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Certified Civil Court Mediator

William F. Clair

Experienced trial attorney for 31 years in Florida and New York Federal, State, and Family courts. AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Former faculty member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. 

We encourage you to learn more about the attorney you choose to mediate your dispute.

Admiralty and Maritime Claims


Trial Alternative

Our mission is to provide experience, communication skills and neutrality to a confidential process to support an early resolution to an otherwise lengthy dispute.

Trial Alternative is committed to creating an environment which promotes open dialogue and realistic dealings to foster a fair compromise. 

William F. Clair is a trial attorney who focuses his practice on maritime issues, hotels and resorts, restaurants, casinos, premises liability, insurance defense, construction litigation, and wrongful death claims. Mr. Clair has handled more than 50 trials/hearings and arbitration's in state, federal and family courts during his thirty one year career.

His experience in Federal Courts include the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the District of New Jersey, the District of Texas, and the District of Colorado. His experience in State Courts include the Supreme Courts of New York, Kings, Queens, Bronx, Rockland, Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk counties and the Circuit Courts for Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Family Court of Suffolk. His experience in arbitration's include both Florida and New York.


We are available to meet anywhere within the United States and encourage you to learn more about the attorney in which you choose to mediate your dispute resolution.

Mediation carries its own multitude of benefits and should serve as an appropriate guided negotiation between all parties involved. This alternative to trial provides an opportunity to present facts, clear up misunderstandings and preserve relationships in a confidential setting to find areas of agreement.

Why choose mediation?









Our Mediation Expertise

Two primary locations and availability to meet within attorney offices upon request.

  • Maritime personal injury cases

  • Maritime wrongful death cases

  • Maritime class actions

  • Maritime hurricane cases

  • Maritime infectious disease cases

  • Maritime medical practice cases

  • Maritime sexual assault cases

  • Catastrophic ship sinking cases

  • Maritime arbitration

  • Premises liability personal injury cases

  • Premises liability wrongful death cases

  • Premises liability assault cases

  • Construction personal injury cases

  • Commercial arbitrations

  • Family Court divorce cases

  • Family Court child support cases

  • Family Court paternity cases

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