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James (Jim) Betts Esq., Mediator & Arbitrator, Tampa, Florida.

James (Jim) Betts Esq.

Betts Mediation
Admin. Office: 710 S. Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606
Mediations at U.S. Legal Support, 201 N. Franklin Street, Suite 1775
Tampa, FL, 33602
Tel: (813) 254-3302
Fax: (813) 254-5322
Website: www.bettsmediation.com
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration
  • Practice Commenced: 2000
  • Total Mediations (as of Aug 2019): 5000
Practice Percentages
  • 5th Circuit
  • 6th Circuit
  • 7th Circuit
  • 9th Circuit
  • 10th Circuit
  • 11th Circuit
  • 12th Circuit
  • 13th Circuit
  • 15th Circuit
  • 17th Circuit
  • 18th Circuit
  • 20th Circuit
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Biographical

I serve exclusively as a mediator in all types of civil litigation and arbitrations throughout the State of Florida, including personal injury and wrongful death, insurance, professional malpractice, nursing home, disability, admiralty, commercial, corporate and partnership, real estate, construction, surety, securities, condominiums and community associations, and probate/trusts, following my 18 years as a trial lawyer at Fowler White in Tampa. I am certified in federal district court and state circuit court.


Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Agricultural
  • Anti-Trust
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • Florida Supreme Court Mediation Certification 1999
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida Mediation Certification 2000
  • Florida Supreme Court Approved Arbitration Training 2002
  • Florida Division of Land Sales, Condominiums and Mobile Homes Mediation Certification 2005

 

  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI - J.D. 1981
  • University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI - B.A. 1978
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI - 1973-1976

Memberships & Affiliations

Member of Florida Bar Association:
- ADR Secttion - Trial Lawyers Section
- Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (former)
- Entertainment & Sports Law Section (former)

Member of Hillsborough County Bar Association:
- ADR Committee, 2000-present (co-chair 2003-2004)
- Trial Lawyers Section, 1981-present (board of directors 1989-1992)

Former Member of American Bar Association
- Litigation Section
- Tort and Insurance Practice Section
- Construction Law Section
- Entertainment & Sports Law Section


Rates Information

$390./hour for 2 party mediations (2019), $400./hour for 2 party mediations (2020), variable rates for multi-party mediation. 2 hour minimum for half day mediations.  4 hour minimum for full day mediations. See www.bettsmediation.com for more details.

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