Upchurch Watson White & Max
900 South Pine Island Road
Royal Palm II at Southpointe
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Tel: (954) 423-8856
Fax: (407) 661-5743
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William Zei has substantive case experience in the following areas...
While attending college and law school, Bill was a sports writer and
later an assistant sports editor for a South Florida newspaper. Upon
graduating from law school in 1976, he was an associate and later a
partner with Gibbs & Zei P.A., serving as associate general counsel
for the North Broward Hospital District while also engaged in an active
general and trial practice including trusts and estates, real estate and
From 1986 to 1993, Bill was an attorney/partner with Wicker Smith in
Fort Lauderdale, where his areas of trial practice included medical,
dental and legal professional liability as well as the litigating of
wrongful death and personal injury cases. In 1993, Bill joined the law
firm of Peterson Bernard where he was a managing partner and a senior
trial attorney. He stayed in that position for 13 years until he
“retired” in 2006.
Since 2007, Bill has been serving statewide as a mediator, arbitrator
and special master in all of the areas in which he practiced for 30
years as a trial attorney.
He has been married to Cathy since 1978, and the Zeis have two children.
- B.A. ~ St. Thomas University, 1973 (summa cum laude)
- J.D. ~ University of Miami, 1976
Memberships & Affiliations
- Member, development board of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church and School
- Chair of the board of trustees, Chaminade-Madonna High School
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William Zei is a member of our FL chapter, Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society, Florida's premier roster of distinguished attorney-mediators. The FCCMS profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at www.floridamediators.org/william-zei