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Division Director

Greg Thomas


Agent and Agency Services
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0318
Bureau of Licensing
(850) 413-3137
Bureau of Investigation
(850) 413-3136
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MEDIATOR OF CLAIMS

TYPE AND CLASS:

00-56 Mediator of Claims

Florida Statutes 627.7015 and 627.745 defines "MEDIATOR OF CLAIMS" as in any that filed with an insurer for personal injury in an amount of $10,000 or less or any claim for property damage in any amount, arising out of the ownership, operation, use, or maintenance of a motor vehicle, either party may demand mediation of the claim prior to the institution of litigation.

The department shall randomly select approved mediators for these cases.

All mediators must file an application under oath to the department for approval. (Mediator Application)

State Qualifications

To qualify for approval as a mediator, an individual must possess an active certification as a Florida Supreme Court certified circuit court mediator. A Florida Supreme Court certified circuit court mediator in a lapsed, suspended, sanctioned, or decertified status is not eligible to participate in the mediation program.

Notes

  • Certification as a County, Family, or Dependency mediator type does not qualify.
  • All mediators approved by the department as of July 1, 2014 that have not conducted at least one (1) mediation on behalf of the department within four (4) years immediately preceding that date must recertified as a mediator by possess an active certification as a Florida Supreme Court certified circuit court mediator.