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Robin Caral Shaw
Robin Caral Shaw

Senior Mediator

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Robin Caral Shaw

Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit, Family, and Appellate Mediator
PRIMARY TRAINER (Mediation Training Group, Inc.) for Circuit, Family, and County Mediation Certification training
Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) approved Appellate Mediation Specialist

ADR Experience

1998 – FL Sup. Court Certified Family and County Mediator                          2000-2022 Speaker, FL Sup. Court annual Dispute Resolution Conference
2004 – FL Sup. Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
2010 – Completion of Elder Mediation Training
2011 – Completion of Parenting Coordinator Training
2012 – FL Supreme Court Certified Appellate Mediator                                          2015 – Present – Chair, Professional Mediation Institute of the national Workers Compensation Institute                                                                                2019 – FL Sup. Court approved Primary Trainer – Circuit, Family, and County Mediation Certification Training                                                                     2021 – Owner and Primary Trainer for Mediation Training Group                      2021 – Member, National Association of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN)

Actively engaged in mediation and mediation training. Robin was the first Certified Appellate Mediator in Palm Beach County when Florida adopted certification for appellate mediators and is approved as an Appellate Specialist in addition to other mediation areas of mediation practice.


Robin believes that empowerment of the parties is the key to resolution and encourages preparation for mediation so that participants (mediators and their attorneys) are able to explore options and alternatives of their choosing. She considers her style focused on the “business” of dispute resolution and encourages dispassionate evaluation of the facts and circumstances as presented by each side in a dispute. She will be as involved as the Rules permit and the parties request.


J.D. 1979 – Fordham University School of Law (2 years at Georgetown Law Center as a Visiting Student)

Areas Of Practice

  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Appellate
  • Art
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bullying
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Union Dissolution
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Health Care
  • HOA
  • Hospitality
  • Intellectual Property
  • Jewelry
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Online Civil
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Postal Service
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Small Claims
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator



Fees and Provisos

$400/hour for businesses. Exceptions may be made as appropriate for a particular case. Credit cards and Zelle are accepted.

Professional Associations

  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN)
  • Florida Lawyers Network (FLN)
  • S. Palm Beach County Bar Association

Publications & Presentations

  • 440 Report - Spring 2021 - Is Your Agreement to Mediate Up to the Zoom Challenge?
  • 440 Report - Winter 2022 - The How/When/Why of Asking Questions in Mediation