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Meaningful Mediation is Ethical and Mindful Problem Solving


Patrick Russell’s mediation strategies rest on a powerful foundation of professionalism and tactical thinking that are governed by his prior service as an ethics trial lawyer for The Florida Bar.

BENEFITS FOR LAWYERS: A meaningful mediation can help resolve difficult and emotion-driven cases. The goal is to find a solution and not to focus exclusively on the problem. The emphasis for a meaningful mediation is the sharing of information, learning something new, and working collaboratively with the other side to find solutions. Check out the Testimonials to see how a meaningful mediation has worked for others.

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Patrick has been an active leader with The Florida Bar as the former Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and serves on its Executive Council. 

BENEFITS FOR CLIENTS: A meaningful mediation feels empowering. The parties themselves work together to solve the dispute under the terms they crafted. They can also save the time and expense of further litigation and repair otherwise broken business relationships. Leading the way to proactively resolving disputes is a great service to the clients as well as to an overburdened Court system. 







Patrick has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Court Mediator since 2009 and has been practicing law since 1994.


EFFICIENCY MATTERS: Knowledge of the law and prior legal experience can help focus the mediation on the issues that really matter. Patrick’s diverse legal experience includes:


  • Insurance Law and First-Party Property Claims

  • High Exposure Personal Injury Claims and Premises Liability Matters

  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Issues

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Business Entities and Startups

  • Condominium Associations

  • Debt Collection and Judgment Enforcement

  • Product Liability

  • Real Estate Law Matters


(View Patrick's Bio)​

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Patrick’s core values are courtesy, honor, and professionalism. He uses an integrated approach to problem-solving by fostering an environment that promotes meaningful and peaceful discussions between the parties.

A DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE: A meaningful mediation encourages everyone to communicate and listen in a mindful and non-judgmental way. When this is done, parties work with facts and not emotions which leads to better choices. From there, parties are more likely to build rapport, share information, and work collaboratively.




Through his non-profit organization, The Making History Project, Patrick conducts oral history interviews of combat veterans. The goal of this project is to preserve the stories of combat veterans through video interviews and bring greater awareness as to the effects of combat trauma. Understanding history can guide us in the present to prepare for the future.


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Florida mediator Patrick Russell

Mediation 2.0 requires more than number and shuttle diplomacy, it requires mindful problem solving, and I am dedicated to working tirelessly to that end.


"The mediation process is elevated when the parties involved see clearly the issues at play and are attuned to the interests and needs of the parties themselves. Amid conflict, these insights are elusive, and a mindfully aware mediator can help establish the conditions to enable the parties to meaningfully engage in the resolution of their dispute, leading to more enduring and sustainable outcomes."


Scott L. Rogers, Director, Mindfulness in Law Program & Lecturer In Law, University of Miami School of Law


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