Bill received his Bachelors degree in history, with honors, from the University of Florida in 1985. In 1988, he received his law degree from the
University of Florida College of Law, where he
was a member of the school’s Moot Court team.
He is admitted to the Florida Bar, the U.S.
District Courts for the Middle and Southern
Districts of Florida, and the U.S. 11th Circuit
Court of Appeals.
After graduating, Bill went to work for the
Orlando firm of Dempsey & Goldsmith, P.A.,
where he practiced commercial litigation. In
1990, he was hired by the national law firm of
Baker & Hostetler, where he continued his
commercial litigation practice and added the
specialty of construction litigation. In 1993,
he moved to the firm of Kelaher & Wieland,
P.A., and entered the field of personal injury
litigation. In 1995, Bill opened Sublette Law
Offices, a firm concentrating in personal
injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice
cases, and also handling health and disability
claims and breach of contract claims.
Bill has always been active in politics. He served in the Florida House of Representatives from
1992 - 2000, and currently serves as Florida’s first
elected School Board Chair. He is also active in
his community, currently serving as President of
the Central Florida Council of the Boy Scouts of
America, and as a member of the Board of
Directors for the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. His past community leadership
roles include stints as the President of the Orange County Bar Association, Chairman of the Howard
Phillips Center for Children & Families, Chairman
of public broadcaster WMFE, Chair of the Orange
County Jail Oversight Committee, Chair of the
Blue Ribbon Panel on Education, and Chair of the
local chapter of the American Cancer Society, as well as a host of other local leadership
positions. He is proudest, though, of his service
as a guardian ad litem for more than 60 abused
or neglected children, and of his time spent
coaching his kids’ YMCA soccer teams, Little
League softball teams, and Pop Warner football
Bill and his wife Suzie have two daughters,
Alex (14) and Aubrey (10), and a son, Jack (9).
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