Disciplined in Sophisticated Defense and Insurance Litigation

William P. Schoel is a Partner in the Butler Tampa office. His practice area is Employment Law and his focus is on the defense of liability claims including auto, premises, product liability, employment, construction defect, and other liability claims. Some of his most common case types include issues surrounding the Americans with Disabilities Act, discrimination, civil rights, and professional malpractice. 

A seasoned employment law professional, Bill joined our firm in 2005. Before that, he was in Washington state where he was a shareholder with a Seattle law firm. For roughly 16 years he worked to defend government entities, insureds, self-insureds, and insurance carriers in matters relating to tort, contract, extra contract, and civil rights litigation. Bill earned his law degree, cum laude, from Seattle University in 1984.

Bill is recognized as an authority in matters relating to employment law and, as such, is often asked to speak on the subject, such as in his lecture Products Liability Litigation: Addressing Other Similar Incidents and Lack of Prior Accidents Evidence.

Admissions

  • Florida
  • Washington

Education

  • University of Washington
    Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Political Science
  • Seattle University
    Doctor of Jurisprudence

Memberships

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • The Florida Bar
  • Washington State Bar Association

Courts

  • Florida Courts (Middle District)
  • Florida Courts (Southern District)
  • United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Washington Courts (Western District)

Events

June 24, 2009 EVENTPremises Liability
Premises Liability
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June 12, 2009 EVENTLegal Safeguards For The Local Church
Legal Safeguards For The Local Church
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Key Points
Practice Area CASE TYPE
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Architecture - Malpractice
  • Automobile Negligence
  • BI (Bodily Injury)
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Complex Liability Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Law - FMLA
  • Employment Law - Gender
  • Employment Law - Race
  • Employment Law - Sexual Harassment
  • False Arrest
  • General Casualty Litigation
  • Homeowner's - Insurance
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Malpractice - Architecture
  • Manufacturer Liability
  • Manufacturer Liability - Medical Devices
  • Municipal Liability
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Negligent Supervision
  • Non Compete Agreements
  • Personal Injury Protection
  • Police Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Products Liability - Consumer Products (All Types)
  • Professional Malpractice - Municipal Liability
  • Race Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Standard Liability
  • Third Party Liability
  • Unfair Debt Collection Act
  • Wrongful Discharge