MEMBER PROFILE: Stephen E. Mitchell

Stephen E. Mitchell
Mitchell Mediation Service
1020 E. Lafayette Street, Suite 115
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Tel: (850) 386-3336
Fax: (866) 430-9633

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Calendar Last Updated: 27 Jun 16


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ADR Services:
Mediation (Circuit-Civil)
Mediation (Federal)
Mediation (Family)


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

Serving the following Judicial Circuits:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14

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Stephen E. Mitchell has experience in settling the following types of case:
Banking & Finance
Civil Rights
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Eminent Domain
Land Use/Planning
Local Govt./Municipalities
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Negligence
Real Estate
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death

Stephen E. Mitchell has experience in the following areas of areas of Family Law:
Child Support
Divorce (All Issues)
Marital Issues

Biographical Notes:

Mr. Mitchell brings 30 years of civil trial experience and over 15 years as a mediator (over 1,000 mediations) to his full time mediation practice. He providies mediation services throughout North Florida in all areas of state, federal and administrative civil litigation including negligence, workers' compensation, products liability, eminent domain, contracts, foreclosures, commercial and financial litigation, employment discrimination, medical and legal malpractice, land use and local government. He has received specialized training in the mediation of foreclosure cases and has conducted over 150 mediations in foreclosure cases from Miami to Pensacola.

Mr. Mitchell is also certified by Florida Supreme Court as a Family law mediator and is available to conduct mediations in all family law matters (excluding dependency) including divorce, marriage settlement agreements, parental responsibility (custody), parenting plans (visitation), child support, spousal immunity and alimony, equitable distribution, modifications, and pre-divorce and post-divorce settlement agreements without lawyers.

Pre-suit mediations and "settlement days" are available. He is also qualified pursuant to Rule 11.020, Florida Rules for Court-Appointed Arbitrators to serve as an arbitrator under Ch. 44, F.S.


  • Florida State University, Juris Doctor with Honors, 1973
  • Florida State University, Bachelor of Science Degree, Business, 1970



Memberships & Affiliations :

  • Florida Association of Professional Mediators
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Florida Bar (Alternative Dispute Resolution, Trial Lawyers, Family Law & Workers' Comp Sections)
  • Tallahassee Bar Association
  • Supreme Court of United States
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Northern District of Florida
  • Middle District of Florida
  • Southern District of Florida


Rates: Mediation and arbitration fees are $275 per hour for civil matters with a three hour minimum and one hour administrative fee. Workers' Compensation fees are $225 per hour with a two hour minimum and a $100 administrative fee. Rates for family law matters are $175 per hour. Residential foreclosure mediations are billed according to Court order or $250 for the first 2 hours and $175 per hour thereafter. Mediations are generally scheduled for a half or full day. There is no charge for travel outside Tallahassee for mediations with a three hour minimum.

Payment: Cash, checks, debit and credit cards accepted.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations within 48 hours of the scheduled mediation are subject to a $200 cancellation fee.

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