Wil 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 having served as an Adjunct
Professor in Trial Practice. 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 Stetson Lawyers Association awarded Wil and
his partner Thomas D. Roebig, Jr. it's annual outstanding alumni award
(Paul May Meritorious Service Award). Wil
has lectured to
trial groups across the Country. 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 has been named by his peers to "Best Lawyers in America", "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 five years.
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, dram shop liability,
pharmaceutical liability, manufacturer’s liability, class actions,
accountant’s liability and landowner’s liability. Wil has obtained over 50
verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars on behalf of
his clients. No Pinellas/Pasco attorney has obtained more million dollar jury
verdicts or more million dollar medical malpractice jury verdicts 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.