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Kentucky and Florida Mediator, W. David Shearer Jr.W. David Shearer, Jr.

W. David Shearer, Jr. is a Kentucky Approved General / Civil and Family Mediator  and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator. 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 handeling Florida family law mediation disutes. In the mediation process, he facilitates the negotiations between the parties to enable them to accept a mutual agreement.


  • Has represented both Petitioners and Respondents in divorce actions
  • Has a degree in Accounting, and broad practical accounting experience 
  • Has expertise in formulating financial information and related data
  • Has broad practical experience in areas of real estate, commercial, businesses, contracts, corporate, personal property, stocks, bonds, retirement accounts, insurance, and employment law
  • Guides litigants to an expeditious, fair and  just resolution
  • Offers an affordable hourly rate

Most Family Law cases deal with issues of custody, child support, change of custody, spousal support and the division of property. Aside from cases which deal with children the most common issues in Family Law are spousal support and division of property. In the latter, the property owned prior to marriage or property acquired during the marriage from non-martial sources (non-martial) is returned to the respective parties and then the property (martial) acquired during the marriage is divided between the parties.

marriage-decree-courtsMartial property involves a multitude of issues, including valuations in a variety of areas of law. Those most common to a marriage are as follows: real estate (home, rental, commercial, farms, lots, subdivisions, office buildings, shopping centers, and various types of rental and etc.), commercial business (sole owner, partnership, corporation, limited liability company and etc.), contract, corporate, personal property (cash, savings, certificate of deposits, stocks bonds, art, furniture and furnishings, and etc.), insurance (health, life and casualty), equine and employment (retirement accounts, earnings and other benefits). Mr. Shearer has broad practical experience in all of the above areas.

The mediation process is routinely used in Family Law. A Judge may order or the parties may agree to mediate the dispute as a means of resolution.

Mr. Shearer has broad practical experience in the field of Family Law having represented both the petitioner and respondent. As the division of property (financial) is a significant issue in Family Law, Mr. Shearer has an added advantage to assist in those endeavors. His experience as an attorney, an accountant and an entrepreneur well qualifies him to reconcile or guide the parties through the dispute resolution process. His practical experience over a decade as an accountant provides unique expertise in formulating financial information and related data when resolving disputes in divorce proceedings and other related matters.

Mr. Shearer is highly qualified as your mediator for a resolution of Kentucky and Florida Family Law mediation disputes issues such as the following:

  • Annulment
  • Adoption and Paternity
  • Change of Child Custody
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Florida Mediation Equitable Distribution of Marital Property
  • Maintenance
  • Marriage (Common Law and Cerimonial)
  • Preuptial and Postnuptial Issues

                     a home torn apart

Let Mr. Shearer reconcile or guide your litigants to resolve their own disputes through an expeditious, fair and just 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

Whatever your issue might be, 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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[5] (Law 101 by Brien A. Roche, John K. Roche, Sean P. Roche, chapter 14, pages 139-147)

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


• 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 state of 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