Academy MemberMap & Directions
- Practice Commenced: 2001
- Total Mediations (as of Aug 2020): 3500
- Total Arbitrations (as of Aug 2020): 5
In my litigation days, I was a civil defense attorney and trial lawyer, however, I am now, happily, a full time circuit civil mediator/arbitrator, and I take negotiations seriously. My practice areas included complex commercial litigation, contract law, civil rights, libel and slander, first and third party insurance litigation (auto and proprerty), coverage issues and bad faith, general liability, premises liability, negligence, product defect, nursing home, and medical malpractice, in both the trial and appellate state courts as well as the federal courts (primarily the Middle District). I have tried my fair share of cases and do like to keep up with judges' rulings and jury verdict trends in Central Florida to better assist all parties in fully understanding their choices and the risks of proceeding with litigation. Sometimes, you have to think outside the box to get closure. With empathy and a personal, but firm, touch, I call issues like I see them and get disputes resolved. How can I help you?
- Civil Rights
- Contract Disputes
- Health Care
- Libel & Slander
- Local Govt./Municipalities
- Medical Devices
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Homes
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Property Damage
- Railroad & Trucking
- Wrongful Death
STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
St. Petersburg, Florida. J.D., May, 1995
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Gainesville, Florida. B.A., May, 1991
Atlanta, Georgia. August, 1987, to May, 1988
Memberships & Affiliations
Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
$400.00 per hour to be split evenly among the parties unless otherwise agreed upon. This rate applies to all types of cases regardless of number of parties. Availability is for Monday through Friday, 9 am to 6 pm, whole or half days with morning sessions beginning at 9:00 am or 9:30 am, and the afternoon sessions beginning at 1:00 pm or 1:30 pm.
There is a 2 hour minimum charge for half day sessions and a 6 hour minimum charge for a full day. After the minimum is met, the charge is increased by one-half hour increments based on the time spent in negotiation. No administration fees or extra charges are ever assessed unless the document review in preparation is voluminous or follow up negotiations are extensive.
Billing is by invoice after mediation.
There is a 48 hour business day cancellation fee.
We mediate only Circuit Court matters.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person mediation is not available at this time, and we offer videoconference hosting via Zoom.