All cases are required to go to mediation before trial. You can choose to go to mediation either earlier in the case before significant legal fees and expenses are incurred or when the Court orders you to do so. In either case, mediation provides the unique opportunity for the parties to a legal dispute to meet, listen, and speak to each other in a non-adversarial setting for the sole purpose of trying to solve their dispute. The mediator will provide an environment during mediation that facilitates a meaningful and productive dialogue. During a legal case, mediation is the one time in which you can actually control the outcome. The parties to mediation enjoy the right to self-determination, meaning they alone control how to proceed and the outcome for mediation. As opposed to a trial where a jury decides the case, mediation allows the parties to control the outcome. A mediated settlement can often save the parties significant time and money as opposed to continued litigation. Likewise, a mediated settlement brings closure to an otherwise uncertain process.

Our Firm is committed to assisting the parties bring peace to their legal dispute. When practicing law, we maintain the highest levels of professionalism and as a result, we enjoy an excellent reputation among lawyers representing Plaintiffs and Defendants alike. Our diverse and extensive legal experience allows us to competently understand the issues presented by your legal case and to discuss them during mediation. We can host your mediation in our offices, which are located conveniently throughout the State of Florida, or go to you if you prefer.

Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators

Our Mediators are Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators, meaning they have all undergone the rigors of the required training as required Florida Supreme Court. For example, Patrick Russell, Esq., the head of the Mediation Practice Group, has been certified since 2009, and serves on the Executive Council for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of The Florida Bar.


In order to remain certified, Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators must continue to take mediation education courses that cover updated rules and policies, and diversity training. Most importantly, as opposed to mediators that are not certified, Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators are all bound by the ethical rules for mediation as overseen by the Florida Supreme Court. These important ethical rules govern important issues that arise in mediation including conflicts of interest, impartiality, confidentiality, and maintaining the integrity of the mediation process itself, including the assurance that the parties are in control of the process.


Contact us today and schedule a consultation or mediation with Lydecker Mediator Patrick Russell Esq.