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Anthony Garcia, Mediator, Tampa, Florida.

Anthony Garcia

Garcia Mediation
3602 W. Euclid Avenue
Tampa, FL 33629
Tel: 813.259.9555
Cell: 813.205.6500
Fax: 813.254.9555
Website: www.garciamediation.com
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
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  • Practice Commenced: 2017
  • Total Mediations (as of Jan 2022): 100
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jan 2022): 12
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Biographical

A native of Tampa, this Jesuit High School graduate earned his degree in communications from the University of Florida. Anthony studied law at both the South Texas College of Law and Stetson University before graduating in 1996. Following law school, Anthony began his career at the Office of the State Attorney for Hillsborough County, Florida. His first private sector associate position involved corporate and insurance defense in the Tampa Bay Area, including Allstate, Metropolitan, State Farm, Federated National and more. 

Anthony went on to serve as a founding partner of the boutique firm Trial Lawyers of Alvarez Garcia where he assisted plaintiffs/defendants in civil and criminal matters. Garcia launched AG Law in 2015 as a solo practitioner. Since then, Anthony has dedicated his time to helping clients resolve injury, corporate, class action, and mass tort issues. 

Anthony spent much of the past decade serving those affected by BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil spill of 2010 (MDL 2179 In Re: Oil Spill by the Oil Rig “Deepwater Horizon” in the Gulf of Mexico, on April 20, 2010). Having represented hundreds of businesses and individuals from Florida, Louisiana and Alabama, Garcia negotiated and resolved nearly $20 million in economic loss and punitive damage claims. Throughout this time, Anthony developed a sound and proven infrastructure for analyzing and negotiating such actions. Having worked closely with federally appointed neutrals to the BP Oil Spill Settlement, Garcia developed an interest in efficient dispute resolution. Naturally, this experience led him to pursue the Florida Supreme Court’s licensure to practice mediation and arbitration services.

In addition to his legal wrangling, Anthony participates in a number of philanthropic causes and is highly active in his community. Mr. Garcia was chosen to participate in Tampa’s Mayor’s Neighborhood University where he discovered the hard work, diligence and inner workings of our local government. Such honors and learning experiences have proven beneficial to clients, local and afar. Most importantly, Anthony’s proudest moments are spent with his wife Shay and their two children, Lucca and Johanna.


Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Automotive
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Elder Abuse
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Internet
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Natural Disasters
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • Jesuit High School (Tampa) 1989
  • University of Florida 1993
  • South Texas College of Law 1994,'95
  • Stetson University 1996.

Memberships & Affiliations

Florida Bar - 13th Judicial Circuit Grievence Committee

Hillsborough County Bar Association  - Board of Directors 2021-2023, Bench Bar ADR Civil Chair

AAA Afilliate Mediator

Jesuit Bar Association, Founder

Screen Actors Guild

Knights of Columbus

 


Rates Information

2022 Mediation & Arbitration Services Fee Schedule

To meet legal needs during the COVID-19-pandemic, Garcia Mediation has complete virtual mediation capability, including 4k UHD conference camera room system.

Mediation/Arbitration time will be charged at the rate of $350* per hour ($175 per hour, per party for two party mediations).  

 For “multiparty” mediations with three (3) parties, the rate is $150 per hour, per party, and mediations with four (4) or more parties will be billed at the rate of $125 per hour, per party. “Parties” to the mediation, as used herein, refers to the named parties to the litigation as well as any interested parties or representatives in attendance.  

Mediation services may be booked in half-day or full-day increments. Additional charges may apply for special accommodations including evening and weekend appointments. • All half-day mediations provide for four (4) hours of mediation services and are charged at a two (2) hour minimum. • Full-day mediations provide for eight (8) hours of mediation services and are charged at a six (6) hour minimum.  

Each party is responsible for paying a deposit equal to the minimum charge associated with the length of booking.  

For mediations occurring outside of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, charges for travel time will be determined on a case by case basis (please contact Garcia Mediation for further information). Parties shall divide mediation fees equally, unless otherwise agreed to.  

The mediator is entitled to compensation for all time spent on the case including but not limited to: • Reasonable travel accommodations and transportation • Administrative and clerical costs • Attendance at the mediation conference • Preparation for and follow-up to the mediation, including telephone conferences • Collection efforts (including but not limited to attorney fees and costs) • Preparation of the parties’ agreement and the Mediation Report to the Court  

Parties agree to waive any part of a Court order inconsistent with these terms. 

*Rates applicable to County court & cases involving FL § 720.11 will be billed at $280 per hour ($140 per hour, per party for two party mediations).  

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