 9, 2015
Over Eleven Years Ago - and Still Thankful for Bill Chanfrau Sr. and His Team
My first time to Daytona Bike Week, in 2004. I rode on the back because I was a new rider and wanted to enjoy the experience from the back. Not 24 hours into my vacation, a riderless V8 motorcycle builder lost control of his bike, which hit a truck just in front of us, then careened off and hit us as we were all but still at a red light. I remember waking up in the hospital as the Dr. told me he'd fixed my elbow and now had to prepare to take my leg. That was not happening. When my family arrived, the Dr. came in to talk to us, and, we asked him if he could recommend a local attorney. His first recommendation was Bill Chanfrau, Sr. What impressed me and my family, was that he was a Christian, and he was active in local community groups. We contacted his office, and their team came to meet with me in the hospital, took thorough information, documenting my physical condition via video. They were most respectful and professional. Roxie Courson was at that first meeting, and she was also most helpful navigating me through this long case. If it had not been for the Chanfraus, I would have received nothing, after a broken arm was put back together with plates and screws, and losing my leg. It was their team who investigated and tracked down every lead, to eventually find a way to get me compensation. While no amount of money will ever bring back my leg or restore my physical health, if it were not for their hard work and representation, I may have received nothing. They persevered when the responsible party filed bankruptcy, uncovered every stone, and followed up on a tip from a good Samaritan, which ultimately led to a settlement. Today, because of the settlement, Roxie's guidance toward a monthly annuity, I was able to retire due to advanced physical problems, and am able to pay my bills and live without a struggle. As I said at the proceedings, I'd gladly give back every cent to have my leg again. But reality is what it is, and it would be much more difficult without the financial help Bill Chanfrau Sr., and his team, got for me. This team is top notch. Bill Sr. is caring and compassionate, and was so helpful to not only me, but my family as well. I'm grateful they were referred to me. It's important to me also, that sometimes, law firms will 'chase' after injured parties. Bill and his team, were and are, professional, courteous, helpful. I will always give them nothing but kudos, and refer anyone who asks to Bill and his team.
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Posted by Margot | April 22, 2015
Wonderful people
I highly recommend the law office of Chanfrau & Chanfrau. They represented me during one of the hardest times of my life. No parent expects to bury a child and nothing can prepare a mother for a loss of that magnitude. Over the span of three years the people in this firm became not only my lawyers, but my friends. It was such a horrible sad time for me and my children and they never lost sight of that. At no time did I feel like I was just another case. I always felt that they understood the devastation that my family had suffered. They are honest; they always told me the truth but also offered me reassurance when I became overwhelmed with it all. They explained everything to me so I understood what was going on and could make informed decisions. I truly trusted Mr. Chanfrau and his firm and I do not trust easily. I have never liked attorneys. My past experience with them was that they charged you for everything, sounded good at the beginning, and then you never got past the receptionist. Mr. Chanfrau and his firm changed all that. Everyone in his firm participated in my case. Phone calls were answered promptly and emails answered immediately. They met with me in my home and worked around the schedule of a busy, single working mother. I never once in three years had to call or email about anything more than once. They were amazing. While my loss was not theirs, they certainly treated me as though they understood how I felt and how my other children felt. I knew that whatever decisions they were making were in my best interest. I wish things had been different and I had not needed them at all, but the unthinkable happened and I feel blessed that I was directed to Mr. Chanfrau. I would not have wanted to go through the legal process with anyone but him and his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2015
Outstanding Lawyer!!
I am proud I was able to be a client of Bill Chanfrau, Sr. I was involved in an automobile accident case and he was able to negotiate an ample award. He is honest, hard-working, an excellent communicator, and negotiator. His office staff is superb. I cannot provide enough accolades.
Posted by Shirley | April 14, 2015
In August of 2011, my husband and I were involved in an automobile accident when we were rear ended by a large truck on one of the most heavily traveled highways in our area. Attorney William Chanfrau and his office staff were completely committed to my case from the day I first met in their office. The day of my deposition , with my Attorney at my side,was the turning point in getting this case settled with me being compensated for my injuries which included a major heart attack and the placement of 2 stents in my heart. My husband was ill at the time of the accident and his condition worsened quickly from that day forward. He passed away on October 17, 2013. The very well known large corporation whose name appeared on this truck had this case drag on almost 3 years, but my Attorney worked diligently and the case was settled with me getting the settlement amount I felt I deserved. I would certainly seek help from Attorney William Chanfrau in the future if needed
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Posted by Walter | April 10, 2015
Review of Chanfrau & Chanfrau, P.A. and William M. Chanfrau, Sr.
We have worked together and against all members of Chanfrau & Chanfrau over the years. We have found them to be exceptionally qualified in all areas of personal injury work and to provide a personal touch to each of their clients that is often neglected. I have seen them go above and beyond that which is usually expected with every client. I consider them to be the premier plaintiffs’ attorneys in Volusia County.
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Posted by Marshall | April 7, 2015
Accident Response and Judgement
One of the most amazing lawyers that I have ever associated with.. I was involved in an accident where I was rear ended by a drunk driver doing over 100MPH. When medical help arrived they were convinced no one could have survived.. I did and with Bill Chanfrau guiding me through almost 5 years of litigation, we settled with a substantual pay off.. Personally, I would go to no other lawyer unless he recommended one.. He is as honest a man I have ever known and would recommend him without hesitation!
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  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1968


  • Volusia Civil Trial Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Diplomate
  • 1983 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Diplomate
  • 1983 - Present
  • Volusia County Volunteer Lawyer's Project
  • Founding Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1988 - 1993
  • Volusia Civil Trial Attorneys Association
  • President
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Florida Bar. Ethics Committee
  • Chairman
  • 1983 - 1983
  • Volusia County Bar Association
  • President
  • 1982 - 1982
  • Florida Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Board of Governors
  • 1976 - 1981
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Silver Eagle Award for Outstanding Leadership
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Florida
  • 1991
  • Silver Eagle Award for Outstanding Leadership
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Florida
  • 1989
  • Board Certified - Civil Trial
  • Florida Bar
  • 1983
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • 1982
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Daytona Beach Personal injury Lawyer William M. Chanfrau Sr.
William M. Chanfrau Sr.
Personal injury Attorney
Daytona Beach, FL
Licensed for 50 years