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.
- University of Washington
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Political Science
- Seattle University
Doctor of Jurisprudence
- American Bar Association (ABA)
- The Florida Bar
- Washington State Bar Association
- Florida Courts (Middle District)
- Florida Courts (Southern District)
- United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States Supreme Court
- Washington Courts (Western District)