About Us

About Us

About Clayton Trial Lawyers

As Seen Around Town

The attorneys of Clayton Trial Lawyers come from “Big Law” representing large corporations and billionaires. CTL specializes in intellectual property cases, technologies, software, LLC lawsuits and insurance law. For 2022, CTL was again recognized as “Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms” and No. 1 in Region, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The lead attorneys at CTL spent 20 years at Greenberg Traurig, the largest law firm in the U.S. The Founder, William Clayton, was a top shareholder at Greenberg Traurig LLP and a national chair in litigation. They bring the benefit of their elite legal backgrounds, intuition and courtroom skills straight to our clients. This sets CTL apart from other personal injury law firms or litigation boutiques.

We saw a need in the market for a law firm to be comprised of elite attorneys to protect the rights of individuals, to right wrongs in personal injury cases, and get them the compensation they deserve. In personal injury cases, we don’t win, unless you do. This is our driving mission. And we are relentless.

We focus on the most important cases of our day — your legal position or case. Finding the right attorney and law firm is always important, and that fact is — so much more — true today. We are multi-lingual and strive to be “best-in-class.”

We strive to be of great financial value to our clients. If we are prosecuting a case as a plaintiff, we want you to make more money than you ever thought possible. If we are defending you, we want you to pay nothing. This is because we leverage our skill set, experience, and passion for the law to your advantage.

Our team will protect our clients’ rights and win no matter who is on the other side. The firm’s Founder has prevailed against opponents who have retained three separate law firms – against him.

We have compassion and courage. We will fight for you – we go to war for our clients. We will do whatever it takes. We love a challenge and we will fight to protect you. With us on your side, you will feel confident in your case.

We are experts at reading insurance policies and complex contracts.

Hire a Winner (No One Remembers Who Finished Second in the Super Bowl)

Of course, our attorneys can research and write — we can do that among the best. However, our attorneys are trained to be trial lawyers. We don’t fear going to court and trying a case, like so many other law firms.  We welcome it. We often dare our opponents to take the case that far. We love to try cases. We love juries and juries love us.

We are committed to winning cases – whether in settlement or at trial. At trial, you will reap the rewards of our trial skills.

30 Years of Experience and That Separates Us from the Pack

We are:

  • Highly Aggressive
  • Built for speed – speed in resolving claims or cases
  • Result Oriented
  • Top Tier Experience
  • Efficient
  • Innovative approaches to problem-solving
  • We do more than “think outside the box”
  • We think like there is no box
  • A force in business litigation with a reputation that speaks for itself
  • Multi-lingual attorneys and staff
  • We are specialists in ESI (electronically stored information)
  • State-of-art trial technology

More on Founder William Clayton

As recent as April 2020, William Clayton was a Principal Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP — the largest law firm in the U.S. He was in a leadership role as the former National Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Real Estate Litigation Group.

William decided to strike out on his own to fulfill a life-long dream of starting his own law firm – dedicated to a culture of practicing law freely in a world with no legal or business conflicts. He took from GT a rising star, Miguel Aristizabal (Emory Law School and Moot Court superstar).

William Clayton went to an “Ivy League” college – Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois where he graduated at the top 5% of his class – with distinction. He went to a Top 10 law school – Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. While in law school, he studied at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business. After law school, he landed the most prestigious law position possible in the country – he was a Law Clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals.

He was an entrepreneur — first — before he began to practice law full-time in Florida. He traded stock options “in the pit” on his own seat on the Chicago Board of Trade — stock options. He developed commercial real estate. Within a product line, he was one the largest franchisee’s in the U.S. With the Founder’s business and accounting background, he is adept at quickly getting to know your business and its culture.

In a BTI Client Service All-Stars report, he was recognized as one of the top 250 lawyers in the U.S.

William Clayton is uniquely qualified as only one out of 70 lawyers in Florida (with over 100,000 lawyers), who is Board Certified as both a Civil Trial Lawyer and a Business Litigation Attorney in Florida.

He is licensed to practice law in four states or jurisdictions — Florida, Nevada, New York, and Washington, D.C.

After jury trials, jurors have stated – regarding Clayton’s performance at trial – that “it was better than TV or a movie.”

The founder lectures nationally on many subjects including insurance law (bad faith), real estate litigation, and all aspects of jury trials.

We Are Embedded in the Community

As Seen Around Town

We are a family-first law firm and we are community citizens, too.  We have a shared sense of civic and professionalism. We have pride in cultural, civic, and religious organizations in the county.

Our founder is active in national, state, and local organizations. He has served locally as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Broward Bar Association. William Clayton has also served as the President of the Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, and as President of the state-wide group, American Board of Trial Advocates, Florida Chapters. William is an active member in Leadership Broward. He is active in his church. The founder has given over $250,000 to the United Way.


Our firm owes its success to the wonderful people who work here. This is a family-oriented, friendly, collegial atmosphere – completely dedicated to superior client services. We are bi-lingual.

Our staff will take care of you every step of the way. We believe that open and friendly communications lines are crucial to success in any case, and we excel at it.