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Blane McCarthy, Mediator, Jacksonville, Florida.

Blane McCarthy

Miles Mediation & Arbitration
4651 Salisbury Road, Suite 170
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Tel: 888-305-3553
Cell: (904) 993-3520
Fax: Please use my website's online scheduling calendar
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  • Practice Commenced2000
  • # of MEDS (as of 21/6/24)600
  • # of ARBS (as of 21/6/24)2
Current Practice


Blane McCarthy is a board-certified civil trial lawyer and a certified circuit mediator whose law practice is now limited to conducting mediations.

Current Practice = Full-Time Mediator: As a certified circuit mediator since 2000, Blane has conducted over 600 mediations, primarily for personal injury matters, commercial disputes, settlement conferences, and probate cases.  He chaired the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Mediator Section for eight years, has served on the JBA’s Board of Governors since 2013, and is the JBA President in 2023-2024. Blane joined Miles Mediation & Arbitration in August 2021 to transition to full-time mediation and to help open its Jacksonville office. Blane offers in-person, virtual, and hybrid mediations.

Prior Practice = Injury Lawyer & Mediator: Prior to transitioning to full-time mediation, Blane primarily represented injury victims. He achieved Board Certification (Civil Trial) by the Florida Bar in 2010 and has the highest ratings available from Martindale Hubbell (5.0 AV) and Avvo (10.0). He handled cases involving a wide spectrum of injuries – from broken fingers to catastrophic third-degree burns to death.

Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Automotive
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


  • 1992 - 1995 STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW, St. Petersburg, Florida, Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
  • 1988 - 1992 STETSON UNIVERSITY, DeLand, Florida - Bachelor of Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar (since 1995);
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer - Florida Bar (2010-present)
  • Jacksonville Bar Association (since 1996, President 2023-2024, Board of Governors, 2013-present, Chair of Litigation Section, 2012-2013, Chair of Mediation/ADR section 2003-2005, 2006-2012);
  • Christian Legal Society (since 1997, Jacksonville Chapter: President 2000-2002, Pro Bono Project Director since 2001; Board of Directors 2002-2008, 2012);
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators (2000-2011)
  • Miles Mediation, neutral panelist since 2021

Rates Information


2 Party Case: $200.00 per party; per hour
3 Party Case: $175.00 per party; per hour
4+ Party Case: $150.00 per party; per hour
5+ Party Case: Flat Rate Available Upon Request

Pre/Post Consultation & Document Review: Hourly Mediation Rate
TRAVEL TIME & EXPENSE: $100.00 per party; per hour outside of Jacksonville

My online scheduling calendar can be found at

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