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Member Profile: Don O'Dell

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Daisley Mediation Group
1461 Lakeside Drive
Venice, FL 34293
Email: Click for email

Tel: (813) 835-7722
Fax: (813) 489-2988

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Calendar Last Updated: 10 Dec 18
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Don O'Dell has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Donald O'Dell became a member of the Florida Bar in March, 1978. Following that, Don spent 37 1/2 years as a defense attorney handling bad faith and coverage issues for insurers as well as professional liability and errors & omissions cases. During his career, Don handled in excess of 150 jury trials and 100 appeals in both state and federal courts and was rated AV Preeminent for over 20 years by Martindale Hubbell.

In 1999, Don received his certification from the Florida Supreme Court as a circuit civil mediator. He began mediating cases at that time while still maintaining a full­time law practice. On September 30, 2015, Don retired from trial law practice of to begin participating full-time as a mediator.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Don was raised in the rural area of the state of Kansas. In 1965, Don enlisted in the Marine Corps and served 2 tours in Vietnam. Don's personal experiences together with his legal background have given him the ability to understand both people and legal issues thereby enabling him to easily work with lawyers and their clients during mediations.


BA University of MO - Kansas City - 1972 JD University of MO - Kansas City - 1976

Memberships & Affiliations

Florida Bar, 1978 Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, 1999 - Present


$175 per hour per side ($350 per hour total) for two-sided disputes $135 per hour per side for three-sided disputes $110 per hour per side for four-sided disputes For half-day Mediations, a minimum fee of 4 hours will be charged (3 hours for the conference and 1 hour for preparation and reporting). For full-day Mediations, a minimum fee of 8 hours will be charged (6 hours for the conference and 2 hours for preparation and reporting). Mr. O’Dell offers discounted flat fee rates upon advance request and agreement of all sides. Please contact Chantal for further details. TRAVEL CHARGES Time for travel, if any, is billed at one-half the regular hourly rate unless other arrangements have been made in advance. Mr. O’Dell does not charge for travel anywhere within Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier Counties.


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Don O'Dell 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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