William Franchi


William is an experienced civil and criminal trial attorney.  He has recovered millions of dollars for those injured by someone else’s carelessness.

William has tried car crash cases, injury cases, contract cases, and criminal cases.  In one car crash case, William successively argued for the addition of punitive damages, which led to a settlement of more than a million dollars.

William’s prior experience includes nearly six years of Tampa Bay area law enforcement experience, with a strong focus on drug crimes.  For those that have been charged with a drug related charge, William’s experience “on the other side” reaps many benefits.  William has successively defended multiple criminal defendants for various charges.

William has negotiated contracts worldwide.  In addition, William has successively negotiated signing bonus contracts for those drafted in the Major League Baseball Draft.  He also has experience in drafting contracts for various businesses, including the entertainment industry and the real estate industry.  When the contract relationship goes bad, William is prepared to help you.  He has successively tried/settled several contract disputes.

William was raised in Marlton, New Jersey.  He came down to Tampa to pursue his baseball career at the University of Tampa in 2003.

Education: The University of Tampa, B.S., 2006, Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2012

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; Personal Injury; DUI; Drug Crimes

Bar Admissions: The Florida Bar; US District Court, Middle District of Florida; US District Court, Southern District of Florida;

Professional Memberships: American Bar Association

Miscellaneous Information: Played baseball while attending Western Carolina University and The University of Tampa.