William R. Radford - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

William R. Radford

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005
Phone: 305-455-3701

Bill Radford has practiced traditional labor and employment law solely on behalf of management for more than 40 years.  He provides counseling to employers on compliance with federal and state employment laws, including preparing internal policies and programs for clients and developing strategies for defense of charges of employment discrimination and their operational impact.  He also provides defense and advice to employers covered by the National Labor Relations Act regarding their rights and obligations, and union avoidance programs.  In addition, Bill conducts collective bargaining for and provides contract administration to employers in their relationships with unions.  He counsels public employers concerning their constitutional rights and obligations, as well as their rights and obligations under employment-related statutes.Bill has successfully represented employers in more than 150 union representation campaigns in Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Texas, Alabama, Maryland, South Carolina and Florida.  He has defended employers in numerous unfair labor practice and discrimination charges and has obtained favorable decisions for employers in a number of cutting edge decisions before federal appellate courts, including a recent major class action.  He received the Navy Commendation Medal for his defense of the United States Navy in a class action. Active in professional organizations, Bill is a past contributor to the Development of Law under the National Labor Relations Act, a publication of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section.

Wittenberg UniversityBA 1963University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1965
The College of Labor and Employment LawyersLitigation Counsel of AmericaAmerican Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Sixth, Eleventh and District of Columbia Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Successfully defended a major U.S. retailer in limiting a nationwide subpoena brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Obtained an appellate discretionary review and reversal of a district court’s order granting class certification.
  • Obtained two summary judgments in cutting edge employee free speech and equal protection claims.

Office Location

701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1600
Miami, FL 33131
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Labor and Employment of the Miami Metro Area
William R. Radford has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment