William A. Backer



William Backer specializes in the areas of Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Auto Accident, Premises Liability, and Medical Malpractice.  Prior to joining the firm William practiced in these same areas for 15 years as a Plaintiff’s attorney.  William uses his legal skills and problem-solving abilities to always focus on the end results for his clients. 

William has lived in St. Petersburg since the age of 9 and graduated from the International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Program at St. Pete High School.  From there he earned a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Political Science from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Kentucky.  He then returned to the Tampa Bay area to attend Stetson College of Law.  

At Stetson, he was an articles editor for the Law Review.  His case note, “Hill v. Colorado: The Court Escapes a Catch-22 by Making Everyone Lose” was published in the Winter 2001 volume of the Stetson Law Review.  In May 2002, William graduated 4th in his class.  

William is a member of the Florida Bar, the St. Petersburg Bar Association, the Barney Masterson Inn of Court, and the Middle District of Florida.  In his free time, he enjoys going to Rays games with his wife and volunteering in his community.  His volunteer positions have included Habitat for Humanity, Finance Park, and as a Guardian ad Litem.  

Practice Areas


  • Stetson University (J.D., 2002)
    magna cum laude
  • Cumberland College (B.A., 1999)


  • State of Florida, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2002

Professional Association and Memberships

  • Florida Bar
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Barney Masterson Inn of Court

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • Sixth Circuit Pro Bono Award 2016 and 2017

Published Works

  • Hill v. Colorado: The Court Escapes a Catch-22 by Making Everyone Lose, Winter 2001 Stetson Law Review

Pro Bono Activities

  • Guardian ad Litem
  • Overview
  • Practice Areas
  • Credentials
  • Authorships
  • Experience



Miami Office

25 West Flagler Street, Penthouse
Miami, FL 33130

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

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Key West

Key West Office

402 Applerouth Lane, Suite 2C
Key West, FL 33040

T: 305.509.7300 F: 305.374.7846

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Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale Office

One East Broward Boulevard, Suite 1600
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

T: 954.768.0011 F: 954.768.0514

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West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach Office

515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 1800
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

T: 561.640.0303 F: 561.640.0524

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Indian River | Martin | Okeechobee | Palm Beach | Saint Lucie


Tampa Office

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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Hernando | Hillsborough | Manatee | Pasco | Pinellas | Polk | Sarasota

Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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Brevard | Highlands | Orange | Osceola | Seminole

Ocala Office

101 Southwest 3rd Street
Ocala, FL 34471

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Jacksonville Office

76 South Laura Street, Suite 1400
Jacksonville, FL 32202

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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Baker | Bradford | Clay | Columbia | Duval | Flagler | Hamilton | Lafayette | Madison | Nassau | Saint Johns

Pensacola Office

125 West Romana Street, Suite 550
Pensacola, FL 32502

T: 850.434.0003 F: 850.434.0223

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Escambia | Holmes | Okaloosa | Santa Rosa | Walton


Tallahassee Office

1705 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

T: 850.222.5188 F: 850.222.5108

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Bay | Calhoun | Franklin | Gadsden | Gulf | Jackson | Jefferson | Leon | Liberty | Wakulla | Washington

Ft. Myers

Ft. Myers Office

13350 Metro Parkway, Suite 401
Fort Myers, FL 33966

T: 239.334.8403 F: 239.939.0700

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Charlotte | Collier | DeSoto | Glades | Hardee | Hendry | Lee


Mobile Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, Alabama 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.308.3352

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Our Firm


In 1963, Gene Kubicki founded the firm based on dedication to excellence. The same high standards have been maintained for over five decades -- years which have seen the firm’s ranks swell to over 100 attorneys.


Our team knows return clients are the life blood of any law firm and this is why we ensure client satisfaction by an exacting attention to service and quality.  Client service coupled with a spectacular work ethic, makes our team hard to beat... Literally!

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In response to the growing needs of its clients, the firm began expanding in the early 1980's and today is a diverse full-service law firm providing trial, appellate, coverage, commercial and real estate transaction services.

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Kubicki Draper enjoys a national reputation for expertise in the handling of complex, high stakes litigation matters, as well as, appellate, general commercial and real estate practice.

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With a dozen offices throughout the State of Florida and other key points in the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama and Mississipi, our firm is familiar to every venue statewide and will never get home-teamed.

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