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Terry N. Silverman Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, Gainesville, Florida.

Terry N. Silverman Esq.

Terry N. Silverman, P.A.
2770 NW 43rd Street
Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32606
Tel: (352) 377-0770
Cell: 352-215-9000
Fax: (352) 380-0013
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding
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  • Practice Commenced1996
  • # of MEDS (as of 10/6/23)2500
  • # of ARBS (as of 10/6/23)10
Current Practice
Online / In-Person
  • 1st Circuit
  • 2nd Circuit
  • 3rd Circuit
  • 4th Circuit
  • 5th Circuit
  • 7th Circuit
  • 8th Circuit
  • 14th Circuit
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Terry has practiced law in Gainesville since graduating from law school at the University of Florida in 1974.

He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Georgia (inactive), United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the United States Supreme Court, and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal. He has served on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee and Fee Arbitration Committee for the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Mr. Silverman maintains an active litigation practice, including personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, insurance disputes, and business litigation. He believes that a mediator who still practices has a more complete understanding of the issues that attorneys confront in their practices.

In addition to being a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit and County Court Mediator since 1996, he has also been a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator since 2003.

Over the past 20 years, Terry has mediated over two thousand cases with the vast majority resulting in settlement. His mediation practice covers all of the Northern Region of Florida and have consisted of complex multiparty disputes including personal injury, wrongful death, nursing home liability, sexual harassment, commercial, contract, employment, product liability, insurance, real estate, construction, foreclosure, and probate disputes.


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Automotive
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Florida, B.S. (1971)
  • University of Florida, J.D. (1974)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association - Florida Residential Mortgage Forclosure Mediation Program
  • James C. Adkins, Jr., American Inn of Court;
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Qualified Arbitrator;
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee-past member;
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee-past member;
  • Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Rates Information

$325.00 per hour for preparation and conducting the mediation conference. There is a two (2) hour minimum charged for all mediations, plus one-half hour (1/2 hour) fee for administration (schedule, open file, prepare notice and report). Travel rate is $150.00 per hour, if applicable. 

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