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William D. Hall, III

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Mr. Hall focuses his practice on the areas of litigation and gaming, particularly matters related to commercial dispute resolution and administrative law. He represents private and regulatory entities in trial and appellate litigation.

During his legal career, Mr. Hall served as chief attorney for the Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering within the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. He was lead counsel on several administrative hearings and appeals. He also assisted with the drafting of administrative rules for pari-mutuel issues and with analyzing proposed legislation related to gaming. Additionally, Mr. Hall was an assistant state attorney in Florida’s Second Judicial Circuit, where he represented the state in dozens of felony and misdemeanor criminal jury trials.


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Professional and Civic Activities

  • Awesome Tallahassee
    • Board Chair
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • Florida Bar
    • Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    • Leadership Academy, Class V
    • Second Circuit Grievance Committee "B"
      • Chairman, 2016 - 2017
  • Florida State University Student Bar Association
    • President, 2008-2009
  • Leadership Tallahassee, Class 31, Graduate
  • Legal Aid Foundation
    • Board Member
    • President, 2014 - 2015
  • Tallahassee Bar Association
    • Board Member, 2011-2012 and 2014-2015
    • Young Lawyers Section
      • President, 2012-2013
      • Board Member, 2009-2014
  • Young Actors Theatre
    • Board President

Education

  • Juris Doctor: Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida, 2009
    • Moot Court Team Member
    • Recipient of Certificate for Distinguished Pro Bono Service
  • Bachelor of Arts: University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

Recognition & Awards

  • Honored as Big Brother of the Year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend, 2019
  • Recognized with the Thomas M. Ervin, Jr., Distinguished Young Lawyer Award, 2015
  • Named to the list "Florida Legal Elite" in the Government/Non-Profit field of law in Florida Trend magazine, 2015

Publications

  • "The State of Indian Gaming in Florida," Indian Gaming Lawyer, Co-Author, April 19, 2018