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Our Mediators

Collectively, Our Panel has Mediated Over 30,000 Cases

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John W. Salmon

John W. Salmon is a natural mediator with a broad-based educational, legal and business background. He is a graduate of Penn State University “with Distinction,” the University of Florida College of Law and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Florida International University where he was an adjunct faculty member in the College of Business for over 15 years. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at the FIU College of Law teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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Robert A. Dulberg

Robert A. Dulberg has been certified by The Supreme Court of Florida as a mediator since 1989. He is also certified as a mediator in the Southern District of the U.S. District Court. He is a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, a Diplomate member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution.

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David H. Salmon

David H. Salmon is a third generation mediator with Salmon and Dulberg Dispute Resolutions. David’s mediation practice focuses on all manners of business and commercial disputes and first party property claims. David has mediated hundreds of cases throughout Florida, and has been mediating via Zoom and other virtual platforms for several years. David’s style as a mediator is upbeat, down to business, and patient. He is exceptionally capable with technology which ensures all mediation participants have a seamless experience when mediating virtually.

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Richard E. Berman

Thorough preparation prior to mediation improves the quality of the proceedings and the likelihood of successful resolution. I believe in active participation in the mediation process and using my years of experience to identify issues that may assist in resolution of the parties’ claims.”

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Michael J. Carbo

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.

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Carol S. Cope

Carol S. Cope is a respected and experienced dispute resolution professional practicing ADR for the past 20 years. She has successfully mediated hundreds of cases in state and federal courts covering a wide range of disputes, including acting as a sole mediator in multi-million dollar contract disputes. Cope has earned a reputation of being knowledgeable, well prepared, efficient, and effective.

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Judge Joseph I. Davis (Ret.)

Judge Joseph I. Davis was actively engaged in the private practice of law for 37 years, 30 of which were with the firm he co-founded, prior to his appointment to the County Court Bench in 2010. He served both as a County and acting Circuit Court Judge continuously from 2010-2018, rotating through the Civil, Criminal and Domestic Violence divisions of the Court. As a Certified Circuit Civil Mediator since 2002, for eight years prior to taking the Bench, Joe mediated a variety of civil matters part time, while practicing law full time. He now brings a wealth of experience to the firm’s distinguished panel of neutrals, as a lawyer, judge and mediator.

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Judge Richard D. Eade (Ret.)

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.

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Jesse S. Faerber

The parties enter mediation unsure that a discussion of their disputed matter is going to result in a settlement that meets their needs and expectations. This mediated discussion is not an academic exercise that magically results in an agreement from the mere use of self-determination by the parties. Instead, it is the mediator using his or her knowledge, experience, and skill to challenge the parties which produces a fair resolution of the case.

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Elaine E. Feldman

Elaine E. Feldman is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil, Family and Federal Court Mediator who has mediated more than 4000 cases since 1991. She graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with honors. She received her Juris Doctor in 1981 from Brooklyn Law School and attended the University of Miami School of Law as a visiting student. Ms. Feldman is a member of the Bars of Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. District Court trial bar.

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Judge Leon M. Firtel (Ret.)

Leon has been actively involved in legal and judiciary services for more than five decades. Prior to becoming a Circuit Court Judge in 1997, Leon had practiced law for 24 years. Although the biggest part of his tenure on the Bench was in the Family Division, he also served in the Civil and Criminal Divisions. Practicing as both a private lawyer as well as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Miami (14 years), Leon gained excellent experience in a wide range of case matters, which had proved immensely valuable throughout his later career.

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Judge Ronald M. Friedman (Ret.)

Ronald M. Friedman was actively engaged in the private practice of law for 18 years prior to becoming a Circuit Court Judge in 1984. He served on the bench of the 11th Circuit for 26 years primarily in the civil division. He is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil mediator whose mediation specialties are matters involving commercial litigation, personal injury, malpractice, business and corporate law.

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Judge Michael A. Genden (Ret.)

Michael A. Genden was a well-respected trial attorney for 22 years before taking the bench as a Circuit Court Judge in Miami-Dade County. During his 24 year judicial career, Michael served for 13 years in the civil division and most recently for 4 years in the probate division. During his time on the bench, Michael would often mediate difficult cases at the request of his fellow judges. Michael brings a wealth of legal, judicial and mediation experience to the firm’s panel of distinguished neutrals.

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Louis “Manny” Hillman-Waller

Louis “Manny” Hillman-Waller has conducted over 300 mediations in all types of civil matters. He is available to conduct mediations entirely in Spanish. His law practice has been primarily concentrated in the areas of commercial and corporate representation with an emphasis on international transactional and litigation work for both domestic and multi-national entities. He also has experience in Sports and Entertainment law and probate litigation.

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Judge Lester Langer (Ret.)

Lester Langer was actively engaged in the practice of law for 21 years prior to being elected a County Court Judge in 1992. In 1997, Governor Lawton Childs elevated him to the Circuit Court. Judge Langer served in the 11th Circuit for 20 years. He presided over cases in the civil division of the County Court, the domestic violence division where he was the Associate Administrative Judge, the family division, the juvenile division where he was Associate Administrative judge and the general jurisdiction division of the Circuit Court.

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Thomas D. Lardin

Thomas has been a Civil trial lawyer since 1977 and tried over 100 jury trials. He has personally led more than 1,000 mediation conferences during his eight years as a trial court mediator and is certified by the Florida Supreme Court. Thomas has also done many arbitrations as either the sole arbitrator or the neutral arbitrator and has extensive experience in admiralty matters, personal injury matters and commercial matters.

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Michael H. Lax

Michael H. Lax has an “AV” Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell as a civil trial lawyer who has been mediating as a Certified Circuit Court mediator since 1991. He is also Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Court Appointed Arbitrator. He has litigated, arbitrated and mediated large complex civil cases in the areas of business and commercial disputes, insurance disputes, intellectual property disputes, medical malpractice, products liability and personal injury.

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Miles A. McGrane, III

Miles A. McGrane, III has an “AV” peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell as a civil trial lawyer. He has tried over 250 civil cases to verdict. A graduate of the Cumberland School of Law, Miles is an Emeritus Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a Past-President of The Florida Bar, and most recently was appointed as a member of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners by the Florida Supreme Court.

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Judge Rosa I. Rodriguez (Ret.)

Rosa I. Rodriguez served for 19 years as a Circuit Judge in the Civil, Criminal, Family and Juvenile Divisions for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. She is a recipient of the Dade County Bar Association Judicial Lifetime Achievement Award. Rosa is fluent in Spanish and is available to mediate circuit civil and family cases in the attorneys’ offices or in any of our South Florida locations.

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Heidi M. Roth

Heidi M. Roth, Esq. is an “AV” Peer Review Rated civil trial attorney, specializing in transportation law, commercial litigation, insurance claims, appraisals, claims investigation and administrative claims. She has handled hundreds of transportation and insurance related cases, a number of which have resulted in both Federal and State reported decisions.

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Patrick Russell

Patrick has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Court Mediator since 2009 and has been practicing law since 1994. Before joining Salmon & Dulberg, he was a Trial Partner at Lydecker | Diaz, where he also created and led the firm’s first statewide Mediation Division. Before Lydecker | Diaz, Patrick managed his own law firm for almost twenty years and then worked with The Florida Bar. Patrick’s diverse legal experience includes insurance law and first-party property claims, high-exposure personal injury claims and premises liability matters, ethics and professional responsibility issues, and commercial litigation. Many litigators leave behind a legacy of conflict.

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Judge Lawrence A. Schwartz (Ret.)

Lawrence A. Schwartz practiced law for 12 years before becoming a Miami-Dade County Court Judge in 1991. In 1997, Governor Lawton Chiles elevated him to the Circuit Court. He served on the bench of the 11th Judicial Circuit for 22 years. He presided over cases in the civil, criminal and probate divisions. His Mediation Specialties include matters involving commercial litigation, probate and guardianship, foreclosure, personal injury, malpractice, employment discrimination, business and corporate law.

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Janet S. Seitlin

Janet S. Seitlin has been a full time mediator since 1988, initially working with the Mediation and Arbitration Division of the 11th Judicial Circuit. Among the first mediators certified in Florida, Janet has handled over 3,500 cases where her multi-disciplinary experience allows her to deal effectively with both family and civil matters.

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Joseph B. Shacter

Joseph B. Shacter is a Florida native, who has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1978 and a Certified Circuit Civil and County Mediator since 2007. He currently concentrates his private law practice in real estate and business transactions. While a corporate attorney representing franchisors, he drafted documents and closed on numerous multi-million dollar business sales, which transactions invariably included the sale or lease of commercial real estate. In his years of private practice, Joseph has conducted hundreds of residential real estate closings and litigated countless collection, foreclosure and tenant eviction cases.

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Jose Smith

Mr. Smith is a graduate with honors from the University of Florida. After gaining considerable litigation experience, he founded his own firm in 1983. He was Board Certified from 1992-1997. After serving on the Miami Beach City Commission for 8 years, he was appointed City Attorney, serving until 2014. He then served as City Attorney in North Miami Beach until 2018. For over 30 years, Mr. Smith has also been involved in all aspects of local government law. He has developed a unique, well rounded expertise in identifying complex legal problems and finding practical solutions.

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Martin A. Soll

Martin A. Soll is a well respected mediator and arbitrator throughout the State of Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and DePaul University School of Law. He holds a Masters of Labor/Industrial Relations from Loyola University Institute of Industrial Relations. Martin is a Certified Circuit Civil, County, Family and Federal District Court Mediator who has mediated thousands of cases in the areas of employment discrimination and labor law, personal injury, commercial, admiralty, aviation, insurance and family law.

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Robert L. Teitler

Robert L. Teitler is a Florida native who has practiced law in this state for over 37 years. Rob has worked for the state and in private practice, handling an array of personal injury and premises liability cases at both the trial and appellate levels. During the course of his career, Rob has handled hundreds of appeals, resulting in an impressive 213 reported appellate decisions. Rob has also represented County government for many years in various sectors, including labor and employment, ethics, procurement and transactional, aviation, personal injury and taxation, and has served as Chair of the City, County and Local Government Law Section of The Florida Bar.

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Martin B. Woods

Martin B. Woods joined the panel after 40 years of private practice, during which he handled litigation and arbitration relating to commercial and other civil disputes. Over the years, his commercial practice included a broad array of matters ranging from real estate foreclosures and title claims to partnership dissolutions, franchise controversies, insurance and reinsurance coverage issues, securities litigation, and property management exposures. In addition to his commercial practice, he litigated numerous probate cases, from will contests to trust disputes, involving virtually every type of issue that might arise in that area.

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Ido J. Alexander

Ido possesses significant experience mediating first-party property claims, personal injuries claims, as well as complex business disputes. He is a Supreme Court of Florida Circuit Civil Mediator that is recognized by his peers. His straightforward approach cuts through the noise to focus the parties on resolving their disputes efficiently and beneficially. He is adept at understanding and utilizing new technologies, and has presided over hundreds of virtual mediations throughout the State of Florida.

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Edward G. Rubinoff

I have over 50 years of personal injury experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants. I have handled the full spectrum of personal injury issues, including medical malpractice, product liability, wrongful death, bad faith, and other insurance coverage issues for both plaintiffs and defendants. I’ve also been involved in the resolution of hundred’s of cases through mediations for both plaintiffs and defendants.

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