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MEMBER PROFILE: Christopher M. Shulman
 
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Christopher M. Shulman
Shulman ADR Law, P.A.
5111 Ehrlich Road
Suite 120
Tampa, FL 33624

Tel: (813) 935-9922
Fax: (813) 333-7326
Email: chris@shulmanadrlaw.com
www.shulmanadrlaw.com

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ONLINE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING
   
Calendar Last Updated: 23 Oct 17

 




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All such requests will go immediately to
Christopher Shulman's scheduling staff
(Brenda, brenda@shulmanadrlaw.com)

 

ADR SERVICES & CERTIFICATIONS
 
ADR Services:
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FL Certification Qualifications:
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Serving the following Judicial Circuits:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

[ Click for Map of Florida's Civil Circuits ]


MEDIATION CASE EXPERIENCE
 
Christopher M. Shulman has experience in settling the following types of case:
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* Please click number to view relevant attorney testimonials.
Christopher M. Shulman has experience in the following areas of areas of Family Law:

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PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Biographical Notes:
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Christopher M. Shulman has mediated in excess of 2550 disputes and served as arbitrator, hearing officer, or decision-writer in approximately 1800 matters.

An alumnus of Stetson University College of Law, Chris is a 20+ year lawyer who spent the first approximately 10 years of his practice representing individuals, labor unions, and employers in connection with a variety of statutory, contractual, and common-law employment law claims. He also handled general practice, business, and personal injury matters for individuals. He is a member of the Florida Bar and admitted to practice before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. 

From 1995 to 2001, Chris mediated on and off, but, since January 2002, Chris has essentially limited his practice to service as a neutral dispute resolution professional; the only real client representation work he currently does is in the field of estate planning and probate.  He is a member of the Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society and a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (of which he is also a member of the Executive Committee).  A Diplomate and 2005-2006 Board Member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Chris Shulman is a certified Florida Circuit, Family, and County Court Mediator, and a Federal Court Mediator. He mediates and arbitrates cases for the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Financial Industry Regulatory Agency (FINRA), and privately, including labor disputes through the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Between service as a mediator, arbitrator, hearing officer, and federal-sector EEO complaint adjudicator, Chris has resolved or, in the case of mediation, helped the parties resolve more than 4,300 matters. Chris served two four-year terms on the Florida Supreme Court’s Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee, and is currently a member of the Florida Supreme Court’s ADR Rules and Policy Committee.  He has served as co-chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association ADR Committee. An approved Primary Circuit Civil and County Mediator Trainer, and a Florida Court-Appointed Arbitrator Trainer, Chris is also an Adjunct Professor at Stetson University College of Law, teaching Negotiation and Mediation and the Law Student Mediator Training classes.

Education:
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  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, FL Juris Doctor cum laude, May 1991
  • Honors and Activities: Research Editor, Stetson Law Review
  • Published Law Review Case Note; won Leeman Award for best student writing
  • Public Service Fellow Judicial Intern to Hon. Elizabeth A. Jenkins, U.S. Magistrate Judge
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, May 1987

Languages
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English, Broken Spanish

Memberships & Affiliations :
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  • American Arbitration Association (Large and Complex Case (LCC) Panel: Arbitrator; Commercial/Employment Panel: Mediator; Arbitrator)
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (Mediator and Arbitrator)
  • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (Labor Arbitrator)
  • Impartial Decisionmaker Registry for Senior Connection Center, Inc. 
  • Randolph-Sheppard Act Blind Services Bid Arbitrator 
  • Medical Peer Review Hearing Officer 
  • City of St. Petersburg Wage Theft Hearing Office
  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators (Fellow)
  • Next Generation Divorce Collaborative Practice Group (Neutral Facilitator)
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (Member)
  • Collins Center for Public Policy, Inc. (DFS Hurricane Mediator)
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. Solutions Program (External Mediator)
  • Resolute Systems, Inc. (Mediator)
  • Florida Conflict Resolution Consortium (Mediator)
  • Florida Division of Land Sales, Condominiums and Mobile Homes (HOA Dispute Mediator)
  • Florida Department of Financial Services (Homeowners Insurance Presuit Claims Mediator)
  • Florida Supreme Court ADR Rules and Policy Committee (2012 – date)
  • Florida Supreme Court Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee (2000 – 2008)
  • Hearing Officer, Hillsborough County Childcare Licensing Board (2001 – 2012)
  • Florida Bar, Labor & Employment Law Section (1992- date)
  • Florida Bar Clients' Security Fund Committee (1994-2003; Chair, 1998-99)
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. (2002 to date; Board of Directors 2005-06)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (1999 - date; ADR Committee Co-Chair)


RATES & PAYMENT INFORMATION

Rates:
Mediation: $350/hour ($175/hour/side): no travel time but with minimum engagements, based on distance from Tampa.

    Local Mediation (provided at our Tampa Office or within 1 hour’s travel time, each way (i.e., Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk Counties, FL))
      Half-Day (4 hrs) Reserved
        $700.00 (2-hr) Minimum; $350.00/hour thereafter
        $700.00 Late Cancellation/Postponement (on less than seven calendar days’ notice)

      Full Day Reserved
        $1,400.00 (4-hr) Minimum; $350.00/hour thereafter
        $1,400.00 Late Cancellation/Postponement (on less than seven calendar days’ notice)

    Non-Local Mediation (provided outside the Local area, described above) No Charge For Travel Time (for mediation)
    Full Day Reserved
    $2,100.00 (6-hr) Minimum; $350.00/hour thereafter
    $2,100.00 Late Cancellation/Postponement (on less than seven calendar days’ notice)


Arbitration:
    Hearings and travel: Half-day increments of $1400
    Pre- or Post-hearing work: $350/hour

* Fees as stated apply unless court order, agency order, or published panel/roster rates dictate different rate, in which case that rate governs.
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Payment: Each party's attorney, if any, shall be responsible for timely delivery of each party's fees. The full amount of fees is due upon receipt of invoice (for mediation, usually at the end of each mediation conference) unless other arrangements are made ahead of time.
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Cancellation Policy: Mediation cancellation: see "Rates" discussion, above.
Arbitration: if notice of cancellation is received on less than one week's notice, then $1050 per half-day increment booked (e.g., if late in cancelling two days of hearings, the cancellation fee is 4 half-day increments @ $1050 = $4200).
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DOCUMENT LIBRARY
Mediation Documents & Forms:
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Published Articles:
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