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James L. Nulman
Nulman Mediation Services, Inc.
15880 Summerlin Rd.
Ste.300 - PMB 146
Fort Myers, FL 33908

Tel: (239) 433-3539
Fax: 1-800-681-9617

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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 ]

James L. Nulman has experience in settling the following types of case:
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Biographical Notes:
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Jim Nulman, an AV rated attorney with over 25 years litigation experience, is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, Certified Appellate Mediator, and Certified Family Law Mediator. He is also certified as a mediator by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

In 1980, Jim began practicing law in New Jersey. In 1983 he moved to Florida and joined the Fort Myers firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. Jim practiced with Henderson Franklin until April 2006. For over 25 years, Jim practiced civil litigation, including a wide variety of commercial litigation and all aspects of construction litigation.

Jim started mediating in the early 1990s. In 1995 he became certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil Mediator and, in 1997, he became a Certified U.S. District Court Mediator for the Middle District of Florida. When the Florida Supreme Court authorized certification for mediators in connection with matters on appeal in 2011, Jim was one of the first in Southwest Florida to become certified as an Appellate Mediator.

In April 2006, Jim established Nulman Mediation Services, Inc., a practice dedicated solely to providing mediation services. While in the early years of his mediation practice, Jim mediated mostly commercial and construction disputes, over the years that has broadened significantly. He now mediates over two hundred cases a year involving a wide range of civil disputes, including: business disputes & dissolutions; business torts; class actions; condominium disputes; construction disputes of all types and sizes; copyright & trademark matters; corporate & partnership disputes; eminent domain; employment discrimination; employee restrictive covenants (non-competes, non-solicitation and non-disclosure); fraud; HOA matters; legal malpractice; medical malpractice; negligence and intentional torts; personal injury; probate, estates & trusts; real estate disputes; real estates brokerage disputes; stock broker disputes; trade secrets and wrongful death.

For a more complete biography, please click on the "View Printable PDF Resume" icon above.

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  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1980
  • Rutgers University, B.A., 1977

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Memberships & Affiliations :
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  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society
  • National Association of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Collier County Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • Emeritus Master, Calusa Inn of Court



  • $225/party per hour with 2 parties
  • $170/party per hour with 3 parties
  • $140/party per hour with 4 parties
  • With 5 or more parties, $600 per hour (divided equally among the parties). Effective January 1, 2019, our rates will be $250.00 per party, per hour, with two parties; $180.00 per party, per hour, with three parties; $150.00 per party, per hour, with four parties; $650.00 per hour with five to nine parties, divided equally by the number of parties; and, with ten or more parties, $700.00 per hour divided equally by the number of parties. A "party" is defined as one or more persons or entities who have a common interest and who are represented by a single attorney or firm (or lead counsel and local counsel, or insurance defense counsel and independent counsel). TRAVEL TIME: There is NO charge for travel time within the State of Florida. However, if airline travel and/or an overnight stay is necessary to attend a mediation, then airfare, rental car, lodging and food will be billed at their actual cost.
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    Payment: Credit is extended to counsel only, who are primarily responsible for payment. As a result, counsel are requested to have their clients bring a check to the mediation, or to obtain sufficient retainer funds from their clients in order to cover the mediation fees.
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    Cancellation Policy: If scheduled for a half day, a cancellation fee of three hours time will be charged at the applicable rate if cancelled less than fourteen (14) full calendar days before the scheduled mediation date. If scheduled for a whole day, a cancellation fee of six hours time will be charged at the applicable rate if cancelled less than fourteen (14) full calendar days before the scheduled mediation date. Cancellation fees apply regardless of whether the cancelled mediation will be rescheduled. Cancellation fees will NOT apply if Mr. Nulman is able to schedule another mediation in place of the cancelled mediation. For mediations scheduled for more than one day (and/or which will also involve a half-day or more for travel time get to the mediation venue), the foregoing cancellation fees shall apply to the days set aside for mediation and for travel if the mediation is cancelled less than thirty (30) full calendar days before the scheduled date. Additional details concerning cancellation fees and other aspects of our billing policies are set forth on the Mediation Confirmation and Fee Agreement that will be sent to counsel upon booking a mediation.
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Florida Circuit-Civil Member Roster  ::  Legal Notice  ::  FCCMS is the Florida Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

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