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John W. Salmon, Mediator & Arbitrator, Miami, Florida.

John W. Salmon

Diplomate member
Salmon & Dulberg Dispute Resolution, Inc.
1395 Brickell Avenue
Suite 800
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 371-5490
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Insurance Umpire
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1991
  • # of MEDS (as of 17/7/24)9500
  • # of ARBS (as of 17/7/24)25
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


John W. Salmon, Esq. is a natural mediator with a broad-based educational, legal and business background. He is a graduate of Penn State University "with Distinction", the University of Florida College of Law and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Florida International University where he was an adjunct faculty member in the College of Business for over 15 years. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the FIU College of Law teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution.

John is a Diplomate member of NADN and serves on its Executive Committee. He is  a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators and Diplomate and past President of The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators. John is on the Executive Council of the ADR Section of The Florida Bar where he previously served as Chair of the Alternative Dispute Committee of the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar and as Chair of the Florida Bar Grievance Mediation Committee.

In addition to having mediated nearly 9,500 cases, John is a frequent lecturer on "Appropriate Dispute Resolution"  often incorporating martial arts and mediation techniques into his presentations. He is a Nidan, Second Degree Black Belt - with the Cuong Nhu Martial Arts Association.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Admiralty
  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor/Unions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Natural Disasters
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Florida, College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1978
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A. "with Distinction", 1975
  • Florida International University, M.B.A., 1989

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, Trial Bar, U.S. Southern District of Florida
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Appellate Mediator
  • Approved as Mediator for the U.S. Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
  • Windstorm Insurance Network Fellow
  • Windstorm Insurance Network Umpire
  • Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association Certified Property Insurance Umpire
  • Diplomate Member of the National Adademy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Distinguished Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Mediation
  • Named as ADR Champion by The National Law Journal, 2018
  • SuperLawyer in area of Alternative Dispute Resolution 2006 - 2023
  • Selected as "Top 3 Mediation Firm" in the "Best Of" 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2022 Survey conducted by the Daily Business Review
  • Selected as "Top 3 Mediator" in the 2022 "Best of" Survey conducted by the Daily Business Review
  • Selected to Who’s Who Legal for Commercial Mediation, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2020.
  • Named as Florida Elite attorney in area of Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2007
  • Executive Committee Member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Executive Council of the ADR Section of The Florida Bar
  • Diplomate Member, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • President, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, 1995-1997
  • Recipient, Award of Merit, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, 2010
  • Recipient, Presidents Award, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, 2008
  • Past Chairman, The Florida Bar Grievance Mediation Program
  • Past Chairman, Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar ADR Committee
  • Past Advisory Board Member, MetroBank of Dade County
  • Past President and Director, South Miami-Kendall Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Director, Industrial Association of Dade County
  • Former Vice President and Director of Marketing, Executive National Bank
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, Beth Ahm Israel
  • Former Chairperson, Dade Partners/School Volunteers Program 
  • Outstanding Business Partnership Volunteer at Embassy Creek Elementary School for mentoring a fifth grade mediation program.
  • Volunteer of the Year, Broward Outreach Center, 2002
  • Former Vice President, Young Leaders, National Committee of Hadassah Associates
  • Recipient of "Book Award" - Moot Court - University of Florida
  • Nidan, Second Degree Black Belt, Cuong Nhu Martial Arts

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