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Florida ADR Organizations and Mediation Service Providers

Here for your benefit are links to the preeminent ADR organizations, government agencies and companies involved in mediation within the State of Florida.

The Society has worked cooperatively with departments such as the Florida Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Center to ensure that only suitably certified and qualified individuals are included in our member roster.

 

FL Organizations &  Associations
 
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The Florida Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) was established in 1986 by Supreme Court of Florida Chief Justice Joseph Boyd and FSU College of Law Dean, Talbot D'Alemberte, as the first state-wide center for education, training and research in the field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The DRC certifies Florida's mediators and mediation training programs, as well as sponsoring an annual conference for mediators and arbitrators. To find out more about DRC, please visit the DRC site.
 
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The Florida Academy is the largest professional association for mediators in Florida. Members have a wide range of experience in mediation, and the academy itself is proactive in the promotion of mediation techniques as an efficient tool for the resolution of disputes. To visit the Florida Academy, please see www.tfapm.org
 

 

 Partner Mediation Firms
 

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In recognition of the growing trend toward mediation, Alvarez, Sambol, Winthrop & Madson, P.A. of Orlando established a mediation practice in 2000. The firm's  certified mediators are available to litigants and their counsel for court ordered and private mediations of all civil disputes throughout Florida. To date, the mediation team, headed by P. Raul Alvarez Jr., has successfully mediated a wide variety of cases in circuits throughout the state, and outside of Florida. For more information on the firm and its mediators, please visit www.aswmpa.com
 
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The law firm of Barr Murman Tonelli Slother & Sleet of Tampa Bay has had a long standing commitment to servicing clients via the use of mediation. The firm has 8 Certified Mediators who offer creative solutions, and cost effective alternatives to litigation. To date, the firm has mediated over 7000 cases, covering all kinds of civil disputes; pre-suit and those in litigation in both State and Federal Courts, from single to multi-party claims. Visit the firm's ADR website at www.barrmurman-adr.com 
 
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Cary Singletary has been mediating, arbitrating and training since 1989. He regularly serves as a Primary Trainer in the FL Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator Training and is Lead Trainer for the DRC's Supreme Court Arbitration Training for Court-Appointed Arbitrators. His extensive arbitration and mediation experience in federal and state court cases have resulted in the successful resolution of thousands of cases to date, throughout Florida. Please visit  www.carysingletary.com 
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Charles N. Castagna Mediation, Inc. (formerly Mediation Center of Tampa Bay) was formed in 1994 by Charles Castagna, a well established and respected mediator in the Florida ADR community. MCTB's purpose is to provide the highest quality of dispute resolution services, training and information to the bench, bar, business community and to the public. Their panel of dispute resolution professionals is well-known, well-respected, and highly skilled. See  www.castagnamediation.com
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Between service as a mediator, arbitrator, hearing officer, and federal-sector EEO complaint adjudicator, Christopher Shulman has resolved - or, in the case of mediation, helped the parties resolve - more than 1800 matters. He is also a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, ACR-Florida (where he has served as President), and the Hillsborough County Bar Association ADR Committee (he was co-Chair from 2004-2006). For more info, please visit www.adrservices.biz
 
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Fraxedas Mediation Firm is a full-service dispute resolution firm located in Maitland, Florida just minutes from downtown Orlando. Over the years, the firm has earned a national reputation for helping resolve even the most intractable cases. The firm's mediator team brings decades of trial and mediation experience to the table, and all are dedicated to helping lawyers, corporations, governmental entities and individual in every type of civil matter. Please visit their website at  www.fraxedas.com 
 
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McMakin Mediation Center is one of the pioneers of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Tampa Bay area. Beginning in 1989, J. Gary McMakin began to transition out of his successful law practice to concentrate solely on mediations and arbitrations. Since then, he has conducted thousands of mediations and arbitrations in West Central Florida, covering all manner of civil and commercial disputes in State and Federal courts, providing the highest quality of service and experience. Please visit the firm's website at www.mcmakinmediation.com
 
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Salmon & Dulberg Dispute Resolution is a full service dispute resolution firm providing mediation, arbitration and umpire services throughout their seven neutral offices in Florida. The firm's distinguished panel of mediators includes shareholders John W. Salmon and Robert A. Dulberg, along with some of Florida's  most trusted neutrals, including Christopher E. Benjamin, Carol S. Cope, Murray H. Dubbin, Richard D. Eade, Elaine E. Feldman, Leon M. Firtel, Ronald M. Friedman, Michael A. Genden, Louis Hillman-Waller, Curtis Hutchens, Lester Langer, Michael H. Lax, Ronald S. Lieberman, Miles A. McGrane, III, Heidi M. Roth, David H. Salmon, Marc Schumacher, Lawrence A. Schwartz, Janet S. Seitlin, Joseph B. Shacter, Martin A. Soll, and Victor Tobin. The firm's website can be visited at www.sd-adr.com.  
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Upchurch Watson White & Max is a leader in alternative dispute resolution, and one of Florida's premier mediation firms. Known for facilitating reasonable agreements to resolve complex issues, the firm includes a large and growing number of Supreme Court certified attorney mediators with wide-ranging specialties. Each serves as a court-appointed and privately employed mediator, arbitrator and third-party neutral case manager. The firm now has offices in Ocala, Plantation,W. Palm Beach, Maitland/Orlando, Daytona Beach, Miami, Jacksonville and Birmingham, AL. The firm's website can be visited directly at www.uww-adr.com
 
 
Florida Divorce Mediation Firms
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Divorce Doctors is a leading family divorce mediation group. All the firm's mediators are highly trained professionals, each of whom has been screened selectively to be the best and the brightest. All firm mediators are articulate, confident, effective listeners, and are highly trained in family mediation. The Divorce Doctors website can be found at www.DivorceDoctors.com


 
 
Affiliated Associations
USA mediators and arbitrators
America's leading mediators and arbitrators
The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is an association whose membership consists of mediators and arbitrators distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial conflict resolution, and by their commitment to the practice of alternative dispute resolution. 

Membership is by invitation only and all Academy members have been thoroughly reviewed and found to meet stringent practice criteria. Members are amongst the most in-demand neutrals in their respective states, as selected by both peers and local litigation firms. With over 900 members throughout the United States, the NADN is America's largest professional association of top-tier neutrals. Visit the Academy website at www.NADN.org 

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 Local State Chapter Associations:
design element Alabama Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.ALMediators.org Est. 2011
design element Arizona Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.AZMediators.org Est. 2011
design element Arkansas Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.ArkansasMediators.org Est. 2015
design element California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals www.CaliforniaNeutrals.org Est. 2006
design element Colorado Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.ColMediators.org Est. 2011
design element Connecticut Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.ConnMediators.org Est. 2014
design element Florida Circuit-Civil Mediators Society www.FloridaMediators.org  Est. 2004
design element Georgia Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.GeorgiaMediators.org Est. 2008
design element Illinois Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.IllinoisMediators.org Est. 2013
design element Indiana Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.INMediators.org Est. 2014
design element Iowa Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.IowaMediators.org Est. 2015
design element Kentucky Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.KentuckyMediators.org Est. 2014
design element Kansas Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.KansasMediators.org Est. 2016
design element Louisiana Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.LouisianaMediators.org Est. 2014
design element Maine Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.MEMediators.org Est. 2016
design element Maryland Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.MDMediators.org Est. 2015
design element Massachusetts Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.MassMediators.org Est. 2014
design element Michigan Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.MichiganMediators.org Est. 2014
design element Minnesota Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.MinnesotaMediators.org Est. 2012
design element Mississippi Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.MissMediators.org Est. 2014
design element Missouri Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.MissouriMediators.org Est. 2014
design element Montana Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.MontanaMediators.org Est. 2015
design element Nebraska Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.NebraskaMediators.org Est. 2015
design element New Hampshire Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.NHMediators.org Est. 2014
design element New Jersey Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.NJMediators.org Est. 2013
design element New Mexico Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.NMMediators.org Est. 2016
design element New York Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.NYMediators.org Est. 2012
design element North Carolina Academy of Superior Court Mediators www.NCMediators.org Est. 2007
design element Ohio Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.OhioMediators.org Est. 2012
design element Oklahoma Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.OklahomaMediators.org Est. 2016
design element Oregon Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.ORMediators.org Est. 2015
design element Pennsylvania Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.PAMediators.org Est. 2012
design element S. Carolina Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.SCMediators.org Est. 2012
design element Tennessee Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.TennesseeMediators.org Est. 2009
design element Texas Academy of Distinguished Neutrals www.TexasNeutrals.org Est. 2010
design element Washington Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.WashingtonMediators.org Est. 2012
design element West Virginia Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.WVMediators.org Est. 2015
design element Wisconsin Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators www.WisconsinMediators.org Est. 2015



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