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Martin B. Woods

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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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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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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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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