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Kari A. Metzger Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, Tampa, Florida.

Kari A. Metzger Esq.

100 N. Tampa Street, Suite 2000
Tampa, FL 33602
Tel: (813) 472-2734
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced2016
  • # of MEDS (as of 18/7/24)600
  • # of ARBS (as of 18/7/24)25
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Kari A. Metzger has over 30 years of experience in civil litigation involving personal injury and wrongful death. Kari's primary focus has been in personal injury litigation including automobile liability, PIP litigation, professional liability, products liability, premises liability, general insurance defense litigation, civil trial and appellate litigation.

Kari is a former employee of Nationwide Insurance Company trial division, a former partner in the law firm of Byrd & Metzger, P.A. and a former partner in the law firm of Koleos, Rosenberg, Metzger & Doyle, P.A. Prior to practicing law, Kari was a claims adjuster for four years for Travelers Insurance Company.

Kari now devotes a large portion of her law practice to providing mediation and arbitration services all over the state of Florida. Her experience in both defending and prosecuting civil cases provides a solid basis from which to assist in successfully resolving cases through mediation.

Mediation is one of the most efficient ways to settle a legal dispute. It is especially helpful in personal injury cases and makes it possible for both sides of a dispute to reach a satisfactory resolution. It allows everyone involved to share their thoughts and opinions regarding the matter at hand, so there is a peaceful and cost-effective settlement that addresses both the financial and emotional issues in a case.

Case Experience

  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


  • Law School: University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1992. Order of the Coif. Moot Court Board. Executive editor of the University of Miami Entertainment & Sports Law Review. Magistrate of Phi Delta Phi Honor Society.
  • College: University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1985

Memberships & Affiliations

Certified Circuit Civil Court Mediator

Certified United States District Court Middle District of Florida Mediator

Former Section Chair, Hillsborough County Bar Association Mediatoin & Arbitration Section

Rates Information

  • $400.00/hour for up to three party mediatoins
  • $150.00 per hour per party for mediations of four parties or more
  • Three hour minimum
  • The fee will be divided equally between or among the parties unless otherwise agreed by all parties before or at the mediation

OUT OF TOWN TRAVEL: No travel charge for cases mediated in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pok or Pasco counties.  Travel outside these counties will be billed at one half of the regular hourly rate.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  There is a two (2) hour cancellation fee if canceled less than five (5) business days prior to mediation, unless the mediatoin is rescheduled.  Cancellation shoudl by by agreement of all litigants and in writing (email or letter) copying all litigants' counsel.


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