Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties

Mediation conferences are usually scheduled for three hours each at 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. These times are flexible. If you have a request for another time, please just let us know.


All other counties and Brooksville

If the mediation is to be held in other counties, mediation conferences are usually scheduled for three hours each at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m., to accommodate travel times. Again, these times are flexible.


Special Arrangements

If you need more than three hours, please be sure to notify the office either by e-mail, fax or telephone, before scheduling to be sure the time can be arranged.  Special arrangements can also be made on a limited basis for evening or Saturday times.


Locations

We prefer to hold mediation conferences in one of the attorneys' offices.  If that is not possible, we can arrange for the use of a court reporter's office.  In Tampa, we generally use Musetta & Associates in downtown Tampa.  There is an additional charge for use of a court reporter's offices.  Please check with us to determine locations available in other counties.  For locations of Musetta & Associates in West Central Florida, click here.


Parking

If we are using Musetta & Associates, parking is available in the Fort Brooke garage.  


Cancellations

If the mediation is cancelled less than forty-eight (48) hours before the date of the scheduled conference, the minimum three hour fee will be charged.  If more than three hours has been reserved, a minimum six (6) hours will be charged.  Invoices for cancellation fees will be faxed or e-mailed to each party's attorney.


Acceptance of Terms

If you have any objections to or questions about the terms of the mediation engagement, please contact us immediately.  Otherwise, it is assumed that the parties will be bound by the terms contained on this web site, including fees.


Statutory Terms

All mediations will be conducted according to the provisions of Chapter 44 of Florida Statutes, including the Florida "Mediation Confidentiality and Privilege Act" contained in Chapter 44.  If you have any objections to your mediation being subject to the act, please contact us immediately.  

   
   


  • Mediation (Circuit-Civil)
  • Mediation (Federal)
  • Arbitration (Civil/Commercial)
  • Neutral Evaluation
  • Facilitation
  • Special Magistrate
  • Insurance Umpire

Scheduling Information

The following information is requested in order to confirm the mediation:

1. A copy of the style or a pleading of the case should be be e-mailed to mediate@outlook.com so the matter can be indexed and other paperwork prepared for the mediation.  (This is not applicable in pre-suit mediations, however we do request a short note or other written verification.)

2. All cancellations should be communicated to us immediately by phone or email. 

3. The names of all attorneys who will be in attendance at the conference (or insurance adjusters/representatives if pre-suit) and who they represent.

4. Confirmation from us Required:  A mediation should not be considered scheduled with our office until you receive fax or e-mail confirmation from our office.


​A typical mediation is booked for three (3) hours.  Please inform us if you need more time.

Confirming the Mediation

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