Member Profile: Phyllis E. Florman

Phyllis E. Florman
Arbitration/Mediation Services
1416 Willow Avenue
Prospect, KY 40204
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Tel: (502) 417-9459
Fax: (502) 292·2843

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration


Phyllis E. Florman has substantive case experience in the following areas...

ADA Disability
Arts (Fine, Performing)
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Contract Disputes
Energy Sector (Oil, Gas)
Health Care
Libel & Slander
Media & Communications
Non-profit Organizations
Nursing Homes
Professional Fees
Public Policy
Religious Institutions
Shareholder Disputes
Wage & Hour/FMLA



Phyllis Florman maintains a practice devoted exclusively to the arbitration and mediation of disputes both in the public sector and the private sector. She is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Ms. Florman is listed with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service as well as with American Arbitration Association’s Labor Arbitration, Commercial Arbitration, Employment Arbitration, and Mediation Panels.

Ms. Florman also has extensive experience as an arbitrator and mediator of labor and employment disputes. She also handles commercial cases arising under ADR programs, individual employment contracts which raise statutory claims and Fair Share Fee Determinations.

Ms. Florman's ADR training includes the Harvard Law School Mediation Training for Lawyers, the National Academy of Arbitrators advanced mediation training, the USPS REDRESS program training, and the EEOC mediation program.

Ms. Florman was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. She has served as the neutral chair of the Kentucky Bar Association’s and Louisville Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Sections and ADR Sections. Ms. Florman has been a contributor and a chapter editor for several editions of Elkouri & Elkouri, How Arbitration Works.


  • Russell Sage College, B.A., 1962
  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, J.D., 1981
  • Harvard Mediation Training for Lawyers, 1994

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Women Lawyers Association
  • Fellow, National Academy of Arbitrators
  • College of Labor & Employment Lawyers


  • American Arbitration Association Crystal Owl Award
  • Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Distinguished Alumnus
  • President, Louisville Bar Foundation
  • President, Law School Alunmi Association
  • President, The Family Place
  • Leadership Louisville Class of 1990-1991
  • Leadership Louisville Bingham Fellows Class of 1992
  • Kentucky Commission on the Status of Women, vice-chair
  • National Association of Commissions on Women
  • Neutral Chair, Labor & Employment Law Sections
  • President, Mary Byron Project to end Domestic Violence


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