MEMBER PROFILE: Blane McCarthy
 

Blane McCarthy
Injury Lawyer & Mediator
P.O. Box 56860
Jacksonville, FL 32241

Tel: (904) 391-0091
Fax: (904) 391-6888
Email: bgm@bgmccarthy.com
www.jacksonvillemediator.com

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ONLINE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING
   
Calendar Last Updated: 26 Jun 17

 





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

 

FL Certification Qualifications:
Federal Mediator
Circuit-Civil Mediator

Serving the following Judicial Circuits:
4

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MEDIATION CASE EXPERIENCE
 
Blane McCarthy has experience in settling the following types of case:
Automotive
Commercial/Business
Condominiums
Construction
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Eminent Domain
Insurance
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Probate
Product Liability
Professional Negligence
Torts
Wrongful Death
 
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Biographical Notes:

As a Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, I help bring peaceful resolutions to disputes in a way that is quick, professional and inexpensive. As a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, I can speak with experience and authority on the trial alternative to a mediated settlement agreement.

Almost all state and federal judges now require lawsuits to go through Mediation.  It is often the last best chance for the parties to control the outcome themselves. The alternative - trusting a jury of six strangers - is usually less appealing.

Many businesses and individuals are wisely seeking the early help of a Mediator before spending unnecessary time and money in a lawsuit. I am pleased to conduct presuit Mediations at a reduced rate.

The Florida Supreme Court's certification process is designed to ensure that Mediators are properly trained and skilled to help bring peace to disputes. Since my certification in the year 2000, I have been referred cases by judges, attorneys, businesses, individuals, the Better Business Bureau, and the State of Florida.  I have mediated a wide variety of legal issues, including Personal Injury, Commercial, Probate, Consumer, Nursing Home, Construction, Insurance, Eminent Domain, Collections, and PIP cases.

Education:

  • 1992 - 1995 STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW, St. Petersburg, Florida, Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
  • 1988 - 1992 STETSON UNIVERSITY, DeLand, Florida - Bachelor of Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude

Languages

English

Memberships & Affiliations :

  • The Florida Bar (since 1995);
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer - Florida Bar (2010-present)
  • Jacksonville Bar Association (since 1996, Chair of Litigation Section, 2012-2013, Chair of Mediation/ADR section 2003-2005, 2006-2012);
  • Christian Legal Society (since 1997, Jacksonville Chapter: President 2000-2002, Pro Bono Project Director since 2001; Board of Directors 2002-2008, 2012);
  • Florida Justice Association (since 1998);
  • Jacksonville Justice Association (since 1998);
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators (2000-2011)


RATES & PAYMENT INFORMATION

Rates:

  • $250/hour, plus expenses (facility rental and meals) if hosting.
  • 1 hour administrative charge
  • 10% discount (up to $50) for parties who pay their invoice immediately at the conclusion of the mediation.


Payment: Invoices directed to represented parties are to be paid by their counsel within 10 days of the invoice. Mediation invoices directed to unrepresented parties are to be paid by them immediately at the conclusion of the Mediation conference.

Cancellation Policy: It is not my desire to charge cancellation or rescheduling fees, and I often waive the following fees if the circumstances justify leniency.

However, the Mediator is entitled to charge: (a) one hour for any Mediation Conference that is canceled, postponed or rescheduled at least seven business days prior to the date of the scheduled conference, (b) two hours for any Mediation Conference that is canceled, postponed or rescheduled less than seven business days prior to the date of the scheduled conference, and (c) four hours for any Mediation Conference that is canceled, postponed or rescheduled less than two business days prior to the date of the scheduled conference. These cancellation, postponement and rescheduling charges will be the responsibility of the party making such request. A party that fails to appear at a Mediation conference will be deemed to have unilaterally canceled the conference and will be billed in accordance with this section.



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