William Christopher

William Christopher

Title: Retired
Location: Sarasota, FL

Over the course of his 4-decade long career, William “Bill” G. Christopher’s legal practice focused on mediation, arbitration, and the litigation of complex civil cases. His clients ranged from some of the largest national organizations to individuals.

Mr. Christopher has practiced law with large to medium-size firms in Washington, D.C., Detroit, West Palm Beach, Tampa, and Sarasota. He arbitrated over one hundred cases as a neutral arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and mediated over one hundred cases as a mediator for the American Arbitration Association and as a Florida Circuit Civil Mediator. Before becoming an attorney, he was an officer (Captain) in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (1962-1967).

Speaking Engagements

March 2018: “Skinny Arbitration to Assure Fairness and Cost Efficiency” at the Construction Law Institute of The Florida Bar Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section.

May 2018: Panel member on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program at the Sarasota County Bench/Bar Conference.

Articles

“Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Reduce Costs,” Florida Home Builder Magazine, September/October 1998; “Government Contracts: Disclaimers of Warranty of Suitability Contained in the Government-Furnished Property Clause,” 56 Virginia Law Review102.

Education

United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. (B.S., 1962)

University of Virginia School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1970