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David S. Brecher, Mediator & Arbitrator, Jacksonville, Florida.

David S. Brecher

Brecher Mediation, PLC
301 West Bay Street, Suite 1443
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Tel: (904) 329-7272
Fax: (904) 416-1479
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master)
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  • Practice Commenced2010
  • # of MEDS (as of 17/7/24)2000
  • # of ARBS (as of 17/7/24)10
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


David S. Brecher is a Florida Supreme Court certified Circuit Court Mediator, a Federal Court Certified Mediator and a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator. Mr. Brecher has a broad-based background in commercial litigation, product liability litigation, tort and insurance-related litigation and personal injury litigation, having litigated, mediated and tried cases in the state and federal courts of Florida for over twenty-five (25) years. Since devoting his practice to full-time conflict resolution, Mr. Brecher has mediated over 2,500 cases in Jacksonville and throughout the state of Florida involving a wide variety of subject matters including product liability, professional negligence, toxic torts, insurance coverage and bad faith, personal injury and wrongful death, premises liability, construction, employment, condominium and homeowners' association disputes, creditor’s rights, foreclosure, estates & trusts, warranty, contract disputes and other commercial matters.

Mr. Brecher’s background representing product manufacturers, corporations, business owners, and insurance companies, while at the same time representing plaintiffs in a wide range of matters, allows him to bring a unique, fair and impartial perspective to the mediation process.  His creative and persistent approach frequently result in unanticipated settlements in the “difficult to settle” cases he is selected to mediate.  He has also been described as tireless and committed in terms of staying engaged and following up when necessary after a mediation session.  Mr. Brecher holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell reflecting the highest distinction available for legal ability and adherence to professional ethical standards.  He dedicates his practice to full-time conflict resolution, and focuses his mediation practice on the mediation of civil disputes throughout the state of Florida, including pre-suit voluntary mediations and settlement conferences, court-ordered mediations and appellate mediations. As a part of his mediation practice, Mr. Brecher also regularly conducts virtual mediations through Zoom video conferencing, a standard, user-friendly protocol which provides multiple options for participants to appear at mediation remotely. 

Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Appellate
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • Florida State University, College of Law (Tallahassee, Florida) Juris Doctor, 1995
  • Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama) Bachelor of Science in Finance, 1992

Memberships & Affiliations


  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators, Fellow
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Florida Civil-Circuit Mediator Society
  • Florida Bar Fourth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, Member
  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Barrister
  • Florida Trend's Legal Elite
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, ADR Practitioners Committee, Chair


Proffessional Licences/Bar Admissions:

  • The Florida Bar
  • U. S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U. S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


ADR Certifications:

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
  • Federal Court Certified Mediator

Rates Information

$450 per hour (two-party dispute); $550 per hour (three or more party dispute); Travel outside Northeast Florida billed at one-half applicable hourly rate, but waived with four (4) hour minimum mediation charge.

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