William Tompkins, Jr. was born in Elmhurst, Illinois and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He received his Bachelor in Arts from the University of Florida. While attending the University of Florida, he played on the Varsity Tennis Team. He obtained his Juris Doctorate from Mitchell Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. While attending Hamline, he was an associate of the Law Review. He has written articles on numerous real estate topics that have been published in “The Florida Bar Journal”, “Action Line”, “The Fund Concept,” “The Orange County Bar Association Bar Briefs” and “Realtor Report.” He was an underwriting attorney for Attorneys Title Insurance Fund, Inc. for six years and was a claims and title attorney for Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation for two years. He has served as an adjunct instructor at Southern College in Orlando, Florida.