William (Bill) Milliken

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Transportation & Maritime Attorney in Coral Gables, FL

Fowler Rodriguez
 | 355 Alhambra Circle, Suite 801
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 786-853-2335
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Transportation/Maritime (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (40%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%)
Attorney Profile

Providing comprehensive services to people involved in the maritime and admiralty industry, William (Bill) Milliken is a partner at Fowler Rodriguez, based in Miami, Florida. He defends clients such as cruise lines, corporations and individuals in insured and noninsured matters.

In addition to handling personal injury and property damage cases, Mr. Milliken also reviews and drafts contracts on behalf of clients. He has successfully defended insurers and ship owners against natural resource claims and in other environmental issues. Bringing decades of experience to his practice, Mr. Milliken supervises litigation domestically and abroad, including in Latin America. His caseload includes administrative penalties, insurance coverage and transactional matters.

As a frequent guest speaker, Mr. Milliken lectures extensively on maritime defense and associated issues. He has also authored several publications regarding personal injury and wrongful death matters. Mr. Milliken is active in the legal community as a member of the American Bar Association’s Litigation and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice sections, the Dade County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Maritime Law Association of the United States, the Defense Research Institute (DRI) – The Voice of the Defense Bar and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science in 1968 from Florida State University, Mr. Milliken earned a Juris Doctor from the Florida State University College of Law.

Today, Mr. Milliken is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

As a nod to his achievements, Mr. Milliken holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. 

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Transportation/Maritime (50%): Admiralty & Maritime Law, Transportation Law

Personal Injury - General (40%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Insurance Coverage (10%): Insurance

Focus Areas

Transportation/Maritime: Admiralty & Maritime Law, Transportation Law

Personal Injury - General: Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Insurance Coverage: Insurance

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2018

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About William Milliken

Admitted: 1972, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://www.frc-law.com/people.php?id=1938

Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyers - leading American Attorney since 1995 in Admiralty and Maritime Law, and Personal Injury Defense Law since 2008
  • AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The Florida Bar, 1972
  • The Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, Past Director
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States, Proctor Committee, Insurance Committee, Cruise and Passenger Ship Committee
  • The Federal Bar
  • The American Bar Association, Section on Litigation and Section on Tort and Insurance Practice
  • Hillsborough County Bar
  • Miami-Dade County Bar
  • The Florida Bar, Admiralty Law Committee, Past Chairman
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Florida
  • United States District Courts for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States Courts of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States Courts of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Ethics: The Tripartite Relationship Among the Insurer, the Insured, and the Attorney, 2004, 11.1-22, SEALI
  • Southern District Digest, Board of Editors, Past Chairman
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Chapter, Maritime Law and Practice Manual (1st and 2nd Editions), Co-author
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death of Passengers Chapter, Maritime Law and Practice (3rd and 4th Editions), Author

Educational Background:

  • Florida State University, B.S., 1968
Find Me Online
Website - www.frfirm.com
Office Location for William (Bill) Milliken

355 Alhambra Circle
Suite 801
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Phone: 786-853-2335

 

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Last Updated: 1/5/2018

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