Academy Member Inducted 2009

Michael J. Kohl, Mediator & Arbitrator, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Michael J. Kohl

Michael J. Kohl, P.A.
P.O. Box 21673
St. Petersburg, FL 33742
Tel: (727) 623-9080
Cell: 727-422-2786
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced2010
  • # of MEDS (as of 18/7/24)700
  • # of ARBS (as of 18/7/24)15
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


In July 2010 I became certified as a Circuit Court Mediator.  Also in 2010 I became certified as a Federal Mediator, Middle District of Florida.  I offer statewide mediation services, with NO travel charge.  In October 2010, I presided over my first Circuit Court mediation.  In the first three years as a full time mediator, I presided over 250 mediations. By the end of 2021, I presided over 900 mediations.  Previously, I was employed with Beltz & Ruth, P.A. from 1992 through 2010 (Beltz, Ruth, Magazine, Newman & Kohl, P.A. 2002-2005). During the eighteen (18) years with the firm, I primarily worked on complex malpractice, nursing home, products and motor vehicle cases. However, I also enjoyed the exposure to other areas of law such as contract, consumer and employment.


Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Florida in 1987. I then went on to receive my Juris Doctor degree in 1991, also at the University of Florida. While attending the University of Florida College of Law, I was a Teaching Fellow and interned for the State Attorney’s Office in the Eighth Judicial Circuit of the State of Florida. I was also a member of the Attorney General Staff for the University of Florida Student Honor Court.

Memberships & Affiliations

I am a member of the Florida Bar. I am admitted to practice before all Florida state courts and the Federal Middle District Court of Florida and the Federal Southern District Court of Florida.

Rates Information

Varies on number of parties, no travel charges, will travel anywhere in Florida.

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