Wil H. Florin

Wil H. Florin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Palm Harbor, FL

Florin|Roebig
 | 777 Alderman Road, Palm Harbor, FL 34683
Phone: 727-786-5000
Fax: 727-772-9833
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Wil H. Florin was born in Salzburg, Austria and raised in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He received his B.A. from Ball State University where he was captain of the varsity soccer team and President of the University’s largest social fraternity (Sigma Phi Epsilon). He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in 1980 where he won the school Moot Court competition and was a State Moot Court finalist. He has remained actively involved with the law school since graduation, having served as an Adjunct Professor in Trial Practice, as well as a host and keynote speaker for the annual “Friends and Family Day” event. Wil was recently selected to serve a four (4) year term as a member of the Stetson University Board of Trustees. In addition, he is serving his second three (3) year term as a member of the Stetson University College of Law Board of Overseers.

In October 2018, Wil became only the 87th inductee to the Stetson University College of Law’s Hall of Fame in the 120-year history of the school. The honor of being selected for membership to the Stetson Hall of Fame is bestowed upon alumni who have reached and remained at the pinnacle of their fields and have had a profound impact upon the College of Law.

The Law School campus (which is perennially recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the nation’s top law school for trial advocacy) includes the Florin|Roebig Courtroom, one of the largest and most technologically advanced teaching courtrooms in the country. In 2007 the 10,000-member Stetson Lawyers Alumni Association awarded Wil Florin and his partner Tommy Roebig its annual outstanding alumni award (Paul May Meritorious Service Award). Wil has lectured to trial groups across the Country. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Texas (1980) and Florida (1982). He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He has been Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by both The Florida Bar since 1988 and The National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1990. Wil is also Board Certified as a Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Wil has been repeatedly named by his peers to “Best Lawyers in America” (the only Pinellas/Pasco plaintiff’s medical malpractice attorney selected), “Leading American Attorneys,” “Florida Super Lawyers” and “America’s Leading Plaintiff’s Lawyers.” He has obtained Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer rating for both ethics and legal ability. Wil was selected by The National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Florida each of the past eight (8) years. In what is an infrequent occurrence for the Tampa Bay Times, the newspaper in 2010 published a feature article on Wil’s successful legal career (see section below).

In 1986, at age thirty, and shortly after founding Florin|Roebig in 1985, he became what may be the youngest lawyer in America to obtain a multi-million dollar jury verdict ($2.3 million). Million dollar recoveries have come in individual cases in the varied areas of medical malpractice, automobile negligence, transportation negligence, civil rights, employment discrimination, insurance liability, products liability, dram shop liability, pharmaceutical liability, manufacturer’s liability, class actions, accountant’s liability, and landowner’s liability. In 2005, his $15 million jury verdict in a trucking negligence trial was the 4th largest verdict reported in the state. His 2014 jury verdict of $47.4 million against a Tampa Bay area day spa and massage therapist is the largest jury verdict in Pasco County history and the second largest jury verdict in Florida for 2014. His 2016 $42 million jury verdict against Applebee’s and others is the largest contested jury verdict in Hernando County history. His $6.1 million jury verdict in a motorcycle accident case won in August 2017 is believed to be the largest jury verdict in Sumter County history. His 2018 $7.6 million jury verdict in a premises liability case has been ranked by Top Verdict as the largest amount for all 2018 Dangerous Condition jury verdicts in the State of Florida. Wil has obtained over 75 verdicts and settlements for more than one million dollars on behalf of his clients. No Pinellas/Pasco attorney has obtained more million dollar jury verdicts [sixteen (16) including two (2) over $40 million] or more million dollar medical malpractice jury verdicts (7) than Wil.

Wil’s hobbies include soccer and karate. He was named M.V.P. of the 1976 Indiana College All-Star Soccer game and holds a Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate.

 

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About Wil Florin

Admitted: 1980, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://florinroebig.com/about-florin-roebig/wil-h-florin/

Honors/Awards:

  • Top Rated Lawyers, The American Lawyer
  •   , Stetson University College of Law Hall of Fame, Stetson University, 2018
  • 2014, Top 100 Verdicts in America, National Law Journal
  • 2007, The Paul May Meritorious Service Award recognizes years of support of Stetson University College of Law and its students., Outstanding Alumni Award, Stetson Lawyers Association
  • 2010-Present, Best Lawyers in America- Medical Malpractice, Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers
  • 2010-Present, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Florida, The National Trial Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • 2004, Board Certified Pretrial Practice Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 1990, Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 1988, Board Certified Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of Board of Trustees; Stetson University College of Law 2018-Present
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Member of Board of Overseers; Stetson University College of Law 2014-Present
  • 1982, Florida Bar, Member
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • 1980, Texas Bar, Member
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • To carry out our passion for community improvement, we often use our expansive law firm grounds in Palm Harbor, Florida to host charity events, with a focus on benefitting children’s organizations in the Tampa Bay area. These events include our annual Candyland Winter Wonderland (pictured), our annual Easter Egg Hunt, bicycle safety day, the skateboard challenge, family big screen outdoor movie night, physician/lawyer wiffle golf, as well as numerous other community-based events open to the public.
  • In 1993, Florin Roebig courtroom was built for the advancement of legal education at Stetson University College of Law. The courtroom is one of the largest and most technologically advanced teaching courtrooms in the nation. It is regularly used as a teaching and competition classroom by the law school, but also regularly serves as a venue for The Florida Second District Court of Appeals to present oral arguments. Florin Roebig courtroom underwent further renovations and upgrades that were made by the firm before being rededicated by Stetson Law in 2006. The resulting positive impact of the courtroom led to the selection of Wil Florin and Tommy Roebig as recipients of the Paul May outstanding alumni award in 2007 by the 6,000 member Stetson Lawyer’s Association.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor of Trial Practice; Stetson University College of Law, 1987

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $7.6 million jury verdict, premises liability case., 2018
  • $9.5 million jury verdict, firearm injury case., 2019
  • $6.1 million jury verdict, motorcycle accident case., 2017
  • $42 million jury verdict against Applebee's and others, dram shop liability case., 2016
  • $47.4 million jury verdict against Tampa Bay area day spa and massage therapist, sexual battery case., 2014
  • $15 million jury verdict, trucking negligence trial (4th largest reported verdict in state), 2005

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • No Pinellas/Pasco attorney has obtained more million dollar jury verdicts [thirteen (13) including two (2) over $40 million] or more million dollar medical malpractice jury verdicts [seven (7)] than Wil H. Florin.

Educational Background:

  • Ball State University, B.A.
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Office Location for Wil H. Florin

777 Alderman Road
Palm Harbor, FL 34683

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Last Updated: 2/18/2021

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