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Murray B. Silverstein, Mediator & Arbitrator, Tampa, Florida.

Murray B. Silverstein

Diplomate member
Stinson LLP
100 S. Ashley Drive
Suite 500
Tampa, FL 33602
Tel: 813.534.7558
Cell: 727.686.8385
Fax: 813.534.7344
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  • Practice Commenced1994
  • # of MEDS (as of 12/4/24)200
  • # of ARBS (as of 12/4/24)10
Current Practice
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Since certification as a Circuit-Civil mediator in 1994, Mr. Silverstein has devoted himself to the process of resolving both private and court-ordered disputes through the mediation process. He will diligently and unconditionally exhaust all possible measures to facilitate fair, reasonable, and acceptable compromises on behalf of disputing parties.

Through the dynamic process of mediation, Mr. Silverstein provides adversaries the opportunity, forum, and resources to thoroughly consider various creative alternatives to litigation in order to resolve their disputes on their own terms. Mediation has proven to be a smart and cost effective  means to effect closure and have control over the outcome of a disputed matter.  Substantial numbers of parties have benefited from Mr. Silverstein's mediation skills in achieving settlement. 

Mr. Silverstein also serves as an arbitrator for private and court-ordered disputes in the federal and state courts, with panels administered through the American Arbitration Association and Florida and federal court rules.  Arbitration serves to conclude the dispute resolution process when the parties are unable to compromise and reach settlement on their own through mediation.  Arbitrated decisions are as binding as final judgments in litigated proceedings, and usually more streamlined, efficient, and cost effective.


Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Libel & Slander
  • Media & Communications
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates


  • J.D. - Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida - 1982
  • B.A. - Stetson University, Deland, Florida - 1980
  • Florida Supreme Court Mediation Certification - 1994
  • Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation/Advanced Mediation Training - 2007, Cambridge, MA
  • National Adademy of Distinguished Neutrals (Diplomate) - Advanced Mediation Training - 2012, Boston, MA; - 2019, Seattle, WA; and, Atlanta, GA 2022.

Memberships & Affiliations

The Florida Bar:

  • Florida Bar Board of Governors - 6th Judicial Circuit Representative (2003-2011);
  • The Florida Bar Journal Editorial Board (1992-99);
  • The Florida Bar CLE Committee Member (1993-96);
  • Trial Lawyers Section Member (1983-present)
  • Chair, Sixth Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee (1997-00);
  • Member, Pro Bono Service Awards Committee (2000-2010);
  • President's Award for Public Service, The Florida Bar Board of Governors;
  • William Reece Smith, Jr. Pro Bono Service Award, Stetson University College of Law.

The Florida Bar Foundation, Inc. / Pro Bono

  • President (2023-24)
  • Fellow 
  • Chair, Technology Committee
  • Member, Executive Committee
  • Award Recipient, William Reece Smith, Jr. Pro Bono Service Award (Stetson University College of Law)

American Bar Association:

  • Litigation Section; 
  • Subcommittee on Commercial Litigation, Banking, Business Torts;
  • Committee on Professionalism and Professional Ethics;

 Mediation/Arbitration Affiliations and Training: 

  • Member, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators;
  • Panelist, American Arbitration Association;
  • Diplomate, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals 


Rates Information

Mediation Session - time for actual attendance is charged at the rate of $300 per hour per party for two-party mediations ($600/hour). The fee for mediations involving three parties or more is $250 per hour per party.

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