Blane McCarthy

Blane McCarthy-Injury Lawyer & Mediator

Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
Saint Augustine, Florida 32080

904-391-0091

Business, Civil, Construction, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury, Probate, Professional Liability, Wrongful Death


As a Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, I help bring peaceful resolutions to disputes in a way that is quick, professional and inexpensive. Almost all state and federal judges now require lawsuits to go through Mediation. It is often the last best chance for the parties to control the outcome themselves. The alternative - trusting a jury of six strangers - is usually less appealing.


Many businesses and individuals are wisely seeking the early help of a Mediator before spending unnecessary time and money in a lawsuit. I am pleased to conduct presuit Mediations and global settlement conferences.


The Florida Supreme Court's certification process is designed to ensure that Mediators are properly trained and skilled to help bring peace to disputes. Since my certification in the year 2000, I have been referred cases by judges, attorneys, businesses, individuals, the Better Business Bureau, and the State of Florida. I have mediated a wide variety of legal issues, including Personal Injury, Commercial, Probate, Foreclosure, Consumer, Nursing Home, Construction, Insurance, Eminent Domain, Collections, and PIP cases.

 

WHO I AM – Professional Qualifications

 

EDUCATION:

  • Juris Doctorate (cum laude) – Stetson University College of Law, 1995
  • Bachelors in Business Administration (magna cum laude) – Stetson University, 1992


MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS HELD:

  • The Florida Bar, 1995-present
  • The Jacksonville Bar Association, 1995-present (Chairman of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, 2003-2005, 2006-present)
  • Christian Legal Society, Jacksonville Chapter, 1997-present (Secretary 1998-2000, President 2000-2002, Director of Pro Bono Project 2001-present)
  • Florida Justice Association, 1998-present
  • Jacksonville Justice Association, 1998-present
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, 2000-present


LICENSES, AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

  • Admitted to practice in the State of Florida, 1995
  • Admitted to practice in the United States Middle District Court of Florida, 1995
  • Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil Mediator, 2000
  • Certified arbitrator for the Council of Better Business Bureaus, 2001
  • Approved Mediator for the Florida Department of Financial Services, 2001
  • Rated "AV" (highest) by the Martindale-Hubbell peer rating service, 2004
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer 2010


PUBLIC SERVICE AND CHARITY WORK:

  • Pro Bono Project – I have directed this legal aid ministry for the Jacksonville chapter of Christian Legal Society since it started in 2001, providing free legal services to the homeless residents of City Rescue Mission's LifeBuilders Program. .

 

Jax Mediation Center  

2700 University Boulevard West , Suite A1

Jacksonville, FL. 32217 

Phone:  904-391-0091 

Fax:     904-391-6888

Email:  [email protected]  

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