Mediation is private and confidential, cost-effective, efficient, and leaves disputing parties in complete control of the outcome. The mediator does not serve as the decision maker and will not provide legal advice to the parties. As a neutral third-party, the mediator, assists the parties by facilitating settlement discussions and by generating options for settlement. The mediation process is governed by Chapter 44, Florida Statutes.

Settling legal disputes outside of the courtroom means saving time, money, and in many cases, important professional and personal relationships.

If you are involved in a dispute in Florida and would like to consider engaging a mediator or an arbitrator, Claramargaret Groover can help. Claire has experience in mediating business, real estate, commercial foreclosures, and construction disputes. Alternatively, if you seek an arbitrator to decide your case, Claire is a qualified and experienced arbitrator under Florida law to render a decision about your case. The Florida rules of ethics prohibit a mediator from serving as the arbitrator on the same case. To learn more, contact Claire by email at to arrange an appointment to speak.

Check the calendar to coordinate availability with your opposing counsel and email to confirm or to learn if any scheduling conflicts may be accommodated.

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