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William Sterling Williams

William Sterling Williams

Personal Injury and Civil Trial Lawyer
Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath LLP
West Palm Beach, FL
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About William Sterling Williams

Attorney Biography

Mr. Bill Williams has recieved a ranking of BEST Lawyers and Super LawyersWilliam for the past five year. S. Williams limits his legal practice exclusively to wrongful death and personal injury cases from automobile and commercial trucking collisions, products liability, maritime, aviation, general negligence, and legal malpractice cases throughout Florida and the United States.

For the past several years Mr. Williams has litigated the Citrus Cancer case across the State of Florida on behalf of home owners who had their citrus tree cut unjustly.

Mr. Williams graduated from Stetson University College of Law where he was a member of the Trial Team that won the statewide competition sponsored by the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. He received his undergraduate degrees from the University of Florida. He is admitted to all Florida Courts as well as the U.S. Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

A board certified civil trial attorney by The Florida Bar, he also served on the Board of Overseers at Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s oldest law school, which is ranked as having the best trial practice program in America.

Mr. Williams had his first million dollar case before he was thirty years old. Among his numerous million dollar verdicts, he obtained, at the time, the largest wrongful death verdict in the history of Alachua County, Florida, and the largest verdict in the history of Sumter County, Florida.

He is a recipient of the "Presidential Recognition Award for Leadership" from the University of Florida and is a lecturer at Stetson University College of Law, The American Association for Justice, and the Florida Justice Association.He is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, a National Scholastic and Leadership Honorary, as well as a former member of the Civil Trial Certification Committee for the Florida Bar.

Mr. Williams serves on the Board of Directors of Internet News Agency, an Atlanta based media company. He is on the Board of Advisors to the Florida Mezzanine Fund, an Orlando, Florida based company that provides financing to Florida based companies.He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach Zoo at Dreher Park.

Mr. Williams is a former Trustee of the Historic Preservation Board of Palm Beach County, having been appointed by then Governor Lawton Chiles, a charter member of the Delray Beach Historical Society, and a former board member of Boy Scouts of America, Gulfstream Council.

In 2009, on behalf of his grandmother, the late Ethel Sterling Williams, he received the Fannie James Award on behalf of his family’s preservation of history in Southeast Florida.He also recently helped establish the Ethel Sterling Williams Learning Center in Delray Beach.

Mr. Williams was born in Boynton Beach, Florida and is a fourth generation Floridian. His great-grandfather, Henry J. Sterling, was one of the founders of Delray Beach. His grandfather, William C. Williams, Jr., was a Senatorfrom Georgia and surgeon who was one of the founders of Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach.His father, William C. Williams, III, was a long-time Circuit Court Judge in Palm Beach County.His mother was Norwegian born Anne Fagerberg, who, during World War II, was a member of the Norwegian underground as a child.

Practice Areas

Personal Injury (50%)
Civil Trial Law (50%)

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Résumé - William Sterling Williams

Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Member in Good Standing


Stetson University College of Law

Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Civil Trial Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education


Palm Beach County Justice Association
Palm Beach County Justice Association

Florida Justice Association
EAGLE Sponsor
Florida Justice Association

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Recognized for Community Leadership
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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion

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Contact William Sterling Williams

William Sterling Williams
Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath LLP
515 Flagler Drive 10th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Office: 561-655-1990
Office: 561-820-2205
Fax: 561-832-2932

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Bar License Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

William Sterling Williams - Membership information with The Florida Bar - Find more information about William Sterling Williams on The Florida Bar website including the attorney's bar license status, eligibility status and ten year discipline history, if any. Check the Florida bar website to make sure the attorney is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar and currently licensed to practice law in Florida.

Specialty Certification Information

Specialist in Civil Trial Law -

Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial Law - For purposes of specialty certification, the Florida Bar defines the term "civil trial law" as the "practice of law dealing with litigation of civil controversies in all areas of law before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators."

Attorneys certified in civil trial law in have met the minimum standards for civil trial law certification, provided in Rule 6-4.3, include the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of civil trial law (50% or more), handling of at least 15 contested civil cases, including cases before juries as lead counsel, and 50 hours of approved civil trial law certification continuing legal education. Attorneys certified in civil trial law must also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.

Nonprofit Organizations

Florida Justice Association -

The FJA is a professional association that advocates for fair access to Florida's civil court system and works support and educate attorneys who protect the rights of plaintiffs seeking justice. Many of the top personal injury and civil trial lawyers in , belong to this respected non-profit organization.

Palm Beach County Justice Association -

PBCJA supports and educates trial attorneys representing plaintiffs in civil cases while advocating for fair access to Florida's civil court system. Many of the top personal injury attorneys in West Palm Beach and throughout Palm Beach County belong to the PBCJA and take on leadership positions in this organization.