Hello Deborah:

I hope that you and the members of your family and staff are safe and well and looking forward to Thanksgiving.

I’m sorry to report that Ted Deckert passed away on November 17, 2021 at the age of 70. Ted was a Diplomate member of The Academy as well as a Past President of The Academy. Ted also chaired the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s ADR Committee for many years, and was instrumental in coordinating its annual ADR seminar for years. Ted was a longtime member of The Florida Bar, admitted to the Bar in 1976. Ted was a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer from 1984 to 2009.

Ted was a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil, Family and County Court Mediator. Ted was a full time mediator and third party neutral affiliated with Matrix Mediation LLC in West Palm Beach since 2008. Ted helped thousands of people resolve all kinds of civil disputes during his distinguished career.

I’m wondering if The Academy might have some record as to the specific time period that Ted served as President. I know that it was sometime after the term of Charles Castagna and before the term of Gary Feder. If you find out, can you please send this on to me. The ADR Committee of the Palm Beach County Bar Association is planning to do a special “In Memoriam” column as a tribute to Ted’s many years of dedicated service and commitment to the mediation and ADR professions.

Thank you for your continued courtesy and consideration through the years. Regards to all. Take care. Be well. Stay safe. Best wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Safe Thanksgiving to all. Enjoy. Keep up your great work.

Sincerely Yours,