William L. Colbert - Managing Partner

Mr. Colbert received a B.S. degree from the University of Florida in 1967 and a J.D. from Florida State University College of Law in 1969. He was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973. He served as Staff Counsel for the Florida Public Service Commission from 1970 to 1971, Municipal Judge for the City of Oviedo from 1971 to 1973, Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Altamonte Springs from 1971 to 1976, Chairman of the Seminole County Sheriff's Department Civil Service Board from 1972 to 1988, Chairman of Grievance Committee for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit from 1977 to 1979, Interim City Attorney for St. Cloud from 1992 to 1994, City Attorney for DeBary from 1994 to 1999, Palm Coast from 2000 to 2006. He has been City Attorney for Oviedo since 1979, for Sanford since 1981, for Daytona Beach Shores since 2001 and for Webster since 2013.

Mr. Colbert is AV rated by Martindale-Hubble and is a member of the Florida Municipal Attorneys Association (President 1991-1992), Florida's Outstanding Municipal Attorney of the Year, 1995), Eighteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (Chairman 1192-1994), Fifth District Court of Appeals Nominating Commission (1994-1997), Chairman 1995-1996), the Seminole County Bar Association, Volusia County Bar Association. The Florida Bar, the American Bar Association and Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity.

Mr. Colbert is the managing partner of Stenstrom, Mclntosh, Colbert & Whigham, P. A. In addition to his duties as managing partner and as City Attorney for several central Florida cities, Mr. Colbert primarily practices in the areas of real estate, estate planning, and probate although he has had a broad range of legal experience during his career. Please call feel free to contact him to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal needs.

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida

    • J.D. - 1969

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

    • B.S. - 1967

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Seminole County Sheriffs Department Civil Service Board, Chairman, 1972 - 1988

  • Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, Chairman, Grievance Committee, 1977 - 1979

  • City of St. Cloud, Interim City Attorney, 1992 - 1994

  • City of DeBary, City Attorney, 1994 - 1999

  • City of Oviedo, City Attorney, 1979 - Present

  • City of Sanford, City Attorney, 1981 - Present

  • City of Palm Coast, City Attorney, 2000 - 2006

  • City of Daytona Beach Shores, City Attorney, 2001 - Present

  • Fifth District Court of Appeals Nominating Commission, Member, 1994 - 1997

  • Florida Municipal Attorney Association, President, 1991 - 1992

  • Florida Municipal Attorneys Association, Member, 2000 - Present

  • Eighteenth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, Chairman, 1992 - 1994

  • Florida Municipal Attorney Association, 1982 - Present

  • City of Webster, City Attorney, 2013 - Present

Areas of Practice

  • Administrative
  • Business
  • Business & Estate Appraisals
  • Business & Real Estate
  • Church & State Law
  • City Attorney
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Corporate/Corporate Counsel
  • Eminent Domain/Condemnation
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning/Probate
  • Government/Government Contracts
  • Guardianship/Conservatorship
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Legislative Lobby
  • Municipal/Municipal Finance
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • Partnerships
  • Ranching/Grazing/Farming

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1973

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Municipal Attorney of the Year, Florida, 1995
  • AV Rated with Martindale-Hubble
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity - Terrell Chapter Justice, 1969

Past Employment Positions

  • Florida Public Service Commission, Staff Counsel, 1970 - 1971
  • City of Oviedo, Municipal Judge, 1971 - 1973
  • City of Altamonte Springs, Prosecuting Attorney, 1971 - 1976

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity