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Steven A. Mayans, Mediator & Arbitrator, West  Palm Beach, Florida.

Steven A. Mayans

Mayans Mediation & Arbitration
823 North Olive Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Tel: (561) 832-9128
Cell: (561) 345-0363
Fax: (561) 370-6114
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced1994
  • # of MEDS (as of 22/6/24)1500
  • # of ARBS (as of 22/6/24)100
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Mr. Mayans has been mediating and arbitrating regularly since 1994.  He has conducted in excess of 2,000 mediations and more than 100 arbitrations to final decision. 

In addition, Mr. Mayans has served in volunteer leadership positions with community and governmental entities, including the American Red Cross (past chapter chair of one of the nation’s top 30 chapters); the largest festival/arts event in Florida (executive committee member and legal counsel); a county-wide chamber of commerce (past board member and ethics task force chair); a city planning board (chair); a city zoning board (past vice chair); a city library foudation (board member and legal counsel); six city committees (mayoral appointments); and a neighborhood association (president).

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Family Businesses
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA


Duke University School of Law,  J.D., 1981

Vanderbilt University - B.A. Magna Cum Laude, 1978
Double Major: English/Business Administration
Honoraries: Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Epsilon

Memberships & Affiliations


Admission to Florida State Bar 1985
Admitted to U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida (1986)
Admitted to U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals - 11th Circuit (1986)
Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court (1985)
International Mediation Institute (2009)
American Arbitration Association
   Commercial Arbitration panel (2003)
   Commercial Mediation panel (2006)
Certified Mediator U.S. District Court - S.D. (1999)
Florida Certified Circuit Court Mediator (1994)
Florida Certified County Court Mediator (1994)
Florida Department of Financial Services Mediator (1995)
Florida Academy of Professional Mediations (Diplomat)
National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals


Rates Information

With few exceptions, Mr. Mayans' mediations are conducted at the "neutral location" of his offices in downtown West Palm Beach. The hourly rate is $375.00, divided between the parties, and there is no minimum time, administrative charge, or cancelation fee.

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