MEMBER PROFILE: David S. Brecher

David S. Brecher
Attorney and Certified Circuit and Federal Court Mediator
Brecher Mediation, PLC
301 West Bay Street, Suite 1443
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Tel: (904) 329-7272
Fax: (904) 416-1479

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Calendar Last Updated: 27 Jun 17


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ADR Services:
Mediation (Circuit-Civil)
Mediation (Federal)
Arbitration (Civil/Commercial)
Neutral Evaluation


FL Certification Qualifications:
Federal Mediator
Circuit-Civil Mediator
Fl. Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
Certified Appellate Mediator

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

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David S. Brecher has experience in settling the following types of case:
Community Associations
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Intellectual Property
Legal Malpractice
Lemon Law
Medical Devices
Medical Malpractice
Mortgage Foreclosure
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Railroad & Trucking
Real Estate
Shareholder Disputes
Trusts / Estates
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death

Biographical Notes:

David S. Brecher is a Florida Supreme Court certified Circuit Court Mediator, a Federal Court Certified Mediator and a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator.  Mr. Brecher has a broad-based background in commercial litigation, product liability litigation, tort and insurance-related litigation and personal injury litigation, having litigated, mediated and tried cases in the state and federal courts of Florida for over 20 years.  Since devoting his practice to full-time conflict resolution, Mr. Brecher has mediated over 800 cases in Jacksonville and throughout the state of Florida involving a wide variety of subject matters including product liability, professional negligence, toxic torts, insurance coverage and bad faith, personal injury and wrongful death, premises liability, construction, suretyship, employment (including discrimination and harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, non-compete, non-solicitation, trade secrets and other matters involving the employer/employee relationship), condominium and homeowner's association disputes, creditor’s rights, foreclosure, estates & trusts, warranty, contract disputes and other commercial matters.

Mr. Brecher’s background representing product manufacturers, corporations, business owners, and insurance companies, while at the same time representing plaintiffs in a wide range of matters, allows him to bring a unique, fair and impartial perspective to the mediation process.  His creative and persistent approach frequently result in unanticipated settlements in the “difficult to settle” cases he is selected to mediate.  He has also been described as tireless and committed in terms of staying engaged and following up when necessary after a mediation session.  Mr. Brecher holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell reflecting the highest distinction available for legal ability and adherence to professional ethical standards.  He dedicates his practice to conflict resolution, and focuses his mediation practice on the mediation of civil disputes in Jacksonville and throughout the state of Florida, including pre-suit voluntary mediations and settlement conferences, court-ordered mediations and appellate mediations.


  • Florida State University, College of Law (Tallahassee, Florida) Juris Doctor, 1995 with High Honors
  • Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama) Bachelor of Science in Finance, 1992



Memberships & Affiliations :

  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators, Fellow
    ■ National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Florida Civil-Circuit Mediator Society
  • Florida Bar Fourth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Member (2008-2011)
  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Barrister (2007-2010)
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite (2011-2013)
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, ADR Practitioners Committee, Chair

Proffessional Licences/Bar Admissions:

  • The Florida Bar
  • U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

ADR Certifications:

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
  • Federal Court Certified Mediator


Rates: ■ $350 per hour (two-party dispute) ■ $400 per hour (three-party dispute) ■ $450 per hour (four or more party dispute) ■ Travel outside Northeast Florida billed at one-half applicable hourly rate, but waived with four (4) hour minimum mediation charge

Cancellation Policy: Cancelations with less than five (5) business days notice may result in a two (2) hour charge for a half-day mediation and a four (4) hour charge for a full-day mediation.

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