William J. Berger

William J. Berger

Attorney
Location:
Boca Raton, Florida
Phone:
561-419-6416
Fax:
561-997-5280
Email:

William J. Berger is a Senior Trial and Appellate Attorney with the firm. He has practiced trial and appellate law since 1975, and he served as an elected Circuit Judge for Palm Beach County. As a Judge, Bill was assigned to the Civil, Criminal and Family Divisions of the Circuit Court. He presided over hundreds of trials. He also was invited to serve as an Associate Judge on the Fourth District Court of Appeal, where he authored several opinions for the Court. During his tenure on the bench, Bill was designated Administrative Judge of the South County Courthouse. He also was appointed by then-Chief Justice Fred Lewis to serve on the Florida Supreme Court's Commission of Judicial Evaluations.

As a practicing attorney, Bill has tried dozens of jury trials, many more non-jury trials and argued dozens of appeals. His practice includes trials and appeals in the areas of commercial law, family, business, trusts and estates, land use, partnership, employment discrimination, personal injury, real estate, mortgage foreclosure, criminal, and complex civil litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice and Advocacy
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Business Law
  • Trial Lawyer

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • Supreme Court of Florida

Education

  • University of Miami School Law, Miami, Florida
    • J.D. - 1975
  • University of Florida
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Philosophy
  • University of Florida
    • M.A.
    • Major: Philosophy

Classes/Seminars

  • Nova Law School (Florida Constitutional Law, Trial Advocacy)
  • Florida Atlantic University (U.S. Constitutional Law, the Judicial Process)
  • South University (Intellectual Property, Civil Procedure)

Honors and Awards

  • Honored with a Distinguished Jurist Award by the South Palm Beach County Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission proceedings, Mediator
  • Florida Bar, Chair of a Grievance Committee
  • Florida Supreme Court’s Commission of Judicial Evaluations

Past Employment Positions

  • Palm Beach County, Elected Circuit Judge
  • Fourth District Court of Appeal, Associate Judge
  • South County Courthouse, Administrative Judge

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Beta Kappa