Michael J. Carbo

Michael J. Carbo

Michael J. Carbo


Real-Time Availability Calendar

Mediation Rates:
– 2 Party Case: $500 per hour
– 3 Party Case: $575 per hour
– 4 Party Case: $800 per hour
– 4 Party Case: Globals at $500 per hour 

Minimum Fees:
– Half Day – 2 hours, or the amount of time reserved if more than 2 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 the mediation is canceled or rescheduled less than 72 hours (Monday – Friday) prior to the scheduled session, each party will be billed for their portion of the minimum fee. Note: it is your responsibility to notify us of a schedule change or cancellation; you should not rely on another party to do so. Please keep in mind our cancellation policy is meant to fairly compensate your Mediator for reserving the time scheduled for this mediation, which typically cannot be filled in less than 72 hours.

  • 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 Certified Family 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
  • AV rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • Florida Board Certified Marital Law
  • Past President, Broward County Bar Association
  • Past Chairperson, Grievance Committee “C”
  • 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)