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Stephan B. Widmeyer, Mediator & Arbitrator, Punta Gorda, Florida.

Stephan B. Widmeyer

Mediation Offices
3610 Colony Court
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Tel: (941) 875-4607
Cell: (941) 875-4607
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Med-Arb, Special Master
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  • Practice Commenced: 1993
  • Total Mediations (as of May 2022): 4000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of May 2022): 10
Practice Percentages
  • 6th Circuit
  • 10th Circuit
  • 12th Circuit
  • 13th Circuit
  • 20th Circuit
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Biographical

I was first certified as a Circuit Civil and Family Mediator in 1993 (re-certified in Circuit Civil in 2010, Family, 2011); Mediator Number 4326FRA. Certified as an Appellate Mediator, 2011.

I have been an active mediator since 1993; I have mediated more than 4,000 disputes in various areas of the law, including, but not limited to, consumer/business disputes, personal injury and product liability cases, contract disputes, construction disputes, probate contests, family issues, and foreclosures. I am a Certified Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program mediator, and I was rostered with both the Collins Center and Conant Center RMFM Programs until the Supreme Court cancelled the program.  I am rostered with the US District Court, Middle Dist. of Florida, as a bankruptcy residential mortgage foreclosure mediator. I estimate that, between 1993 and 2012, between 30% and 40% of my practice was as a mediator; since I retired from active law practice in 2012, I devote 100% of my professional life to mediation and arbitration. 

I have also been sole arbitrator in several cases, both court-referred non-binding arbitration and voluntary binding arbitration.

From 2010 to 2013, I was co-owner of Mediation Education, LLC, and was approved by the Supreme Court as a Primary Trainer of Circuit Civil mediators.  Mediation Education, LLC conducted several Supreme Court-approved 40-hours Circui Civil mediator training courses during its  three-year existence.

I conducted workshops at the 2011 and 2012 DRC Conferences in Orlando, both of which were well-attended and received highly favorable reviews from attendees.


Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Eminent Domain
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates

Education

  • Washburn University College of Law, J.D., 1977
  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Master of Arts degree, 1968
  • West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, West Virginia - Bachelor of Science, 1966
  • United States Navy, active duty 1968 - 1972.  Honorably discharged, 1974.

Memberships & Affiliations

 National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

ADR Section of The Florida Bar

Federal Bar prior to retirement:  US Dist. Ct., 11th C.C.A, US Tax Ct., US Supreme Ct.


Rates Information

$125/hour per party. Sessions reserved by the half- or whole day. Three hour minimum fee half day, five hour minimum fee whole day reservations.

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