Michael J. Carbo

Michael J. Carbo

Michael J. Carbo


Real-Time Availability Calendar

Note: Please contact my case manager, Liz Sanchez, if you need a specific date. We are happy to make special arrangements.

Mediation Rates:

– 2 Party Case: $250 per party per hour
– 3 Party Case: $220 per party per hour
– 4 Party Case: $200 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.

  • First Party Property
  • Business Litigation
  • Condo & HOA Disputes
  • Global Insurance Claims
  • Employment
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction/Real Estate
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Premises Liability
  • UM Claims
  • ADA Compliance
  • Creditor-Debtor
  • Wrongful Death


“I am a pro-active mediator.  I have always felt that the last thing the parties and their attorneys need is a passive courier of offers and demands. Emailing accomplishes the same and is less expensive.  I offer meaningful suggestions, comments and questioning to generate movement.  I have conducted over 4,500 mediations and obtained settlement in the overwhelming majority of them.  My experience as a trial attorney from the start of my career coupled with my experience as a general magistrate presiding over more than 7,500 hearings has served as a foundation for what I bring to the table.  Feel free to contact me on my cell to discuss whether I can be of benefit to your particular case.”


  • Federal Certified Mediator: U.S. Southern District of Florida
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator


  • Rutgers College, B.A., 1973
  • Rutgers Law School, J.D., Cum Laude, 1976
  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, Trial Bar, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Member, Trial Bar, U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • Florida Board Certified Marital Law
  • Past President, Broward County Bar Association
  • Past Chairperson, Grievance Committee “C”
  • AV rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Schlichte, Carbo & Platt – Partner
  • General Magistrate, 17th Judicial Circuit, Broward County
  • Ferrero, Middlebrooks & Carbo – Partner
  • Holland & Knight – Partner
  • Mediation, Inc. (mediated over 4,500 cases)