William S. Galvano
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William S. Galvano


As a litigator with over 20 years of experience, Senator Galvano has successfully litigated jury and bench trials in both state and federal courts throughout the United States and maintains an impressive record for results. Senator Galvano concentrates his trial practice in the areas of commercial litigation, government relations, and eminent domain.  He regularly contributes the benefit of his skills to complex bankruptcy litigation and other insolvency matters.

In addition to his trial practice Senator Galvano has substantial experience in representing clients in sophisticated commercial and business transactions. He assists both public and private clients with governmental law, including procurement issues. With the many changes in our healthcare laws, he has tailored his practice to assist his corporate clients through the myriad of ever changing regulations. Senator Galvano represents healthcare providers, insurers, and related industries.

In addition to his impressive legal career, Senator Galvano was elected in 2002 as a member of the Florida House of Representatives for District 68 and continued to serve until term limited in 2010. In 2012, Senator Galvano was elected to the Florida Senate for District 21 and continues to serve the public and his community with pride and honor.

Professional Highlights

Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1992 Senator Galvano has also been admitted to practice before the the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the Florida Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States of America. He is an active member of the Florida Bar Association and the Manatee County Bar Association (for which he formerly served on the Board of Directors).

Practice Areas


  • University of Miami J.D.
  • University of Florida B.S.
  • SCFC Manatee Community College, A.A.

Community Involvement

Senator Galvano is a current member of the Florida Senate and a former member of the Florida House of Representatives. He is a member of the Manatee Sheriff’s Advisory Council. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Bradenton and formerly served on the Board of Directors. He also formerly was a trustee for Mote Marine Laboratory and served on the Manatee County YMCA Board of Directors.