Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
William D. McEachern, Novelist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of writing.
Encouraged by his parents, friends, and brother, who is also a lawyer, Mr. McEachern decided to pursue law school. Already having obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University in 1972, he passed the LSAT and attended Fordham University, from which he graduated with a JD in 1977. Continuing at New York University, he obtained a Master of Laws in 1981. Mr. McEachern is certified to practice law by the New York State Bar Association and the Florida Bar, and holds additional certifications in both estate planning and probate law in Florida.
Beginning his professional career at Chemical Bank, Mr. McEachern worked as a trust administrator from 1972 to 1974. He continued his work in banking as a vice president and trust officer at United American Bank from 1978 to 1979, and as a trust officer at Bankers Trust Company from 1979 to 1980. Entering the field of law, Mr. McEachern excelled as an associate at Gunster, Yoakley, Criser & Stewart from 1981 to 1987 before becoming a partner at Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Underberg, Manley, Myerson & Casey. From 1988 to 2007, he found success as a partner with Quarles & Brady, Holland & Knight, Winthrop & Stimson, and Shutts & Bowen.
Mr. McEachern entered the field of writing because as a lawyer he did a tremendous amount of writing and wrote a number of law treatises, which were eventually published. He was the editor for the Florida Bar Journal from 1984 to 1985 and a contributor to Estate Planning in Florida. He is the author of the novels, “Casting Lots,” “Caledonia: A Song of Scotland,” “New Caledonia: A Song of America,” and “Caledonia Lost,” with the novel “ The Life of Levi” forthcoming.
Notably, Mr. McEachern was a finalist for the Best Historical Novel title in both 2017 and 2018, and received the Gold Medal Partner Award from the Palm Beach County School Board. In a long career of accomplishments, he considered his creativity while working as a tax attorney to be the highlight of his career, because he could use the tax law to solve people’s problems and secure money for charity. As a testament to his success, Mr. McEachern has been featured in the 21st edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, as well as the 48th and 49th editions of Who’s Who in America.
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