Paul Freedman

Paul Freedman, Esq.

Paul Freedman

Scheduling: katie@sd-adr.com
O: 305.371.5490 | C: 305.793.1990

Real-Time Availability Calendar

Mediation Rates:

– 2 Party Case: $225 per party per hour
– 3 Party Case: $166.67 per party per hour
– 4 Party Case: $125 per party 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 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.

  • Product Liability
  • Binding Arbitration
  • Construction & Real Estate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Non-Binding Arbitration
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Condo/HOA Disputes
  • First Party Property Claims
  • Sovereign Immunity
  • Admiralty
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Paul Freedman has litigated for more than forty years and has been privileged to represent claimants and their families in connection with catastrophic losses.  Paul has also defended against such claims.  Since 2002, Paul has participated in hundreds of mediations as a litigator and as a Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.

As a mediator, Paul draws upon his experience with complex litigation involving principles of general negligence, the Florida Wrongful Death Act, hospital liability/medical malpractice claims, motor vehicle and premises liability actions, governmental liability/sovereign immunity matters, insurance contract interpretation, bad faith, lien resolution, compliance with medicare and medicaid requirements, negligent security, product liability, admiralty as well as construction defects, homeowners’ claims and commercial transactions.

Mediation can mean an end to disagreements, disputes and controversies. Paul is passionate about the mediation process and is confident that his enthusiasm will translate into positive results.

He is available for in-person mediation within the metro Miami area, as well as online throughout the state of Florida via Zoom.


  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator


  • Rutgers College, Bachelor of Arts, Economics,  June 1973
  • University of Miami, Juris Doctor, June 1976
  • Kaplan and Freedman, PA, 1983-2023
  • Preddy, Haddad, Kutner, Hardy and Josephs PA, 1976-1983
  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Past-Member, Florida Justice Association
  • Past-Member, Miami-Dade Justice Association
  • Past-Member, Dade County Bar Association
  • Past-Member, Broward County Bar Association
  • Florida Department of Financial Affairs, Mediator
  • Southern District of Florida, Attorney, 1977
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, Attorney, 1981
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee “E” of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, 1985-1986
  • Mediation – The Art of Finding Creative Solutions, authored & presented CLE 1-hour credit course
  • Member, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • Martindale-Hubbell A/V Rated