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Mark Shelton, Mediator & Arbitrator, Lutz, Florida.

Mark Shelton

Mark Shelton, P.A.
1539 Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 101
Northfork Professional Center
Lutz, FL 33548
Tel: (813) 949-3681 x 2
Fax: (813) 949-6216
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Med-Arb
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced: 1991
  • Total Mediations (as of May 2022): 5000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of May 2022): 200
Practice Percentages


R. Mark Shelton is a former: Division I college football scholar-athlete, with bowl and all-star game appearances; Magna Cum Laude, Honor Court and published Law Review Case Notes Editor law school graduate; and Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who, for more than three decades now, has devoted a significant portion of his time to assist lawyers and claims and other professionals resolve civil disputes with in-person and video mediation conference and arbitration proceedings. 

While certified as a Florida Circuit, Appellate and Family Mediator, authorized as a Federal Middle District of Florida Mediator and approved as a Florida Arbitrator, Mr. Shelton has also maintained the highest available (AV) preeminent legal ability and ethical standards rating for more than a quarter of a century and has been listed as a highly regarded expert in the Alternate Dispute Resolution section of Law and Leading Attorneys Florida Consumer Guidebook. Having already served as a Mediator or neutral Arbitrator in several thousands of civil disputes, it is Mr. Shelton's pleasure to work with all parties to reach efficient and cost-effective resolutions of their disputes.

Mark has spoken at state and local CLE and CME seminars concerning the ethics of Mediation as a profession; served as the President of local non-profit youth sports organizations; served as the President of of a local Habitat for Humanty chapter; and serves as a founding board member and counsel for a summer camp designed and bult for children on the Autism spectrum. The parents of a former Division I college soccer-athlete, who is now a Commercial Real Estate Broker in Denver, CO, Mr. Shelton and his wife, Kathleen, now reside in a Hernando County, FL Golf and Country Club community.

Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Eminent Domain
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


  • J.D., South Texas College of Law - Houston (1979), Magna Cum Laude, Honor Court Justice, Published Law Review Casenotes Editor; Civil Trial Advocate
  • B.A. University of Richmond (1974), Dean's List, Athletic Scholarship - Football, Tangerine (now Citrus) Bowl, American Bowl All-Star Football Game.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • The U.S. Supreme Court
  • Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (Diplomat)

Rates Information

Whether in-person or by video, and no matter the number of parties, our services will be furnished at the rate of: $990.00 for an a.m. or p.m. session (not to exceed four (4) hours) (with a minimum charge of $600.00 for an a.m. or p.m. session lasting no more than two hours); and $1,980.00 for an a.m. and p.m. session (not to exceed nine (9) hours) (with a minimum charge of $1,350.00 for an a.m. and p.m. session lasting no more than five hours). For all time in excess of four (4) hours for an a.m. or p.m. session and in excess of nine (9) hours for an a.m. and p.m. session our services will be furnished at the rate of $300.00 per hour.

Locations: In-person sessions with no more than seven (7) attendees may be be sceduled at our office in Lutz, FL and all in-person sessions may be scheduled at any other location agreed upon by all parties. Mr. Shelton's on-line scheduling calendars are noted to show where an in-person session may be scheduled on any available date and at any available time.

There is no additional fee for travel for any video sessions or for any in-person sessions scheduled within seven (7) Tampa Bay area counties.  Travel for any session sceduled outside of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk or Manatee Counties will be billed at the rate of $75.00 per hour.

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