Central Florida Mediators

“These are the qualities of a successful attorney, a successful business executive and a successful mediator.”

Richard F. Joyce, Esq.


  • St. Louis University School of Law J.D. 1981 (President of Student Bar Association, Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society, Academic Service Scholarship Recipient)
  • University of Delaware, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 1977


  • Conducted hundreds of mediations throughout Central Florida. Subject matter includes commercial transactions, employment, contracts, partnership and business disputes, banks and borrowers, construction, real estate, intellectual property, supplier contracts, family, personal injury, probate, condominium, securities, franchise disputes and product liability.
My purpose is to foster a creative and thought provoking forum which facilitates a financially expedient, fair and rational resolution of your dispute. As I tell my students at Crummer Graduate School, this is not the pursuit of the validation of one’s positions, but rather achieving an agreement based on a mutual understanding of each party’s interests and a proper allocation of those interests amongst the participants.
I will not shy from asking probative questions or offering up creative solutions. I simply don’t give up. This approcah was forged over 30 year legal career enhanced by 15 years as a senior executive with a well known public company. The combination of careers provides this mediator a rare perspective - the perspective of a party to a dispute as well as the perspective of their attorney. I understand from first hand experience the mind set of a litigant and the enormous financial and emotional burden litigation imposes. I’ve had “skin in the game”
My broad professional journey has afforded me substantive experience in multiple areas and I have mediated, represented parties and managed disputes involving: Commercial Transactions* Employment issues including discrimination/harassment and non-competes* Contract disputes* Partnership disputes and dissolutions* Family businesses* Banks and Borrowers* Construction* Real Estate* Negotiation and enforcement of Supplier Contracts* Zoning and Land use* Intellectual Property* Mergers and Acquisition of corporate entities* Family Law (all issues)* Personal Injury Claims (including medical malpractice and wrongful death)* Product liability* Insurance coverage disputes* Condominium* Franchise disputes* Probate* Securities*
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I am available to work statewide. There is no charge for travel to the following Counties: Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Sumter, Hernando, Marion, Citrus, Alachua, Polk, Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Volusia, Brevard, Putnam, Flagler, St. Johns, Duval, Clay, Nassau, Baker and Bradford. Travel to other parts of the state will be dealt with on a case to case basis.

    Central Florida Mediators, LLC.

    43 Dolphin Drive,
    St. Augustine, FL 32080