Of Counsel to:
Boose Casey Ciklin Lubitz Martens McBane & O'Connell
515 N. Flagler Dr., 19th Floor
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone (561) 832-5900
Phone (800) 771-7780
Fax (561) 820-0381
E-mail: wjh@effdisres.com

W. Jay Hunston, Jr., Esq.

Attorney & Dispute Resolution Professional

Summary of Legal Qualifications

  • 1976 Ohio, Admitted to Practice in all State Courts
  • 1979 Florida, Admitted to Practice in all State Courts
  • 1983 Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • 1995 Colorado, Admitted to Practice in all State Courts
  • 2001 Montana, Admitted to Practice in all State Courts

Summary of ADR Qualifications

  • 1991 Florida Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • 1998 Florida Certified Family Mediator
  • 2000 Approved NASD Mediator
  • 2000 Qualified Florida Arbitrator


  • 1971 B. A., Denison University Granville, OH
  • 1976 J. D., Stetson Univ. College of Law Gulfport, FL

Professional Experience

  • 1976 - 1979 Hunston, Hunston & Hunston Salem, OH Litigation Partner
  • 1980 - 1995 DeSantis, Gaskill & Hunston, North Palm Beach, FL Litigation Partner
  • 1996 - 2000 Boose Casey Ciklin, et al. West Palm Beach, FL Litigation Partner
  • 2001 - Present Boose Casey Ciklin, et al. West Palm Beach, FL Of Counsel· Mediation (Civil & Family)· Dispute Resolution Services· Special Master Services

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Conflict Resolution. Practitioner
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators. Member
  • American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution. Member
  • The Florida Bar, Ohio State Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Montana State Bar Association, Palm Beach County Bar Association. Member

Areas of Experience

  • Complex civil and family law matters, including probate litigation, multi-party litigation, private and professional business association dissolutions, eminent domain and inverse condemnation proceedings on behalf of property owners and condemning authorities, real estate construction disputes, construction defects disputes for municipal and governmental utility and wastewater treatment authorities, residential and commercial real estate disputes, real estate foreclosures, workouts of significant commercial and residential properties, defense of fair-housing fair-lending discrimination cases, representation as special trial counsel for debtors in Chapter 11 reorganization proceedings, informal and formal administrative agency proceedings, zoning and land use litigation matters, and employment and labor law disputes involving both the public and private sectors.

Dispute Resolution Philosophy

  • Positive, creative results. When the dispute resolution professional truly believes in the dynamics of the process and the results that can be achieved through proper utilization of the process, there is no limit to the creative solutions that can be designed by parties to a dispute. The imposition of an outcome by a third party arbiter seldom, if ever, produces a perceived fair result from which disputing parties may move on and beyond their differences.

Geographic Areas of Practice

  • Day to day practice throughout Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Broward, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties, Florida.Available upon prior arrangements throughout Florida, Montana, Colorado and Ohio.

Basis of Compensation

  • Hourly or per diem, plus travel and out of pocket costs. Rates available upon request.


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