The namesake of our law firm, Wilbur “Billy” Smith, has gone head-first through more walls and taken on more government than can ever be counted. Founding our firm in 1970 during the Warren Court, Billy is a true believer, a legal genius and the most accomplished and ferocious trial lawyer Southwest Florida has ever seen. Beyond his legal career, Billy spent eight years on the Fort Myers City Council and eight years as the Mayor of the City of Fort Myers. Under Billy’s tenure as Mayor, the City celebrated more innovation, more growth and more progress than any other administration before him, and certainly after him. Billy’s legacy for Southwest Floridians is everlasting. Each member of the Wilbur Smith team follows the principles set and developed by this legal pioneer and unparalleled community leader. Billy has rooted this law firm in the Constitution and has made for it a profound commitment to justice.
United States Court for the Southern District of Florida
United States Court for the Middle District of Florida
United States Court for the Northern District of Florida
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States