William Woods Associate

William is an Associate in the firm’s Tampa office. His practice is primarily focused on Construction Litigation where he represents insurers, contractors, tradesmen, design professionals, surveyors, and engineers throughout the State of Florida in all facets of construction-related civil litigation.  In this capacity, William has successfully defended firm clients in both arbitrations and jury trials.

In addition, William focuses his practice on Environmental Bodily Injury and Property Damage claims, including Chinese drywall, CPVC environmental stress cracking, mold, mildew, bacteria, radon, carbon monoxide poisoning, and Legionnaire’s disease claims.

Prior to becoming an attorney, William spent six years as a consultant at a boutique engineering and environmental firm where he managed all aspects of commercial marine construction projects, including commercial and multi-use docking facilities, marinas, dredge and fill operations, and seawall stabilization projects.  He also delineated hundreds of wetlands upon which he designed and implemented various wetland mitigation plans for his clients.  As a consultant, William navigated his clients through the complex regulatory framework during design and permitting phases as well as provided valuable oversight and contractor management during any subsequent construction phases.

William continued to work as a consultant while he attended law school at Stetson University College of Law. While in law school, William interned for the Honorable David A. Demers as well as Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission’s legal team.

PUBLICATIONS:

“Pinellas County’s Permitting Purgatory.” Marine Construction Magazine, March/April 2015 Edition: 14-16. Online.

“When the Claws Come Out – Preferential Payments and Their Impact on Your Business.” Roofing Magazine, July/August 2015 Edition: 52-53. Online.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Florida Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D.
  • University of South Florida, B.S., Geology

ADMISSIONS

  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida

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