William L. Ketchersid online at
William L. Ketchersid online at
William L. Ketchersid
  • Partner, Attorney






Honors & Awards:

 Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2016
 Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2015

Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2014
Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2013
Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2012
Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2011
Super Lawyers - Rising Stars 2010

Mr. Ketchersid was named a "Rising Star" in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 in "Florida Super Lawyers" by Law & Politics Magazine

William L. (Bill) Ketchersid is a partner in the Destin, Florida law firm of Ward & Ketchersid, P.A. The law firm services Northwest and Northeast Florida from Jacksonville to Pensacola. In addition to his law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Bill has an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Miami School of Law. Bill focuses his practice on all aspects of real estate, including litigation, and also commercial, business, and complex litigation, including commercial collections. Bill also represents select clients in dissolution of marriage and other domestic relations matters. Bill is admitted to the District Court for the Northern District of Florida, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida, and the United States Tax Court.

Recipient, Achievement Awards: Best Student in Corporations; Best Student in Federal Estate and Gift Tax, 1999.

Areas Of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates, Probate
  • Family Law
  • Debtor - Creditor
  • Foreclosure & Alternatives
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Business Organizations
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business & Commercial
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Contracts
  • Construction
  • Property (Ad Valorem) Tax
  • Creditor's Rights in Debtor Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Real Estate

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2006
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2006
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Florida, 2007


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • LL.M. (Taxation) - 2001
  • St Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida
    • Juris Doctor - 1999
  • William Jennings Bryan College
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Major: History

Honors And Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Present
  • Florida Bar: Section Member, Real Property Probate & Trust Law, Present
  • Florida Bar: Section Member, Tax, Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • RealJoy Properties