William P. Geraghty

Shook, Hardy & Bacon

Practice Area: Product Liability

BTI Client Service All Star History
  • 2016
  • 2018
  • 2019
All Star


“Bill is hands down the best trial lawyer I've ever met.”
“He's a strong communicator.”


"I enjoy working with clients and am passionate about presenting clients’ cases in trial. I think clients see that. My goal is to always be client-friendly, and I work hard to make things as easy as possible for my clients."

– William P. Geraghty


Bill is an accomplished trial lawyer who has tried dozens of jury trials in high-stakes cases involving tens of millions of dollars in compensatory and punitive damages. Bill has had tremendous success in the courtroom, winning six straight jury trials over a two-year period from 2013 to 2015. He has won defense verdicts throughout the state of Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, St. Petersburg, and Jacksonville. Based on his courtroom victories, Bill was named by Law360 as a Product Liability MVP and by Miami’s Daily Business Review as a “Most Effective Lawyer” in 2015.

Bill’s experience ranges from commercial and business disputes, to product liability, legal malpractice and professional liability claims. Chambers USA has described him as “intellectual, client-friendly and a superb trial lawyer,” and has awarded him a Band 3 ranking in Litigation. Chambers also noted clients’ comments about Bill, including, “He’s very enthusiastic about trial work. I’m impressed with him.” BTI Consulting Group named him a Client Service All-Star four times based on interviews with general counsel.

Bill’s courtroom victories contributed to Shook Miami’s recognition by ALM’s Daily Business Review in 2013 and 2015 as “Litigation Department of the Year,” and in 2016 as “Product Liability Litigation Department of the Year.” Because of his keen understanding of jury trials from voir dire to closing, Bill is a frequent speaker at corporate counsel events on issues such as jury selection, courtroom advocacy and attorney-client privilege.

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