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J.W. Prichard, Jr.

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Areas of Practice

  • Complex civil litigation
  • Product liability and personal injury defense
  • Railroad law


  • St. Thomas Seminary A.A., 1966
  • University of Florida B.A., 1968
  • University of Florida College of Law J.D., 1973


  • Florida (1974)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Since joining the firm in 1978 after four years as an in-house attorney for Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company (now CSX Transportation, Inc.), Bill Prichard has accumulated over thirty years of jury trial experience, primarily in the defense of corporate clients.

Prior to law school, Mr. Prichard served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of first lieutenant. He was airborne qualified and served as a member of an artillery battalion in Vietnam from 1970 to 1971, receiving the Bronze Star Medal with ā€œVā€ device and the Purple Heart.

Associations/ Memberships/ Distinctions

  • Jacksonville Bar Association President, 1988-89
  • Judicial Nominating Commission, Fourth Judicial Circuit 2004-2012
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel Southeastern Regional Vice President, 1991
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Awards / Recognitions

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell