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Hon. Gregory P. Holder (Retired), Mediator & Arbitrator, Tampa, Florida.

Hon. Gregory P. Holder (Retired)

Zinober Diana & Monteverde P.A.
1511 North Westshore Blvd.,
Suite 700
Tampa, FL 33607
Tel: (813) 642-4229 Candee Kidd
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • # of MEDS (as of 18/7/24)1100
  • # of ARBS (as of 18/7/24)100
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Biographical

Retired Judge Gregory P. Holder is a native of Melbourne, Florida. In 1975, he received his B.S. Degree in Engineering and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. While serving as an Armament Systems Development Engineer in the Air Force, he received his M.B.A. from the University of West Florida in 1978. Mr. Holder was selected to attend Stetson University College of Law under the Air Force Funded Legal Education Program and received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1981. While attending law school, he served as Associate Editor of the Stetson Law Review and authored several published articles.

Upon graduation from law school, he served at several stateside and overseas military bases as an Assistant Judge Advocate and Area Defense Counsel. He resigned his Regular Commission in 1988 and accepted a USAF Reserve Commission serving at U.S. Special Operations Command (“USSOCOM”) from 1988 through 1996. At the time of his retirement from the U.S. Air Force Reserve on 1 February 2004, Colonel Holder served as the Chief Reserve Trial Judge for the USAF. Judge Holder was elected as a Florida County Court Judge in 1994 and Circuit Court Judge in 1996. He served in virtually every division within Florida’s Thirteenth Judicial Circuit. Judge Holder served as a Hillsborough County Judge for 26 years. He served 13 years within the General Civil Division, 10 years in the Felony Division, and presided over the Veterans Treatment Court from 2014 to 2016, where he expanded the role of the court helping veterans overcome service-related issues. In this role, he helped to create the National Model for Veterans Treatment Courts and currently serves on the National Veterans Court Alliance working to develop legislation to provide Federal funds and oversight to the nation’s Veterans Treatment Courts.

Mr. Holder served as an adjunct faculty member at Webster University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (“ERAU”), University of South Florida and Lead Faculty/Area Chair for the Central Florida Campus of the University of Phoenix until 2020. As an adjunct professor for ERAU, Mr. Holder taught aviation law for 30 years at the ERAU MacDill Air Force Base Campus.

Mr. Holder retired from the Florida Circuit Court on December 31, 2020, and immediately began his practice as a problem solver. He now serves as a mediator, arbitrator, or special magistrate for the Courts in a variety of commercial, tort, and reinsurance matters in both federal and state courts throughout the United States. Mr. Holder is routinely appointed mediator by Federal Court Judges throughout Florida. He is a Florida Supreme Court certified mediator admitted as both attorney and mediator in the middle district and southern district of Florida. He serves on the AAA roster of neutrals. Since retirement from the bench, Mr. Holder has mediated over 1,100 matters involving in the aggregate more than $500 million. He has conducted or is conducting commercial domestic arbitrations under the AAA, CPR and Florida Rules and Statutes. He has also served as a Special Magistrate for State Court Judges throughout Florida to address a variety of discovery issues in complex commercial and tort litigation.

Mr. Holder has been recognized in the areas of ADR having been selected as a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals in 2021 and Best Lawyers in America – Arbitration and Mediation (since 2023).

Mr. Holder has been married to D. A. (“Dee”) Kobliska for over 47 years. Dee served over 23 years active duty in both the U.S. Army and Air Force and retired from the Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1993. She currently works as a nurse practitioner providing GYN care. They have two children: U.S. Air Force, Lt. Col. Daniel Holder, currently serving as the Chief of Legislative Affairs for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Andrea Holder, a practicing commercial litigation attorney. Mr. Holder proudly joined the firm of Zinober, Diana, and Monteverde, P.A. on January 1, 2021, and focuses his practice solely in the areas of mediation and arbitration.


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Military
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Venture Capital
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Juris Doctor - 1981
    • Stetson Law Review, Associate Editor
    • 1981 Lawyer’s Title Guaranty Fund Law Student Writing Award
    • 1981 Victor O. Wehle Trial Practice Award; Faculty Research Assistant
  • United States Military Academy (West Point), West Point, New York
    • B.S. - 1975 
    • Major: Engineering 
  • University of West Florida
    • M.B.A. - 1978 

 


Memberships & Affiliations

  • Florida Retired Circuit Court Judge
  • The Florida Bar, Member, 1982 to Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Member, 1988 to Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals 
  • Department of Defense Florida Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (Chairman Emeritus)
  • Windstorm 2022 Certified Umpire Training

Rates Information

2024 Fee Schedule for Retired Judge Greg Holder 

I charge for my time at the rates shown below. In mediation/arbitration/special magistrate matters, unless agreed by the parties, each participating party will be billed equally. I will bill for all time spent on the dispute, including preparation time, conferences whether by telephone or in person, assistance with the preparation of any settlement agreements and reporting to counsel, the court, or the arbitration panel.

 

Retired Judge Greg Holder’s 2024 Hourly Mediation Rates

  • $550 per hour ($275 per hour per side) for two-sided disputes
  • $200 per hour per side for three-sided disputes
  •  $150 per hour per side for parties of four or more
  •  $15 document retrieval fee ($25 if excess pages)

   Expert Fee hearings: 

  • $550.00 per hour

Retired Judge Greg Holder’s 2024 Hourly Arbitration Rates

  • $580.00 per hour
  • $290.00 per hour per side for two- sided disputes
  • $200.00 per hour per side for three sided disputes

Retired Judge Greg Holder’s 2024 Hourly Special Magistrate Rates:

·         $575.00 per hour

Cancellations and Fees:

Multi-Day/arbitration/special magistrate hearings: In the event of cancellation or rescheduling, we must receive email notice at least fourteen (14) calendar days before the start of the scheduled conference; otherwise, the following cancellation/scheduling fees will be charged: $1,160.00 per side per scheduled hearing day(s) a total of $2,320 per day. Any cancellation received less than 24 hours prior to the beginning of the reserved time slot will result in a full hourly charge for all time reserved. We do not waive applicable cancellation/rescheduling fees unless we are able to book another case in the reserved time slot(s), as these fees partially compensate us for loss of use of the time slot reserved as well as the administrative expenses incurred in connection with scheduling. We do not arbitrate who is responsible for any cancellation. Only if all parties agree will we invoice the charges for all sides to the party responsible for the cancellation. All cancellations must be communicated in writing (email is sufficient) with the agreement of all parties expressly noted. Please let us know immediately of any need to cancel or re-schedule the hearing.

 

Half or Full Day mediation: In the event of cancellation or rescheduling, we must receive email notice at least fourteen (14) calendar days before the scheduled conference; otherwise, the following cancellation/scheduling fees will be charged: $1,100.00 for half-day conferences and $2,200.00 per side for full-day conferences. Any cancellation received less than 24 hours prior to the beginning of the reserved time slot will result in a full hourly charge for all time reserved. We do not waive applicable cancellation/rescheduling fees unless we are able to book another case in the reserved time slot, as these fees partially compensate us for loss of use of the time slot reserved as well as the administrative expenses incurred in connection with scheduling. We do not arbitrate who is responsible for any cancellation. Only if all parties agree will we invoice the charges for all sides to the party responsible for the cancellation. All cancellations must be communicated in writing (email is sufficient) with the agreement of all parties expressly noted. Please let us know immediately of any need to cancel or reschedule the hearing.

Travel Fees:

Mediation/arbitration/special magistrate proceedings may be held at any location, or virtually using Zoom if authorized. If the parties cannot reach any agreement regarding physical location, then the hearings will be held at either the offices of Zinober Diana & Monteverde P.A. or at a court reporter’s office selected by Retired Judge Greg Holder, in the county where the matter is pending. There are no travel fees for cases in Hillsborough, Pinellas, or Pasco Counties. Travel outside of these counties will be billed at the rate of $150 per hour.

Note: Hearings are not considered booked until you receive a calendar invitation from our office.

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