MEMBER PROFILE: Ken Bowen Esq.
 

Ken Bowen Esq.
Pinellas Mediation
204 37th Avenue North, #313
St. Petersburg, FL 33704

Tel: (727) 481-2679
Fax: (727) 481-2679
Email: ken@pinellasmediation.com
www.pinellasmediation.com

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ONLINE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING
   
Calendar Last Updated: 23 Apr 17

 





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ADR SERVICES & CERTIFICATIONS
 
ADR Services:
Mediation (Circuit-Civil)
Mediation (Federal)
Med-Arb

 

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

Serving the following Judicial Circuits:
5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 20

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MEDIATION CASE EXPERIENCE
 
Ken Bowen Esq. has experience in settling the following types of case:
Bankruptcy/Creditors
Community Associations
Condominiums
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Cross Cultural
Debt Collections
Elder Abuse
Family Businesses
International
Landlord/Tenant
Legal Malpractice
Lemon Law
Libel & Slander
Medical Malpractice
Mortgage Foreclosure
Partnerships
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Probate
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Real Estate
Torts
Wrongful Death
 
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Biographical Notes:

Ken Bowen is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a circuit-civil and county court mediator. Mr. Bowen is based in Pinellas County, but mediates and arbitrates cases throughout the Tampa Bay area and West Central Florida, including Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Manatee, Sarasota, Lake, Hernando, Citrus, Marion, Sumter, Charlotte, Lee and Orange Counties.

Ken Bowen is certified by the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, to mediate cases in federal court, and he is on the roster of bankruptcy mediators for the United States Bankruptcy Court, Tampa Division. Ken Bowen is on mediation panels for the American Arbitration Association; the Hillsborough County Bar Foundation; Mediation Managers, Inc.; the State of Florida, Department of Business and Professional Regulation (arbitration proceedings conducted pursuant to Chapters 718 and 719 of the Florida Statutes), Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit, and several Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Managed Mediation Programs (pursuant to Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order AOSC09-54) throughout Florida.

Mr. Bowen was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, but has lived and worked in Washington, D.C., Colorado, Central America, Europe, and South-East Asia.  After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Mr. Bowen joined the United States Coast Guard Reserve as a Port Security Specialist and was assigned to Port Security Unit 307, a deployable unit tasked with providing waterborne and shoreside security to high value assets in support of Department of Defense operations within theaters of war.  Mr. Bowen's diverse background provides him with a unique perspective that serves him well in his mediation practice.

Mr. Bowen will mediate or arbitrate any circuit-civil case, as well as pre-suit matters, including foreclosures, commercial, condominium, construction, contract, corporate, employment and non-compete, franchise disputes, hurricane claims, insurance coverage and bad faith, partnership disputes and dissolutions, personal injury and wrongful death, premises and product liability, probate, professional liability (accounting, dental, legal and medical), real estate, aviation, intellectual property, nursing home, elder care, admiralty and maritime, libel and slander, securities and any international legal matters.

As a seasoned litigator and trial attorney, Mr. Bowen recognizes the risks of trial and the benefit of a good, hard working mediator. Ken Bowen welcomes the opportunity to serve as your mediator or arbitrator.

Education:

  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. degree, International Business Law (With Distinction)
  • Stetson University College of Law, J.D. degree (Cum Laude)
  • National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law, summer 1997
  • Florida State University, B.A. degree, Psychology and International Affairs , April 1990
  • Universidad de Costa Rica, summer 1989
  • Florida State University's Florence Study Center, Italy - 1988 

Languages

English

Memberships & Affiliations :

  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Federal Mediator
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Tampa Division, Bankruptcy Mediator
  • Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Certified Mediator for arbitration proceedings conducted pursuant to Chapters 718 and 719 of the Florida Statutes.
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Court-Appointed Arbitrator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit-Civil and County Court Mediator
  • The Bar of the United States Court of International Trade
  • The District of Columbia Bar, January 1999
  • The Florida Bar, April 1998
  • The Saint Petersburg Bar Association
  • The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators


RATES & PAYMENT INFORMATION

Rates: Mr. Bowen charges $250 per hour for a typical 2 party case and an additional $50 per hour for each additional party. The mediation fee is usually divided evenly between the parties, unless otherwise agreed or ordered by the Court. For example, for a typical two party case lasting 3 hours the fee, at $250 per hour, would be $750 total or $375 per party. There is a two(2) hour minimum fee for a half day mediation, and a four (4) hour minimum fee for a full day mediation. Fees may be lowered for certain cases, this will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Mr. Bowen does not charge for travel time within a two (2) hour radius, anything farther than two (2) hours will be billed at his normal hourly rate.

For ARBITRATION Fees, please call my office.

Payment: As is routinely provided for in court ordered mediation, mediation fees are due and payable at the conclusion of the mediation, unless other arrangements have been made in advance. If counsel is advancing the fee, Mr. Bowen will, upon request, invoice counsel following the mediation with the expectation that the fee will be paid within ten (10) days of the mediation. Mr. Bowen charges in 1/4 hour increments and has a two (2) hour minimum charge for half day and a four (4) hour minimum charge for full day. The lawyers are responsible for paying my fees if their clients fail to do so within a reasonable time.

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations the day of the mediation conference, there shall be a cancellation fee equal to the minimum charge (two (2) hours for a mediation that was scheduled for a half day, four (4) hours for a mediation that was scheduled for a full day). For cancellations within 48 hours of the scheduled conference, but prior to the actual day of the mediation, there shall be a one (1) hour charge for a mediation that was scheduled for a half day, and a two (2) hour charge for a mediation that was scheduled for a full day. There shall be no charge for cancellations with more than forty eight (48) hours notice. Please note that the cancellation fee time frames also pertain to a continuance or rescheduling of the mediation conference. If the mediation is set unilaterally and the other party fails to appear, the party who set the mediation conference is responsible for 100% of the minimum fee ($500). Any cancellation, continuance, or rescheduling should be done in writing, signed by the parties, and submitted to the mediator at the earliest convenience. Any continuance or rescheduling of the mediation must be done with the consent of all the parties and must be coordinated among the parties. The mediator has no authority to unilaterally cancel, continue or reschedule a mediation.


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