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About Us

James B. Chaplin is the founder and CEO of Mediation, Inc.  He has been a pioneer in spreading the concept of trial court mediation throughout Florida, the nation and internationally.  He began mediating in 1986 when he saw the wisdom of inserting mediation in the process of litigation to allow the parties to explore the possibility of settlement in a controlled atmosphere with the assistance of a seasoned mediator.  He has been invited to speak on the subject of trial court mediation nationally in many states and internationally in Canada, Europe and Australia.

The major emphasis of the Firm is on cases involving:

  • Personal Injury

  • Wrongful Death

  • Medical & Legal Malpractice

  • Product Liability

  • Complex Commercial Disputes

  • Family Law

  • Premises Liability

  • Negligent Security

  • Employment & Discrimination Claims

  • Class Actions

  • Aviation Disasters

  • Mass Torts

  • Business Disputes

  • Partnership Dissolutions

  • General Civil Litigation

As mediation has become more firmly entrenched in the case flow in the courts of Florida, the Firm has seen more and more cases coming to mediation before suit is filed.  When the parties and their lawyers have the basic facts, pre-suit mediation is the logical alternative to years of litigation with the attendant risk, uncertainty and expense.


The seasoned mediators affiliated with Mediation, Inc. have successfully led conferences in many thousands of cases throughout Florida, nationally and internationally.  The volume is driven by repeat clients and referrals.

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