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Lori Adelson, Mediator, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Lori Adelson

Approved Mediation
401 East Las Olas Blvd.
Suite 1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Tel: (954) 302-8960
Website: www.approvedmediation.com
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb
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  • Practice Commenced: 2013
  • Total Mediations (as of Dec 2022): 500
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Dec 2022): 25
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Biographical

Lori Adelson is one of South Florida’s premier mediators in workplace conflicts, labor and employment, civil rights, and business disputes. She has extensive background serving as employment litigation counsel, with substantial transactional experience, having represented public and private sector employers, and is experienced in multi-party disputes including contract and trade disputes.

Ms. Adelson practiced law at a large New York firm before relocating to Florida. Ms. Adelson is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received her JD from Hofstra University Law School. With more than 20 years of successfully litigating employment, civil rights, labor and business issues, Ms. Adelson, owner of APPROVED MEDIATION, brings her vast experience and skills to her mediation practice. Ms. Adelson is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit and Federal Court Certified mediator, Florida Supreme Court Qualified, AAA panel arbitrator and mediator, FINRA arbitrator, and neutral fact-finder in the areas of labor, employment, workplace, human resources, consumer, civil rights, public sector, business, and contract disputes.

Well-versed in the concerns of both plaintiffs and defendants, as well as both employers and employees. Ms. Adelson is especially effective with hostile and litigious parties because of her more than 20 years of litigation and trial experience as a lawyer handling employment law, discrimination, civil rights, labor law and business dispute cases. She is known for her creative thinking, attention to detail, thoughtful approach to emotion-laden disputes, and demeanor conducive to settlement, and has a proven track record of negotiating and resolving these types of cases.

It is Ms. Adelson’s mission to help people engage constructively in all phases of the conflict process and navigate conflict successfully, through mediation, and arbitration. Ms. Adelson’s mediations take place in a variety of contexts, from pre-litigation to pending litigations at inception of suit, just prior to or after or a dispositive motion, on the eve of trial or pending post-trial motions or while on appeal, as well as pursuant to pre-dispute contractual mediation/arbitration agreements.

 


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor/Unions
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation

Education

  • J.D., Hofstra University Maurice A. Dean School of Law School
  • B.A., University of Michigan, 
  • Certified, Florida Supreme Court Civil Circuit Certified Mediator
  • Qualified, Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
  • Certified U.S. District Court Mediator, Southern District of Florida
  • Certified U.S. District Court Mediator, Middle District of Florida
  • AAA Panel Arbitrator and Mediator
  • FINRA Panel Arbitrator
  • Elder Care Mediation Certification

                                                    


Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section - Executive Council, Emeritus, Federal Practice Committee  and Labor & Employment Section Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Broward County, Board of Directors, and National and Local Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member
  • Broward County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Labor & Employment and Small Solo Section Member
  • Broward County Women's Lawyers 
  • Broward County Trial Lawyers
  • Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators (ASFMA)
  • National Association of Mediators (NAM)
  • International Council for Online Dispute Resolution (ICODR)
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators (FPAM)
  • Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Human Resources Association of Broward County (HRABC)
  • Hospitality Human Resources Association of Broward County (HHRABC)
  • American Lung Assocation of South Florida, Board of Directors
  • Jewish Federation of Broward County Board of Directors
  • University of Michigan Alumni Association
  • Hofstra Law Alumni Association

Rates Information

Please call for details. 3 hour minimum if not scheduled for a full day; full day - 4 hour minimum.

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