Member Profile: Kenneth C. Whalen

Kenneth C. Whalen
Whalen ADR
PO Box 21002
Tampa, FL 33622
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Tel: (813) 856-3365
Fax: (813) 426-3440

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Facilitation & Systems Design; Special Master; Insurance Umpire


Calendar Last Updated: 21 Apr 17

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Kenneth C. Whalen has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Community Associations
Consumer Fraud
Debt Collections
Legal Malpractice
Lemon Law
Libel & Slander
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Railroad & Trucking
Wrongful Death



Ken Whalen practices as a Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator and as an Arbitrator in the areas of personal injury, insurance law, mass tort, aviation, railroad injury litigation, and many other types of litigation. He is qualified as a Federal Court Mediator in the Middle District. 

He has also handled appeals in the Florida Second District Court of Appeal, Florida Fourth District Court of Appeals, the Florida Supreme Court, and the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

Mr. Whalen has been certified as a Florida Circuit Court and Federal Mediator since 1993 and has mediated many cases.

He has lectured on various topics, including torts, insurance coverage, rental car litigation, Circuit Court costs, professionalism, and ethics. He has over 35 years experience in the practice of personal injury law, over 20 as a defense lawyer, including serving as Staff Counsel for The Travelers and Continental Insurance Companies and over 15 as a plaintiffs lawyer in personal injury cases, railroad injuries and appeals.  He has spent more than 20 years as a part time mediator with over 3 years as a full time mediator.

Before beginning a full time ADR practice, he was a member of Murray, Morin & Herman, P.A. doing aviation and transportation injury defense.  He has been a member of the following firms:

  • Bales-Weinstein, Tampa - plaintiff's personal injury
  • Moody, Strople, Kloeppel & Basilone, Brandon - plaintiff's personal injury and FELA (railroad)
  • Harris, Barrett, Mann & Dew, St. Petersburg - personal injury defense
  • Peirce, Raimond & Whalen, Tampa - plaintiff's personal injury, FELA (railroad) & mass tort
  • Continental Insurance Company Staff Counsel - personal injury defense, insurance coverage
  • The Travelers Insurance Company - personal injury defense, insurance coverage


  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD 
  • University of Pittsburgh, Bachelor of Arts
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, ATLA Trial Advocacy

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Florida Bar
  • Federal District Court; MD of Fla
  • Certified Circuit Mediator - 1993 (4589-R)
  • Florida Supreme Court qualified Arbitrator
  • Certified Federal Middle District Mediator - 1993
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; 3rd & 11th Circuits
  • Pennsylvania Bar
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Rated


  • 2 Party Mediations - $275 per hour. Three hour minimum.
  • Multiple Parties: $100 per hour per party.
No travel charges to Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Manatee Counties and to Brooksville.


Kenneth C. Whalen 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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