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About me

I am an attorney qualified in the US and in Europe.  I have been a lawyer in Florida for 25 years, and in France for 16 years.   I am admitted to practice in all of the Federal courts in Florida, and have appeared in other states, as well.  In France, I am in the Paris Bar, but I have also appeared as lead counsel in Lyon.  


I utilize English, French, Spanish and Portuguese at a professional level, and often act as a consultant or "expert witness" for other lawyers involved in international cases. 


In Florida, I am a "Civil-Law Notary," which facilitates documentation for business and personal matters in "notarial" countries, including almost all of Europe and South America. 


Most recently, I have been certified as a Circuit Court Mediator in Florida.  I can assist in resolving a wide variety of suits and claims, and can be of special assistance to parties whose native language is not English.


Languages spoken: French, Spanish, Portuguese

Practice areas


  1. International Law: 25%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. Intellectual Property: 25%
  4. Business: 25%



Hourly ($300-450/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr Willig for over a decade, having worked with him over the years on several cases. He has consistently provided me valuable insight on legal matters, and good trial strategies. I highly recommend him


    Susana Rice Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Elliot Michael Zimmerman

    I have known David since he was elected chair of the Florida Bar International Law Section. Not only is he learned, but is also client focused. I highly recommend David without reservation.


    Elliot Zimmerman Intellectual property Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

David S. Willig, Chartered

2837 Southwest 3rd Avenue
Miami, FL, 33129-2316


FLMember in Good Standing198806/21/2016
DCInactive 199007/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Paper AwardInter-American Bar Association1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDavid S. Willig, Chartered1989 - Present
General CounselThe Fresh Diet2010 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Barreau de Paris (Ordre des Avocats a la Cour d'Appel de Paris)Avocat a la Cour1997 - Present
Florida Bar Association, International Law SectionChairman2003 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Ulrich v. BertonReversed
Cruz v. Desert PalaceReversed and remanded with directions
DYC Fishing, Ltd. v. Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc.Confidentiality upheld
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Publication nameTitleDate
wordpress/franceusablogIMMIGRATION USA: MODE D'EMPLOI2013
BuscalegisA Internet e a Constituição dos Estados Unidos1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mouvement International des Actes AccessoiresCivil-Law Notary en Floride2013
North American Notarial ForumCivil Law Notaries in the US2012