Member Profile: William Garth Christopher

William Garth Christopher
Maglio Christopher & Toale PA Law Firm
1605 Main Street
Suite 710
Sarasota, FL 34236
Email: Click for email

Tel: 888 952-5242
Fax: (877) 952-5042

FL Chapter:

William Garth Christopher regularly travels out of state to Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Med-Arb; Insurance Umpire


ONLINE SCHEDULING: William Garth Christopher
Calendar Last Updated: 14 Oct 16

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William Garth Christopher has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Banking & Finance
Business Dissolution
Community Associations
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Family Businesses
Health Care
Mortgage Foreclosure
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Negligence
Real Estate
Religious Institutions



I have been admitted to practice law in Virginia (1970), the District of Columbia (1970), Michigan (1977), Florida (1988) and Texas (1989). Additionally, I have been allowed to conduct trials in New York, Minnesota, California and Colorado.

I am a member of the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court and various Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and District Courts.   I am certified in  Construction Law by the Florida Bar's Board of Legal Specialization.

I am also a member of the Commercial Panel, Construction Panel, Large & Complex Case Panel, and a mediator for the American Arbitration Association. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit/Civil Mediator.

ADR Experience:
Over 40 years in the practice of law in large to medium size firms in Washington, D.C., Detroit, West Palm Beach, Tampa and Sarasota. My entire practice has involved trials, arbitrations and mediations of complex civil cases. I have arbitrated over 200 cases as a neutral arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, and I have mediated over 100 cases as a mediator for the AAA and also as a Florida State Circuit/Civil mediator. I am certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit/Civil Mediator. I completed Florida's "Approved Arbitration Training" on August 28, 2008, to be a court-appointed arbitrator under Chapter 44, Fla. Stat. and Fla. R. Ct. App. Arb. 11. On March 5, 2010, I completed the Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Training pursuant to Administrative Order No. AOSC09-54.


  • United States Military Academy, West Point, West Point, N.Y. (B.S., 1962)
  • University of Virginia School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1970)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Order of the Coif (Virginia Law School)
  • The Raven Society (University of Virginia)
  • The Barristers (Washington D.C.)
  • American Arbitration Association
  • The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • The Florida Bar
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Phi Delta Phi (Magister, Minor Inn 1969-1970)
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (07-05)


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William Garth Christopher 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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