Jo Colbert Stanley

Jo is a Florida Supreme Court certified circuit civil and county mediator and qualified arbitrator and a public arbitrator with FINRA. As an attorney, licensed in Delaware and Florida, Jo has practiced law for 20 years, focusing on the areas of labor and employment, insurance defense, alternative dispute resolution, and human resource diversity and sensitivity training.

In addition to her law firm and ADR work, Jo owns and operates a successful yacht management company in Fort Lauderdale. Stanley Yacht Services, Inc. has been taking care of private yachts for over 15 years, providing year-round maintenance and project management services to discerning yacht owners.

Currently pursuing her PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Jo takes advantage of her precious free time answering to the beck and call of her bossy puppy, Franklin. Fortunately, she has some help in that area, thanks to her husband and business partner, Ben.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Business/Commercial
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Maritime/Admiralty

Special Designation

  • N/A

Areas Of Certification

  • FL Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil & County Mediator
  • FL Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
  • FINRA Public Arbitrator


309 SW 16th Court
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315



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