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Alan Stewart

I serve exclusively as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit, County and Appellate Court mediator, as a United States District Court, Middle District of Florida Certified Mediator and as a qualified arbitrator in civil litigation throughout the State of Florida, including personal injury and wrongful death, product liability, insurance coverage property claims, commercial, real estate, workers’ compensation, homeowners’ association, nursing home and family cases. My experience is built on 34 years as a practicing litigator, prosecuting and defending cases from pre-suit through verdict and appeal, and includes attendance and negotiation at countless mediations and arbitrations.

The geographic scope of my services includes: (a) all Circuit and County Court Circuits by videoconference; (b) all Circuits from the Fifth through and including the Thirteenth Circuits, the Twentieth Circuit, and by telephone appointment, the Fifteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Circuits; and (c) the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida – Ft. Myers, Ocala, Orlando and Tampa Divisions.

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Court Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate Court Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Dependency Mediator
  • U.S. District Court, M.D. Florida Certified Mediator
  • Qualified Arbitrator
  • State Bar Memberships: Florida 1997; New York 1986
  • Federal Court Admissions: United States Supreme Court; Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida


  • Juris Doctor – State University of New York at Buffalo Faculty of Law and Jurisprudence – 1985
  • Bachelor of Arts – State University of New York at Binghamton – 1982

Areas Of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Animal
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • Family
  • General
  • HOA
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Products Liability
  • Small Claims
  • Workers Comp

Additional Services

  • Arbitrator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Online Arbitrator

Fees and Provisos

2 Parties: $200 per hour per party*

3 Parties: $175 per hour per party*

4 Parties: $150 per hour per party*

5+ Parties: $125 per hour per party*

*Separately represented parties.  (Parties represented by one attorney/law firm are treated as a single party)
Three-Hour Minimum for 1/2 day Mediations; Six-Hour Minimum for full day Mediations.

Agreement to arbitrate with Alan D. Stewart, regardless of whether the matter is referred by the Court, shall constitute agreement to waive the per diem limit set by Fla. Stat. § 44.103 (3). All arbitrations not subject to a Court-Order specified hourly rate shall be billed at the above-specified hourly rate.

$150.00 per party for round-trip travel of more than 120 miles from Tampa.

Less than 3 business days’ notice: Cancellation Fee equal to 3 hours of service for ½ day mediations or arbitrations and Cancellation Fee equal to 6 hours of service for full-day mediations or arbitrations. (Please call to discuss any extenuating circumstances that you believe should bear on the application of a cancellation fee.)


Professional Associations

  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • FAPM - FL Acad. of Professional Mediators