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William T. McKinley

Bill McKinley is the managing partner at William McKinley Law, P.A. focusing his practice on civil litigation in state and federal court.


Firm Philosophy:


Bill knows that most people need practical solutions to their legal problems, either from a personal or a business perspective.  He applies his business, banking, and legal background to help you with your legal problem or succeed in your case. William McKinley Law, P.A. was founded by Bill after several years in practice with other firms in Polk County.  Areas of practice with those firms included broad applications of civil and commercial litigation as well as insurance defense.


You can be confident that Bill will be personally involved in your case. If you have questions about a legal matter or this firm, contact us for a free initial consultation.



Personal History:


Bill was born and raised in Polk County, attended Florida State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance and Spanish. He participated in FSU’s inaugural exchange program in Costa Rica in 1980 and 1981 and is fluent in Spanish. He went on to become a vice president and commercial banker with a national bank, a financial officer with a regional construction and trucking company, and a general manager of a leading fluid technology company. He has dealt with and analyzed a broad variety of business and legal issues in each of these roles. It is this background and experience that informs his practice of law and delivering quality legal services for every client.





Stetson University College of Law (with honors)


• Honors Colloquium

• Teaching Fellow

• Teaching Assistant

• Student Editor- Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy

• Book Award, Agency and Unincorporated Organizations



Florida State University


• Bachelor of Science - Finance

• Bachelor of Arts - Spanish

• Dean’s List

Professional & Civic:


  • Admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Florida Bar
  • Lakeland Bar Association
  • Polk County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Justice Teaching
  • Lakeland Chamber of Commerce

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