Circuit Judge William S. Orth Biography

Circuit Judge William S. Orth

The Honorable William S. Orth


EDUCATION:

  • University of Cincinnati, B.A., 1995 Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1998 Editor of Journal of International Law

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY:

  • Assistant State Attorney, 1998-2000
  • Partner, Bigney & Orth, P.A., 2000-2009
  • Partner, Law Office of William S. Orth, P.A., 2009-2021

JUDICIAL HISTORY:

  • Appointed Circuit Judge of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit, September 2021
  • Felony Criminal Division, October 2021-present

ORGANIZATIONS, COMMITTEES, AND COMMISSIONS:

  • Volunteer Child Protection Team Attorney at Kids House of Seminole, Inc. 2010-2021
  • Seminole County Community Leaders and Elected Officials of Seminole County (CLEO) 2014-present
  • Member of Private Business Association of Seminole. 2018-present
  • Seminole Inn of Court 2013-present. President from July 1, 2015 – July 1, 2016
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Seminole County Bar Association 2005-present
  • Orange County Bar Association 2005-2017
  • Member of Federalist Society 2019-present

COMMUNITY SERVICE HISTORY:

  • Altamonte Springs Rotary Club 2000-2017; Club President July 1, 2004-July 1, 2005; Board Member/Director-At-Large July 1, 2003-July 1, 2007 and July 1, 2014 – July 1, 2015
  • Lake Mary Rotary Club 2017-present; Board Director of Club Administration 2019-present
  • Board Member of the J. Douglas Williams YMCA 2006-2016; Board Chair 2009-2011
  • Various leadership positions at Longwood Hills Congregational Church 1999-2011 including youth group leader, Trustee, Board Member, and Church Moderator
  • Member of P.T.A. at Crystal Lake Elementary School 2006-2015
  • Graduate of Class 23 with Leadership Seminole 2013-2014