Mediation, Arbitration and Special Master Services – We Resolve Disputes
The Firm has more than 20 active attorney/mediators who are certified as trial court mediators by the Florida Supreme Court. They have conducted many thousands of mediation conferences in state and federal court cases ranging in value from zero to hundreds of millions of dollars. Several of the Firm’s mediators have each led thousands of conferences. Some of them have been full time trial court mediators for more than 25 years.
Florida Mediation Group provides conference facilities to serve the trial attorneys of South Florida at its offices in Miami, West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale. We also conduct conferences at other locations convenient to the parties and counsel throughout Florida.
FMG’s panel of seasoned mediators from diverse backgrounds makes matching the right mediator to the case easy. FMG provides experienced mediators with flexible schedules who charge reasonable fees. The mediators are experienced trial attorneys or former judges so they thoroughly understand the trial and appellate process with its attendant risks, uncertainty and expense.
The mediators realize that when any client retains an attorney to represent them in a civil litigation case, the client expects to receive a product. It is an intangible product, but to the client it is clearly defined… a resolution of the case, on terms acceptable to the client, at the earliest possible moment.
Mediators on the panel of Florida Mediation Group realize this client mindset and vigorously pursue helping trial counsel deliver that product to their client.
What Is Trial Court Mediation?
In the context of a civil case pending in court, Mediation is a process in which a neutral mediator leads a conference meeting in which the attorneys and the parties to the litigation meet to analyze both sides’ position and negotiate the resolution of the case. The mediator does not decide the case or force a settlement. The parties control the outcome. They can choose to either negotiate an agreed settlement or not agree and continue with the trial court litigation.
It is an informal, collaborative, not-adversarial process intended to help disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement. The conference orchestrates and focuses the settlement talk to help the parties achieve an agreement.
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