Melvia B. Green

MEDIATOR EXPERIENCE

Mediated over 250 general civil disputes from state and federal trial courts.

WORK HISTORY

Melvia B. Green, P.A., Principal/Owner (2009-Present)

  • Arbitrator
  • Certified Circuit Civil and Appellate Mediator
  • Hearing Officer
  • Special Master/Magistrate
  • Florida Dispute Resolution Mediator Grievance Investigator / Prosecutor

District Judge, Florida Third District Court of Appeal, 1994 – 2008

Circuit Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, 1989 – 1994

County Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, 1987 – 1989

Senior Litigation Attorney, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, 1983 – 1987

Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Florida, 1980 – 1983

Staff Attorney, Florida Power Corporation, 1978 – 1980

EDUCATION

  • University of Miami School of Law (JD)
  • Northwestern University (BS)
  • University of Nevada at Reno, National Judicial College (General Jurisdiction and Appellate Coursework).

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

  • Admitted to the Bar: Florida (1979)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Law Association - Former Dispute Resolution Review Board Member
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • Florida Bar (ADR Section)
  • National Association of Distinguished Neutrals and Women in Dispute Resolution
  • Women in Dispute Resolution

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAINING

  • ACE21 Impartiality: Do You Know Where Your Biases Are? 2021
  • "Best Practices for Arbitrators in Expedited/Fast Track Arbitrations"-AAA (2021)
  • "Emerging Topics in Arbitration"-AAA (2020)
  • "How to Effectively Conduct 'Zoom' Trials during the Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond"-ABA (2020)
  • "Employment Mediation Webinar"-AAA (2020)
  • "Employment Arbitration Webinar"-AAA (2020)
  • "Current Trends in Arbitration"-AAA (2020)
  • ACE 20 - Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility, 2019
  • AAA/ICDR/AAA Mediation.org Panel Conference, 2019
  • "The Future is Now-Arbitration Trends, Management and Case Law Updates"-AAA (May 23, 2018)
  • AAA Arbitrator Performance and Demeanor - Meeting Participant Expectations ACE18, 2018
  • "Motion Practice Under AAA Rules-What You Need to Know" (May 17, 2017)
  • AAA Keeping It Real: How Arbitrators Handle
  • Witness Credibility, 2017
  • California International Arbitration Summit, 2016
  • AAA Clarity in Award Writing, 2016
  • AAA/ICDR/Mediation.org Panel Conference, 2016
  • AAA/ICDR 2016 Neutrals' Conference-New Orleans, LA
  • 2015 AAA ICDR Awards and Commentaries: Just How Different Is International Arbitration Than Domestic Arbitration?"
  • 2015 Florida Dispute Resolution Center's Mediator Conference
  • Faculty, AAA Healthcare Dispute Resolution Innovation & Strategy Conference 2014
  • AAA ICDR International Symposia in Advance Case Management Issues, 2014
  • AAA “Exceeded Powers”: Recent Trends in Challenging Arbitrator Authority, 2014
  • International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, 2013
  • Healthcare Arbitration Webinar (2013), American Health Lawyers Association Sports Law Webinar (2013), National Business Institute
  • AAA Managing the Arbitration Process for Efficiency & Economy Following the Preliminary Hearing, 2012
  • AAA Judicial Settlement Conference Seminar, 2012
  • Dispute Resolution Center, Florida 20th Annual Conference for Mediators, 2012
  • Mediating Healthcare Disputes, 2011
  • AAA New AAA Healthcare Payor Provider Judicial Orientation, 2011
  • AAA Prescriptions for Payor Provider Disputes: Implementing the New AAA Healthcare Payor Provider Arbitration Rules, 2011
  • AAA/ICDR Neutrals Conference
  • The Sedona Conference, E-Discovery Dispute Resolution for Special Masters & Mediators, 2010
  • Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Training, 2010
  • AAA Current Issues in Employment Arbitration: Fairness Act of 2009 Legislation and Recent Court Decisions, 2009
  • AAA Arbitration Awards: Safeguarding, Deciding & Writing Awards ACE01, 2009
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Arbitrator Training, 2009
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Training Seminar, Employment Discrimination, 2009
  • National Academy of Arbitrators Conference, 2009
  • National Academy of Arbitrators Conference-Southeast Region, 2009
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Advanced Mediation Skills Seminar, 2009
  • Public Employment Annual Labor Relations Forum, 2009
  • AAA Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New Arbitrators, 2008
  • Florida Supreme Court Approved Arbitration Training, 2008
  • Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil Mediation Training, 2008
  • Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal Appellate Mediation Training Seminar, 2008
  • Florida Dispute Resolution Center, Annual Conference for Mediators and Arbitrators, 2008

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • National Association of Distinguished Neutrals (Since 2019)
  • Lifetime Legal Achievement Award-Daily Business Review (2018)
  • Legal Legend Award - History Miami Museum/11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society (2016)
  • Hon. Alan P. Schwartz Judicial Excellence Award-Miami Dade Bar Association (2008)
  • Role Model and Trailblazer Award-Miami Dade Voluntary Bar Associations (2008)
  • Outstanding Member Award-Gwen Cherry Women Lawyers Association (2008)
  • Career Achievement Award-Wilkie D. Ferguson Jr. Bar Association (2005)
  • Recognized Pacesetter, Southern Women in Public Service-Stennis Center (2003)
  • Women Making A Difference Award-Coconut Grove Playhouse, Coconut Grove, FL (1997)
  • Outstanding Government Role Model Award-Transplant Foundation of South FL (1990)
  • Outstanding Community Leader in the Judicial System-Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (1990)

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING STATEMENTS

  • "Appellate Mediation," Hillsborough Bar Association, 2011
  • "Mediation Preparation," George Edgecomb Bar Association, 2011
  • "Appellate Advocacy and Ethics," Hillsborough County Bench/Bar Conference, November 2009
  • "Legal Ethics," Florida Bar Appellate Seminar for Young Lawyers, September 2006
  • "Effective Oral Arguments," Florida Bar Basic Appellate Practice Seminar, March 2006
  • "Hot Topics in Appellate Practice," Florida Bar Appellate Section, 2002
  • "Winning and Losing Arguments-A View From the Bench," The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, June 16, 1999
  • "Appellate Practice: Practical and Ethical Considerations," APPELLATE LAW FOR TRIAL LAWYERS, Professional Education System, Inc., 1995

Areas Of Expertise

  • Employment
  • Healthcare
  • General Commercial
  • Torts

Special Designation

  • N/A

Areas Of Certification

  • Circuit Civil
  • Appellate

Contact

PO Box 1055
Odessa, FL 33556-1034

813-220-1005

melviabgreen@gmail.com

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