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Gary H. Larsen, Mediator, Sarasota, Florida.

Gary H. Larsen

Dickinson & Gibbons, P.A.
401 North Cattlemen Road, Suite 300
Gateway Professional Center
Sarasota, FL 34232
Tel: (941) 366-4680
Fax: (941) 953-3136
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation
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  • Practice Commenced2003
  • # of MEDS (as of 14/7/24) 
  • # of ARBS (as of 14/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Gary Larsen is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, a certified Federal Court Mediator, Board Certified as a Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar, Past President of the Sarasota County Bar Association, and designated a Super Lawyer in the category of Alternative Dispute Resolution in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Mr. Larsen's practice is limited to mediation. He is available to mediate in all areas of civil litigation, including medical or professional malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, probate, construction, commercial, real estate, and products liability, as well as insurance coverage disputes, including claims of bad faith insurer practices for both plaintiffs and defendants. Conference rooms available in Sarasota just off I-75. Beginning in 2021, Mr. Larsen will only travel outside the Sarasota/Bradenton area for full day settings. When the virus has eased adequately for everyone to feel comfortable with in person mediations, he will conduct half day mediations in Sarasota or Bradenton, and will travel to the Tampa Bay area or Fort Myers for full day settings. Mediations via Zoom will always be available.

Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Agricultural
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Education
  • Elder Abuse
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Taxation
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Utilities
  • Wrongful Death


  • B.A. Florida State University, 1975
  • J.D. Stetson University College of Law, 1978

Memberships & Affiliations

  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
  • American Bar Association, Mediation Section
  • Past Chair, 12th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Member, Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Past President, Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Super Lawyer in ADR, 2014-2024

Rates Information

2021 new rates:             

                        2 party case:  $350/hour per party

                        3 party case:  $250/hour per party                       

                        4 party case:  $200/hour per party

                        5 party case:  $175/hour per party

                        6 or more:      $150/hour per party.

The minimum billing for a half day mediation is three hours and the minimum billing for an all day setting is six hours. Although it is not our policy to routinely charge cancellation fees, should it be determined appropriate, the charge will be two hours at the two party rate for half day cases and five hours at the two party rate for all day cases.



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