Attorney Vinson

William L. VinsonWilliam L. Vinson is a 5th generation Florida native who has practiced law in west central Florida (Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando Counties) since 1981.  His primary areas of practice include Wills, Living Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate of estates, Lifetime planning for incapacity and Trust Administration.

Personal and Professional Information:

  • Fifth generation Florida native.
  • Appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy, Class of ’72
  • B.A. in Criminology, Florida State University, 1972
  • Juris Doctor, Stetson University College of Law, 1981
  • Admitted to The Florida Bar in 1981
  • Admitted to the U.S. Tax Court in 1981
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court in 1982 (M.D. Fla.)
  • Certified as a Mediator in 1989
  • Certified as a Circuit Court Arbitrator in 1989
  • Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2004
  • Probate, Trust & Real Property Practice Section Chair, 2008-09  Clearwater Bar Association

Law School Honors and Awards:

  • Honor Court Attorney
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Commercial Paper
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Domestic Relations
  • U.S. Law Week Award for highest scholastic progress
  • President, Trial Advocacy Society

Public Service:

  • Civil Service Board – City of Tarpon Springs, 1984-1985
  • Commissioner for City of Tarpon Springs, 1985-1986
  • Trustee, Tarpon Springs Public Library, 1992-1994
  • Pro Bono Attorney, Guardian Ad Litem Program
  • Planning & Development Focus Group, City of Tarpon Springs, 2009
  • Planning & Zoning Board, City of Tarpon Springs, 2008 – 2014