William S. Reese

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Miami, FL

Lane, Reese, Summers, & Ennis, P.A.
 | 2600 South Douglas Road, Suite 304
Miami, FL 33134
Phone: 305-444-4418
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2014
Licensed Since: 1974
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

William S. Reese is the managing partner of Lane, Reese, Summers, & Ennis, P.A., located in Miami, Florida. Focusing his practice exclusively on civil litigation, he represents individual and institutional clients throughout the state in matters involving insurance coverage and bad faith defense, negligence, wrongful death, employment discrimination, construction defects and premises liability defense. Currently serving as national coordinating counsel for the Boy Scouts of America, Mr. Reese has several decades of experience in trying complex cases in Florida state and federal courts and, along with other members of his firm, has developed a reputation as a leading sexual misconduct defense attorney.

After graduating from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1971, Mr. Reese attended the University of Florida College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1974. Admitted to practice in Florida, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida. Highly regarded by his peers throughout his career, Mr. Reese has received an AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed in Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite.

A former director of the Dade County Defense Bar Association, Mr. Reese continues to keep abreast of current developments in his practice areas through his active participation in professional organizations, including the American and Dade County bar associations, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute. Frequently asked to share his knowledge and experiences with fellow members of the bar, he has lectured extensively on matters involving insurance coverage, sexual harassment and child abuse.

*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

Civil Litigation (50%)

Personal Injury - General (30%)

Employment Litigation (20%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2014

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About William Reese

Admitted: 1974, Florida

Professional Webpage: http://lanereese.com/williamreese.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Florida's Trend's - List of the Legal Elite, 2005 and 2006

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, Dade County and American Bar Association
  • Chairman, Non-Profit Organizations Committee, Torts and Insurance Practice Section
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Director, Dade County Defense Bar Association, 1984 

Educational Background:

  • Duke University, B.A., Cum Laude, 1971
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Office Location for William S. Reese

2600 South Douglas Road
Suite 304
Miami, FL 33134

Phone: 305-444-4418


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Last Updated: 11/9/2015

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