Peter M. Weinstein

Peter M. Weinstein

Peter M. Weinstein

Scheduling: liz@sd-adr.com
O: 305.371.5490 | C: 954.398.4354

Real-Time Availability Calendar

Mediation Rates:

– 2 Party Case: $225 per party per hour
– 3 Party Case: $175 per party per hour
– 4 Party Case: $150 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
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • First Party Property
  • Business Litigation
  • Condo & HOA Disputes
  • Global Insurance Claims
  • Probate, Guardianship & Trust
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Construction/Real Estate
  • Municipal Zoning Government
  • Wrongful Dealth

Peter M. Weinstein, a retired Circuit Court Judge for the 17th Judicial Circuit for Broward County, served a total of 21 years including 6 years as Chief Judge of the Circuit. Prior to joining the bench, he practiced law for 27 years. His mediation specialties include first party property, business litigation, condominium/HOA disputes, probate/guardianship and both non-binding and binding arbitration.


  • Certified as Circuit Civil Mediator by Supreme Court of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice in State of Florida and State of New York
  • United States District Court EDNY and SDFL
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Judicial Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • Member, Broward County Bar Association
  • Member, The Florida Bar


  • New York University Stern School of Business, Bachelor of Science
  • Brooklyn Law School, Juris Doctor
  • Served as Trial Counsel in the United States Army in almost two hundred court martial cases. Honorably Discharged
  • Captain US Army Reserve. Awarded the Army Commendation Medal by the Secretary of the Army
  • Assistant District Attorney Queens County, NY
  • Assistant State Attorney Broward County Florida
  • Private Practice handling numerous civil and criminal matters for nineteen years. Litigated primarily in the areas of Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury.
  • Served as Florida State Senator from 1982 to 1996 including multiple terms as Chair or Vice Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee
  • Served a term as Senate Majority Leader
  • Circuit Judge, Seventeenth Judicial Circuit 1998 thru 2018..Served in the Felony Trial Division, The Civil Division and the Probate and Guardianship Division.
  • Served Three Terms as Chief Judge of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit from 2011 to 2017.
  • Appointed by the Florida Supreme Court to serve on the Local Rules Committee
  • Served on the Senior Judge Review Board
  • Created the Broward Veterans Court. This a Court designed to assist those Veterans, who have been charged with a criminal offense, to obtain therapeutic treatment services.
  • Served as 4th District Representative to the Conference of Circuit Judges.
  • Served on the Legislative Committee of the Conference of Circuit Judges.
  • Served as Member of the Broward Chapter Inns of Court
  • Served as Board Member for the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center for Women.
  • Served as President of the B’Nai B’Rith Justice Unit.
  • Served as Member of the Board of the Broward Community Blood Center
  • Served on the Board of Directors for the Jewish Federation
  • Served as Lt. Colonel, United States Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol
  • Jewish War Veterans Judge Advocate
  • Received the Rosemary Barkett Award for Outstanding Demonstrated Commitment to Equal Justice Under the Law” by The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers.
  • Florida Distinguished Service Medal” by the Florida National Guard
  • Award for unyielding commitment on behalf of citizens who are mentally retarded presented by the Association for Retarded Citizens of Florida.
  • Executive Director’s Award” presented by the Broward County Bar Association
  • Judge of the Year” 2011 presented by American Board of Trial Advocates
  • 1994-1996 Article V Task Force—charged with reviewing and recommending changes to all aspects of Florida’s judicial system 1993-1994
  • Florida Railroad Safety Commission Chairman 1991-1994
  • Florida Guardianship Oversight Board Chairman 1989-1992
  • Florida Judicial Council 1985-1988
  • Florida Sentencing Guidelines Commission 1988
  • Florida Crime Prevention and Law Enforcement Study Commission 1988
  • Florida Guardianship Law Study Commission
  • Broward County Charter Review Commission
  • City of Coral Springs Planning & Zoning Board