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Anne Dalton, Mediator & Arbitrator, Fort Myers, Florida.

Anne Dalton

Dalton ADR
2044 Bayside Parkway
Fort Myers, FL, 33901
Tel: (239) 337-7900
Fax: (239) 337-7616
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
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  • Practice Commenced: 1990
  • Total Mediations (as of Apr 2020): 8000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Apr 2020): 75
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Anne Dalton has performed over 7,000 court-ordered and private mediations in Florida since 1994. 

She attended NYU (undergraduate) and Fordham University School of Law. She received her New York Bar License in 1978 and worked sequentially as an insurance defense counsel for a Park Avenue law firm (Lloyd's of London syndicates); as Senior Counsel to Radio City Music Hall; and as Business Affairs/Legal Counsel to ABC National News "20/20". She was awarded a Certificate of Individual Outstanding Achievement by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for her legal services to the American Broadcasting Company and also received a CLIO (advertising) Award for her engineerting work on a New York studio-produced radio commercial.

Ms. Dalton obtained her Florida Bar License in 1990, at which point she moved to Lee County, Florida and opened her current law and mediation firm. As an attorney, she focusses on contracts (negotiation and drafting), general business law,  HOA/condo law, entertainment law and government practice.  As a mediator and arbitrator, she focusses on general business disputes, HOA disputes, contract litigation, insurance claims, probate, and all other business-related disputes. She possesses all of the Florida mediation certifications (circuit, appellate, family, dependency, and county as well as federal) and has been qualified as an Florida arbitrator for over 10 years. Ms. Dalton was appointed by the 20th Judicial Circuit Administrative Judge as the first General  Magistrate and Court Commissioner (now inactive)  for the 20th Judicial Circuit  and assisted in the development of the case management system in the Circuit  Courts in Lee County. She was the first ADR Professional to serve as a Bar President in Lee County, where the theme for her year was "The Year of Ethics and Professionalism". She current serves as a Presidential Appointee to The Florida Bar Ethics Committee (second term) as well as a Presidential Appointee to the Lee County Bar Professionalism Committee (second term). Her additional credentials may be viewed at

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Native American
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sports
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates


  • New York University, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1973
  • Fordham University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1977
  • Mediation Training – American Arbitration Association & University of South Florida
  • Numerous additional Mediation  and Arbitration Trainings in New York and Florida

Memberships & Affiliations

  •  AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbel: click here:
  • The Florida Bar Executive Council Member of City, County and Local Government Section (2009-2014)
  • Planning Board, City of Fort Myers, Florida, Chair (2008-2017), Member (2006-2017)
  • Twentieth Judicial Circuit Arbitration-Mediation Advisory Board, Officer and Director (1997-2016)
  • The Florida Bar Grievance Committee Chair (20th Judicial Circuit), 2009-2012
  • The Floria Bar Ethics Committee - Presidential Appointment  (2016-present)
  • Florida Bar Association member (1990-present)
  • President Emeritus, Lee County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association member (2009-present)

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