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Member Profile: James R. Betts Esq.

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Betts Mediation
mediations at First Choice Reporting
201 N. Franklin Street, Suite 1775
Tampa, FL 33602
Email: Click for email

Tel: (813) 254-3302
Fax: (813) 254-5322

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James R. Betts Esq. has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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I serve exclusively as a mediator in all types of civil litigation and arbitrations throughout the State of Florida, including personal injury and wrongful death, insurance, professional malpractice, nursing home, disability, admiralty, commercial, corporate and partnership, real estate, construction, surety, securities, condominiums and community associations, and probate/trusts, following my 18 years as a trial lawyer at Fowler White in Tampa. I am certified in federal district court and state circuit court.


  • Florida Supreme Court Mediation Certification 1999
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida Mediation Certification 2000
  • Florida Supreme Court Approved Arbitration Training 2002
  • Florida Division of Land Sales, Condominiums and Mobile Homes Mediation Certification 2005

  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI - J.D. 1981
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI - B.A. 1978
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI - 1973-1976

Memberships & Affiliations

Member of Florida Bar Association:
- ADR Secttion - Trial Lawyers Section
- Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (former)
- Entertainment & Sports Law Section (former)

Member of Hillsborough County Bar Association:
- ADR Committee, 2000-present (co-chair 2003-2004)
- Trial Lawyers Section, 1981-present (board of directors 1989-1992)

Former Member of American Bar Association
- Litigation Section
- Tort and Insurance Practice Section
- Construction Law Section
- Entertainment & Sports Law Section


$390./hour for 2 party mediations; variable rates for multi-party mediation. See for more details


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James R. Betts Esq. 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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