Janet S. Seitlin

Janet S. Seitlin



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Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil, Family, County, Appellate and Victim Offender Mediator
Public Policy Facilitator


Personal Injury; Negligence; Professional Malpractice; Foreclosure; Employment; Title VII Discrimination; Workers Compensation; Insurance Law; Contract & Business disputes; Public Policy Facilitation; Family


Janet S. Seitlin has been a full time mediator since 1988, initially working with the Mediation and Arbitration Division of the 11th Judicial Circuit. Among the first mediators certified in Florida, Janet has handled over 3,500 cases where her multi-disciplinary experience allows her to deal effectively with both family and civil matters.

She is a Certified Facilitator having worked with FDOT as an intergovernmental liason handling Public Policy Facilitation. Janet has also served as an Adjunct Mediator for Workers Compensation with the State of Florida Dept. of Labor and Employment. Janet helped develop the Victim Offender Mediation Program in Dade County.

She is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law where she is currently an Adjunct Professor teaching the Mediation Skills Workshop. Janet is a Certified Circuit Civil, Family, County and Victim-Offender Mediator.


University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1979
University of Miami, Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1972


  • Certified as Circuit Civil, County and Family Mediator by Supreme Court of Florida
  • Certified as a Victim Offender Mediator by State of Florida
  • Adjunct Professor, Mediation Skills Workshop, University of Miami School of Law, 1998 to present
  • Adjunct Professor, Children of Divorcing Parents, Miami-Dade Community College, 1994-1997
  • Certified Facilitator, FDOT, Intergovermental Liason
  • Adjunct Mediator, Workers Compensation, State of Florida Dept. of Labor & Employment Security, Office of the Judge of Compensation Claims, District K
  • Adjunct Mediator, Dade County Mediation and Arbitration Division, 1989-1990
  • Mediator, Florida Mediation Group, 1990-2000
  • Mediator, Metro Mediation Services, 1988-1989
  • Founding Mediator, Victim Offender Mediation Program, Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • Member of Florida Bar
  • Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Staff Attorney, Legal Services of Greater Miami, 1984-1985
  • Chief Counsel, Haitian Refugee Project in America, 1982-1983
  • Interim Director, City of Miami Commission on the Status of Women, 1986-1987
  • Faculty Member, U.S. Department of Justice, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1996
  • Instructor, Peer Mediation Program, Design and Architecture Senion High, 1994-1996
  • Teacher, I Am Miami, Overtown Project, 1988
  • Author, Rx for a Healthier Divorce: It Ain’t Over When it’s Over
  • The Family Law Commentator, The Florida Bar, Vol. XIX, No. 4, March, 1994
  • Divorce: Talk it Out, Don’t Fight it Out, Guest
  • Commentary, The Weekly News, Dec. 1991
  • Member, Florida Circuit Civil Mediator Society
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