Karen L. Bzdyk, Esq.

Mediation Specialties 

Admiralty, Auto, Bodily Injury, Business, Death, Discrimination, ERISA, Federal South, Federal Middle, Health Care, Insurance Disputes, Legal Malpractice, Maritime, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Premises, Probate, Products Liability, Professional Malpractice, Tort.


Columbia University, New York, NY Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1981

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN Juris Doctor, 1985


The Florida Bar 1986

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida 1987

U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida 2000

Dade County Black Lawyers Association 1986

Board of Director, District II CHPA 1993-2000

Board of Director/ Lobbyist, AFTL 1992-1994

Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator 2004


During the course of her eighteen-year litigation practice with the law firm of Robert J. Dickman, P.A., Karen prosecuted complex and catastrophic personal injury cases under numerous areas of law including Federal Tort Claims, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death and Admiralty. However, over the years she has also represented clients in areas of insurance disputes, automobile liability, premises liability, ERISA, disability claims, social security claims, probate, guardianship, and civil rights. Karen became a full-time mediator in 2004 with the objective of emphasizing choices and control throughout litigation.