Academy Member Inducted 2023

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D. Ross McCloy, Jr., Mediator, Panama City, Florida.

D. Ross McCloy, Jr.

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC.
304 Magnolia Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
Tel: (850) 769-3434
Cell: 850-819-0096
Fax: (850) 769-6121
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  • Practice Commenced1992
  • # of MEDS (as of 14/7/24)1000
  • # of ARBS (as of 14/7/24)10
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


     Ross McCloy is a Founding Partner at the Firm whose primary areas of practice include general civil litigation and mediation. As such, he has over 40 years of trial experience in trying before juries and judges a wide range of cases, including commercial business litigation, education litigation, contract disputes, construction litigation, employment litigation, professional negligence claims, personal injury and wrongful death claims. His trial experience includes both state and federal court proceedings and claims.  He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in both Civil Trial and Business Litigation designations since 1990 and 1997 respectively. He was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2010.

     Mr. McCloy has been a Florida Certified Civil Circuit Court Mediator since 1992.  He has handled over 1,000 mediations since 1992 and has also served as an arbitrator on one and three person arbitration panels.  He has been appointed as a mediator in federal court matters by a District Court Judge.  The areas in which he has served as a mediator include a broad range of issues including corporate, construction and commercial litigation; personal injury and wrongful death claims; employment litigation; business break-ups and related disputes; professional malpractice issues; probate litigation and real property disputes.

     After earning an undergraduate degree from Davidson College, Mr. McCloy went on to graduate from law school at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University where he was a Board member of the Law Review. He has since served as a member and Chairman of the 14th Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission, as a member of the Board of Governors for the Florida Bar and as a member of the Florida Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases.

Case Experience

  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Natural Disasters
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


  • J.D., Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, 1978
  • B.A., English, Davidson College, 1975

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Board Certified in Civil Trial (1990 - ) and Business Litigation (1997 - )Law areas by the Florida Bar
  • Fellow of  American College of Trial Lawyers 2010 -
  • Florida Certified Civil Circuit Court Mediator 1992
  • Past Member of Florida Committee on Standard Jury Instructions
  • Former Member and Chair of 14th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Former Member of Board of Governors of the Florida Bar 1996-2000

Rates Information


For most mediations the rate for 2-party mediations is $200/hr. per party; for 3 party mediations $150/hr. per party; and for 4 or more party mediations $125/hr. per party.   Please contact my office for mediations which may include more than 4 parties.

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