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Member Profile: Christopher M. Shulman

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Shulman ADR Law, P.A.
5111 Ehrlich Road
Suite 120
Tampa, FL 33624
Email: Click for email

Tel: (813) 935-9922
Fax: (813) 333-7326

FL Chapter:

Christopher M. Shulman regularly travels out of state to Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master; ADR Training/CME


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ONLINE SCHEDULING: Christopher M. Shulman
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Calendar Last Updated: 12 Oct 18
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Christopher M. Shulman has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Christopher M. Shulman has mediated in excess of 2900 disputes and served as arbitrator, hearing officer, or decision-writer in approximately 2000 matters.

An alumnus of Stetson University College of Law, Chris is a 25+ year lawyer who spent the first approximately 10 years of his practice representing individuals, labor unions, and employers in connection with a variety of statutory, contractual, and common-law employment law claims. He also handled general practice, business, and personal injury matters for individuals. He is a member of the Florida Bar and admitted to practice before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. 

From 1995 to 2001, Chris mediated on and off, but, since January 2002, Chris has essentially limited his practice to service as a neutral dispute resolution professional; the only real client representation work he currently does is in the field of estate planning and probate.  He is a member of the Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society and a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (of which he is also a member of the Executive Committee).  A Diplomate and 2005-2006 Board Member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Chris Shulman is a certified Florida Circuit, Family, and County Court Mediator, and a Federal Court Mediator. He mediates and arbitrates cases for the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Financial Industry Regulatory Agency (FINRA), and privately, including labor disputes through the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Between service as a mediator, arbitrator, hearing officer, and federal-sector EEO complaint adjudicator, Chris has resolved or, in the case of mediation, helped the parties resolve more than 4,900 matters. Chris served two four-year terms on the Florida Supreme Court’s Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee, and is currently a member of the Florida Supreme Court’s ADR Rules and Policy Committee, as well as the Florida Supreme Court Mediator Qualifications and Disciplinary Review Board.  He has served as co-chair of the Hillsborough County Bar Association ADR Committee. An approved Primary Circuit Civil and County Mediator Trainer, and a Florida Court-Appointed Arbitrator Trainer, Chris is also an Adjunct Professor at Stetson University College of Law, teaching Negotiation and Mediation and the Law Student Mediator Training classes.

Published Labor Awards:

Palm Beach County (FL) Schools, 2017 LA Supp. 201032 (July 2017)

Palm Beach County (FL) Schools, 2017 LA Supp. 200968 (June 2017)

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, 2017 LA Supp. 200763 (February 2017)

City of Hialeah (FL), 2016 LA Supp. 205249 (November 2016)

Miami-Dade County Transit, 2015 LA Supp. 199232 (November 2015)

U.S. Forest Service, 68 FLRA 90 (Arbitration Award: March 2014; FLRA Decision affirming Award: November 2014)


  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, FL Juris Doctor cum laude, May 1991
  • Honors and Activities: Research Editor, Stetson Law Review
  • Published Law Review Case Note; won Leeman Award for best student writing
  • Public Service Fellow Judicial Intern to Hon. Elizabeth A. Jenkins, U.S. Magistrate Judge
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, May 1987

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association (Large and Complex Case (LCC) Panel: Arbitrator; Commercial/Employment Panel: Mediator; Arbitrator)
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (Mediator and Arbitrator)
  • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (Labor Arbitrator)
  • Impartial Decisionmaker Registry for Senior Connection Center, Inc. 
  • Randolph-Sheppard Act Blind Services Bid Arbitrator 
  • Medical Peer Review Hearing Officer 
  • Pinellas County Wage Theft Special Magistrate
  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators (Fellow)
  • Next Generation Divorce Collaborative Practice Group (Neutral Facilitator)
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (Member)
Collins Center for Public Policy, Inc. (DFS Hurricane Mediator)
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. Solutions Program (External Mediator)
  • Resolute Systems, Inc. (Mediator)
  • Florida Conflict Resolution Consortium (Mediator)
  • Florida Division of Land Sales, Condominiums and Mobile Homes (HOA Dispute Mediator)
  • Florida Department of Financial Services (Homeowners Insurance Presuit Claims Mediator)
  • Florida Supreme Court ADR Rules and Policy Committee (2012 – date)
  • Florida Supreme Court Mediator Qualifications and Disciplinary Review Board (2016 – date)
  • Florida Supreme Court Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee (2000 – 2008)
  • Hearing Officer, Hillsborough County Childcare Licensing Board (2001 – 2012)
  • Florida Bar, Labor & Employment Law Section (1992- date)
  • Florida Bar Clients' Security Fund Committee (1994-2003; Chair, 1998-99)
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. (2002 to date; Board of Directors 2005-06)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (1999 - date; ADR Committee Co-Chair)


Mediation: $350/hour ($175/hour/side): no travel time but with minimum engagements, based on distance from Tampa.
    Local Mediation (provided at our Tampa Office or within 1 hour’s travel time, each way (i.e., Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk Counties, FL))
      Half-Day (4 hrs) Reserved
        $700.00 (2-hr) Minimum; $350.00/hour thereafter
        $700.00 Late Cancellation/Postponement (on less than seven calendar days’ notice)
        Full Day Reserved
          $1,400.00 (4-hr) Minimum; $350.00/hour thereafter
          $1,400.00 Late Cancellation/Postponement (on less than seven calendar days’ notice)
          Non-Local Mediation (provided outside the Local area, described above) No Charge For Travel Time (for mediation)
          Full Day Reserved
          $2,100.00 (6-hr) Minimum; $350.00/hour thereafter
          $2,100.00 Late Cancellation/Postponement (on less than seven calendar days’ notice)

          Arbitration: Arbitration services (other than labor arbitration) are billed at the rate of $400/hour, subject to certain minimums and late cancellation/postponement** Daily rate ($3,200 for arbitration hearings – up to seven hours in a day; time in excess of seven hours is billed at the rate of $400/hour, in one-tenth hour increments). Study time (including pre-hearing conferences, pre-hearing motion practice and orders, and post-hearing deliberating and rendering awards billed at the rate of $400/hour, in one-tenth hour increments). Travel time billed in half-day increments (of $1,600) when hearing location requires air travel or other travel of more than one hour each way. Regardless of length of travel, actual travel expenses incurred (e.g., meals, tolls, hotels, air travel) plus mileage at the prevailing IRS rate will be billed to the Parties. **Fees as stated apply unless court order, agency order, or published panel/roster rates dictate different rate, in which case that rate governs.


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          Christopher M. Shulman is a member of our FL chapter, Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society, Florida's premier roster of distinguished attorney-mediators. The FCCMS profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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