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David W. Henry, Mediator & Arbitrator, Orlando, Florida.

David W. Henry

Henry Mediation, P.A.
3421 Pinetree Rd.
Orlando, FL 32804
Tel: 407-247-7991
Cell: (407) 247-7991
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Med-Arb
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced2006
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)500
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


David's experience as a mediator and litigator is exceedingly broad and includes professional liability, personal injury, insurance law, intellectual property claims, employment disputes, transportation claims, real estate, probate,  community association law, and shareholder disputes. 

David is a graduate of Emory University and the University of Florida College of Law. He was a litigation attorney for 30 years in Central Florida. David is a nationally recognized expert on mediation advocacy and ethics, and a lecturer for bar and insurance organizations across the United States. He has  been a guest lecturer at the University of Florida College of Law, UCF, and at Lloyds London. He has provided mediation training for national law firms and for claims personnel at AIG, Hartford, CNA, Zurich, and Philadelphia Insurance Company. He is the publisher of Mediation Minute, a montly blog devoted to mediation advocacy. David has been published or featured in publications including The Florida Bar Journal, Entrepreneur, For the Defense, National Underwriter, and Orlando Lawyer. He lives in Orlando with his wife Sharon Jablonski Henry. David is actively involved with philanthropy serving as Vice-President and Director of the Henry Family Foundation which provides support to a variety of organizations including food banks, shelters, help for seniors, pediatric medicine,  and organizations providing support to veterans and their families.    

Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Wrongful Death


  • Melbourne High School  1981
  • Univ. of St. Andrews, Scotland 1983-84
  • Emory University, B.A. English 1985
  • Univ. of Fla. College of Law, J.D., 1988
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator (2006 to present)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • National Association of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN)
  • Florida Supreme Court ADR Rules and Policy Committee (2021 - present)
  • National Alliance/Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (2003-2022)
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Vice-President & Director, Henry Family Foundation
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

Rates Information

Rates are $390-450/hr. for most civil mediations with the fee split evenly between the parties.  Discounted rates for government, public interest,  or other selected matters including presuit mediations. There is a pro bono mediation service available on my website for legal aid cases.  I do not charge for travel inside the state of Florida. There is a three hour minimum for civil matters.  For more information about my qualifications and experience and to check availability goto


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