William Orth was born in Zainesville, Ohio. After moving with his family throughout the United States, William settled with his family in Cleveland, Ohio in the 3rd grade. After graduating from Mentor High School, William attended the University of Cincinnati where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with High Honors and was a member of Phi Betta Kappa National Honor Society. After graduation from the University of Cincinnati, William attended Case Western Reserve University School of Law and graduated in 1998. While at Case Western Reserve, William was an editor on the Journal of International Law and gained valuable experience working extensively at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue P.A. and Wincek & DeRosa. P.A.
After graduation in 1998, William and his wife Kristie moved to Seminole County and he worked as a trial attorney for the Office of the State Attorney in Seminole County. He gained extensive trial experience as a misdemeanor and felony trial attorney, handling over 50 jury trials in 18 months. He left the Office of the State Attorney in 2000 and opened the law firm of Bigney & Orth, P.A. in Altamonte Springs, serving as Partner and President. While with Bigney & Orth, P.A. William focused soley on Family Law, Criminal Defense and Simple Wills. During this time, he handled many more jury trials including battery, theft, drug cases, resisting an officer, robbery, carjacking and attempted murder along with many trials involving Marital and Family Law matters. Bigney & Orth, P.A. had offices in Altamonte Springs and Kissimmee and had a staff of 8 persons, including 2 associate attorneys.
In 2009 William left Bigney & Orth, P.A. and opened the Law Office of William S. Orth, P.A. His practice remains limited to Family Law, Criminal Defense and Simple Wills. He is a member of the The Florida Bar – Family Law Section, the Orange County Bar Association, the Seminole County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Seminole Inn of Court (President 2015-2016)
William and his wife Kristie have two children, Grace and Tyler, and they still reside in Seminole County after 16 years. He is Past President and Past Board Member of The Altamonte Springs Rotary Club (member since 2000), volunteer attorney for the Child Protection Team at Kids House of Seminole Inc. , Board Member at the J. Douglas Williams YMCA (Lake Mary)(Former Board Chair), graduate of Leadership Seminole Inc. and a Presidential Alumni member and member of Community Leaders and Elected Officials (CLEO).
– Post-Judgment Enforcement
– Motions for Contempt
– Child Support
– Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements
– Grandparent and Stepparent adoptions
– Living Wills
– Healthcare Surrogate
– Power of Attorney
– Drug Cases
– Resisting an Officer
– Criminal Traffic Cases
– Violation of Probation
– Violation of Community Control
– Juvenile Cases
– All Misdemeanor Cases
– All Felony Cases