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Karen Evans-Putney, Mediator & Arbitrator, Miami, Florida.

Karen Evans-Putney

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Litigation Resolution Inc.
Alfred I. DuPont Building, Suite 1229
169 East Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (305) 371-3250
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Med-Arb, Special Master
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  • Practice Commenced: 1992
  • Total Mediations (as of Oct 2021): 5000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Oct 2021): 35
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Karen Evans, a Florida Bar member and the founder of Litigation Resolution, Inc. has spent more than twenty years working exclusively as a mediator and arbitrator. Ms. Evans specializes in employment, civil rights, disability and commercial law claims pending in both federal and state court. Ms. Evans additionally serves as a panelist for the American Arbitration Association where she regularly arbitrates both employment and commercial disputes.  Ms Evans served on panels where she mediated and arbitrated national class action gender discrimination claims and provided early neutral evaluation for a national class action race discrimination claim. Ms. Evans has published and delivered numerous continuing legal education seminars on civil mediation in the state and federal courts of Florida. Prior to becoming a full~ time neutral, Ms. Evans spent ten years specializing in complex commercial litigation with a Miami commercial litigation boutique practice.

A founding member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Florida Bar, Ms. Evans previously served on its Executive Council and previously served as the Chair 2013 - 2014.  Ms. Evans additionally serves on the Executive Council of the Labor and Employment Section of the Florida Bar.  Ms. Evans is the Chair of the Federal Court Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Mediation for the Southern District of Florida, a member of the Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter of the American Inns of Court, a member of the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, a member of the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals, a member of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and a member of the Dade County Bar Association.

Ms. Evans previously served on the Executive Board of the Miami~Dade County Parks Foundation, and served for 11 years as a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Miami~Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Labor/Unions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D. 
  • American University, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science 

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Federal Bar Association, South Florida Chapter
  • American Inns of Court, Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter
  • Labor and Employment Section of the Florida Bar, Executive Council
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Florida Bar, Chair 2013-2014
  • National Association of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • Dade County Bar Association

Rates Information

$400.00 per hour with a two-hour minimum for mediation. $400.00 per hour for arbitration.

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