Richard D. Eade

Richard Eade

Richard D. Eade


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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.

  • First Party Property
  • Business Litigation
  • Condo & HOA Disputes
  • Personal Injury: Auto, Slip & Fall
  • Employment
  • Commercial Litigation
  • All matters under the Jurisdiction of the Circuit Court

Richard D. Eade, a retired Circuit Court Judge for the 17th Judicial Circuit, served for 25 years where he presided over cases in the civil, family, dependency, and criminal divisions of the Court, most recently for 10 years in the civil division. Prior to taking the bench, he practiced law for 14 years.  His mediation specialties include all matters which would come within the jurisdiction of the Circuit Court with an emphasis on personal injury, commercial, employment discrimination and FLSA cases. Florida Circuit Courts have often appointed Richard to serve as a neutral umpire in property insurance appraisals due to his extensive experience mediating property and casualty first and third-party lawsuits.

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, High Honors in Economics
  • Columbia University of Law, J.D
  • Certified as Circuit Civil Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court
  • Circuit Court Judge, 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida, 1987- 2013
  • Member of the Florida Bar
  • Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Assistant State Attorney, Broward County, 1982 – 1987
  • Associate, Abrams Anton et al, 1981 – 1982
  • Trial Partner, Eisenberg, Eade & Fish, 1979 – 1981
  • Associate, Goodhart & Rosner, P.A., 1978 – 1979