Wieland & DeLattre, P.A.
William “Billy” J. Wieland, II is a second-generation Orlando native, who has been recognized as a “Top 40 under 40 Attorney'' by the National Trial Lawyers, “Best Lawyers” by Orlando Magazine, a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, and is recognized as a “Best Lawyer” in the areas of both Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation. After graduating from Boone High School in Orlando, Florida, he attended Stetson University in DeLand, Florida where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration graduating Magna Cum Laude. Billy then attended Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. While in law school Billy served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Stan Strickland, assisting on the Casey Anthony case. In 2010, Billy earned his Juris Doctorate graduating Cum Laude in 2010 and was admitted to practice law later that year. Billy joined a large insurance defense firm out of law school, providing legal advice and strategy to numerous insurance companies and Fortune 500 companies.
In 2016, Billy joined Wieland & DeLattre, P.A., as an Associate Attorney, after realizing his true calling was to assist individuals and their families in need. The focus of his practice is now representing those who suffer injuries and their families due to someone else’s negligence such as car crashes, truck crashes, motorcycle crashes, slip and falls, products liability, medical malpractice, and many others. Billy has also practiced for more than a decade representing parties in worker’s compensation cases. Billy prides himself on handling his client’s cases from the minute they reach out to Wieland & DeLattre all the way through trial, ensuring they always have someone fighting for them.
In 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Billy conducted one of Florida’s first virtual trials and successfully prevailed in a complicated case where he represented a pregnant local teacher who was being forced back into the classroom despite suffering from a pre-existing health condition. The Order also protected countless other teachers throughout the state teaching in the middle of a global pandemic.
Billy has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, CBS News (WKMG), ABC News (WFTV), and NBC News (WESH). He has spoken around Florida regarding Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation, including at The National Association Of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary, Inc. and Judge William Wieland Inn of Court. Additionally, Billy has previously been published in The Florida Bar: Worker’s Compensation Section-- News and 440 Report.
Billy also prides himself on giving back to his community through volunteer service. He currently serves on the Board of Directors (Vestry) of St. Alban’s Anglican Cathedral, volunteers at the Orange County Teen Court program (supervising and supporting at risk teens), is a member of the Judge Wieland Memorial Golf Tournament Committee (raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities), the Downtown Breakfast Group, the Florida Justice Association, and Florida Worker’s Advocates, was a founding member of Lake Eola Civitan, as well as the Judge William Wieland American Inn of Court (Orlando). He is also a member of the Florida Bar and Orange County Bar Associations.
When he is not at the office, he enjoys time with his wife and two beautiful daughters. Billy and his family enjoy visiting with the local princesses at Disney, soaking up some rays on the beach or on the lake, and swimming. They also enjoy Florida’s natural beauty such as the local springs, rivers, and hikes.
Billy is licensed to practice throughout the State of Florida and has been admitted in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is available via email or phone call.