Douglas Weiland

Dispute Alternatives LLC

Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator
Fort Myers, Florida 33901

813-633-4283

Auto Accident, Complex Civil, Construction, Food and Drug, Healthcare, Medical Malpractice, Medicare, Nursing Home, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death


Dr. Douglas Weiland holds a rare combination of expertise in both Law and Medicine.  With insights in emergency medicine, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, medical procedures, pharmaceuticals and anesthesia, he is able to apply subject matter expertise to mediate cases for:

• Personal Injury • Workers Compensation • Hospital & Nursing Home Litigation
• Professional Negligence • Medical Malpractice • Delayed Treatment
• Disability • Wrongful Death • Failure to Diagnose

As a patent holder and investment advisor for medical devices he understands the risks and processes for such areas as product liability, defective product, and failure to warn.

His knowledge of the nuances where medicine and the law come together are a high value asset.  This matters. Party viewpoints can be fully explored and converge on resolutions formulated through neutral yet informed guidance.

Dr. Weiland received his MD from Stanford University Medical School and his JD from Stetson University College of Law with a special interest in medicine, the law and alternative dispute resolution. His impressive resume and training as an orthopedic spine surgeon allowed him to create and build Florida Spine Institute of Clearwater into a cutting edge full-service practice. Retiring from surgery due to a hand injury, he has enjoyed success as a real estate investor and developer for ambulatory surgery centers, office and retail centers and residential subdivisions. Utilizing analytical skills, empathy, a deep knowledge base, and an innovative approach, he has helped clients achieve satisfactory resolutions to complex problems throughout his career. He is the rare mediator who is both a doctor and a lawyer. Dr. Weiland is dedicated to the goal of obtaining a successful resolution for all parties.

Douglas Weiland, MD/JD is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator who mediates between litigating parties in civil cases. He provides mediation services for all civil matters with a focus on personal injury, medical malpractice, and hospital-related cases. 

The following is Douglas Weiland's education and practice experience:

  • •Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, FL - Juris Doctor, December 2014
  • •Expert Medical Witness, Depositions And Testimony (Over 50 Cases) 
  • •Florida Spine Institute, Clearwater, FL, - Chief Surgeon, 1989 - 97 and CEO
    (Retired from surgery due to a hand injury) 
  • •Maryland Spine Fellowship, Baltimore, MD - Spine Surgeon, 1989 - 1990
  • •University of Virginia, Virginia, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon, 1985 - 1989
  • •National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD - Surgical Oncology, 1981 - 1984
  • •Emergency Room Physician, Level 1 and 2 Trauma Centers, 1981 - 1985
  • •University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN - General Surgery, 1979 - 1981
  • •Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA - Doctor of Medicine, 1979
  • •University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA - BS, Zoology, 1975
140 Pine Avenue N
Oldsmar, FL 34677

P: 813-633-4283
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