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Karen Evans-Putney, Mediator & Arbitrator, Aventura, Florida.

Karen Evans-Putney

Diplomate member
Litigation Resolution Inc.
2999 NE 191st Street Ste 330
Aventura, FL 33180
Tel: (305) 371-3250
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master)
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  • Practice Commenced1992
  • # of MEDS (as of 25/6/24)5000
  • # of ARBS (as of 25/6/24)100
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Karen Evans-Putney, a Florida Bar member and the founder of Litigation Resolution, Inc. has spent more than twenty-five years working exclusively as a mediator and arbitrator. Ms. Evans-Putney specializes in employment, civil rights, disability and commercial law claims pending in both federal and state court. Ms. Evans-Putney additionally serves as a panelist for the American Arbitration Association where she regularly arbitrates both employment and commercial disputes.  In 2017, Ms. Evans-Putney was chosen to be one of twelve perople on a national panel providing neutral evaluation of race discrimination claims purusant to settlement of a national class action lawsuit.  Three years earlier, Ms. Evans-Putney served as one of eighteen people on a national panel providing neutral evaluation of race discrimination claims purusat to settlement of another national class action lawsuit.  Ms. Evans-Putney was also chosen to be one of forty perople mediating claims between an employer and employees pursuant to settlement of a national class action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination.  Ms. Evans-Putney has published and delivered numerous continuing legal education seminars on civil mediation in the state and federal courts of Florida. Prior to becoming a full~ time neutral, Ms. Evans-Putney spent ten years specializing in complex commercial litigation with a Miami commercial litigation boutique practice.

A founding member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Florida Bar, Ms. Evans-Putney previously served on its Executive Council and served as the Chair 2013 - 2014.  Ms. Evans-Putney currently serves on the Executive Council of the Labor and Employment Section of the Florida Bar.  For many years, Ms. Evans-Putney served on the Federal Court Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Mediation for the Southern District of Florida, chairing that Committee from May 2018- May 2021.  Ms. Evans-Putney is a member of the Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter of the American Inns of Court, a member of the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, a Diplomate member of the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals, a member of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and a member of the Dade County Bar Association.

Ms. Evans-Putney previously served on the Executive Board of the Miami~Dade County Parks Foundation, and served for 11 years as a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Miami~Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Labor/Unions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D. 
  • American University, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • The Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter
  • American Inns of Court, Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter
  • Labor and Employment Section of the Florida Bar, Executive Council
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Florida Bar, Chair 2013-2014
  • National Association of Distinguished Neutrals, Diplomate
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • Dade County Bar Association

Rates Information

$500.00 per hour with a two-hour minimum for mediation. $500.00 per hour for arbitration.

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