Michael A. Genden

Michael A. Genden

Michael A. Genden

Scheduling: liz@sd-adr.com
O: 305.371.5490 | C: 305.609.7610

Real-Time Availability Calendar

Mediation Rates:

– 2 Party Case: $250 per party per hour
– 3 Party Case: $200 per party per hour
– 4 Party Case: $175 per party per hour

Minimum Fees:
– Half Day – 3 hours, or the amount of time reserved if more than 3 hours
– Full Day – 6 hours, or the amount of time reserved if more than 6 hours

The mediation fee is calculated based on your Mediator’s hourly billing rate as detailed above including any pre-mediation preparation time and post-mediation follow-up time spent on the matter.

Note: we do not charge any administrative, scheduling, or rescheduling fees. In exchange we ask that you please respect our time and the cancellation policy below.


If you need to cancel or reschedule, our office must be notified via email prior to the date and time indicated in your confirmation email for that particular mediation or arbitration in order to avoid the minimum fee.

Please note that for us to remain neutral, it is our policy to bill all parties equally for their portion of our minimum fees regardless of which party cancels a session or why it was canceled, even if it is being rescheduled, has settled, or one side is still willing to move forward.

  • Non-Binding Arbitration
  • Binding Arbitration
  • First Party Property
  • Business Litigation
  • Condo & HOA Disputes
  • Personal Injury Medical Malpractice
  • Global Insurance Claims
  • Maritime
  • Probate, Guardianship & Trust
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage

Michael A. Genden, a retired Circuit Court Judge, served on the bench of the 11th Judicial Circuit for Miami-Dade County for 24 years, 13 of which were in the civil division with 4 years in the probate division. During his time on the bench, Michael would often mediate difficult cases at the request of his fellow judges. Michael was a well-respected trial attorney for 22 years before taking the bench. Michael brings a wealth of legal, judicial and mediation experience to the firm’s panel of distinguished neutrals. Michael is available to mediate via Zoom throughout the state of Florida.


  • Civil Mediator
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals


  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, J.D.
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, B.A.
  • Circuit Court Judge, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, 1993-2016
  • Appellate Division, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, 1993-2016
  • Fourth District Court of Appeal, Visiting Judge
  • Recipient of Judge Steve Levine Award, 2005
  • Recipient of Maria Korvick Probate Award, 2015-2016
  • Participant and Mentor, Florida Supreme Court Justice Teaching Institute
  • Instructor, Florida Judicial Conference
  • Judge, The Florida Bar Statewide Mock Trial Competition
  • Member, Iron Arrow Honor Society, University of Miami
  • Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade County
  • Member of The Florida Bar