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Blane McCarthy, Mediator, Jacksonville, Florida.

Blane McCarthy

Miles Mediation & Arbitration
4651 Salisbury Road, Suite 170
Jacksonville, FL 32256
Tel: 888-305-3553
Cell: (904) 993-3520
Fax: Please use my website's online scheduling calendar
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  • Practice Commenced2000
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/9/23)500
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/9/23)2
Current Practice


As a Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, I help bring peaceful resolutions to disputes in a way that is quick, professional and inexpensive. As a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, I can speak with experience and authority on the trial alternative to a mediated settlement agreement.

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 at a reduced rate.

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, Consumer, Nursing Home, Construction, Insurance, Eminent Domain, Collections, and PIP cases.

Case Experience

  • Automotive
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


  • 1992 - 1995 STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW, St. Petersburg, Florida, Juris Doctorate, Cum Laude
  • 1988 - 1992 STETSON UNIVERSITY, DeLand, Florida - Bachelor of Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar (since 1995);
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer - Florida Bar (2010-present)
  • Jacksonville Bar Association (since 1996, Board of Governors, 2013-present, Chair of Litigation Section, 2012-2013, Chair of Mediation/ADR section 2003-2005, 2006-2012);
  • Christian Legal Society (since 1997, Jacksonville Chapter: President 2000-2002, Pro Bono Project Director since 2001; Board of Directors 2002-2008, 2012);
  • Florida Justice Association (since 1998);
  • Jacksonville Justice Association (since 1998);
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators (2000-2011)
  • Miles Mediation, neutral panelist since 2021

Rates Information


2 Party Case: $187.50 per party; per hour
3 Party Case: $152.50 per party; per hour
4+ Party Case: $127.50 per party; per hour
5+ Party Case: Flat Rate Available Upon Request

Pre/Post Consultation & Document Review: Hourly Mediation Rate
TRAVEL TIME & EXPENSE: $100.00 per party; per hour outside of Jacksonville

My online scheduling calendar can be found at

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