Academy Member Inducted 2024

Louis (Buck) Vocelle, Jr., Mediator, Vero Beach, Florida.

Louis (Buck) Vocelle, Jr.

Treasure Coast Mediation
PO Box 1640
Vero Beach, FL 32961-1640-1640
Tel: 772-226-0132
Cell: 772-226-0132
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced2005
  • # of MEDS (as of 17/7/24)300
  • # of ARBS (as of 17/7/24)15
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Mr. Vocelle is a double Board Certified Civil and Business Trial Lawyer and has tried a wide range of cases including personal injury and death, breach of contract, covenants not to compete, trade secrets, fraud, shareholder derivative actions, construction defects, civil theft, insurance coverage disputes and many other complex matters.  Mr. Vocelle has been arbitrating and mediating cases for over 20 years. In addition to serving as a Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, Mr. Vocelle has also has experience serving as  a court appointed Arbitrator and court appointed Special Master including a complex anti-trust case.  Mr. Vocelle has extensive experience in complex civil matters and has been court appointed in hundreds of cases in both state and federal courts. 

Most attorneys have mediated routine cases where the mediation is nothing more than a serious of offers and demands.  Mr. Vocelle interacts with the litigants and their attorneys to ensure that the parties completely understand the risks and rewards of their case and works diligently to find "out of the box" creative solutions that may not be available in a trial.


Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wrongful Death


  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D. cum laude, 1982
  • Undergraduate: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. B.A. 1978
  • Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trials
  • Board Certified Specialist in Business Trials
  • Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Supreme Court Approved Circuit Court Arbitrator

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Florida Bar Board of Governors: 1995 – 2003
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education: 2004 –2010 (Chair 2009-2010)
  • Special Counsel Re: Appeal to Florida Supreme Court on issue of confidentiality of peer review, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education 2010 - 2011
  • Chairman of The Florida Bar 19th Judicial Circuit Nominating Committee: 1993 -1994
  • 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida Grievance Committee B: 1993 -1995; 2004 – 2009
  • Designated Reviewer-19th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee: 1995 - 2003
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite-Top Lawyers in Florida
  • Super Lawyers of Florida 2005-Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Florida Bar (Trial Lawyers’ Section)
  • American College of Barristers
  • Order of Barristers
  • Florida Justice Association
  • American Justice Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Indian River County Bar Association

Rates Information

Service as a Mediator, Arbitrator and Private Trial Resolution Judge pursuant to  Section 44.104 FS, unless otherwise agreed, are normally billed at the rate of $400 hour regardless of the number of parties or as set by statute or court order. There is a minimum charge of three (3) hours for a half day mediation and  five (5) hours for a full day mediation. Reduced rates may be available for sessions lasting multiple days.


A onetime fee is charged for administrative setup and review of basic confidential mediation summaries regardless of the number of mediations conducted in a single case. Additional independent research and review of pleadings and complex mediation summaries are billed at the mediators' normal hourly rate.


Travel within the 19th Judicial Circuit (Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee Counties) and to Brevard County is not generally charged.


Travel outside  the 19th Circuit and Brevard County is negotiable.


We do not bill for normal daily mediation costs such as mileage and most meals.


However for overnight stays, we bill for the reasonable cost of accommodations and evening meals.

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