Mediate To Expediate Your CaseW. David Shearer, Jr. is a Kentucky Arbitrator and Kentucky Supreme Court Approved General/Civil and Family Mediator and a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Family Mediator.

He is dedicated to serving his clients’ specific and unique needs, while ensuring the best possible resolutions. Mr. Shearer believes that parties should be able to make their own decisions and guide the resolution during the mediation process. He also believes that arbitration is a fair and just alternative to expedite and resolve disputes.


 Juris Doctor Degree in law
 B. S. Degree, majoring in Accounting and Management with minors in Business
   Administration and Economics
•  Retired Civil Trial Attorney
 Practice law in Federal, State and Local Courts
•  Has a wide-range of practical experience
•  Served as President and CEO of Energy Company
•  Has experience as a finder if fact on Merit Board and as a Hearing Officer
•  Served on Merit Board for fourteen years, thirteen years as its Chairman
•  As Chairman, conducted hearings trial de novo
•  Hearing Officer over span of fifteen years, conducted hearings trial de novo
•  Military and entrepreneur experience
•  Has experience with a broad-range and diverse group of people
•  Offers an affordable hourly rate

Mr. Shearer graduated from Western Kentucky University in January of 1964, majoring in Accounting and Management, with minors in Business Administration and Economics. He attended the University of Kentucky in postgraduate studies and earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Louisville School of Law.

Experienced Arbitrator and MediatorMr. Shearer practiced law in Louisville, Kentucky until 2006. He was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky; Kentucky Court of Appeals; Kentucky Supreme Court; US Federal Court, Western and Eastern District of Kentucky; US Federal Court, Southern District of Indiana; US Tax Court; US Federal Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; and US Federal Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit.

In the mid-1970s, Mr. Shearer took a leave from the practice of law and co-founded an alternative (synthetic) energy company utilizing a coal, oil and water mixture, treated ultrasonically for use as a substitute for industrial fuel oil. He served as its President and CEO until McDonnell Douglas Corporation (aerospace) acquired the company in 1980. The company’s innovative fuel – thirty (30) years ahead of its time – attained national and global recognition.

While in Louisville, Mr. Shearer served on various boards and was a member of several clubs. In addition to the practice of law, he was on the Jefferson County (Louisville, Kentucky) Merit Board for fourteen (14) years, serving as the Chairman for thirteen (13). This board heard disciplinary issues regarding terminations and/or suspensions of employees in county government. He also served as a Hearing Officer for both the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Louisville Metro Government.

During Mr. Shearer's practice of law, he practiced in one or more levels of the courts in 98 out of the 120 counties in Kentucky. This gave him not only broad practical experience, but also an exposure to a vast number of different Officers of the Court (judges and attorneys), and parties with diverse backgrounds.

As a trial attorney, Mr. Shearer was involved with participating in a number of mediations representing both the plaintiffs and defendants. A number of the cases were settled as a result of the mediation process. He also participated in the arbitration process as well.

Later, Mr. Shearer moved to Naples Florida, where he has served on the board of his homeowners association and as, an officer at his Church.


  • University of Louisville, School of Law, J.D.,
  • 1971 University of Kentucky, Post-Graduate Studies, 1966-1967
  • Western Kentucky University, B.S., 1964
    • Double Major in Management and Accounting
    • Double Minor in Business Administration and Economics


Mr. Shearer was involved in Civil Litigation (Federal, State and Local), Personal Injury, Equine, Workers Compensation, Trust, Wills, Probate Estates, Pension and Profit Sharing, Blue-Sky Laws (Kentucky and other states), Taxation (Profit and Non-Profit), Domestic Matters, Adoption, Real Estate, SEC Requirements, Administrative Law, and Appellate Law (Federal and State).


  • Kentucky National Guard (April 1964 - October 1972)
  • Attained Rank of Captain, with two commands on Battery Level



  • Jefferson County (Louisville, KY) Merit Board
    • Member and Chairman

You may contact Mr. Shearer for Experienced Circuit Civil Mediation or Arbitration 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

Whatever your issue might be (such as Family Divorce Mediation Settlements, Employment Law Arbitration, or Equine Law Mediation), 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.

Dispute Resolution Services:

       • Civil Arbitration
       • Contractual Arbitration

       • 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

Benefits Of Mediation:

• 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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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