William Partridge heads our Sarasota office, serving the Gulf Coast of Florida. Prior to the formation of Grossman Roth and Partridge in 1998, he completed over two decades of distinguished trial achievements as a malpractice and personal injury defense attorney and is nationally recognized as a superior trial attorney.
His specialty areas of practice include medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, trucking litigation as well as sexual abuse cases and contract litigation.
In a pivotal case of his career, Jane Doe vs. Martin Moore, Youth for Christ et al.; (2009) Bill fought to change the protocol for Youth for Christ International in dealing with sexual abuse victims. He has continued to handle additional sexual abuse cases in the past two years, all resulting in settlements prior to trial. Bill considers these types of cases egregious.
His keen sense of competition and desire to achieve have brought him unprecedented success and a statewide reputation in the courtroom, instilling in him a strong dedication to his cause. He brings that same dedication to the representation of all clients, in pursuing legal resolution on their behalf.
The Florida Bar, Admitted 1974, Board Certified, Civil Trial Law 1983, Member of Trial Lawyers Section- Executive Council and Legislative Liaison
Middle District Court
Sarasota County Bar, Past Secretary; Grievance Committee Member; and Executive
American Association for Justice
National Board of Trial Advocacy
National Trial Lawyers Association
American Inns of Court, Master
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA)
Florida Justice Association (FJA)
Sarasota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), President, 1998
Former Fire Commissioner Whitfield/Ballentine Fire District (2001-2007)
Past President of Manatee- Sarasota Association for Retarded Citizens (2000-2004)
Advisor to the Southwest Florida Black Theatre Group (2010-present)
Awards and Honors
Florida Super Lawyers, Personal Injury Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability
Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation- Plaintiff
National Trial Lawyers Association- Top 100 Florida Trial Lawyers
New Business Magazine, Best Civil Trial Lawyer
Gulf Coast Business Review, Top Ten Lawyers in Sarasota & Manatee County
Tampa Bay Metro, Bay Area Best Lawyers
Leading Florida Attorneys
Florida Bar Certificate of Recognition 25 years of Board Certification in Civil Trial
AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
University of Alabama (B.A., 1971)
University of Alabama (J.D., 1974)