Lawrence Howard Kolin

Lawrence Howard Kolin

Mediator | Arbitrator | Special Magistrate/Master | Online Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law, Construction Law ...
  • Florida
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Lawrence Kolin brings parties and their counsel together to settle difficult cases by mediating lawsuits in state, federal and appellate courts. He has successfully mediated thousands of matters, including multi-party and complex civil cases of all types since 2001. Lawrence formerly served as a General Magistrate in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, presiding over hearings and bench trials. He is also experienced in conducting arbitrations as a qualified arbitrator since 2005. Lawrence is an AV Rated Preeminent™ Super Lawyer® who practiced law for 20 years as an advocate in diverse areas of civil trial work and was a partner in a statewide law firm.

Practice Areas
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Health Care Law
    Intellectual Property
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Communications & Internet Law
    Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Maritime Law
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Areas
  • General Civil
  • Online Dispute Resolution
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • Italian
Professional Experience
Mediator & Arbitrator
Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group
- Current
LAWRENCE KOLIN, ESQ., CERTIFIED CIRCUIT-CIVIL MEDIATOR Before mediating full time, Lawrence Kolin was a partner in a statewide firm practicing in diverse areas of civil trial work, including business, commercial, arts & entertainment, and federal intellectual property litigation. He is an AV® rated attorney who also handled multi-party cases involving professional liability, construction, technology, real estate and contract disputes. He served as General Counsel to several non-profit organizations. He is active in the local and state Bar associations. He is founding Chair of the Orange County Bar Association ADR Committee and founding Chair of the Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Subcommittee on Electronic Discovery. He is a Supreme Court of Florida Certified Circuit-Civil & Appellate Mediator and Qualified Arbitrator experienced in resolving complex civil litigation in state, federal and appellate courts. He is a member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, The Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society, and The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. He frequently authors legal articles and speaks at bar conferences and shares his thoughts at:
University of Miami School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
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Legal Aid - Public Service Award
The Florida Bar
Statewide recognition of pro bono efforts at the Tobias Simon award ceremony at the Florida Supreme Court.
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar
Executive Council, ADR Section
- Current
Activities: Arbitration Committee Chair, Mediation Committee Chair, Website Chair, Executive Council Emeritus Member
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Florida State Bar  # 26972
- Current
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Orange County Bar Association
Former Committee Chair, ADR (Founder), Entertaiment Law Committee; Medical-Legal Committee; Past member, Strategic Planning Committee. Current member Business, Technology, IP, and Judicial Relations Committees; Literary Society
- Current
Activities: Current member, Business Law Committee; Judicial Relations Committee; Intellectual Property Committee; Technology Committee, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR Committee Founder)
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George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of Court
Master & Bencher
Activities: The American Inns of Court fosters excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills by counsel and judges meeting together and putting on educational programs.
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Civil Rules Committee
Chair E-Discovery Rules Subcommittee
Activities: Developed draft electronic discovery rules for the state civil procedure rules for implementation on next rule cycle in 2013.
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Florida Supreme Court
All Florida DCAs and Supreme Court of Florida
United States District Court
Contact & Map
Upchurch Watson White & Max MEDIATION GROUP
1060 Maitland Center Commons
Ste. 440
Mailtand/Orlando, FL 32751
Toll-Free: (800) 863-1462
Telephone: (407) 494-6160
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