William J. Flynn, III

William J. Flynn, III

Of Counsel

Tampa, FL

How Bill Helps Clients

Bill Flynn, a shareholder in the firm’s Labor & Employment Group, focuses exclusively on immigration legal matters. He represents foreign nationals and U.S. corporations that employ foreign nationals before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of State. He is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Immigration and Nationality Law.

Bill’s long experience and deep understanding of immigration laws and policies, as well as the governmental agencies involved, enable him to assist both U.S. clients and clients from other countries with even the most complex immigration issues.

I strive to understand my clients’ business objectives as well as they do. That’s how I can be most effective in helping them identify and pursue the best immigration solutions for their business.

His clients include:

  • Multinational corporations
  • Medical, financial and academic institutions
  • Athletes and performers
  • Information technology providers and users
  • Manufacturers
  • Individuals

For those foreign nationals investing in the U.S., Bill has advised clients from more than 30 countries in investor visa matters, where he is assisted by specialized tax and corporate partners.

What Clients Can Expect

Bill’s clients have learned to expect exceptional service that is both time-sensitive and cost-sensitive. And they know that he always strives to understand their business objectives almost as well as they do, enabling him to provide counsel highly tailored to their personnel and/or investment goals.

Acknowledged Leadership

Bill has been an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1980. He is and has been a member, officer or director of numerous civic and trade organizations, including the Tampa Bay International Trade Council, of which he is a former chairman. He has lectured extensively on immigration law topics, and has published a number of articles on immigration law in professional journals, newspapers and textbooks. Bill served as an adjunct professor of Immigration Law at Stetson University College of Law for 18 years, and he has been a familiar presence on Florida radio and television, addressing immigration issues.

Proof Points

Among the many recognitions Bill has received for his work in immigration law are the following:

  • Listed as a leading immigration lawyer (Band 1) in Florida by Chambers USA consistently since 2006
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® consistently since 2006
  • Named “Lawyer of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America in 2019 and 2017
  • Recognized as a Florida Super Lawyer annually since 2006
  • Given an AV® Preeminent Distinction peer-review rating by Martindale-Hubbell, their highest mark for professional excellence