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MEMBER PROFILE: F. Dennis Alvarez
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F. Dennis Alvarez
Genders Alvarez Diecidue
2307 West Cleveland Street
Tampa, FL 33609

Tel: (813) 254-4744
Fax: (813) 254-5222

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Calendar Last Updated: 16 Nov 18


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All such requests will go immediately to
Dennis Alvarez's scheduling staff
(Silvia Forero,


ADR Services:
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FL Certification Qualifications:
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Serving the following Judicial Circuits:
4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 20

[ Click for Map of Florida's Civil Circuits ]

F. Dennis Alvarez has experience in settling the following types of case:
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Biographical Notes:
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Mr. Alvarez has limited his practice to Alternate Dispute Resolution. He is a Certified Mediator in Federal and Florida Courts and a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator.  Mr.. Alvarez has also served as a panel member of AAA and a Certified Neutral Umpire of the Windstorm Conference since 2002. He has also served as a Special Magistrate/Special Master in various civil matters. Since 2001, he has Mediated, served as a Arbitrator or as a Neutral (Umpire) over 4,000 cases.Born in Tampa, Florida in 1945, Mr. Alvarez was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1974. He is a graduate of South Texas College of Law and in 1980 was elected as a Hillsborough County Court Judge. In 1984, he was elected to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court bench. He served as Chief Judge of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit from 1988 to 2001. He served on many commissions through appointments by the Florida Supreme Court and is a previous chairman of the prestigious Florida Conference of Circuit Court Judges. He is a member of the U. S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, the U. S. Supreme Court, and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. He is also the proud recipient of many community service awards including the George Edgecomb Bar Association Humanitarian Award, the Robert J. Patton Outstanding Jurist Award, the Hispanic Man of the Year Award, and the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers' Outstanding Jurist in the State of Florida Award for his Dedication to the Preservation of Individual Rights and Access to the Courts.

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  • B.A. University of South Florida
  • J.D. South Texas College of Law
  • The National Judicial College, Basic and Advanced Programs
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Certified Federal Court Mediator, Middle District of Fl.
  • Harvard University Law School, Emerging ADR Issues
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualied Arbtrator
  • Member National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

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English, Spanish

Memberships & Affiliations :
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  • Florida Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • Certified Umpire, Florida Windstorm Conference
  •  Former Panel Member,American Arbitration Association



Rates: Revised Rates: Effective April 1, 2018: $190.00 per hour per party/two party mediation $150.00 per hour per party/three party mediation $130.00 per hour per party/four or more parties Half-day Mediations require a minimum fee of 3 hours. Full -day Mediations require a minimum fee of 6hours. Travel time will be assessed at $ 150.00 per hour if held outside of Hillsborough, Pinellas ,Polk or Pasco Counties.
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Payment: Payment is expected within fifteen (15) days of the mediation with the exception of Pro-Se litigants who must be prepared to pay a retainer in full prior to the time of the mediation.
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Cancellation Policy: If the mediation is canceled or rescheduled less than ten (10) days prior to the scheduled date of conference, a minimum fee of 3 hours for a half day mediation and 6 hours for a full day mediation will be charged. If the arbitration is canceled or rescheduled less than fourteen (14) days prior to the scheduled date of conference, a minimum fee of 3 hours for a half day mediation and 6 hours for a full day mediation will be charged.
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