W. Chanfrau, Sr. is the founder of our group of Central Florida personal injury attorneys here in Daytona Beach. He is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney with decades of experience and a stellar reputation in his community and throughout the State of Florida. Mr. Chanfrau’s commitment to excellence and the pursuit of justice for all of his clients is the cornerstone of our practice.
My friends call me Bill. I’m proud to be a plaintiff’s attorney. I strongly believe in the civil justice system and the right to retain an attorney on a contingency fee basis. These fundamental elements of trial law level what would otherwise be an imbalanced playing field, weighted heavily in favor of the liability insurance industry and corporate America.
I’ve been board certified by the Florida Bar since 1983. As president of the local bar association, I helped found a legal clinic for the poor and organized local attorneys to provide Pro Bono services.
I love tennis, golf, and racquetball and am an avid fan of Florida State University football. My roots run deep in the Volusia County justice system. My maternal grandmother was Florida’s first female court reporter in 1936, and my father was appointed by the Governor to succeed her as the Official Court Reporter in 1960.
Our firm aggressively pursues the interests of our clients within the rules and laws of the State of Florida.
W. M. Chanfrau, Sr. has had a distinguished and rewarding career in law. In more than four decades as an attorney, he has tried cases in some of the top courtrooms in Florida.
- Admittance to Florida State Bar (1973)
- Florida Bar Board Certified — Civil Trial
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (1975)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court (1976)
- Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1973
- Florida State University, B.S., 1968
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