William J. Leininger

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677 N. Washington Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Fax: 941-531-5024

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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Mr. Leininger received his Collaborative Divorce training over six years ago. He believes that it is possible for a couple to get divorced with dignity and as little harm to the kids as possible - and at a reasonable price - by using Collaborative Divorce. He believes that couples should avoid going to Court whenever possible. He will meet with you for a Personal Consultation about Divorce. He will answer all of your questions and then urge you to go home to think it over! No one is ever pressured to retain Mr. Leininger as their Collaborative Divorce attorney! This Personal Consultation will last between 30 and 60 minutes, and will cost only $150.00. If you wish to avoid nasty and expensive Court litigation over your divorce, you should definitely consider using Mr. Leininger as your Collaborative Divorce Attorney. What have you got to lose to meet with him and explore this method of resolving your divorce?

Professional Background

Mr. Leininger was admitted to the New York Bar in 1975, and was subsequently admitted to the Florida Bar in 1988. He devotes his practice solely to Divorce, Custody and Divorce Mediation matters in Florida, New Jersey and New York. He has been a Certified Divorce Mediator in New York since 1994. Mr. Leininger is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator (28593F).

Mr. Leininger has lectured on Divorce Mediation for over 20 years and has mediated over 800 divorce mediations to conclusion. He has appeared on national TV & radio programs including the Sallie Jessie Raphael Show, The Phil Donahue Show, The Today Show on the NBC Network, CBS Morning Show on the CBS Network, etc.

Mr. Leininger is a founding member of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators, and is also a member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators and the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation.


Mr. Leininger has mediated over 800 divorce matters in his Mediation Practice since 1994. Many of his Divorce Mediation cases involve business owners and medical professionals, and couples who have assets of millions of dollars.


Mr. Leininger graduated with the Rank of #1 in his Evening Division graduation class of Fordham Law School in 1974.


I seek to empower my clients to come to a resolution which they can both embrace as fair and reasonable. Our goal is to encourage Divorce with Dignity!


The cost of a Florida Divorce Mediation at our firm for a couple with children, a house and Deferred Compensation Benefits usually ranges between $2,200 and $6,500, total for the couple. If a business or professional practice is involved, or there are substantial assets, the total fee will usually be higher. These fees include the preparation of a comprehensive Marital Settlement Agreement which usually ranges from 20 to 40 pages in length. The Divorce Mediation Retainer is $2,500. All retainer deposits are refunded if not used up, and all retainer deposits are held in our Escrow Account and billed against each month.

Other Information

We offer plenty of free parking at our Sarasota office. We can meet with you between 10 AM and 8 PM, Monday through Saturday. No need for you to take off from work to attend your mediation sessions!

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Prenuptial

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Conflict Coach
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Online Mediator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.