Greenberg Traurig’s William R. Clayton Selected as ABOTA Fort Lauderdale Trial Lawyer of the Year

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William R. Clayton, a shareholder and Co-Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Litigation Practice in the Fort Lauderdale office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A.,was selected as Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Fort Lauderdale chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

William R. Clayton, a shareholder and Co-Chair of the firm’s Real Estate Litigation Practice in the Fort Lauderdale office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A.,was selected as Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Fort Lauderdale chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

Clayton served as President of the ABOTA Fort Lauderdale Board of Directors from 2012 to 2013. The organization was founded by attorneys in 1958 to preserve the right to trial by jury as guaranteed by the Seventh Amendment to the United States Constitution.

“I am humbled by this honor,” Clayton said. “I am proud to be recognized by this organization, which has a well-deserved reputation for having the best trial lawyers and those of the highest professional standards."

At Greenberg Traurig, Clayton focuses his practice on commercial litigation and is frequently retained as lead trial counsel by NYSE and Nasdaq companies (on plaintiff and defense sides). He maintains a national civil trial practice, having tried more than 100 cases in state and federal courts, and has won more than $100 million in jury verdicts for both plaintiff and the defense.

Clayton recently won a $5 million jury trial in the Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County, Florida in a breach of contract, civil conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty and tortious interference case for a retired Fort Lauderdale-based concert promotion company owner and restaurateur. (Case no. 50 2010 CA 005791 XXXX MB AG)

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms' client relationships. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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