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John S. Freud, Mediator & Arbitrator, Miami, Florida.

John S. Freud

Diplomate member
Mediation Solutions, Inc.
3191 Grand Avenue
P.O. Box 1986
Miami, FL 33233
Tel: (305) 371-9120
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Texas

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding
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  • Practice Commenced: 1997
  • Total Mediations (as of Feb 2021): 5000
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John S. Freud, Esquire, is a state certified Florida and federally listed mediator (Florida); Texas Highly Credentialed mediator (Texas Association of Credentialed Mediators); nationally certified Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC, mediator (see,; AAA mediator (inactive); and, NASD certified mediator (inactive).

He is a graduate of Brandeis University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1978) and the University of Miami School of Law (J.D. 1981).  Formerly, Mr. Freud was a civil trial lawyer handling a wide variety of matters. He is an approved Circuit Mediation Primary Trainer (thru 2022) and currently provides CME/CLE to ADR professionals/lawyers.

Mr. Freud has participated in over 5,000 mediations during his career. Among these mediations have been/presently are, some of the largest public-private projects/class action and catastrophic injury/wrongful death/mass tort (i.e. mass violence) matters in the country.  Mr. Freud mediates the following matters:

--Banking & Fianancial instituions; Creditor-Debtor & Bankruptcy 

--Complex Commercial & Real Estate 

--Construction, including construction defects, lien matters, suretyship/insurance and personal injury/wrongful death

--Employment/Civil Rights - ERISA, EEOC, Wages/wrtongful termination; police & public official

--Environmental, Governmental/Administrative (including SEC/FTC administrative matters)

--Insurance/Coverage/Bad Faith/Suretyship

--Intellectual Property/Patent, Copyright & Trademark

--Landlord-Tenant, including ADA Compliance

--Marine, including Jones Act and personal injury/wrongful death

--Mass Tort/Class Action

--Personal Injury/Wrongful Death (non-construcion related)

--Product and Professional Liability & Malpractice (including Legal/Medical/Architectural/Engineering, other professionals)

-- Property Damage (first & third-party)

--Title Insurance

Mr. Freud provides mediation services in Florida, Texas and nationally, through Mediation Solutions, Inc.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Native American
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Memberships & Affiliations

Mr. Freud is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar (active); the Texas Bar (active); the Massachusetts Bar (inactive status); the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. (Diplomate - highest distinction).  Mr. Freud has received an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell, as well as having been listed in Who's Who in America/American Law and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders & Who's Who in Construction. He is admitted to practice before the Florida Supreme Court; the United States District Courts (Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida); United States Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; and, the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Freud has had the additional designations:

  • Arbitrator (Florida Supreme Court approved) - no longer accepting arbitration assignments
  • Arbitrator/Mediator - National Arbitration Forum (inactive)
  • Florida Windstorm listed Umpire (inactive)
  • Arbitrator/Mediator/Dispute Review Board- Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC - only accepts mediations
  • Arbitrator/Mediator-AAA (inactive)

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