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Gary Nicholson, Mediator & Arbitrator, Tampa, Florida.

Gary Nicholson

5401 West Kennedy Blvd, Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33609
Tel: (813) 360-1030 ext. 500
Cell: 8135007275
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Mr.Nicholson's legal career spans more than 35 years in the Tampa Bay area legal community, and includes the following:

  • 35+ years experience in insurance defense in single, small and large practices.
  • Florida Certified Civil Mediator
  • Extensive jury trial experience in personal injury, wrongful death, employment and property insurance claims on behalf of defendants and plaintiffs in State and Federal Courts.
  • Numerous appeals before the District Courts of Florida, the Supreme Court of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Former Legal Writing Instructor at the University of Florida School of Law
  • Long time Tampa resident; product of Hillsborough County Schools.
  • Volunteer in various religious political and social organizations

Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Florida, BSJ (with honors), 1974
  • University of Florida, J.D. (with honors), 1977

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Florida Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association

Rates Information

VIRTUAL (Zoom) MEDIATION FLAT FEES (no add-ons or extra fees)

Two (2) parties: $ 1, 200, with a three (3) hour minimum.

Three (3) or (4) parties: $ 1, 300, with a three (3) hour minimum.

Five (5) parties: $ 1, 400, with a three (3) hour minimum

Please contact us for rate quotes for more than 5 parties, or Mediations requiring more than 3 hours, and in-person Mediations

Arbitration Rates/Fees

 $450 per hour, with a 3-hour minimum, equally divided between the parties.

For more than 4 parties, or for a full day Arbitration, please contact us for rates.

Travel time, preparation, any expenses, if applicable, will be billed separately and split equally between the parties.

An admin fee of $50 per side may be added to any Arbitration.


 We reserve the right to charge a 3-hour cancellation fee for any Mediation or Arbitration that is canceled less than 3 business days prior to the date of the scheduled matter.

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