William Bill S. Henry, Shareholder

Bill Henry is a Shareholder in the firm and joined the firm in 2001. He focuses his practice on Litigation and has experience with Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims, Real Property & Construction Disputes, Insurance Claims, as well as General Civil, Commercial, Employment Litigation, and Probate Litigation.


Bill previously served as the chair of the 14th Circuit Grievance Commitee. He served as the Representative for the 14th Judicial Circuit on Florida Bar’s Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors. He also was on the Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee for the 20th Judicial Circuit and the Florida Bar’s Law Related Education Committee.


Active in the Northwest Florida community, Bill is a former director and president of Girls, Inc. of Bay County and is a graduate and past steering committee member of Leadership Bay. He was also the coordinator for the Bay County Bar Association's Annual Race Judicata for three years, which helped raise money for local non-profits. Bill previously was a committee member and president of Bay Haven Charter Academy's School Advisory Council, and is a prior President and Board Member for the Krewe of Dominique Youx, and a member of the Panhandle Gator Club and University of Florida Alumni Association. He is active in helping organize the Pirates of the High Seas and Mardi Gras at the Beach Festivals on Panama City Beach, two annual events organized and marketed to draw tourists to Panama City Beach, and in his spare time, Bill enjoys family activities, traveling, golfing and watching any Gator sport.


Contact Bill Henry at (850) 769-1414 or bhenry@burkeblue.com.


Practice Areas

Civil Litigation & Appeals

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Employment Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Real Property & Construction Disputes

Probate Litigation

Insurance Claims


Bar Admission
Florida, 1995
Georgia, 2000


Court Admissions
U.S. District Court
Northern District of Florida
Middle District of Florida
Southern District of Florida
11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Supreme Court of the United States


J.D., University of Florida, 1995
Managing Editor & Student Works Editor, Journal of Law & Public Policy
B.S.B.A., Finance, University of Florida, 1991


Professional Associations
The Florida Bar
Bay County Bar Association
St. Andrews Bay American Inn of Court
Small Group Leader 2010-2011
Florida Defense Lawyers’ Association
Bay Haven Charter Academy School Advisory Council
President (2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2017)


Speaking Engagements
Reaching a Settlement- A Practical Exercise in Negotiating During Mediation, June 17, 1997
Caveat to Caveat Emptor- The Duty to Disclose Material Defects in the Sale of Residential Property, June 17, 1999
Practicing with Professionalism
Moderator, May 11, 2006
Moderator, May 30, 2008
Basic Administration Law CLE
Introduction, December 7, 2006


Reported Decisions
Majestic Sun Owners' Association v. Florida Condos I, LP, et al, 895 So.2d 534 (Fla. 1st DCA 2005)
Kalil v. Blue Heron Beach Resort Developer, 720 F.Supp.2d 1335 (M.D. Fla. 2010)
Kalil v. Blue Heron Beach Resort Developer, LLC, 2010 WL 472105 (M.D. Fla. 2010)
Kalil v. Blue Heron Beach Resort Developer, LLC, 2009 WL 2868433 (M.D. Fla.  2009)
Equal Access For All, Inc. v. Hughes Resort, Inc., 2006 WL 1313189 (N.D. Fla. 2006)
Equal Access For All, Inc. v. Hughes Resort, Inc., 2005 WL 2001740 (N.D. Fla. 2005)
Kaminski v. Sunset Pier Resort, LLC, 2005 WL 927411 (N.D. Fla. 2005)
Gilbert v. Kmart Corporation, 60 So.3d 390 (Table) (Fla. 1st DCA 2011)
Eaton vs Marina Landing Developers, LLC, 106 So.3d 931 (Table) (Fla. 1st DCA 2012)
Eaton vs Marina Landing Developers, LLC, 115 So.3d 999 (Table) (Fla. 1st DCA 2013)
K + H Development Group, Inc. V. Howard, 110 So.3d 444 (Table) (Fla. 1st DCA 2013) 
Dastgerdi v. Johnston 4 Panama, LLC, 113 So.3d 2 (Table) (Fla. 1st DCA 2013) 
Auto-Owners Ins Co. Vs. Ralph Gage Contracting, 2016 WL 3556829 (N.D. Fla 2016) 
Auto-Owners Ins Co. Vs. Ralph Gage Contracting, 2016 WL 7668482 (N.D. Fla 2016) 
Kjellander vs Abbott, 199 So.3d 1129 (Fla. 1st DCA 2016)
Auto-Owners Insurance Company v. Ralph Gage Contracting, 685 Fed.Appx.820 (11th Cir. 2017)
Auto-Owners Insurance Company v. Ralph Gage Contracting, 2018 WL 4238271 (11th Cir. 2018)

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