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Stephan B. Widmeyer
3610 Colony Court
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Cell: (941) 875-4607
- Practice Commenced: 1993
- Total Mediations (as of Feb 2023): 4000
- Total Arbitrations (as of Feb 2023): 10
I was first certified as a Circuit Civil and Family Mediator in 1993 (re-certified in Circuit Civil in 2010, Family, 2011); Mediator Number 4326FRA. Certified as an Appellate Mediator, 2011.
I have been an active mediator since 1993; I have mediated more than 4,000 disputes in various areas of the law, including, but not limited to, consumer/business disputes, personal injury and product liability cases, contract disputes, construction disputes, probate contests, family issues, and foreclosures. I am a Certified Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program mediator, and I was rostered with both the Collins Center and Conant Center RMFM Programs until the Supreme Court cancelled the program. I am rostered with the US District Court, Middle Dist. of Florida, as a bankruptcy residential mortgage foreclosure mediator. I estimate that, between 1993 and 2012, between 30% and 40% of my practice was as a mediator; since I retired from active law practice in 2012, I devote 100% of my professional life to mediation and arbitration.
I have also been sole arbitrator in several cases, both court-referred non-binding arbitration and voluntary binding arbitration.
From 2010 to 2013, I was co-owner of Mediation Education, LLC, and was approved by the Supreme Court as a Primary Trainer of Circuit Civil mediators. Mediation Education, LLC conducted several Supreme Court-approved 40-hours Circui Civil mediator training courses during its three-year existence.
I conducted workshops at the 2011 and 2012 DRC Conferences in Orlando, both of which were well-attended and received highly favorable reviews from attendees.
- Community Associations
- Contract Disputes
- Cross Cultural
- Debt Collections
- Divorce (High Asset)
- Eminent Domain
- Family Businesses
- Health Care
- Mortgage Foreclosure
- Nursing Homes
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Professional Negligence
- Property Damage
- Real Estate
- Shareholder Disputes
- Title Disputes
- Trusts / Estates
- Washburn University College of Law, J.D., 1977
- Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Master of Arts degree, 1968
- West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, West Virginia - Bachelor of Science, 1966
- United States Navy, active duty 1968 - 1972. Honorably discharged, 1974.
Memberships & Affiliations
National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
ADR Section of The Florida Bar
Federal Bar prior to retirement: US Dist. Ct., 11th C.C.A, US Tax Ct., US Supreme Ct.
$125/hour per party. Sessions reserved by the half- or whole day. Three hour minimum fee half day, five hour minimum fee whole day reservations.