William M. Woods is a senior attorney in Shutts & Bowen’s Tampa office, where he is a member of the Construction Litigation Practice Group. William regularly represents contractors, developers, design professionals, surveyors, and engineers throughout Florida in all areas of construction-related civil litigation.

Prior to becoming an attorney, William spent six years as a consultant at a boutique engineering and environmental firm where he managed all aspects of commercial marine construction projects, including commercial and multi-use docking facilities, marinas, dredge and fill operations, and seawall stabilization projects. As a consultant, William also had significant involvement with issues impacting upland development, including delineating wetlands, restoring impacted wetlands and mitigation banking, and resolving endangered species issues. While in law school, William interned for the Honorable David A. Demers of Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit Court and the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission.



  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2011
  • University of South Florida, B.S., Geology, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Court Admissions

  • All Florida Courts

Professional and Civic

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Florida Bar Association, Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America

News & Insights

News & Speaking Engagements


  • "A Closer Look at Section 725.06, Florida Statutes," Lawyer Magazine, May/June 2018 Edition, Vol. 28, No. 5: Pg. 23 (also Online)
  • “When the Claws Come Out—Preferential Payments and Their Impact on Your Business,” Roofing Magazine, July/August 2015 Edition: Pp. 52-53 (also Online)
  • “Pinellas County’s Permitting Purgatory,” Marine Construction Magazine, March/April 2015 Edition: P.p. 14-16 (also Online)

Practice Areas

Industry Focus


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Litigation - Construction, 2021
  • Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Construction Litigation 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

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