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Judge Richard D. Eade (Ret.)

Richard Eade

Judge Richard D. Eade (Ret.)

Mediator

Real-Time Availability Calendar

Mediation Rates:
– 2 Party Case: $450 per hour
– 3 Party Case: $480 per hour
– 4 Party Case: $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.

MEDIATION CANCELLATION POLICY

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.

  • Non-Binding Arbitration
  • Binding Arbitration
  • 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 practiced law for 14 years before being appointed to the Broward County Circuit Court bench in 1987. He served as a Circuit Court judge for the 17th Judicial Circuit 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. 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.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator

EDUCATION

  • University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1972
  •  Brooklyn Law School, 1969-1970
  • Rider College, B.A., Political Science, 1969
  • 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