Civil Litigation Attorney William S. Reese, P.A.

William S. Reese

Coral Gables, Florida
Managing Partner

Phone: (305) 444-4418
Fax: (305) 444-5504

William Reese, a founding partner of the firm, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University, cum laude in 1971 and his Juris Doctorate degree from The University of Florida in 1974.  He was admitted to practice in the State of Florida in 1974 and has gained vast experience trying numerous complex matters in the state and federal courts of Florida. He is consistently regarded among his peers as one of the top trial lawyers in the state of Florida, having been named by Florida Trend  as among  the Florida Legal Elite, and the Florida's Super Lawyers from 2007-2014 (including the corporate counsel edition).

Mr. Reese has tried more than 100 jury trials.  He has also lectured on matters with respect to insurance coverage, sexual harassment and child abuse.  His practice areas include civil litigation, general liability, insurance coverage, employment discrimination, professional liability, professional sexual misconduct, insurance bad faith and construction defect litigation.

Mr. Reese is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Florida, including the trial bar of the Southern District of Florida.  Mr. Reese is a member of The American Bar Association (Chairman, Non-Profit Organizations Committee, Tort & Insurance Practice Section, 1996-1997), Dade County Bar Association (Director, 1984), Florida Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute.  He holds the AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Sexual Misconduct
  • Insurance Bad Faith
  • Negligence

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1974
  • Duke University, 1971
    Honors: Cum Laude

Honors and Awards

  • Florida Super Lawyers
  • Florida's Trend's - List of the Legal Elite

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dade County and American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Dade County Defense Bar Association
    Director (1984)
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Non-Profit Organizations Committee, Torts and Insurance Practice Section