Overview

Bill Judge is co-chair of the firm's Cybersecurity, Data Breach and Protection Practice Group. His practice primarily involves products liability, commercial disagreements, automotive and general liability, construction disputes, medical malpractice, cybersecurity, and intellectual property. He has represented a variety of Fortune 500 clients in litigation involving medical devices, air bags, seatbelts, automotive brake systems, consumer products/appliances, pharmaceuticals, restraint of trade/non-compete agreements, contract disputes, premises liability, complex multi-unit construction projects, and intellectual property. In addition to statewide representation of clients, Bill also handled several litigation matters in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Active in the community, Bill has served as a marketing board member for Tampa's Lifepath Hospice, has performed volunteer work for Pinellas Association for Retarded Children and has served as a member of the construction committee for Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County. Outside of the office, he enjoys exercising, bicycling, reading, and spending time with his twin daughters.

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2018-2022)

Credentials & Experience

Education

Stetson University, B.A., 1987: Lambda Chi Alpha

Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2000, Honors

  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Student Bar Association: Vice President

Bar Admissions

American Bar Association

The Florida Bar

Hillsborough County Bar Association

Federal Bar Association

Court Admissions

All Florida State Courts

United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida

United States District Court, Northern District of Florida

Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional & Civic

Community & Professional

  • The Florida Medical Manufacturers' Consortium, Inc.: Board of Directors
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association - Products Liability Committee Co-Chair
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • The Florida Bar: Construction Litigation Section
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association: Construction Litigation Section
  • Defense Research Institute: Products Liability Section
  • Federal Bar Association: Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association: Litigation Section
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Newsroom

Articles & Publications

  • "Products Liability Law in Florida." Presenter, 2012 Florida Defense Lawyers Association Annual Liability Claims Conference, June 8, 2012.
  • "Navigating the Hazardous Waters of Proposals for Settlement." Presenter, 2011 Florida Defense Lawyers Annual Meeting, August 6, 2011.
  • The Effect of Recent U. S. Supreme Court Decisions on State Law Claims Brought Against Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturers. (July 2011). Florida Medical Manufacturers' Consortium

Published decisions

  • O’Donnell v. W.F. Taylor Co., Inc.
    -- So. 3d --, 2020 WL 1283680, 4D18-3772
    Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal, March 18, 2020
  • Baxter v. Adam
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2011 WL 2149603 4:09-CV-74-SPM-WCS
    United States District Court, N.D. Florida, Tallahassee Division. June 01, 2011
  • Baxter v. Adam
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2011 WL 2174044 4:09CV74-SPM/WCS
    United States District Court, N.D. Florida, Tallahassee Division. May 03, 2011
  • Baxter v. Adam
    750 F.Supp.2d 1313 2010 WL 3835457 4:09-CV-74-SPM-WCS
    United States District Court, N.D. Florida, Tallahassee Division. September 29, 2010
  • McKinney v. Varrone
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2010 WL 4983600 3:10-CV-500-J-34TEM
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Jacksonville Division. December 02, 2010
  • Baxter v. Adam
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2010 WL 3835545 4:09CV74-SPM/WCS
    United States District Court, N.D. Florida, Tallahassee Division. May 25, 2010
  • Baxter v. Adam
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2010 WL 3835538 4:09CV74-SPM/WCS
    United States District Court, N.D. Florida, Tallahassee Division. May 10, 2010
  • Jozwiak v. Stryker Corp.
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2010 WL 743834 6:09CV1985ORL19GJK
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Orlando Division. February 26, 2010
  • Jozwiak v. Stryker Corp.
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2010 WL 147143 609-CV-1985-ORL19GJK
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Orlando Division. January 11, 2010
  • Defouw v. Candlea Laser Corp.
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2009 WL 1684444 8:09CV00480T17-EAJ
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. June 16, 2009
  • Rolex Watch U.S.A., Inc. v. Bonney
    546 F.Supp.2d 1304 2008 WL 596854 805-CV-1715-T-27MAP
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division. February 29, 2008
  • Noetic Specialty Ins. Co. v. Lifecore Biomedical, Inc.
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2007 WL 1362824 9:06-81001-CIV
    United States District Court, S.D. Florida. May 09, 2007
  • Vincent v. C.R. Bard, Inc.
    944 So.2d 1083 2006 WL 3299666 2D05-1870
    District Court of Appeal of Florida, Second District. November 15, 2006
  • Houser v. Medtronics USA, Inc.
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2006 WL 2054323 6:06CV597 ORL19DAB
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Orlando Division. July 21, 2006
  • Sparks Installation Services, Inc.
    Not Reported in F.Supp.2d 2005 WL 2088427 805CV51T24MSS
    United States District Court, M.D. Florida. August 30, 2005
  • Skinner v. Railway Labor Executives’ Ass’n
    489 U.S. 602 109 S.Ct. 1402 87-1555
    Supreme Court of the United States March 21, 1989
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