John S. Freud



John S. Freud, Esquire, is a Florida state certified Civil Circuit/County Court/Appellate mediator (Florida Dispute Resolution Center, certification renewal July, '13, Mediator No. 09552CRA). He is a federally listed mediator in all Federal District Courts in Florida); former AAA certified mediator and qualified arbitrator (February, 2009, qualified arbitrator - presently inactive); former International Mediation Institute panel member; International Court of Claims panel member: nationally certified Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC, mediator and qualified arbitrator/dispute review board member ; and NASD certified mediator and qualified arbitrator (inactive) . He is a graduate of Brandeis University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1978) and the University of Miami School of Law (J.D. 1981). 

John S. Freud estimates that he has participated in over 4,500 mediations and arbitrations during his career. Those matters have ranged across many varied areas of the law, including without limitation, Complex Commercial/Construction/Real Estate/Securities Litigation (including SEC Enforcement actions), Creditor's Rights, Employment (Discrimination, ERISA, EEOC and Wage disputes)/Civil Rights, Fair Housing and Land Use, Environmental, Government/Administrative, I.C.C. Arbitrations, Insurance/Coverage/Bad Faith/Surety, Intellectual Property/Patent and Trademark, Judicial and Quasi-judicial proceedings, Landlord/Tenant/ADA Compliance, Marine, Mass Tort/Class Action, Nursing Home, Personal Injury, Product and Professional Liability, Property Damage, Professional Malpractice, Title Insurance and Wrongful Death. (see Case Expertise section).

In addition, John S. Freud has presented continuing education seminars to members of the Florida Bar, as well as professionals in government and the construction / engineering/ architectural industries. In commercial, construction and related industry matters, as well as mass tort/personal injury actions, John S. Freud has provided mediation and arbitration services on many of the largest public/private, multi-party matters in the country.

John S. Freud presently provides mediation and arbitration services nationwide to claimants and respondents through Mediation Solutions, Inc.

Memberships & Affiliations

 John S. Freud is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar (active); the Massachusetts Bar (inactive status); Florida Supreme Court certified mediator and qualified arbitrator; the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. (Diplomate - highest distinction available); Executive Board Member, National Association of Distinguished Neutrals.  Mr. Freud has received an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell (20 yr. anniversary, 2012), as well as having been listed in Who's Who in America/American Law and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America; and, listed ADR provider Trend's Legal Elite, 2007-2008; Florida Superlawyers, 2010-2014. He is admitted to practice before the Florida Supreme Court; the Trial Bar, United States District Courts (Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida); United States Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; Supreme Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (inactive); and, the United States Supreme Court. FL S. Ct. certified mediator (Florida Dispute Resolution Center, certification renewal July, '13, Mediator No. 09552CRA); FL S. Ct. qualified arbitrator (FL S. Ct. training program, 2002); Florida Center for Dispute Resolution approved assistant trainer (renewal, 3/24/15-3/24/17) in certified circuit mediation training; Executive Board Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, 2010-13.