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William Sterling Williams

Personal injury Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1987
    Status
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INJURED, CALL ME AND GET THE ENTIRE FIRM'S RESOURCES ON YOUR SIDE. WE FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS.

 

Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

 

William S. Williams specializes in the practice areas of Automobile, Motorcycle, Pedestrian, Commercial Trucking collisions, Product Liability, Maritime, Aviation, Premises Liability, Chemical Exposure, Liquor Liability/Dram Shop, General Negligence and Legal Malpractice cases throughout Florida. He has practiced exclusively in this area since 1988 throughout the state of Florida. William is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, which is the highest level of recognition for attorney competency and experience. William had his first $1 million case before he was thirty years old.  He has represented individuals from throughout the State of Florida, the United States and around the world who have been catastrophically injured or have lost a family member in a tragedy in Florida. 

Since 2010, he has obtained verdicts and settlements in excess of seventy million dollars on cases in the State of Florida.  Mr. Williams obtained the largest wrongful death verdict in Alachua County, Florida and has the largest verdict in the history of Sumter County, Florida. In 2011, William obtained an $18 million dollar verdict in a class action suit involving inverse condemnation; a state record, as well as prior multimillion dollar verdicts in civil action cases totaling over $30 million dollars in 2014.

 

William S. Williams is from one of the oldest families in the United States of America and a member of one of America’s founding families who arrived in 1637.  Members of his family were involved in the settlement and protection of the western part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the French and Indian Wars, as well as one being a founder of Williams College, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of Yale University. William is also a fourth generation Floridian and Palm Beach County native. His great-grandfather,Henry J. Sterling, was one of the earliest pioneers of southern Palm Beach County and was a founder of the area that later became Delray Beach in the late 1800’s. His father, William C. Williams, III, was a long-time Circuit Court Judge in Palm Beach County. Williams' family was also honored by the Historical Society of Palm Beach County for their many contributions to the county.

 

 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Location

Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath
515 North Flagler Drive, 10th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401
LYTAL, REITER, SMITH, iVEY & FRONRATH
515 No. Flagler Dr. 10th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401
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Posted by Ms. Len | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Class Attorney - You will not be Disappointed
Attorney Williams, I want to thank you for the excellent work you did as my attorney. You dazzled me with your prompt responses and attention to detail really meant a lot to me. I also would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for all the care and concern you have shown me, and for working tirelessly to ensure that the law worked in my favor. If it weren’t for your analytical skills and knowledge, the matter wouldn’t have been settled by now. Thanks once again for your legal advice, time and efforts. p.s. your cell number is on speed dial on my phone!
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Posted by Paula | September 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Attorney Willliams represented us for an accident where my husband was injured through no fault of his own. He was honest with us in setting expectations and outcomes. He was very professional in his representation of us. He stayed in communication with us. He dealt with the company, their attorneys and experts. He was achieved a better outcome than we expected. We were able to focus on the medical issues and healing. He cares about his clients. Thank you Attorney Williams.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2015
A traumatic auto accident left me with injuries and pain but this fine lawyer helped me thru it,
Attorney Bill Williams responded to my initial call quickly. He was compassionate and seemed genuinely concerned about my well being. He also was also readily available to me throughout my case. I was in a very bad automobile accident and needed professional assistance. I unfortunately was hit and injured by someone who had no auto insurance. Attorney Williams was familiar with this situation and was able to help me get compensation thru my auto insurance company and uninsured motorist coverage. He is also very knowledgeable regarding physicians in this area. I needed help as I had extreme neck pain and discomfort along with neurological problems following my auto accident. He recommended a fine surgeon and I am forever grateful to him for this. So not only did Bill Williams assist me in my legal case financially through his knowledge of auto injuries and claims but by referring me to a surgeon who was able to greatly improve my condition after my auto accident. I highly recommend Attorney William S. Williams.
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Posted by Jim Lucas, Legal Graphicworks | December 9, 2014
Highly Recommend
As a litigation support firm, we have worked with Mr. Williams for many years on highly complex personal injury cases. He is a first rate trial attorney with a proven track record. He and his staff are very professional, and it is always a pleasure working with them.
Posted by Richard | October 12, 2014
A man second to none
I highly recommend Bill S. Williams as your personal injury lawyer. Bill S. Williams represented me in a very complex case involving many accidents over a number of years. Each new accident added complexities to the previous accidents. I needed a lawyer and law firm with the experience, knowledge, and power to deal with powerful attorneys employed by insurance companies. I found it in the man Bill S. Williams, and the Law firm of Lydal, Rider, Smith, Ivey and Fronrath. For years Bill and his staff showed world class professionalism in handling my case. Each step of the way Bill guided my case though the many complexes of the legal system, dealing with depositions, court hearings, and communication with insurance companies. When your injured the last thing you want to do is talk to insurance companies, or deal with the many issues which will arise while your case moves though it’s stages of progression. Bill and the staff of Lydal, Rider, Smith, Ivey and Fronrath where always on top of my case. I speak with confidence about Bill and the Law firm of Lydal, Rider, Smith, Ivey and Fronrath. I can talk the talk because I walked the walk, my case was a 14 year case, all those years were not with Bill. I have the experience of dealing with lawyers for years. By far, Bill S. William is the top of his class representing people and families involved in personal injuries, and the loss of life due to someone else. I speak with experience, I am survivor of the war you and your family will be undergoing. I’ve done over 16 surgeries and got the scars to prove it. I am a veteran of hell on earth. Now, hear my words, Bill S. Williams and the law firm of Lydal, Rider, Smith, Ivey and Fronrath are your only choice when it comes to you and your family being represented in a personal injury case. They got the “juice”. You can take that to the bank, I did.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
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  • Florida Bar Association, Grievance Committee 15(a)
  • Former Chair
  • N/A
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
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  • Florida Lawyers Action Group
  • Member
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  • Member
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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
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer
  • South Florida Legal Guide
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Invited Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Association for Justice Seminar
  • How to Combat Defendant’s Attack on Damages
  • 1995
  • Lecture
  • Advanced Trial Skills and Medical Jurisprudence
  • 1988

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Personal injury Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill Williams is the real deal: an excellent trial attorney in Palm Beach who handles wrongful death, personal injury and other civil wrongs with high dollar values. Bill uses his years of court room experience trying cases to educate clients and resolve their disputes. He works hard to get a recovery for clients and advise them of the law. Bill is smart, focused and very much a strong advocate for his clients. Bill Williams is an outstanding attorney."
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West Palm Beach Personal injury Lawyer William Sterling Williams
William Sterling Williams
Personal injury Attorney
West Palm Beach, FL
Licensed for 36 years