Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo, Cohen & Peterfriend

William Peterfriend

Fort Lauderdale
Office Fax: 954.761.9940
Cell Phone: 561.451.6880
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Practice Areas

  • Auto / Fleet
  • General Liability
  • Property
"My tenured experience litigating catastrophic injury and fraudulent insurance claims has provided a basis for strategically attacking a system that shouldn’t depend on an adversary's ability to uncover falsehoods."

Bill Peterfriend is a Senior Partner in the Fort Lauderdale office and handles automobile bodily injury, personal injury protection (PIP) and general liability matters. He has been practicing law since 1999 and is admitted in Florida state and federal courts. William has litigated fraudulent insurance claims involving policyholders and/or medical providers, as well as in coverage actions for property loss claims and PIP defense. Martindale-Hubbell and his peers have rated him AV® Preeminent™.

Bill is a 1994 graduate of Muhlenberg College and obtained his Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University, J.D. in 1998. He is admitted to practice in the State of Florida (2002), U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the State of New York (1999). He is a member of the Defense Research Institute, the Judicial Select & Tenure Committee of the Broward County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Florida Defense Lawyers Association. William is also an approved instructor for Florida Adjuster Continuing Education.

Martindale Rating

AV® Preeminent™


  • Muhlenberg College, B.A., 1994
  • St. Thomas University, J.D., 1998

Bar Admissions

  • 2002, Florida
  • 1999, New York
  • 2002, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • 2008, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida.
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