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Jim Nulman, Mediator, Winter Garden, Florida.

Jim Nulman

Nulman Mediation Services, Inc.
14422 Shoreside Way
Ste. 110 - PMB 515
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Tel: (407) 592-0215
Fax: (800) 681-9617
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation
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  • Practice Commenced1995
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24)4000
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Jim Nulman, an AV rated attorney with over 25 years litigation experience, is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, Certified Appellate Mediator, and is also certified as a mediator by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

In 1980, Jim began practicing law in New Jersey. In 1983 he moved to Florida and joined the Fort Myers firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. Jim practiced with Henderson Franklin until April 2006. For over 25 years, Jim practiced civil litigation, including a wide variety of commercial litigation and all aspects of construction litigation.

Jim started mediating in the early 1990s and, in 1995, became certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil Mediator.  In 1997, he became a certified U.S. District Court Mediator for the Middle District of Florida, and a certified Appellate Mediator in 2011 when that certification first became available.  

In April 2006, Jim established Nulman Mediation Services, Inc., a practice dedicated solely to providing mediation services. While in the early years of his mediation practice, Jim mediated mostly commercial and construction disputes, over the years that has broadened significantly. 

Jim is particularly known for his mediation of disputes involving construction litigation, insurance coverage, business disputes and dissolutions, and employment cases (i.e., employment discrimination of all kinds, FLSA, minimum wage, etc.).  However,  conducting approximately 175 mediations each year, Jim has extensive experience mediating a wide range of other civil disputes, including business torts; class actions; condominium disputes; copyright & trademark matters; corporate & partnership disputes; eminent domain; employee restrictive covenants (non-competes, non-solicitation and non-disclosure); fraud; HOA matters; legal malpractice; medical malpractice; negligence and intentional torts; personal injury; probate, estates & trusts; real estate disputes; real estates brokerage disputes; stock broker disputes; trade secrets and wrongful death.

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Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


  1. Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1980
  2. Rutgers University, B.A., 1977

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association

Rates Information

  • $325/party per hour with 2 parties
  • $240/party per hour with 3 parties
  • $200/party per hour with 4 parties
  • $900.00 per hour with five to nine parties, divided equally by the number of parties; and, with ten or more parties, $1,000.00 per hour divided equally by the number of parties. A "party" is defined as one or more persons or entities who have a common interest and who are represented by a single attorney or firm (or lead counsel and local counsel, or insurance defense counsel and independent counsel).
  • TRAVEL TIME:  For travel of more than sixty miles from downtown Winter Garden, Florida, there will be a charge of $325/hour for travel time (portal to portal) divided equally by the total number of parties. In addition, when necessary to attend an out of town mediation, airfares, lodging, rental cars, parking and meals will be billed at their actual cost.

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