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William A. Sterbinsky // Attorney

William "Bill" Sterbinsky is a Florida native devoted to the continued service of his home state and community. Before graduating high school, at 17 years old, he enlisted in the Marine Corps Infantry after 9/11. His four years in the Marines included security forces duty protecting our nation’s nuclear assets and a deployment to Iraq with the 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines, Weapons Company, 81 mm Mortar Platoon.

Upon an Honorable Discharge, Bill pursued a degree in History at USF. Later, a law degree at Florida Coastal School of Law where he studied VA Claims/Benefits. 

After law school, Bill returned home to Sarasota and obtained a job at the State Attorney's Office where he served on the team that built the first Veteran's Court in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Manatee County, Florida. Additionally, together, with a core group of local veterans, they created an idea to use local resources to solve local veteran problems, SRQ VETS (501c3). Since 2015, through local initiatives like Operation Rubix, the veterans and community volunteers have raised resources that continue to benefit veterans, their families, and the community. The mission is to fix our back yard first and, in the process, build a model designed to fix the backyards of our neighbors.

Bill now works for the Law Firm of Alex Dell, PLLC providing legal assistance to veterans and their family members, to include surviving spouses. Bill focuses on VA Claims (including dependents, surviving spouses, and caretakers), Including discharge upgrades and educational benefits for veterans and dependents. Bill continues to volunteer his time throughout local communities. He attends the local Veterans’ Courts and works alongside many local heroes.

YEAR JOINED FIRM

  • 2019

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Veteran's Affairs Claims, Accredited Attorney representing Veterans and family members. 
  • Discharge Upgrades
  • Line of Duty Determinations 

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Florida
  • Veterans Affairs Accreditation

EDUCATION

  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Juris Doctorate
    • Pro Bono Law Certificate
    • Advanced Legal Research, Writing, and Drafting Certificate
  • University of South Florida
    • History, Magna cum Laude

AFFILIATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS AND AWARDS

  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • 2017 - Goodwill Community Ambassador of the Year
  • 2018 - Sarasota County Veteran of the Year
  • 2019 - Speaker at University of South Florida, Veterans Benefits Seminar
  • 2019 - Speaker at Delivering Action Summit
  • 2022 Sarasota County Veterans Commission, Veteran Business of the Year

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • SRQ VETS, co-founder, and board member (nonprofit)
  • Vets2Success, board member (nonprofit)
  • Manasota Veterans, board member (nonprofit)