Using Mediation Effectively To Resolve Disputes

Chris A. Barker has been certified as a circuit civil mediator by the Florida Supreme Court and is aChris A. Barker member of The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators and The Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society and the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals.

Mr. Barker's knowledge and experience in numerous areas of law provides the bedrock for effective assistance in resolving many types of civil disputes, both state and federal, including employment and labor cases, class actions, commercial litigation, civil rights and constitutional cases, all insurance disputes, including coverage issues, personal injury, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice and workers' compensation. Please visit Mr. Barker's biography page.

Chris A. Barker is recognized as a member of the florida circuit-civil mediator societyMediations are normally conducted at our offices in downtown Tampa. However, if you prefer, the mediation can be held at the participating attorney's offices or other convenient location. Mr. Barker is available for mediation conferences throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas counties but is pleased to travel to other locations throughout Florida, including Manatee, Polk, Pasco, Alachua and Sarasota counties.

Mediation conferences are scheduled on either a full-day or half-day basis and you can obtain information regarding availability by contacting Susan at 813-489-1001, or via email at

Effective June 1, 2016, mediation rates are as follows:
Monday through Friday

Two-party mediation $400.00 per hour

Three or more parties $450.00 per hour


Two-party mediation $500.00 per hour

Three or more parties $550.00 per hour

Mr. Barker considers the opportunity to help parties in litigation reach a mutually satisfactory resolution of their disputes to be one of the most gratifying and important parts of his practice. Please let us know how and when we can be of service.