William C. Matthews is a senior associate in the Orlando office of Shutts & Bowen LLP, where he is a member of the Construction Litigation and Business Litigation Practice Groups. He focuses his practice on construction-related litigation, complex commercial litigation and banking-related litigation matters.

Will represents developers, contractors, material suppliers, design professionals, and sureties in disputes involving construction defect claims, delay claims, construction lien issues, and contract disputes. Will also represents businesses and individuals in disputes involving corporate litigation, landlord/tenant litigation, commercial collections, lien foreclosures, insurance disputes, and trademark/copyright issues.



  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2014
    • Florida Law Review, Managing Editor
    • Teaching Assistant, Trial Practice; Legal Research and Writing; Appellate Advocacy
  • Emory University, B.A., Economics, 2011
  • Emory University, B.A., Anthropology, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh District

Professional and Civic

  • Federal Bar Association - Orlando Chapter
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Emory for Life Mentorship Program
  • Project H.E.L.P. Orlando (pro bono clinic for the homeless)

News & Insights

News & Speaking Engagements


  • William C. Matthews, Illusory Protection: The Fifth Circuit’s Misguided Interpretation of Title VII’s Anti-Retaliation Provision in Hernandez v. Yellow Transportation, Inc., 66 Fla. L. Rev. 1429 (2014).
  • William C. Matthews, Aventura Management, LLC v. Spiaggia Ocean Condominium Association: Condominium Associations Beware, 66 Fla. L. Rev. 1731 (2014).

Practice Areas

Industry Focus


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    • Commercial Litigation, 2021, 2022
    • Construction Law, 2022
    • Construction Litigation, 2022
  • Florida Trend Florida Legal Elite™, Up & Comer, 2020
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Construction Litigation, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

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