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Neal L. O'Toole, Mediator, Lakeland, Florida.

Neal L. O'Toole

Central Florida Mediation Group, LLC
200 Lake Morton Drive
2nd Floor
Lakeland, FL 33801
Tel: (863) 594-1113
Fax: (863) 594-1121
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Facilitation & Systems Design, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Special Master
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  • Practice Commenced: 2002
  • Total Mediations (as of Oct 2022): 474
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Oct 2022): 22
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As a litigator and a mediator, I am proud to bring my experience and training into an arena where solutions can be found and resolutions made with minimal heartache, acrimony and turmoil.

Before entering law school, I earned degrees in Psychology and Political Science because I was interested in the humanity involved in both. While the law itself was created to protect and promote humanity, the process of litigation can often feel uncompassionate. Legal battles can be emotionally, psychically, even physically brutal to the people involved. Mediation is a solid union of the better aspects of the law and the intrinsically cooperative nature of people.

Case Experience

  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • Graduated cum laude from Loyola University with a degree in both Political Science and Psychology.
  • Tulane School of Law, J.D. - 1985

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Certified by the Florida Bar in Business Litigation
  • Past President of the Willson American Inns of Court, an invitation-only group of judges and lawyers dedicated to returning civility to the practice of law
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Polk County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Former member of the Executive Committee of the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar
  • Former Chairman and an annual lecturer at the Florida Board Certification Review Course
  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Member of the American Association for Justice
  • Member with Eagle status in the Florida Justice Association Associate
  • Member of The American Board of Trial Advocates

Rates Information

2 Party Mediation: $250.00 per party
3 Party Mediation: $225.00 per party
4 Party Mediation: $200.00 per party
45 or more Party Mediation: $150.00 per party

***Two hour minimum charge per party for mediation. In addition there is an administrative fee of $95.00 per party. The first hour of travel is free on outbound and return trips. After, one hour of travel the charge is the mediator’s hourly rate per party. Principal offices 200 Lake Morton Drive, Suite 200, Lakeland, FL 33801 and locations in Tampa, Orlando, Bartow, Sebring and Altamonte Springs.

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