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

Tel: (239) 433-3539
Fax: (239) 433-0067

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ADR Services:
Mediation (Circuit-Civil)
Mediation (Federal)
Mediation (Family)
ADR Training / 'CME'


FL Certification Qualifications:
Federal Mediator
County Court Mediator
Circuit-Civil Mediator
Certified Family Mediator
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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James L. Nulman has experience in settling the following types of case:
ADA Disability
Banking & Finance
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Community Associations
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Eminent Domain
Family Businesses
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Land Use/Planning
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Media & Communications
Medical Devices
Medical Malpractice
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mortgage Foreclosure
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Real Estate
Sexual Harassment
Shareholder Disputes
Title Disputes
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition
Wage & Hour/FMLA
Wrongful Death

James L. Nulman has experience in the following areas of areas of Family Law:
Divorce (All Issues)

Biographical Notes:

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. In 2006, he became a Certified Family Law Mediator and, when the Florida Supreme Court authorized certification for mediators in connection with matters on appeal, 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; 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.

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



Memberships & Affiliations :

  • 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



  • $195/party per hour with 2 parties
  • $145/party per hour with 3 parties
  • $120/party per hour with 4 parties
  • $500.00 per hour with 5 to 9 parties (divided equally among the parties).
  • $600.00 per hour with 10 or more parties (divided equally among the 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 for mediations conducted in Lee, Collier, Charlotte and Hendry Counties. For mediations conducted outside those four counties, there will be a charge for travel time at $195.00 per hour, divided equally by the number of parties. If an overnight stay is necessary, lodging and food will be billed at their actual cost.

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.

Cancellation Policy: If scheduled for a half day, a cancellation fee of two 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 four 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, the foregoing cancellation fees shall apply if any one or more of the scheduled days is cancelled less than thirty (30) full calendar days before the scheduled date.

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