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Terry N. Silverman Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, Gainesville, Florida.

Terry N. Silverman Esq.

Terry N. Silverman, P.A.
2770 NW 43rd Street
Suite A
Gainesville, FL, 32606
Tel: (352) 377-0770
Cell: 352-215-9000
Fax: (352) 380-0013
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding
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  • Practice Commenced: 1996
  • Total Mediations (as of May 2020): 1600
  • Total Arbitrations (as of May 2020): 10
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Terry has practiced law in Gainesville since graduating from law school at the University of Florida in 1974.

He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Georgia, United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the United States Supreme Court, and Eleventh and Fifth Circuit Courts of Appeal. He has served on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee and Fee Arbitration Committee for the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Mr. Silverman maintains an active litigation practice, including personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, insurance disputes, and business litigation. He strongly believes that a mediator who actively litigates cases has a better understanding of the issues that attorneys litigating cases confront in their daily practices.

In addition to being a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit and County Court Mediator since 1996, he has also been a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator since 2003.

Over the past 20 years, Terry has served as a mediator in over a thousand civil cases with the vast majority resulting in settlement. His mediation practice covers all of the Northern Region of Florida.

The office is designed to comfortably accommodate the participants. Those cases have consisted of complex multiparty disputes that include personal injury, wrongful death, nursing home liability, sexual harassment, commercial, contract, employment, product liability, insurance, real estate, construction, foreclosure, and probate disputes.


Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Automotive
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Florida, B.S. (1971)
  • University of Florida, J.D. (1974)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Florida American Arbitration Association - Residential Mortgage Forclosure Mediation Program
  • James C. Adkins, Jr., American Inn of Court;
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Qualified Arbitrator;
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee-past member;
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee-past member;
  • Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society

Rates Information

$300.00 per hour for mediation. There is a two (2) hour minimum charged for all mediations, plus one-half hour (1/2 hour) fee for administration (scheduling, open file, prepare notice and report). Travel rate is $150.00 per hour, if applicable. There is no cancellation fee. 

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