William R. Wohlsifer, PA practices debt collection, copyright and trademark litigation, and homeowners' association law throughout the State of Florida and in the District of Columbia. William R. Wohlsifer is licensed to practice in all of Florida's state courts, Florida's Northern, Middle and Southern District federal civil courts, Florida's Northern and Middle District bankruptcy courts, the District of Columbia's Superior Court and D.C.Court of Appeals. William R. Wohlsifer is registered as a Court Approved Mortgage Modification Mediator for the Florida Northern Bankruptcy Court. Our home office is in Tallahassee, Florida.
Representations of Interest
Filed lawsuit against BBC (London) for invasion of privacy and intrusion upon seclusion, and infringement of likeness of private individual.
Defended dozens of defendants charged with illegal download of DirecTV's® satellite signal alleged to be in violation of the Copyright Act, Title 17 §§ USC 501-508 in federal courts.
Represented nearly 100 Internet users charged with illegal download of adult film content using BitTorrent or other P2P (Peer-to-peer) file sharing programs.
William R. Wohlsifer drafted House Bill 1139 and Senate Bill 1250, known as the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act, for the 2013 Legislative Session. Although it died in the Health Quality Committee, the proposed bill represents the furthest advancement to date of medical marijuana legislation in the State of Florida, having been sponsored in both the Senate and the House, and co-sponsored by four congressional representatives.
Represented NASCAR® as lead counsel in more than 100 cases arising from breach of intellectual property licensing agreements seeking collection of outstanding royalty revenue, and prosecution of copyright and trademark infringement.
Filed lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch Incorporated, Amerada Hess Corporation, Nestle Waters North America, Inc., and Exclusive Sports Marketing, Inc. for infringement of likeness of amateur athlete for commercial purpose.
William R. Wohlsifer, founder and CEO of Cyberight® was recognized for his article Proving Publication in Cyberspace which was published in E-Commerce Law, Aspen Law and Business, New York, NY (Oct. 2001); republished in Business Law Quarterly, The Florida Bar Association, Tallahassee, FL (Nov. 2002).
William R. Wohlsifer offers services as a Florida Certified Civil and Appellate Mediator.
NASCAR® is a registered trademark of National Association For Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc.
ReadMr. Wohlsifer's most recent publication ""Certifying" Documents via Third-Party Software: Binding on the Court?" appearing in The Florida Bar Journal'sSeptember/October, 2013 Volume 87, No. 8.
WatchMr. Wohlsifer In Re: Libertarian Party of Florida, Inc., Case Number: FEC 12-410. Sixty-minute oral argument before the Florida Election Commission to reverse $70,000 fine against the LPF. (LPF argument starts at the 30 minute mark.)