Bill McKinley is the managing partner at William McKinley Law, P.A., focusing his practice on civil litigation in state and federal court.

Firm Philosophy

Bill knows that most people need practical solutions to their legal problems, either from a personal or a business perspective.  He applies his business, banking, and legal background to help you with your legal problem or succeed in your case. William McKinley Law, P.A. was founded by Bill after several years in practice with other firms in Polk County.  Areas of practice with those firms included broad applications of civil and commercial litigation as well as insurance defense.

You can be confident that Bill will be personally involved in your case. If you have questions about a legal matter or this firm, contact us for a free initial consultation.

Personal History

Bill was born and raised in Polk County, attended Florida State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Spanish. He participated in FSU’s inaugural exchange program in Costa Rica in 1980 and 1981 and is fluent in Spanish. He became a vice president and commercial banker with a national bank, a financial officer with a regional construction and trucking company, and the vice president of a leading fluid technology company. He has dealt with and analyzed various business and legal issues in these roles. This background and experience inform his law practice and deliver quality legal services for every client.

Professional & Civic

  • Admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Florida Bar
  • Lakeland Bar Association
  • Polk County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Justice Teaching
  • Lakeland Chamber of Commerce


  • Stetson University College of Law (with Honors)

    Honors Colloquium Teaching Fellow Teaching Assistant Student Editor- Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy Book Award, Agency and Unincorporated Organizations

  • Florida State University

    Bachelor of Science - Finance Bachelor of Arts - Spanish Dean’s List

Client Reviews

I hired the William McKinley Law firm to help me with a complex probate matter. Mr. McKinley helped me, an out-of-state resident, to deal with several estate properties in different counties, and was able to get my name on the deeds so that I could then sell the property. I was extremely pleased...

Robert W.

Bill helped me through a very painful business dispute. His attention to detail, avoidance of unnecessary expenses, and ability to explain complicated legal concepts in simple language were an essential lifeline. Without Bill’s help, the dispute would have ended in financial and emotional...

Mike L.

I am very grateful to Attorney William McKinley for guiding me through the probate process when my stepdad passed away in early 2022. My wife found Mr. McKinley by searching online and reading reviews. We were not disappointed. It is wonderful to find someone like William McKinley who will go the...

John and Lisa P.

We were happy with the legal representation and advice we received from Mr. McKinley and would highly recommend him.

George B.

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