Lawrence Howard Kolin

Lawrence Howard Kolin

Mediator | Arbitrator | E-Neutral | Special Master
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Business Law, Construction Law...
  • Florida
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Summary

Lawrence Kolin has two decades of experience in diverse areas of civil trial work and was a partner in a statewide law firm. He began his alternative dispute resolution practice in 2001. Active in local and state bar associations, Lawrence chaired the recent effort to amend Florida Civil Procedure Rules to include E-Discovery. He is a noted speaker, teaching as faculty at the Advanced Judicial College. He frequently writes for legal publications, such as the Orange County Bar Association Briefs, and is author of the officially listed ABA Journal ‘Blawg’ Orlando Mediator (www.abajournal.com/blawg/ Orlando_Mediator) and other online works. Lawrence is experienced in arbitration and multi-party, complex civil litigation in state, federal and appellate courts. He also has served as a General Magistrate in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Health Care Law
  • Intellectual Property
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Fees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
Professional Experience
Mediator & Arbitrator
Upchurch Watson White & Max MEDIATION GROUP
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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 the ABA "Blawg": OrlandoMediator.blogspot.com
Education
University of Miami School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
Awards
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: Website chairman
Florida State Bar # 26972
Member
- Current
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)
George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of Court
Master & Bencher
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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.
Civil Rules Committee
Chair E-Discovery Rules Subcommittee
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Activities: Developed draft electronic discovery rules for the state civil procedure rules for implementation on next rule cycle in 2013.
Certifications
CIRCUIT CIVIL AND COUNTY COURT MEDIATOR
Florida Supreme Court
APPELLATE MEDIATOR
All Florida DCAs and Supreme Court of Florida
FEDERAL COURT MEDIATOR
United States District Court
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Contact & Map
Upchurch Watson White & Max MEDIATION GROUP
1060 Maitland Center Commons
Ste. 440
Mailtand/Orlando, FL 32751
USA
Toll-Free: (800) 863-1462
Telephone: (407) 494-6160