Clinton W. Lanier, Esq.

Experience you can depend on from a law firm you can trust.

Providing personalized legal representation of selected clients on the Treasure Coast and throughout Florida since 1979

Boating Injuries/Wrongful Death

As an attorney with 38 years of boating experience having over 10,000 miles of open ocean sailing in command of his vessel, Clinton W. Lanier has both the knowledge and experience to handle Boating Accidents and Maritime Claims involving serious personal injury and wrongful death arising from the negligent operation or maintenance of any motor or sailing vessel.

Mr. Lanier and his family lived aboard his 44’ St. Francis catamaran, Sand Dollar, for over six years while cruising the Bahamas and North Caribbean as well as many intracoastal journeys. Clinton Lanier understands the needs and concerns of cruising sailors, weekend sailors as well as passengers on private and chartered vessels.

Mr. Lanier accepts selected cases involving serious injuries and wrongful death sustained as a result of negligent boat operation throughout the state of Florida and adjoining coastal waters.

If you or someone you know has sustained an injury or suffered the wrongful death of a loved one due to the negligent operation or maintenance of a boat or ship, contact the attorney who has hands-on personal experience as a cruising and live aboard sailor, Clinton Lanier. 772-532-1665  or

About Us

Clinton Lanier brings 38 years of personal injury litigation experience into the courtroom in claims involving wrongful death, brain damage, orthopedic injuries, neurological injuries and other cases involving significant personal injuries and economic damages. Mr. Lanier accepts no more than 20 cases in a given calendar year enabling him to provide personalized, concierge attention and aggressive legal representation for the benefit of his clients. He is personally available to speak with his clients concerning any aspects of their cases at any time.

Clinton “Clint” Lanier received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Richmond in 1979 and is admitted to practice law in the states of Florida, Montana and Virginia. Undergraduate studies included Oxford University, England, University of Edinburgh, Scotland and Old Dominion University, Virginia. He is the author of “MacArthur and the Philippine Army” (Old Dominion University Press 1975) and was the distinguished recipient of the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Memorial scholarship which facilitated his overseas studies.

A 38 year resident of Vero Beach Clinton Lanier has provided legal services in thousands of cases during the course of his career, recovering millions of dollars for his clients.


Licensed to Practice:

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Supreme Court of Florida and All Lower Courts
  • Supreme Court of Virginia and All Lower Courts
  • Supreme Court of Montana And All Lower Courts
  • Supreme Court of Florida Certified Circuit Court Civil Mediator

Practice Areas

Boating Injuries/Wrongful Death

As a United States Coast Guard Licensed Merchant Marine Captain (Ret.) having over 10,000 miles of open ocean experience in command of his vessel, Clinton Lanier has both the knowledge and experience to handle Maritime claims/boating accidents involving personal injury and property damage.  Mr. Lanier accepts selected cases involving damages sustained as the result of negligent boat operation in both national and international waters, inland lakes and the Intracoastal Waterway.


Personal Injury

Clinton Lanier provides concierge level legal services to those individuals who have been injured due to the negligence or fault of others. Monetary compensation is sought for the elements of damage recoverable under Florida law which include pain-and-suffering, lost wages, lost earning capacity in the future, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, injury, disfigurement, scarring and any type of residual disability or illness caused by the negligence of others whether by automobile, boat, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice or any other mechanism of causation.

Wrongful Death

In those instances where a wrongful death has occurred due to the negligence of another, Clinton Lanier provides concierge legal representation on behalf of the surviving family members to seek compensation and justice for the untimely loss of a loved one. Monetary compensation is sought for the value of lost support and services, companionship, mental pain-and-suffering of the survivors and other recoverable economic losses.



Mr. Lanier has provided mediation services throughout the state of Florida as a Supreme Court of Florida Certified Circuit Civil Mediator since the year 2000, helping litigants reach settlements in well over 2000 cases to date. Clint maintains an active mediation practice in all areas of civil litigation, including torts, commercial law, condominium, real estate, insurance coverage disputes, insurance bad faith disputes and business litigation.

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Clinton W. Lanier, ESQ.
855 21st St, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Center State Bank Building
Second Floor

Phone (772) 532-1665

Clinton W. Lanier, Esq.



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