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Attorney William Bennett

Criminal defense, family law certified mediator and trial lawyer

Criminal defense and family law attorney William Bennett is a partner at Kidder & Bennett. As a Florida Supreme Court certified mediator, Bill guides couples toward equitable settlements in family law disputes and represents individuals who are involved in the mediation process. He is also an aggressive litigator in the family law and criminal courts who skillfully handles cases from investigation and discovery stages to trial and appeal.

A former prosecutor who is capital qualified

Bill started his law career more than 25 years ago as an assistant state attorney, where he served as a misdemeanor lead trial attorney and felony prosecutor. He later joined the Orlando City Attorney’s Office as a City of Orlando Police Department legal advisor and city prosecutor. Bill is capital qualified to act as lead counsel in death penalty cases and has proven to be a formidable opponent in all criminal trials.

Dedicated Pinellas County legal counsel

Nat Kidder and Bill Bennett established the Kidder & Bennett law firm in 1991 to provide exceptional family law and criminal defense counsel to individuals throughout Florida, including the Pinellas County communities of St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

Consult an experienced Pinellas County criminal defense and family law attorney

For effective representation in the criminal and family law courts, call St. Petersburg lawyer Bill Bennett at Kidder & Bennett at 727.821.8000 or contact him online.


  • Florida, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1989


  • Florida State University, J.D., 1987
  • Florida State University, B.A., criminology, 1984


  • Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediator
  • Death penalty qualified lead trial counsel

Awards and recognitions

  • BV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell®

Professional organizations

  • Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Office Location

Kidder & Bennett

275 - 96th. Ave. North

St. Petersburg, FL 33702



275 96th. Ave. North, Suite 2, St. Petersburg, FL 33702

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