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MEMBER PROFILE: Terrance Edward Schmidt
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Terrance Edward Schmidt
Bledsoe, Schmidt, Lang & Wilkinson, P.A.
501 Riverside Avenue
Suite 903
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Tel: (904) 398-1818
Fax: (904) 398-7073

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Calendar Last Updated: 16 Oct 18


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ADR Services:
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FL Certification Qualifications:
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Serving the following Judicial Circuits:
2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 13

[ Click for Map of Florida's Civil Circuits ]

Terrance Edward Schmidt has experience in settling the following types of case:
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Biographical Notes:
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Work History:

Vice-President/Shareholder, Bledsoe & Schmidt, P.A. (and predecessor firms) 1979 - present; Associate/Partner - Mahoney, Hadlow, Chambers & Adams (1973 - 1978); certified as a mediator by the Florida Supreme Court in 1997; certified as a Federal District Court mediator by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida in 1997; appointed by the American Arbitration Association to its Commercial Panel of Neutrals in 1998; certified as an American Arbitration Association Mediator in 1999.

I have mediated more than 4,000 cases in state and federal courts and for the American Arbitration Association over the past 19 years, including, among others, a breach of contract claim in the telecommunications industry involving a claim of more than $400 million; a commercial breach of contract and breach of warranty case involving claims of over $30 million;  a first party bad faith insurance claim for over $25 million; a consolidated action involving multiple securities fraud and negligent supervision claims in excess of $20 million; a dispute between FDIC and a borrower and a subsequent dispute between the borrower and a third party involving real property valued in excess of $20 million; a dissenting stockholders-rights dispute involving claims in excess of $15 million; a catastrophic burn case involving claims in excess of $10 million; a dispute between a sponsor and a cigarette manufacturer over a NASCAR promotion involving a claim in excess of $5 million; numerous condominium construction disputes involving claims in excess of $5 million; a wrongful death/Civil Rights case involving claims in excess of $2 million; and numerous personal injury, employment discrimination, construction, and other commercial cases involving claims in excess of $1,000,000.

As an attorney representing a party to multi-party cases, I have been involved in numerous multi-party mediations or settlement conferences, including litigation involving antitrust and tort claims filed by a former National Football League team owner against the National Football League and others in which the claimed damages exceeded $450 million; an insurance insolvency case in which the claims exceeded $20 million; an ERISA class action against the trustees of profit sharing plan involving a claimed loss exceeding $10 million; a toxic tort case in which 43 families sued a major waste hauling company and the United States Government for personal injuries arising out of a contaminated landfill which was settled by one defendant for $8.5 million and was tried against the other defendant; and construction litigation by a condominium association against the developer, architect, and contractor for damages exceeding $3.0 million. As a mediator, I have been involved in over 500 multi-party disputes involving all kinds of claims, including major construction cases.

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  • Wittenberg University, B.A., Political Science (1967)
  • Duke Law School, J.D. (1973)
  • Editor, Duke Law Journal (1972-1973)

ADR Training:
ADR Section Seventh Annual CME Seminar 6/2014; ADR Section Sixth Annual CME Seminar 5/2013; National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN) 8/2012 Advanced Mediation Training Retreat; ADR Section of Dispute Resolution (JBA), Fifth Annual CME Seminar 6/2012; NADN Advanced Mediation Training Retreat 2011; Fourth Annual Institute on Advanced Mediation-Advocacy Skills Training:  2005;

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Memberships & Affiliations :
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Professional Licenses:
Admitted to the Bar: Florida, 1973; Admitted to United States Supreme Court, 9th and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeal, and United States District Court for Middle District of Florida.

Awards & Honors:
Master, Chester Bedell Inn of Court; Senior Counsel, The College of Master Advocates and Barristers; listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2001- , (Woodward White, Inc.) for Commercial Litigation; named in Jacksonville's Best Lawyers by Jacksonville Magazine (February 2001) and November 2004; honored in 2002 with a Resolution by The Florida Bar for pro bono service as Special Counsel to the Florida Bar in the F. Lee Bailey disbarment

Professional Associations:

  • American Bar Association (Section on Dispute Resolution);
  • Florida Bar Association (Special Counsel to The Florida Bar);
  • Jacksonville Bar Association;
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators;
  • Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society


Rates: Mediations:

  • $195 per hour per party for two-party dispute
  • $450 per hour to be divided among the parties for a multi-party dispute

  • $3,400 per day; $ 425 per hour

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Cancellation Policy: If the mediation is cancelled or rescheduled within five business days of the scheduled mediation, there will be a two-hour charge for a half-day mediation and a four-hour charge for a full day mediation to be paid by the party or parties causing the cancellation. If an arbitration hearing scheduled for more than one day is cancelled or rescheduled within 30 days of hearing, there will be a four-hour charge for each scheduled day that is not subsequently filled by a mediation or arbitration.
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