Wil H. Florin was born in Salzburg, Austria, and raised in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He received his BA from Ball State University and obtained his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in 1980, where he won the college's Moot Court competition and was a State Moot Court finalist. He has remained actively involved with the law school since graduation, having served as an Adjunct Professor in Trial Practice, as well as a host and keynote speaker for the annual "Friends and Family Day" event.
The College of Law campus (which is perennially recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the nation's top law school for trial advocacy) includes the Florin|Roebig Courtroom, one of the largest and most technologically advanced teaching courtrooms in the country. In 2007, the Stetson Lawyers Association awarded Wil Florin and his partner Tommy Roebig its annual outstanding alumni award (Paul May Meritorious Service Award).
Wil is licensed to practice law in the states of Texas (1980) and Florida (1982), and is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. He has been Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by both The Florida Bar since 1988 and The National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1990. He is also Board Certified as a Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Wil has been repeatedly named by his peers to "Best Lawyers in America" (the only Pinellas/Pasco plaintiff's medical malpractice attorney selected), "Leading American Attorneys", "Florida Super Lawyers" and "America's Leading Plaintiff's Lawyers." He has obtained Martindale-Hubbell's highest peer rating for both ethics and legal ability. Wil was selected by The National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Florida each of the past eight years.
In 2018, Wil was inducted into the Stetson University College of Law Hall of Fame, one of less than 90 inductees in the 118-year history of the law school. He serves on the Stetson University College of Law's Board of Overseers and was elected to the Board of Trustees in May 2018. Three of Wil's four sons have also graduated from the Stetson University College of Law. Wil's hobbies include soccer and karate, and he holds a Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate.