Chris A. Barker has been certified as a circuit civil mediator by the Florida Supreme Court and is a member of The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators and The Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society and the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals.
Mr. Barker's knowledge and experience in numerous areas of law provides the bedrock for effective assistance in resolving many types of civil disputes, both state and federal, including employment and labor cases, class actions, commercial litigation, civil rights and constitutional cases, all insurance disputes, including coverage issues, personal injury, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice and workers' compensation. Please visit Mr. Barker's biography page.
Mediations are normally conducted at our offices in downtown Tampa. However, if you prefer, the mediation can be held at the participating attorney's offices or other convenient location.
Mr. Barker is available for mediation conferences throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas counties but is also pleased to travel to other locations throughout Florida, including but not limited to, Manatee, Polk, Pasco, Charlotte, Lee, Osceola, Orange, Alachua and Sarasota counties.
Mediation conferences are scheduled on either a full-day or half-day basis and you can obtain information regarding availability by contacting us at 813-489-1001.
Effective April 1, 2022, our mediation rates are as follows:
Monday through Friday:
Two party mediation: $225.00 per hour per party
Three or more party mediation: $175.00 per hour per party
Two party mediation: $275.00 per hour per party
Three or more party mediation: $225.00 per hour per part
Fees are in addition to reimbursement for all expenses incurred, including mileage reimbursement at the current IRS rate and $150 per hour flat rate for travel outside of Hillsborough County, Florida.
Flat fee or per diem arrangements may be considered as appropriate. Please contact Mr. Barker with any such special requests.