Member Profile: W. Andrew Clayton Jr.

W. Andrew Clayton Jr.
Icard Merrill
2033 Main Street Suite 600
Sarasota, FL 34237-6091
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Tel: 941-366-8100

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W. Andrew Clayton Jr. has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Banking & Finance
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Libel & Slander
Professional Fees
Professional Negligence
Real Estate
Trusts / Estates



AV-rated. During law school, was vice president in charge of operations for an oil and gas operating company, managing 57 oil and gas wells throughout the United States from 1985 to 1987. Was also a registered representative with L.F. Rothschild, Unterberg Towbin (1983-1984) and Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co. (1984-1985). Prior to that was in mutual fund marketing with Oppenheimer Management Co. in New York from 1982-1983. Member, Leadership Sarasota Executive Committee, 2001-2002; Master, John M. Scheb American Inn of Court, 1993 to present. Member, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) since 1992. Major, United States Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's Corps, 1988-2002; President, Board of Trustees, The Players, Inc. (community theatre), Sarasota, Florida, 1999 to 2003; Member of the Sarasota County Commission's Human Services Advisory Committee, June, 2005 to present. Have been retained as an expert witness regarding attorney's fee issues for plaintiffs and defendants in securities disputes. Have been appointed by the court to act as a receiver in complex trust litigation. Have represented a bankruptcy trustee in complex corporate liquidation proceedings and related litigation. Acted as a guest speaker and panel member in annual meetings of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Assocation.


J.D. Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, N.J., 1987
B.A. Seton Hall University, 1982, South Orange, N.J.
Washington and Lee University, 1978-1980, Lexington, Va.

Memberships & Affiliations

Bar Admissions:
New Jersey and New York, 1987; Florida, 1988. Also admitted to a variety of federal and military courts. Public Investors Arbitration Bar Assocaition, 1992 - present. Florida Academy of Professional Mediators


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W. Andrew Clayton Jr. is a member of our FL chapter, Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society, Florida's premier roster of distinguished attorney-mediators. The FCCMS profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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