James F. Crowder, Jr.

Smart Mediations

Serving Broward, Dade & Palm Beach County
7705 SW 100th Street
Miami, Florida 33156


Aviation, Banking, Bankruptcy, Construction, Contract, Energy, Engineering, Foreclosure, Insurance, Maritime, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Oil and Gas, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Professional Malpractice, Property/Casualty, Reinsurance, Wrongful Death

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.

, 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.

, 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.

, Collins Center Managed Mediation Program, 11th Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.

, American Arbitration Association, Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program, Broward and Brevard Counties, Florida.

, Performance Mediation, RMFM Program, Monroe County, Florida.

r, 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

Receive proven professional services from attorney James F. Crowder, Jr. at smartmediations.com based in Miami, FL. Whether your matter is voluntary pre-suit mediation, state or federal court ordered mediation or loss mitigation mediation in the US Bankruptcy Court, he can provide the resources and solutions you need to achieve an agreed resolution. Mr. Crowder's track record for consistency, timely service, and subject-matter expertise make seemingly insurmountable disputes possible to overcome.

This is a service business, here to assist you by providing mediation solutions for a wide range of disputes at sensible rates. Mediation conferences may be held in your space, or we can provide a neutral location if you prefer. For your convenience major credit cards are accepted. To speak with Mr. Crowder, simply contact him in Miami at your convenience.

Our office hours are:10:00AM - 5:00PM Business days.

7705 SW 100th Street

Miami, FL 33156 US

Phone:  786-417-7003

Fax:      305-595-2038 

Email:   phibro@bellsouth.net    

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