Academy Member Inducted 2007

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Edward O. Savitz, Mediator & Arbitrator, Tampa, Florida.

Edward O. Savitz

Bush Ross, P.A.

1801 N. Highland Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
Tel: (813) 204-6413
Cell: 813-695-4788
Fax: (813) 223-9620
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Facilitation & Systems Design


While still active in his law practice, Mr Savitz has dedicated much of his time in recent years to serving as a mediator in high-stakes litigated disputes. He has mediated more than 50 disputes to date, with a very high success rate.

Case Experience

  • Anti-Trust
  • Appellate
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment
  • Franchise
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Securities


  • Duke University, B.A., 1969
  • University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 1974
  • Executive Editor, University of Florida Law Review

Memberships & Affiliations

Mr. Savitz is an affiliate member of the American Institute of Architects and an allied member of the Tampa Bay Chapter and Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Savitz is a member and has served on the Board of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. He has also served as Chairman of the University of Tampa Board of Counselors and the University of Tampa Board of Fellows. Currently, Mr. Savitz is a Trustee of the Merrie-Woode Foundation, Inc. In addition, Mr. Savitz has been President of University Club of Tampa.

He is a frequent lecturer and presenter at risk management seminars and was a member of the Advisory Council for a major lawyers' professional liability insurance program. Mr. Savitz is a Master Emeritus of the Terrell Inn Chapter of the American Inns of Court. Mr. Savitz is a recipient of the University of Florida Law Review Alumni Association Commentary Award and the Gertrude Brick Law Review Apprentice Prize. Mr. Savitz was commissioned as a field artillery officer in the United States Army and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal upon his honorable discharge in 1972.

Mr. Savitz has been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He has also been named to Florida's "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend Magazine and has been recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine. Mr. Savitz has been awarded an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

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