EmailFacebookTwitterblog
 
About The Firm  
Areas of Practice  
Firm Overview  
Our Attorneys  
FAQs  
Law Blog  
Community Issues Blog  
Areas of Investigation  
Verdicts & Settlements  
Newsletter & Resources  
The Law Show  
Community Support  
Television Commercials  
 

Pensacola
Panama City
Ft. Walton Bch./Destin
Crestview
Port St. Joe

Welcome   The Law Show   Contact Us
     
Kerrigan Estess Rankin McLeod Thompson
     
 

Our Attorneys

 

Bob Kerrigan | email

George Estess | email

Bill Rankin | email

Mike McLeod | email

Randy Thompson | email

Contact Us

 

Do you think you have a case? If you would like for us to evaluate your situation, please contact us. You can complete a brief online form or give us a call. From there, we will help you determine if you have a case and if we can be of assistance.

Locations
 

Pensacola
(850) 444-4444

 

Panama City
(850) 871-5000

Fort Walton Beach / Destin
(850) 244-1111

 

Port St. Joe
(850) 229-3333

 

Crestview
(850) 682-9991

 

Toll Free (in Florida)
(800) 444-4404

 

Toll Free (outside Florida)
(800) 700-4479

 
William Rankin
Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
2011 Top Attorney in Florida as published by the Wall Street Journal
2005 - 2011 Top Attorney in Florida as published by SuperLawyers
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America
Member Million Dollar Advocates
AV Preeminent peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell

Practice Areas
Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Defective Products, Auto Liability, Trucking Accidents, Insurance Claims

DOWNLOAD BILL RANKIN'S BROCHURE

Attorney Profile
Bill Rankin has recently been recognized by the Wall Street Journal as a 2011 Top Florida Attorney.

Bill Rankin was born in 1940 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Bill enlisted in the Marines after High School and did well enough to be awarded an NROTC scholarship. He received his undergraduate degree in physics from Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1964. He then re-joined the Marine Corps as an officer, attending flight school in Pensacola in 1965-66. He was sent to Vietnam where he was a helicopter pilot in 1966-67. Upon finishing his tour of duty as a Captain with two Distinguished Flying Crosses, he entered the University of San Diego School of Law, graduating in 1974. Returning to Pensacola that year, he spent a short time with a local law firm then joined the State Attorney's Office, where he gained his initial trial experience as a prosecutor in both the misdemeanor and felony divisions.

Bill entered private practice, and joined KERM&T in 1978. He is a member of the Florida Justice Association. He is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and in addition, is certified in Civil Trial Advocacy. Bill's background in science and his interest in engineering made it natural for him to focus on dangerous product litigation. Bill was the lead attorney in a case against a leading crane manufacturer which resulted in a substantial jury verdict and encouraged a worldwide change in crane design. Bill recently took a year off to volunteer at Pensacola High School, teaching Legal Studies and World History. He then taught Torts for a semester at UWF. In 2006 Bill devoted a substantial amount of time and effort to bicycling, logging well over 7,000 miles including a 1450 mile tour of the west coast of the US. He returned to the full time practice of law with renewed enthusiasm. Bill carefully selects his cases to ensure a low case-load so that he can indulge his appetite for intense preparation of each case.

Mr. Rankin, along with partner Mr. Bob Kerrigan, currently co-hosts the local television show Within Reason on WUWF-TV. Within Reason is broadcast live on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:00 PM CST..

The most recent program and archives are available in Adobe Flash Player format at the following link:

http://wuwf.org/radiotv/wreason.shtml

Pensacola Office

Best Law Firms
 
AV Rating
 
Best Lawyers
 
Million Dollar Advocates
 
Florida Justice Association