Gary E. Williams

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Clearwater, FL

The Law Firm for Family Law
 | 2629 McCormick Drive, Suite 101
Clearwater, FL 33759
Phone: 7275318737
Fax: 727-531-8719
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    Gary E. Williams is Board-Certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Marital and Family Law. He is also Board Certified as a Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocates of the American Bar Association.  Mr. Williams founded The Law Firm for Family Law in 2005 in Clearwater, Florida and he provides legal services throughout the Tampa Bay area including Tampa, and the Pinellas County cities of Seminole, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs, Largo, Dunedin, Clearwater and Palm Harbor and other adjoining areas. Mr. Williams specializes in high-asset, high conflict and complicated litigation divorce cases.  Mr. Williams also handles pre- and post-marital agreements, paternity matters, post-dissolution modifications and relocation issues. 

    After earning his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in business from Eckerd College and his Master of Business Administration, "magna cum laude, from the Florida Institute of Technology.  Mr. Williams was admitted to The Florida Bar after earning his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law.  Mr. Williams is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator, a Certified Arbitrator and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and Collaborative Divorce Attorney.

    In addition to membership in The Florida Bar, Mr. Williams is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the American Bar Association, the St. Petersburg Bar Association, the Clearwater Bar Association, the Hillsborough County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He is also involved with the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts and Leadership Pinellas. A member of the Collaborative Divorce Institute of Tampa Bay and a certified guardian ad litem, Mr. Williams has been rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell and has earned a "Superb" (10.0) rating from Avvo.

    *AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2015

    Certificates and Credentials

    Florida Bar Board of Legal SpecializationNational Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Gary Williams

    Admitted: 2005, Florida

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    • Recognized in 2019 as one of America's "Best Lawyers", Best Lawyers, 2019
    • Inn's Award for Excellence in Family Law, Canakaris Inn of Court , 2017
    • Recognized as a Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2015
    • Wall Street Journals Top Attorneys in Florida, 2013 - 2014
    • Who's Who Among Universities and Colleges, Stetson University College of Law
    • Leadership Pinellas
    • Martindale-Hubbell has granted Gary E. Williams their prestigious AV rating., Rating , Martindale-Hubbell
    • Member, Moot Court Board, Stetson University College of Law
    • The Barney Masterson Inn of Court awarded its Ricard E. Burke, Jr. Award for Professionalism to Gary E. Williams for 2016., Professionalism Award, Barney Masterson Inn of Court, 2016
    • Dean's Award for Outstanding Service, Stetson University College of Law
    • Justice on the Honor Court, Stetson University College of Law

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified, Martial and Family Law, The Florida Bar, 2013
    • Certified Arbitrator
    • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator Certified Divorce Financial Analysts Certified Collaborative Divorce Attorney
    • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocates as a Certified Trial Advocate, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals 
    • "AV" rated by Martindale Hubbell
    • The Florida Bar Association
    • Clearwater Bar Association
    • Barrister, Canakaris Inns of Court, 2005 - 2014
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2012
    • Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts
    • St. Petersburg Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2006
    • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
    • The American Bar Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Guardian Ad Litem Program, 2006

    Educational Background:

    • Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, United States of America, M.B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 2002, 1992
    • Stetson University College of Law, 2005
    • Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, United States of America, B.A., in Business, Honors: With Honors, 2000, 1988

    Industry Groups

    • Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals
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    Office Location for Gary E. Williams

    2629 McCormick Drive
    Suite 101
    Clearwater, FL 33759

    Phone: 7275318737

    Fax: 727-531-8719

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