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James M. Nicholas, Mediator, Kissimmee, Florida.

James M. Nicholas

Nicholas Mediation
7862 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
Suite 333
Kissimmee, FL 34747
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation

Regularly travels out of state to: Colorado, Illinois, Pennsylvania

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced1991
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24)2918
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24)30
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Forty-Three years of trial practice experience in all areas of civil litigation including personal injury (both plaintiff and defense), first and third party insurance claims, owner-contractor construction disputes, employment law, and general civil corporate matters.  As a former Allstate Insurance Company claims adjuster, as well as an independent adjuster prior to law school, I have had considerable experience in bodily injury and wrongful death claims handling.  My current practice consists of both plaintiff and defense litigation.

Other experience has included business and construction litigation; insurance and property damage claims; as well as Mediating hundreds of disputes between unit owners, developers, contractors, and Condominium Associations (pursuant to F.S. 718) and Home Owners Associations (pursuant to F.S. 720).  Of these, many of the cases have involved Windstorm and Flood damage claims, as well as mold remediation and general repairs secondary to the Hurricane Season of 2004.

Experience also includes Mediating Eminent Domain issues (pursuant to F.S. 73) as well as Mediating Probate, Guardianship, and other Estate matters.

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Franchise
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Military
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Natural Disasters
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Software
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates


J.D. Degree received from John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL - 1979

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Florida - 1989
  • Board Certified Circuit/County Civil Mediator, Florida - 1991
  • Auto Insurance Mediator, Florida - 1991
  • Board Certified Family Mediator, Florida - 1992
  • Certified State and Federal Arbitrator, Florida - 1994
  • Board Certified in Business Litigation, Florida - 1995
  • Board Certified Appellate Mediator - 2000
  • Certified Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediator - 2010
  • Member of the Panel of Neutrals, American Arbitration Association
  • Real Estate Sales Person License, Florida - 2002
  • Life, Health and Variable Annuity License, Florida - 2002

Rates Information

$500.00 for two party Mediations, $550.00 for three party Mediations, and $600.00 for four party Mediations. For any Mediation in excess of four parties, the rate will be $150.00 per party per hour. There is a three (3) hour minimum charged for each Mediation.

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