Attorney at Law

William G. K. Smoak

320 W. Kennedy Blvd.
4th Floor
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-221-1331 Fax: 813-223-7881

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Alvarez, Winthorp, Thompson & Smoak, P.A.
Alvarez, Winthorp, Thompson & Smoak, P.A.
American Board of Trial Advocates

Overview And Experience

Bill Smoak is a shareholder with Alvarez, Thompson & Smoak, P.A. He is a very experienced trial attorney whose practice is focused on catastrophic injury defense litigation, with an emphasis on commercial trucking/vehicular accidents, negligent security, construction site injury litigation, premises liability & product liability and defense of various complex tort matters. Mr. Smoak also provides legal advice for business owners and litigates disputes between businesses.

Following his enlisted service in the United States Marine Corps as an assault amphibious vehicle crewman, Bill received a B.A. from the University of South Florida double major in psychology and criminology. While completing his undergraduate education, he worked as a complex litigation paralegal in defense of silicone breast implant manufacturers. He attended Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, where he was a Senior Editor of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. He also was a member of Cumberland’s perennially nationally ranked trial team, having won several trial competitions. Bill also obtained his master’s in business administration from Samford University. After receiving his Juris Doctor degree, he worked as a litigation associate with an insurance defense firm in Alabama. Ultimately, Bill returned to Florida and joined a well-known insurance defense firm in 2001.

Bill has tried many cases involving wrongful death, quadriplegia, brain injury and other serious injuries resulting from catastrophic transportation accidents, negligent security, premises liability, Sarbanes-Oxley Act/Florida Whistle Blower, age, and racial discrimination matters to verdict in Florida, Indiana, and Alabama.

Bill is a proud 6th generation native of St. Augustine, Florida. He is a private pilot, who holds an instrument and commercial pilot rating.

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Trucking & Transportation


  • The Florida Bar
  • The Alabama Bar
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida


  • The Florida Bar, State of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
  • ABOTA Associate (American Board of Trial Advocates), Tampa Bay Chapter