I am an attorney in Miami who became interested in becoming a certified mediator. As part of our certification process, we were required to observe a number of mediations. David was kind enough to allow me to observe several of his foreclosure mediations. I will say that I was impressed with the style that he used to mediate his cases. He was professional, unbiased and very persuasive in his overall delivery. I would definitely recommend him as a mediator. I am also thankful that he allowed me to observe the mediations as I obtained my credits and became certified. Thanks David!
Carol Finklehoffe
David was hired as our Circuit Court Mediator to handle some of our foreclosure cases. I was one of the attorneys representing a party to the litigation. David mediated the cases in a very organized and professional way showing no bias which is crucial in mediation. I would definitely use him again and would recommend him to any attorney who wishes to select a good mediator.
Nina Ferraro

Mediation is an alternative dispute method where a neutral third party facilitator assists parties in reaching an agreement. The process allows for self-determination because the parties have control over the final agreement, rather than a resolution imposed by a judge or jury.  Also, mediation involves a confidential process. Although there are certain statutory exceptions, what happens during mediation, stays in mediation. This is to allow parties to speak freely without the concern that something would be held against them in negotiations. There is a greater likelihood that people can reach an agreement if they speak freely.

On the other hand, arbitration is a procedure in which a dispute is submitted, by agreement of the parties, to one or more arbitrators who make a binding or non-binding decision on the dispute. In choosing arbitration, the parties opt for a private dispute resolution procedure instead of going to court.

Hiring a neutral party to resolve the dispute is a great way of ridding the proceedings of biases and reaching a point where both parties can explore various options, and are able to live with the outcome. When you have David W. Stillson Esq. handling the process, the key advantage is that you have an astute, experienced, knowledgeable and highly-talented attorney who is determined to see a successful outcome.  David is a licensed Circuit Civil Court Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court and also an Arbitrator qualified by the Florida Supreme Court.  He estimates that he has successfully resolved approximately 2500 to 3500 cases in both the private and government sector. Also, David takes pride in donating a percentage of all revenue he receives from his mediations and arbitrations to charities. His two favorite charities that he frequently donates to are the Humane Society of Broward County and the Tunnel To Towers Foundation (Aid for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders, fallen first responders’ families, gold star families, etc.). Finally, David has experience in handling the following cases: workers’ compensation, personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, insurance disputes, foreclosure and real estate law, student loan litigation, commercial litigation, consumer law, breach of contracts and other general civil litigation. 

TO SCHEDULE – Call us today at 305-798-4111 or email David at david@stillsonlaw.com if you wish to use David as your mediator/arbitrator.  We will then contact you as soon as we are able to confirm your request and set up your mediation or arbitration.  I am looking forward to being your mediator/arbitrator!