Bill Foster is a life long resident and fourth generation native of St. Petersburg, Florida. He is a proud graduate of Northeast High School, Samford University of Birmingham, Alabama, and the Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama. He began the practice of law in 1988, joining his father and mentor, David Foster, who himself begin his legal career in 1960. While still practicing law, Mr. Foster was elected to the St. Petersburg City Council in 1998, where he served the people of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County through 2007. Mr. Foster remained with the firm until 2009, at which time he was elected to the position of Mayor of St. Petersburg. As Mayor, Mr. Foster managed the day to day operations of Florida’s fourth largest city, and led the city through the recession to great economic development and growth. After serving the people of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County for four years as Mayor, Mr. Foster rejoined the firm, focusing in estates, wills and trusts, guardianships, probate and commercial litigation, elder law, personal injury, real estate and commercial transactions, corporations and small business, landlord/tenant, land uses and zoning matters.