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His experience as a finder of fact on the Merit Board and as a Hearing Officer
         * Served on Merit Board for fourteen years, thirteen years as its Chairman
Hearing Officer over span of fifteen years
Relevant and wide-range practical experience

W. David Shearer, Jr.W. David Shearer, Jr.’s is a Kentucky Arbitrator and Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator. He is a retired Kentucky civil trial attorney, who has the education, broad practical experience and skills to help you solve tough problems and avoid costly and time-consuming litigation. As a trial attorney, he was involved in Civil Litigation (Federal and State) representing both plaintiffs and defendants and has broad practical experience that gives him a unique credibility with all parties.

In arbitration, Mr. Shearer makes a decision (binding or non-binding) depending upon the type of Arbitration process selected by the parties. His goal as a Kentucky Arbitrator and Florida Qualified Arbitrator, is to set and maintain the highest standard of “neutrality” in arbitration. He believes that the integrity of this profession rests on the standard of fairness and, as such, he is the preeminent source for jurists, attorneys and law firms seeking an arbitrator. His services as a neutral arbitrator are available at an affordable hourly rate, with a reasonable administrative fee for multi-day, complex or multi-party disputes.

Mr. Shearer, a Kentucky Arbitrator and Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator, a Kentucky Supreme Court Approved General / Civil and Family Mediator and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Family Mediator, is available to accept assignments as an arbitrator and/or mediator in the field of alternative dispute resolution relating to Equine Law, Employment Law, Contract Law, Commercial Business Law, Corporate Law, Family Law  and Tort Law, as well as other areas or matters of dispute.

Let Mr. Shearer reconcile or guide your litigants to resolve their own disputes through an expeditious, fair and just arbitration or mediation process. You may contact Mr. Shearer via this web site by clicking here or by telephone:

Direct numbers   KY (502) 636-1636     FL (239) 537-4691
                              Cell (502) 551-0818   
Fax (502) 636-1652

As a Kentucky Arbitrator and Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator, Mr. Shearer is committed to the following:

  • Informing participants about the process of arbitration
  • Adopting a neutral stance with all parties revealing any potential conflicts of interest to the arbitration
  • Conducting the arbitration in an impartial manner
  • Abstaining from offering legal advice
  • Making a studied decision after a review of all evidence and information provide by the parties


Offers fair, impartial and just studied decisions
• Has represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants
Accepts assignments relating to Equine Law, Employment Law, Contract Law,
   Commercial Business Law, Corporate Law, Franchising and Licensing Law,
   Tort Law  and other areas
Offers an affordable hourly rate

Mr. Shearer’s service on the Jefferson County (Louisville, Kentucky) Merit Board for fourteen (14) years, thirteen (13) as its Chairman, exemplifies his unique ability as a Kentucky Aribtrator and Florida Qualified Arbitrator. The Merit Board conducted hearings on appeals regarding employment issues such as suspensions and terminations. These proceedings were conducted trial de novo.

As Chairman, Mr. Shearer conducted hearings, acting in a similar capacity of an administrative law judge, ruling on the admissibility of evidence, including relevance. After the presentation of the evidence, Mr. Shearer, along with other members, went into executive session and deliberated as a jury to decide the case. At the conclusion of the hearing, Mr. Shearer prepared findings of fact, conclusions of law and a recommended order.

In addition to his service on the Merit Board, Mr. Shearer served as a Hearing Officer for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Louisville Metro Government over a span of fifteen (15) years. He conducted proceedings related to appeals where certain rights (which included rights of minority in government contracts, employment rights, and other contractual issues) had been administratively denied.

As a Hearing Officer, he conducted hearings in the same manner as he did on the Merit Board, ruling on evidence and its admissibility, including relevance. At the conclusion of the hearing, Mr. Shearer prepared findings of fact, conclusions of law and a recommended order.

Whatever your issue might be (such as an employment contract arbitration clause, licensing arbitration, franchising arbitration), it is very likely that Mr. Shearer has significant, relevant experience. Successful resolutions occur when the participants feel that the best decision has been made and that the process was efficient and professional. Your satisfaction with the resolution process is Mr. Shearer's primary goal.

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Dispute Resolution Services:

       • Civil Arbitration
       • Contractual Arbitration clauses
      • Circuit Mediation
      • Civil Mediation
       • Family Mediation

Areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution:

Administrative Law Dispute
Appellate Law Dispute
Broker-Dealer Securities Investment Dispute
Condemnation Law Dispute
Contract & Corporate Law Dispute
Commercial Business Law Dispute
Employment Law Dispute
Equine Law Dispute
Family Law Dispute
Foreclosure & Real Estate Law Dispute
Insurance Law Dispute
Tort Law Dispute
Workers Compensation Law Dispute


• Less adversarial than litigation
• Less costly than litigation
• Less formal than litigation
• Much faster than litigation
• Less prolonged anxiety for the parties
• More control over the process

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If you have a case you would like to discuss or are searching for a Kentucky and Florida based Arbitrator or Mediator, who has broad practical experience fill out the form below to find out how Mr. Shearer can assist you with your litigation challenges and caseload, as a 3rd party neutral.

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W. David Shearer, Jr., J. D.
Kentucky - c/o Regus Group, MET Building, 312 South Fourth Street, Suite 700, Louisville, KY 40202
Florida - c/o Regus Group, 4851 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 200, Naples, FL 34103

Office: Kentucky (502) 636-1636     Florida (239) 537-4691      
       Cell (502) 551-0818               Fax: (502) 636-1652

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  Kentucky and Florida based Arbitrator and Mediator W. David Shearer, Jr. provides alternative dispute resolution services for: Equine Law Disputes, Employment Law Disputes, Family Law Disputes , Contract, Corporate & Commercial Business Law Disputes  and Tort Disputes throughout the states of Kentucky and Florida.
  Mr. Shearer offers Arbitration and Mediation services within the Kentucky counties: Anderson |  Bath |  Bell |  Boone |  Bourbon | Boyd | Boyle | Bracken | Breathitt |  Bullitt |  Campbell |  Carroll |  Carter |  Casey |  Clark |  Clay |  Elliott |  Estill |  Fayette |  Fleming |  Floyd |  Franklin |  Gallatin |  Garrard |  Grant |  Greenup |  Hardin |  Harlan |  Harrison |  Henry |  Jackson |  Jefferson |  Jessamine |  Johnson |  Kenton |  Knott |  Knox |  LaRue |  Laurel |  Lawrence |  Lee |  Leslie |  Letcher |  Lewis |  Lincoln |  Madison |  Magoffin |  Marion |  Martin |  Mason |  McCreary |  Meade |  Menifee |  Mercer |  Montgomery |  Morgan |  Nelson |  Nicholas |  Oldham |  Owen |  Owsley |  Pendleton |  Perry |  Pike |  Powell |  Pulaski |  Robertson |  Rockcastle |  Rowan |  Scott |  Shelby |  Spencer |  Taylor |  Trimble |  Washington |  Wayne |  Whitley |  Wolfe and Woodford counties are all in the Eastern Time Zone.
  Including the following Kentucky cities: Louisville |  Lexington |  Owensboro |  Bowling Green |  Covington |  Hopkinsville |  Frankfort |  Henderson |  Richmond |  Jeffersontown |  Albany |  Alexandria |  Allen |  Ashland |  Auburn |  Barbourville |  Bardstown |  Bardwell |  Barlow |  Beattyville |  Beaver Dam |  Bedford |  Benton |  Brea |  Brandenburg |  Burkesville |  Burlington |  Burnside |  Cadiz |  Calvert City |  Campbellsville |  Campton |  Caneyville |  Carlisle |  Carrolton |  Cave City |  Central City |  Clinton |  Columbia |  Corbin |  Covington |  Crittenden |  Cynthiana |  Danville |  Dawson Springs |  Dixon |  Dry Ridge |  Eddyville |  Edmonton |  Elizabethtown |  Elkton |  Eminence |  Erlanger |  Evarts |  Flemingsburg |  Florence |  Fort Mitchell |  Fort Thomas |  Franklin |  Fulton |  Georgetown |  Glasgow |  Grand Rivers |  Grayson |  Greenburg |  Greenup |  Greenville | Hardin |  Hardinsburg |  Harlan |  Harrodsburg |  Hartford |  Hazard |  Hickman |  Hindman |  Hodgenville |  Hyden |  Independence |  Inez |  Irvington |  Jackson |  Jamestown |  La Grange |  Lancaster |  Lawrenceburg |  Lebanon |  Leitchfield |  Livingston |  London |  Louisa |  Manchester |  Mayfield |  Maysville |  Middlesboro |  Monticello |  Morehead |  Morganfield |  Morgantown |  Mount Sterling |  Munfordville |  Murray |  Newport |  Nicholasville |  Olive Hill |  Owenton |  Owingsville |  Paducah |  Paintsville |  Paris |  Perryville |  Pikeville |  Pineville |  Prestonsburg |  Princeton |  Providence |  Radcliff |  Richmond |  Russell Springs |  Russellville |  Salyersville |  Sandy Hook |  Scottsville |  Shelbyville |  Shepherdsville |  Simpsonville |  Somerset |  Springfield |  Stanford |  Stanton |  Stearns |  Sturgis |  Talorsville |  Tompkinsville |  Versailles |  Warsaw |  Webster |  West Liberty |  Whitesburg |  Whitley City |  Wickliffe |  Williamsburg |  Winchester
  Mr. Shearer offers Arbitration and Mediation services within the Florida Counties of: Alachua  | Brevard  | Broward  | Citrus  | Collier  | Duval  | Hernando  | Hillsborough  | Indian River  | Lee  | Leon  | Orange  | Osceola  | Palm Beach  | Pinellas  | Polk  | Sarasota  | St. Johns  | St. Lucie  and other Florida Counties.
  Including the following Florida Cities: Adventura |  Boca Raton |  Bradenton |  Brandon |  Cape Coral |  Clearwater |  Coral Gables |  Coral Springs |  Davie |  Daytona Beach |  Fort Lauderdale |  Fort Myers |  Gainesville |  Hallandale |  Hialeah |  Hollywood |  Inverness |  Jacksonville |  Kissimmee |  Lakeland |  Maitland |  Melbourne |  Miami |  Miami Beach |  Miami Gardens (Carol City-Norland) |  Miramar |  Naples |  North Miami |  North Miami Beach |  Ocala |  Orlando |  Palm Bay |  Palm Beach |  Pembroke Pines |  Pompano Beach |  Port St. Lucie |  Sarasota |  South Daytona |  Spring Hill |  St Augustine |  St. Petersburg |  Stuart |  Tallahassee |  Tampa |  Vero Beach |  Villages of Oriole |  Wellington |  West Palm Beach |  Winterpark |  and other Florida Cities