Bill Smoak is a shareholder with Alvarez, Winthrop, Thompson & Smoak, P.A. He is an experienced trial attorney whose practice is focused on catastrophic injury defense litigation, with an emphasis on commercial trucking and vehicular accidents, construction site injury litigation, premises liability & product liability and defense of labor and employment matters. Mr. Smoak also provides legal advice for business owners and litigates disputes between businesses.
Following his service in the Marine Corps, Bill received a B.A. from University of South Florida. While completing his undergraduate education, he worked as a complex litigation paralegal. He attended Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he was a Senior Editor of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. He also was a member of Cumberland’s perennially nationally ranked trial team, having won several trial competitions. Bill obtained his Masters in Business Administration from Samford University. After receiving his Juris Doctor degree, he worked as a litigation associate at an insurance defense firm in Alabama. Ultimately, Bill returned to Florida and joined a well-known insurance defense firm in 2001.
Bill has tried many cases involving wrongful death, quadriplegia, brain injury and other catastrophic accidents, Sarbanes-Oxley Act/Florida Whistle Blower, age and racial discrimination matters to verdict in Florida, Indiana, and Alabama.
Bill is a proud 6th generation native of St. Augustine, Florida. He is private pilot, who holds an instrument rating, and currently flies a Cirrus SR22-Turbo.