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William D. Bonezzi

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St. Petersburg, Florida
877-214-7321 (Toll Free)

William Bonezzi is a Shareholder as well as one of the founders of the firm.  He has been a practicing attorney since 1973 and his legal career has been devoted to trial work.  His competitive nature, developed in college athletics and honed in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served his country from 1965 to 1968, is ideally suited for confidently litigating the most difficult cases.

Mr. Bonezzi is admitted to both the Florida and Ohio bar and currently possesses licenses to practice law in both states.  He will be concentrating his practice in the State of Florida where he manages the Florida office.  He will continue to concentrate his practice in Medical Negligence, Long-Term Care, Product Liability, Environmental and all aspects of General Liability.

Primarily defending catastrophic injury and/or death cases, Mr. Bonezzi's reputation for integrity and hard work is well known in the legal community.  He is most satisfied when on his feet in a courtroom.

Mr. Bonezzi has tried to verdict in excess of 200 cases in all phases of his practice throughout multiple states including Ohio, Missouri and Kentucky.  He has lectured extensively in those fields of practice as well.  Mr. Bonezzi is one of the legal pioneers in defending toxic tort cases and continues to be very active in this area.

Mr. Bonezzi has been named an Ohio Super Lawyer from 2007 through 2016.  He was also named a Florida Super Lawyer in 2016, 2017 and 2018.  Mr. Bonezzi was named to "The Best Lawyers in America" from 2007 through 2018.  He further enjoys an AV Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 2009
  • Florida, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2011


  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1973
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
    • B.S. - 1970
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: History

Representative Clients

  • EPMG
  • EmCare
  • HUG-FL
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Mag Mutual
  • Nationwide
  • TDC
  • TeamHealth
  • Travelers
  • Western Litigation
  • Westfield


  • Guest Speaker at annual meetings, three separate occasions, American College of Surgeons, 1990's
  • Numerous presentations to hospitals, doctors, defense groups and insurance carriers over last 25 years

Honors and Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers, 2007 - 2016
  • "The Best Lawyers in America", 2007 - 2018
  • Florida Super Lawyer, 2016 - 2018
  • AV Rating with Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association, 1973 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Florida Bar Association, 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association, 2011 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Jacobson, Maynard, Tuschman & Kalur Co. L.P.A., Shareholder, 1985 - 1997
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, 1977 - 1985
  • L. Edward York, Co. L.P.A., 1973 - 1977