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David W. Hiers, Mediator, Pensacola, Florida.

David W. Hiers

1513 West Garden Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
Tel: (850) 287-0035
Fax: (850) 287-0039
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation
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  • Practice Commenced2002
  • # of MEDS (as of 18/7/24)4000
  • # of ARBS (as of 18/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


After having been a trial attorney for over 20 years, the majority of which has been in civil litigation, I decided to focus the majority of my law practice on mediation. Although I had been mediating cases since 1998 while a partner at Bell, Schuster, Wheeler, & Hiers, P.A., I opened my law office of DAVIDSON & HIERS, P.A. in October 2002 in order to devote my energy primarily to mediation. Mediation now constitutes 100% of my practice. 

 An effective mediator needs to understand the issues. I mediate in those areas that I have litigated. These include personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice, construction, maritime and employment law; as I have tried these types of cases in both the Florida State and Federal courts since 1987. 
 If you have already mediated with me, then you know that I am a firm believer in the mediation process as being the most effective and least expensive method of settling disputes. Consequently, I take my role as a mediator very seriously and work hard assisting both sides in reaching a settlement. Although I can not promise to settle your case, I can promise you that I will utilize my trial experience and over 4,000 mediations to assist you in reaching a settlement.

Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Automotive
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Military
  • Natural Disasters
  • Nursing Homes
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Utilities
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


  • Juris Doctorate, Boston University, School of Law, 1982
  • Bachelor of Arts, Hobart College, 1979

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of the State Bar Association of Florida;
  • Member of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association

Rates Information

$250.00 per hour, per party; 3 hour minimum charge for half day mediation, 6 hour minimum for full day mediation; Mediations with 4 or more parties will be pro-rata charged at the 3 party rate. $550.00 per hour for service as special master or hearing officer.

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