William R Ponsoldt, Jr.


Born Westwood, New Jersey, July 6,1966; Admitted To Practice 1993, Florida; United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Trial Bar 1993; United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1993; Avid Fisherman; Graduate of Martin County High School; Married to Kim; Two Children.

Professional Activities

Designated Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney and Board Certified in Business Litigation by the Florida Bar 2002 – present; Author: “Florida’s Solution to an Investor’s Nightmare,” AFTL Journal, August 2000; “Unscrupulous Brokers and Florida Law,” Elder Law Advocate, Winter 2000; Scoring Judge for Association of Trial Lawyers of America 1995 – Present; Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, Director – Young Lawyer’s Section; Member Florida Bar Business Litigation Section, 1993 – present; Martin County Bar Association; Martin County Law Library Committee, Chairman, 1995 – 2000; Law Clerk to the Honorable Paul B. Kanarek and Honorable Robert R. Makemson, Florida Circuit Court, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, 1991; Clerk for Professor Joseph Little, 1992.


University of Florida (B.S. in Finance with Minor in Economics, 1988) Oxford, New College (Summer, 1986) University of Florida College of Law (J.D. 1992) University of Paris (Summer, 1991)

Community Activities

Martin County Red Cross, Director, 1996 – Present; Martin County Board of Code Enforcement, Director, 1996-1998; Martin County Chamber of Commerce; Leadership Martin County, 1994-1995; SERTOMA Club, 1993-1996; City of Stuart, Board of Adjustment, Vice Chairman, 1995-1996; Treasure Coast Leaders, Vice President, 1994-1996


Personal Injury; Commercial Litigation; Securities Litigation; Probate Litigation; Construction Litigation. Personal injury practice includes all types of cases where people are injured. Commercial litigation practice includes representation in contract litigation, business and shareholder disputes and construction disputes including lien foreclosures. Securities litigation practice includes primarily representing plaintiffs in unsuitability, churning, and misrepresentation claims against brokers and brokerage firms. Probate Litigation includes claims for undue influence, will contests, will construction and improper disbursements. Construction Litigation includes enforcement of construction liens and the related construction contracts as well as defects in the construction. Experience includes representation in Florida state and Federal courts, arbitration proceedings, mediations, and appeals.