Member Profile: John S. Freud

John S. Freud
Mediation Solutions, Inc.
Museum Tower
150 West Flagler Street, Suite 2700
Miami, FL 33130
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Tel: (305) 371-9120
Fax: (305) 371-9197

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Mediation; Arbitration


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John S. Freud has substantive case experience in the following areas...

ADA Disability
Arts (Fine, Performing)
Banking & Finance
Civil Rights
Community Associations
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Eminent Domain
Energy Sector (Oil, Gas)
Entertainment Sector
Family Businesses
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Land Use/Planning
Libel & Slander
Local Govt./Municipalities
Media & Communications
Medical Malpractice
Native American
Non-profit Organizations
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Negligence
Real Estate
Religious Institutions
Trusts / Estates
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death



John S. Freud, Esquire, is a state certified Florida and federally listed mediator (Southern District of Florida); nationally certified Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC, mediator/arbitrator/dispute review board member (see,; participant in AAA matters as mediator and arbitrator; and a NASD certified mediator and arbitrator. He is a graduate of Brandeis University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1978) and the University of Miami School of Law (J.D. 1981). He has also been a civil trial lawyer since 1981, handling a wide variety of matters. Today, in addition to heading his own alternative dispute resolution corporation, Mediation Solutions, Inc., he is the managing partner of the law firm of Freud & Schwartz, an association of professional associations, in Miami, Florida. He is also approved by the Florida Supreme Court's Dispute Resolution Center as a Circuit Mediation Primary Trainer (2016) and current provides CME for ADR professionals/lawyers through i-Mediate Consulting, LLC.

Mr. Freud has participated in over 4,500 mediations and arbitrations during his career. Those matters have ranged across many varied areas of the law, including without limitation, Complex Commercial/Construction/Real Estate/Securities Litigation, Creditor's Rights, Employment(Discrimination, ERISA, EEOC and Wage disputes)/Civil Rights, Environmental, Government/Administrative, I.C.C. Arbitrations, Insurance/Coverage/Bad Faith/Surety, Intellectual Property/Patent and Trademark, Judicial and Quasi-judicial proceedings, Landlord/Tenant/ADA Compliance, Marine, Mass Tort/Class Action, Nursing Home, Personal Injury, Product and Professional Liability, Property Damage, Professional Malpractice, Title Insurance and Wrongful Death.

In addition, Mr. Freud has presented continuing education seminars to members of the Florida Bar, as well as professionals in government and the construction/engineering/architectural industries. In commercial, construction and related industry matters,as well as personal injury actions, Mr. Freud has provided mediation and arbitration services on many of the largest public/private, multi-party matters in the southeast.

Mr. Freud presently provides mediation and arbitration services state-wide (or nationwide) to claimants and respondents through his local office, as well as providing those services (and special master/magistrate, umpire and private judging services) to counsel and parties through Mediation Solutions, Inc.

Memberships & Affiliations

Mr. Freud is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar (active); the Texas Bar (active-2016); the Massachusetts Bar (inactive status); the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. (Diplomate - highest distinction available); and, a listed Umpire in the Florida Windstorm Network. Mr. Freud has received an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell, as well as having been listed in Who's Who in America/American Law and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America. He is admitted to practice before the Florida Supreme Court; the Trial Bar, United States District Courts (Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida); United States Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; Supreme Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and, the United States Supreme Court.

Mr Freud is also certified as:

  • Arbitrator (Florida Supreme Court certified)
  • Arbitrator/Mediator - National Arbitration Forum
  • Florida Windstorm listed Umpire
  • Mediator/Arbitrator - Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC (listed-training pending, Sept.06)
  • Arbitrator/Mediator/Dispute Review Board- Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC
  • Arbitrator/Mediator-AAA participant


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John S. Freud 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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