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Jeffrey D. Keiner, Mediator, Orlando, Florida.

Jeffrey D. Keiner

Gray Robinson
301 East Pine Street, Suite 1400
Orlando, FL 32801
Tel: (407) 843-8880 ext 6354
Fax: (407) 244-5690
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation

Regularly travels out of state to: Georgia

Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1989
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)300
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24)50
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Mr. Keiner is a highly respected and experienced mediator, negotiator,  arbitrator and complex commercial trial lawyer. He received his J.D. from University of Michgan Law School in 1974.  He received his mediation and negotiation training at Harvard Law School  from Roger Fisher and  has been certified by Florida Supreme Court since 1989.  He has been a member  since 1999 of the American Arbitration Association Complex, Commercial and Energy panels and has served as arbitrator and mediator on international matters with the ICDR in New York..  He is originally from St. Louis, and grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. . From 1968 to 1971, he served as a communications officer and officer of the deck on USS Ault (DD-698.)  In June of 1995, he joined GrayRobinson as head of the firm's litigation department as a specialist in   complex commercial, construction, automotive, maritime,  professional liability, environmental,  industrial facilities and infrastructure, and trademark, copyright, trade dress, entertainment law,  as well as high-value personal injury and construction defect matters with amounts in controversy up to 500 million dollars.  Mr. Keiner has mediated, arbitrated, tried and negotiated a great many cases in all the referenced practice areas, and more. .  Mr. Keiner is fully certified by the Florida Supreme Court, and is on  the approved list for service in  the U.S. Middle District and U.S. Southern District of Florida, all Florida  courts and is a Florida  Appellate Mediator. Modern, fully equipped arbitratiion and mediation conference centers with video conferencing and all necessary high-tech equipment are available at no charge in each of Gray Robinson's thirteen Florida offices and offices in Washington D.C. 

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Franchise
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mining
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Securities
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


  • Miami University, Ohio, B.A. (1968) Honors
  • University of Michigan, J.D. (1974)
  • University of Michigan Teaching Fellow,
  • Appellate Advocacy and Legal Writing, 1973
  • [Lt. U.S. Navy, USS AULT, DD-698, 1968-1971]
  • Harvard Law School Advanced Mediation and Negotiation Workshops, 1989 and 1990

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Florida Supreme Courts; State and Federal Courts
  • Admitted, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
  • Admitted, Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • American Arbitration Association, Commercial Arbitration Panel Member
  • Member, Ninth Judicial Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Certified Mediator, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Panelist, American Arbitration Association, Large Complex Case Panel for Construction, August, 1999
  • Associate, The American Institute of Architects
  • Senior Counsel Member, American College of Barristers
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Certified Mediator, American Arbitration Association
  • Orange County Bar Association Federal Judicial Relations Committee

Certified Appellate Mediator, 5th District Court of Appeal

Rates Information

Mr Keiner's mediation and arbitration rate is $450 per hour plus the usual and customary expenses.  Cancellation fee is $450 for cancellations within 7 days of scheduled mediation or arbitration hearing.  No extra charge for videoconferencing or tech support.

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