William G. Wolk

Overview

 

Bill Wolk is the firm's founder and managing member.  He is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer practicing in the areas of complex business and tort litigation, class actions, professional negligence, and insurance coverage litigation. 

 

For 20 years, Mr. Wolk has also represented plaintiffs in catastrophic injury cases, including medical and nursing home malpractice, products liability, accident litigation, and other serious personal injury matters and represents whistleblowers in Federal and State False Claims Act and fraud cases, especially in the areas of medical and billing fraud.

Bill believes that complex litigation is best handled by a legal team that is customized to the needs of each case and client.  He accomplishes that by creating teams of specialist litigators drawn both from Eaton & Wolk and outside law firms. Each team is scaled to ensure that every client's case is handled efficiently with the right personnel and resources.  Bill also provides trial and appellate support to other attorneys throughout Florida.

Professional Activities, Memberships, and Awards
  • Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association (President 2015, Board of Directors & Executive Board, 2009-2015)

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum member

  • Super Lawyers

  • Top Lawyers in Florida

  • Florida Legal Elite

Court Admissions
  • All Florida State and Appellate Courts

  • United States District Court & Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida

  • United States District Court & Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida

 

Education

  • Temple University (J.D., 1996)

  • Columbia University (B.A., 1993)

Representative matters handled by Mr. Wolk:

  • Curatus Trust Company (Mauritius) Ltd. v. American Leisure Group Ltd. et al.  Mr. Wolk successfully defended American Leisure Group, a British Virgin Islands-based real estate development company, from a $400 million international lawsuit arising from the company's initial public offering on London's AIM Exchange. The case required proceedings in London, Jersey, Tortola, and Florida. He also successfully prosecuted a related breach of fiduciary duty claim against several of the company's former directors and officers.

  • In re Avantair, Inc., United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida. Mr. Wolk negotiated a seven figure settlement from Avantair's former directors and officers for seven fractional owners of Avantair-managed aircraft. 

  • The resolution of a dispute over the operation of a Miami Beach hotel, resulting in our clients' purchase of the property on highly favorable terms.

  • The seven-figure settlement of a complex medical malpractice and medical products case arising from the use of a defective spinal implant during unnecessary spine surgery.

  • The seven-figure settlement of a wrongful death case caused by a dangerous dietary supplement.

  • The seven-figure settlement of a medical malpractice case involving the delayed diagnosis and treatment of a knee joint infection, leading to amputation.

  • The successful settlement of an insurance bad-faith case against an insurer who had denied coverage for a construction accident for more than five years.

  • The successful resolution of a commercial insurance coverage dispute between a national cellular telephone company and its insurer, an AIG subsidiary, which resulted in the insurer’s payment of several million dollars to settle a consumer class action filed against the company.

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