Vero Beach, FL 772-231-4440

Melbourne, FL 321-984-2700

Coral Gables, FL 305-443-5020

William J. Stewart

Of Counsel

William (“Bill”) J. Stewart joined the firm in 2016 as an Attorney of counsel.  He concentrates his practice on residential and commercial real property transactions and financing, estate planning, probate and trust administration, and the representation of not-for-profit entities.  He is a Board Certified Specialist in Real Estate Law.

Bill is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the University of Florida Law School, with honors, where he served as Executive Editor of the Law Review.  He is a member of the Order of the Coif and has earned distinction as an AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell based on peer evaluation of his legal abilities and ethical standards. 

As a long time resident of Vero Beach, Bill prides himself on his work within the communities of Indian River and Brevard County. He serves on the Board of the Directors for the Indian River Real Property Council, Environmental Learning Center and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation. Bill is a member of the VNA & Hospice Foundation Board and received the Pinnacle Award in 2013 for excellence in charitable planning, and received the VNA & Hospice Foundation’s Chairman’s Award in 2016.

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1970

Education

  • The College of William & Mary, A.B., 1964
  • University of Florida, J.D., with Honors, 1969

Professional Associations

  • Indian River County Bar Association, President, 1981
  • American Bar Association, Real Estate Editor of Law Notes, 1976-1980
  • The Florida Bar, Board of Legal Specialization & Education
  • Florida Academy of Hospital Attorneys, President, 1978-1979
  • Florida Bar Certified Real Estate Lawyer
  • Indian River Real Property Council, Board of Directors

Awards and Honors

  • Pinnacle Award, 2013
  • Member of Order of the Coif
  • VNA & Hospice Foundation’s Chairman’s Award, 2016

Community Involvement

  • Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Environmental Learning Center, Board of Trustees
  • Indian River Real Property Council, Board of Directors

Miscellaneous

  • Executive Editor, University of Florida Law Review, 1968-1969
  • Law Clerk, US District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1970
  • Counsel to Indian River Medical Center
  • Counsel to Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, Inc.
  • First Lieutenant, United States Army, 1965-1967

Bridging a Tradition of Excellence

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1970

Education

  • The College of William & Mary, A.B., 1964
  • University of Florida, J.D., with Honors, 1969

Professional Associations

  • Indian River County Bar Association, President, 1981
  • American Bar Association, Real Estate Editor of Law Notes, 1976-1980
  • The Florida Bar, Board of Legal Specialization & Education
  • Florida Academy of Hospital Attorneys, President, 1978-1979
  • Florida Bar Certified Real Estate Lawyer
  • Indian River Real Property Council, Board of Directors

Awards and Honors

  • Pinnacle Award, 2013
  • Member of Order of the Coif
  • VNA & Hospice Foundation’s Chairman’s Award, 2016

Community Involvement

  • Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Environmental Learning Center, Board of Trustees
  • Indian River Real Property Council, Board of Directors

Miscellaneous

  • Executive Editor, University of Florida Law Review, 1968-1969
  • Law Clerk, US District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1970
  • Counsel to Indian River Medical Center
  • Counsel to Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation, Inc.
  • First Lieutenant, United States Army, 1965-1967