James F. Crowder, Jr., Esq., is a leading provider of mediation services, taking pride in offering top professional standards and experience in the field of alternative dispute resolution. As the principal in this business he is dedicated to serving the needs of his clients. Mr. Crowder's Curriculum Vitae follows:
EDUCATION Emory University, B.A. 1961 University of Florida, J.D., 1967, replaced LL.B. conferred 1964 University of Miami School of Law, Circuit Civil Mediation Training Program Certification, April 2003.
PROFESSIONAL Bar Admissions: Florida Bar, District of Columbia Bar [inactive], United States Supreme Court, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; United States Court of Appeal, 11th Circuit.
AV Rated Preeminient by Martindale-Hubbell
Supreme Court of Florida Certified County, Circuit Mediator; Certified Federal Court Mediator, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Certificate in Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Training from University of South Florida, pursuant to AOSC09-54
Certificate in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Mortgage Modification Training pursuant to AO FLMB-2013-3
PRACTICE President, Kimbrell & Hamann, P.A., (1996 to 2003). This firm, established in Miami in 1923, engaged in the practice of civil matters of national and international scope in all state and federal trial and appellate courts on behalf of corporate and individual clients.
Attorney, trial lawyer with Kimbrell & Hamann, P.A., in Miami, Florida (1965 to 2003). Emphasis of private practice in areas of public and private construction projects. Also involved in matters of white-collar crime (bank fraud, forged instruments, employee dishonesty), financial guarantees, letters of credit, professional malpractice (architects, engineers, accountants and physicians), product liability, and negligence in aviation, marine and automobile cases.
Mediator, Supreme Court of Florida Certified County, Circuit Mediator in over 100 cases in state and federal courts, individually and with Mediation, Inc., a group of former judges and experienced trial attorneys providing neutral third party intervention to settle major pending litigation throughout the United States.
Mediator, Collins Center Managed Mediation Program, 11th Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Mediator, American Arbitration Association, Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program, Broward and Brevard Counties, Florida.
Mediator, Performance Mediation, RMFM Program, Monroe County, Florida.
Mediator, Oasis RMFM Program, Miami-Dade County, Florida.
President, Dade County Bar Association, 1977-78; Life Member 2009
Chairman, American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity & Surety Law Committee, 1986-87
Advisor, The American Law Institute, Restatement of the Law Third, Suretyship and Guaranty 1990-95
Life Member, Fellows of the American Bar Association
Life Member, Florida Bar Foundation
Emeritus Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
Former Member of American Bar Association Forum Committee on the Construction Industry
Former Member of National Bond Claims Association and Surety Claims Institute. Director, Surety Claims Institute, 1996-1999 Former Member, National Panel of Commercial Arbitrators, AAA for construction claims