William (Bill) R. Lewis is a Partner at Butler Pappas.
Bill devotes his practice to the defense of first party property insurance coverage and extra-contractual matters. Bill has experience in several areas of property coverage defense, including Chinese Drywall claims, BP Oil spill claims, hurricane claims, collapse, flood, sinkhole, fire and earth movement claims. In addition to practicing throughout Florida, Bill has handled cases in Georgia, Illinois, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Bill has authored the following articles and publications: Spoliation of Evidence: A Fire Scene Dilemma, The Ohio Fire & Arson Investigators Newsletter, Volume IX, (1996); The Misrepresentation Defense - Trends and Tracks, The Defense Research Institute, Property Coverage Seminar (December 1996); Evolving Trends in Calculating ACV and Replacement Cost - American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section conference March 13-15, 2003; Leasehold Interest and Rental Value Coverage - American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section conference April 15-17, 2004; An Overview of Builder's Risk Policies - Florida Windstorm Association Conference January 2007. Bill was also a contributing author of TIPS First-Party Bad Faith Annotation, American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice, 2nd Ed. (1996); "Property Insurance Litigator's Handbook" American Bar Association, Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice, 1st Ed. (2007); Recent Developments in Property Insurance Coverage Litigation, 44 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 711 (Winter 2009 • Volume 44/2); and Recent Developments in Property Insurance Law, 47 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 469 (Fall 2011 • Volume 47/1).