William M. Chanfrau, Jr.

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Daytona Beach, FL

Chanfrau & Chanfrau
 | 701 North Peninsula Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32118
Phone: 386-258-7313
Fax: 386-238-1464
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
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A partner with Chanfrau & Chanfrau, William Chanfrau, Jr., represents clients' rights in Central Florida. He focuses his practice on personal injury, handling cases involving matters such as construction accidents, product liability, dog bites, nursing home negligence, child injuries, sexual child abuse, slip-and-falls, premises liability, water craft accidents, trucking accidents, accidental death, motorcycle accidents and auto accidents.

After graduating in 1993 from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in political science, Mr. Chanfrau decided to become an attorney like his father. He attended Stetson University College of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1997.

For over 10 years, Mr. Chanfrau has protected the rights of people who are injured through another's negligence. He knows the mental, physical and emotional pain that victims and their families go through and works hard to win them the financial compensation they need. Victims find a compassionate and aggressive advocate in Mr. Chanfrau and know that he will look out for their current and future needs. He is a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and holds the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale Hubbell for his superior legal ethics and skills.

Mr. Chanfrau has served in a number of offices during the years. He was president of the Volusia County Bar Association; he served as a board member and president of the Seminole Club of Volusia and Flagler Counties; and he was a member of the law advisory committee for Stetson University College of Law. Currently, Mr. Chanfrau is on the board of directors for the 7th Circuit Bar Association as well as a board member for the Florida International Festival. He is also a member of several organizations, including the Ormond Beach Rotary Club, the Florida Justice Association and the American Association for Justice.

* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (90%)

Criminal Defense (10%)


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2018

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About William Chanfrau, Jr.

Admitted: 1997, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.chanfraulaw.com/about/our-legal-team/william-m-c...


  • AV Preeminent* from Martindale Hubbell, Superior Legal Ethics and Skills
  • Fundraising Chair, Delta Tau Delta Social Fraternity, Florida State University
  • Social Chair, Delta Tau Delta Social Fraternity, Florida State University
  • President Elect, Young Lawyer's, 2002 - 2003
  • Martindale Hubbell's Bar Register of Pre-eminent Attorney, 2002 - Present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Paralegal Certificate, Mercer University in Atlanta, GA, 1998

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American Inns of Court, 2002
  • Florida, 1997
  • President, Volusia County Bar Association 2002 - 2003
  • Board of Directors, 7th Circuit Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association - Formerly Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, 1997 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association, 1997 - Present
  • Member, Volusia County Bar Association, 1998 – Present
  • Young Lawyer's Division Representative, 1999 - 2000
  • Board Member, Volusia County, 2000-2008
  • Board Member, Young Lawyer's, 2000 - 2004
  • Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, 7th Circuit, 2001 - 2004
  • Board of Governors, 7th Circuit Representative, Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, 2001 - 2009
  • Volusia County Chapter, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2001 - 2005
  • American Association for Justice, 2002 - Present
  • President, Young Lawyer's, 2003 - 2004
  • Stetson College of Law Advisory Committee, 2005 - 2008
  • Volusia Civil Trial Lawyers Association, 2008 - Present
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates, 2010 - Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board Member, Seminole Club of Volusia and Flagler Counties, 1998 - 2000
  • Seminole Club of Volusia and Flagler Counties, 1998 - Present
  • President, Seminole Club of Volusia and Flagler Counties, 1999 - 2000
  • Board Member, Florida International Festival, 2003 - Present
  • President, Seminole Club of Volusia and Flagler Counties, 2003 - 2004
  • Ormond Beach Rotary Club, 2004 - Present

Educational Background:

  • Florida State University, B.S., in Criminology, Summa Cum Laude, 1993
  • Seabreeze High School, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1989

Industry Groups

  • Accidental Death
  • Auto Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Child Injuries
  • Children And Minor's Claims For Sexual Abuse
  • Criminal Defense
  • Medical Negligence
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Trucking Accidents
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Office Location for William M. Chanfrau, Jr.

701 North Peninsula Drive
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Phone: 386-258-7313

Fax: 386-238-1464

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Last Updated: 1/9/2018

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