Panama City
221 McKenzie Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
Panama City Beach
16215 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

William C. Henry

W.C. Henry’ s practice is concentrated in the areas of Local Government Law, Civil Litigation, Employment Law, and Real Property Law. Mr. Henry has extensive experience in Local Government Law working 10 years for the Manatee County Attorney’s Office in Bradenton, becoming Chief Assistant County Attorney in 1999. Since joining Burke Blue, Mr. Henry has served as County Attorney for Bay County Board of County Commissioners and County Attorney for Walton County Board of County Commissioners.

Mr. Henry is a Vietnam veteran. He retired from the U. S. Air Force as a Colonel in 1993 after a 24 year career, serving in various operational intelligence, judge advocate and management positions around the world, including two tours of duty (1977 - 1980 and 1986 - 1989) at Tyndall Air Force Base in Bay County. His decorations include the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star.

Mr. Henry received the Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award for the 12th Circuit in 1995. For four years, he served on the Board of Directors of Legal Aid of Manasota. He also served on the Manatee County Bar Association’s Law Library and Pro Bono Legal Advice Committees. In the past, he was active in coaching youth baseball and soccer, including here in Bay County. He is a member of The Florida Bar, Bay County Bar Association, the Military Officers Association of America, the Disabled American Veterans, and the St. Andrews Bay American Inn of Court.

Contact W.C. Henry at (850)236-4444 or

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions
Florida, 1993
New York, 1978

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court

  • Middle District of Florida

11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States
Court of Military Appeals

J.D., Fordham University, 1977
M.A., Indiana University, 1970
B.S., U.S. Air Force Academy, 1969

Professional Associations
The Florida Bar
Bay County Bar Association
Military Officers Association of America
Disable American Veterans
St. Andrews Bay American Inn of Court

Florida Bar Association President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the 12th Circuit- 1995

“Cooperative Development of Pro Bono Legal Advice Clinic Program.” Florida Bar Journal, Vol. LXX, No. 4, p.66, April 1996

Burke Blue Hutchinson Walters & Smith, P.A. is located in Panama City, Panama City Beach and Sandestin, FL and serves clients in and around Panama City, Panama City Beach, Bay Point, Lynn Haven, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola, Rosemary Beach, Grayton Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Destin, Sandestin, Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Bay County, Okaloosa County, Walton County, Santa Rosa County, Escambia County, Gulf County, Franklin County, Washington County.

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Burke Blue Hutchinson Walters & Smith, P.A.
221 McKenzie Avenue
Panama City, FL, 32401 USA