Laurie L. Riemer

Laurie Riemer has dedicated herself full time to providing dispute resolution services since 1990. She was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida to serve on the Supreme Court Committee on Mediation and Arbitration Training (1993-2001). Laurie was also appointed in 1999-2001 as Chair-person of the Mediation Committee of the Dade County Bar Association.

She has had advanced ADR training from the Harvard Law School Negotiation Project (1995), the Collins Center for Public Policy and the United States Postal Service.

  • Tort and Commercial Litigation
  • Business Disputes
  • Health Care
  • Real Estate
  • Employment
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Bad faith
  • Condominium
  • Franchise
  • Malpractice
  • Product liability
  • Intellectual property
  • Personal Injury
  • Construction Claims
  • Probate
  • Family Matters

Laurie's mediation strategies are cost effective, efficient, and result in early resolutions which avoids expensive litigation costs and the stress of trials. She has been recognized by her peers as a preeminent mediator with her AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell and her selection as a Top Mediator in Florida Trends Florida Legal Elite, and as a Top Rated Lawyer in The Miami Herald, and the Daily Business Review, and as on of the Top 25 Alternative Dispute Resolution Firms by the South Florida Business Journal.

Laurie Riemer was appointed as a Special Master in Shareholders derivative suit and has served as an umpire in insurance coverage disputes and also in several blasting/mining and mold cases. She served as an arbitrator in a class action suit involving 2000 plaintiffs and also in employment, real estate and condominium disputes. She serves as a U.S. District Court Class Action Neutral for The Collins Center for Public Policy. She was selected by the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution to serve on their Panel of Distinguished Neutrals and also by the United States Postal Services as a mediator in their REDRESS program. She served as a moderator for a Women's Forum of The Young Presidents' Organization.

From 1982 through 1990, she was a civil trial and transactional lawyer representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state, federal and appellate courts. In 1981and 82, Laurie was a law intern for the Honorable Judge William M. Hoeveler, who was the number one rated United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida.

EDUCATION

  • B.A., Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Tulane Scholar;
  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, Law Review and Wig and Robe;
  • Advanced Training at the Harvard Law School Negotiation Project, the Collins Center for Public Policy, and The United States Postal Service REDRESS Program;
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediation and Arbitration Training;
  • University of Bristol, England (1977-78)

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

  • Certified Circuit-Civil, Family, Appellate, County Mediator, Supreme Court Florida;
  • Member, Florida Supreme Court Committee on Mediation and Arbitration Training (1993-2001);
  • AV Rating - Martindale-Hubbell;
  • Certified U.S. District Court Mediator, Southern District of Florida;
  • On the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals for CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution;
  • Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators;
  • U.S District Court Class Action Neutral for the Collins Center for Public Policy;
  • Chair, Mediation Committee of Dade County Bar Association (1999-2001);
  • Diplomate Member of the the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators;
  • Member of the Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society;
  • Member of the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Florida Bar (1985-86)
  • Member of the U.S. District Court Trial Bar, Southern District of Florida;
  • Member of the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association and Florida Bar Association;
  • Qualified as Assistant Trainer for Circuit Civil and Family Mediation Training Programs;

Areas Of Expertise

  • Appellate
  • Banking
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment
  • Family Law
  • Federal
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Special Master/Discovery Referee
  • Surety
  • Telecommunications
  • General Mediation

Special Designation

  • N/A

Areas Of Certification

  • Federal
  • County Court
  • Circuit Civil
  • Family Law
  • Appellate

FLORIDA’S JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

Judicial Circuit COUNTIES IN THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
1 Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton
2 Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla
3 Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor
4 Clay, Duval and Nassau
5 Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter
6 Pasco and Pinellas
7 Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia
8 Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union
9 Orange and Osceola
10 Hardee, Highlands, and Polk
11 Dade
12 DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota
13 Hillsborough
14 Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington
15 Palm Beach
16 Monroe
17 Broward
18 Brevard and Seminole
19 Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie
20 Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee