Clayton Trial Lawyers Opens in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Top trial attorney in Florida leaves Greenberg Traurig LLP after 15 year and starts new litigation boutique firm

"Finding the right attorney and law firm is always important and that is especially true during the Covid-19 crisis.”

Clayton Trial Lawyers PLLC is announces its opening in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The new law firm’s practice areas are: business interruption insurance claims, commercial landlord and tenant disputes, complex business litigation, construction litigation, employment litigation, intellectual property litigation, insurance bad faith and defense and personal injury.

Its founder, William R. Clayton, a litigator for over 30 years, maintains a national civil trial practice having tried more than 100 cases in state and federal courts including major cases in California, Florida, New York and Nevada and has won more than $100 million in jury verdicts. He is joined at the new firm by others from Greenberg Traurig, LLP including rising star Miguel Aristizabal.

As recent as April 2020, William Clayton was a Principal Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP — one of the Top 10 largest law firms in the U.S. He was the former National Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate Litigation Group. On leaving the firm, Clayton said that “he decided to strike out on his own to fulfill a life-long dream of starting his own law firm – dedicated to a culture of practicing law freely in a world with no legal or business conflicts.”
Built during the COVID-19 crisis, Clayton Trial Lawyers is a litigation boutique providing legal solutions for your urgent business needs. Clayton said, “Finding the right attorney and law firm is always important and that is especially true during this challenging time.”

The lawyers at Clayton Trial Lawyers, have gained broad litigation experience in multiple areas from practicing previously for almost 20 years at Greenberg Traurig, LLP (No. 1, number of overall first-tier rankings and most first-tier metropolitan rankings, “Best Law Firms,” U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, 2011-2020).

About William R. Clayton
William was listed in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and is named in 2020 as a “Top Lawyer” in Florida. He was named in the 2017 Business edition of Super Lawyers among “Top Attorneys in Business Litigation” in the United States. He has been named a “Super Lawyer” in Florida” by Super Lawyers (top 5% of Florida lawyers) for over ten (10) years.

Nationally, he is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocates (“Board Certified — Proven, Tested Excellence”). He is also Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer (1% of Florida lawyers) and Board Certified as a Business Litigation Attorney (.2% of Florida lawyers), having passed rigorous standards. Of over 100,000 lawyers in Florida, William is among only a small percentage of lawyers (.02%) who are board certified in both specialties. In Nevada, he is also Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer.
He is licensed to practice law in: Florida, Nevada, New York and Washington, D.C.

Clayton has also been recognized by Corporate Counsel for his superior client service in the BTI Client Service All-Stars 2015 report — just one of about 250 lawyers in the U.S. He was listed in 2015 edition of “The Legal 500 United States Guide to Outstanding Lawyers”. William was selected as “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Fort Lauderdale chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

By invitation only, he was chosen as member of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), which is considered by many judges as the “best of the best” trial lawyers in the U.S. (at the time of his admission, applicants were required to try at least 20 jury trial trials — to verdict). William was selected — by invitation only — as a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, which is limited to less than .5% of American lawyers. He is a member of Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization whose membership is limited to trial attorneys who have achieved jury verdicts of $1 million or more. William has been rated AV Preeminent® by the peer review rating publication, Martindale-Hubbell®. He lectures nationally on all aspects of jury trials, recent legal decisions and insurance bad faith.

William Clayton, Clayton Trial Lawyers PLLC
Tel: 954 712 2300; Cell: 954 980 8520

William R. Clayton
Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida & Nevada
Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer, Florida
Board Certified, National Board of Trial Advocacy
CTL Lawyers| 401 E Las Olas | Fort Lauderdale FL | Suite 130-175
T +1 954 712 2300 | | View Biography

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