As an attorney with close to 30 years of experience, Bill Galvano has successfully litigated jury and bench trials in both state and federal courts in Florida and other states. Bill concentrates his trial practice in the areas of civil and commercial litigation. His practice also includes assisting clients with government relations and regulatory issues including procurement. In addition, Bill has substantial experience in representing clients in sophisticated commercial and business transactions.
Bill Galvano is a former member of the Florida Senate. He was elected to the Senate in 2012 and has represented Manatee, Charlotte, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Highlands, and Hillsborough Counties. Galvano served as Majority Leader of the Senate for the 2014-2016 term and then was chosen by his fellow senators to serve as the 88th President of the Florida Senate for the 2018-2020 term.
While in the Senate, Galvano served on the following committees: Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education (Chairman), Full Appropriations, Education, Governmental Oversight and Accountability, Rules, Transportation, Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development and Joint Legislative Budget Commission.
Galvano has been recognized by many organizations for his work in K-12 and higher education, healthcare, State infrastructure, protecting children, and supporting people with unique abilities. He was the sponsor of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas School Safety Act in 2018 following the tragic shooting in Parkland.