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Roger Charles Benson, Mediator & Arbitrator, St. Petersburg, Florida.

Roger Charles Benson

Benson Mediation
2158 Blossom Way South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712
Tel: (727) 822-0357
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: New York

Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1989
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/7/24)3000
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/7/24)100
Current Practice
Online / In-Person
  • 1st Circuit
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Available throughout the United States for mediation and arbitration. 

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training: Mediated more than 2,500 cases, involving complex, multiparty litigation in both state and federal courts. Issues have encompassed employment and civil rights claims, medical, dental, nursing and hospital/nursing home malpractice, personal injury/wrongful death, construction disputes, real estate matters, divorce arid securities claims. Serve on the following panels: U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Mediator and Arbitrator; Florida state courts, Mediator and Arbitrator; New York Stock Exchange, FINRA, Arbitrator; Member, National Panel of Mediators, In re: The Prudential Insurance Company of America Sales Practices Litigation, Class Action ADR Process; Member, National Panel of Mediators, Cremin, et al. vs. Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith, Inc., Class Action Claims Resolution Process; Member, National Panel of Mediators, Martens, et al. vs. Smith Barney, Class Action Claims Resolution Process, General Motors/GM Dealer Network Mediation Program,  Harvard Law School, Advanced Negotiation: Applications to Gender; U.S. Department of Justice, Americans with Disabilities Act advanced mediation training for professional mediators; WIPO, Advanced mediation training, intellectual property, patents, copyright; Florida Supreme Court mediator certification training, circuit/county/family/appellate; Court Certified Primary Trainer (Florida)

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • EEOC
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor/Unions
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Postal
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Technology
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


  • B.S., University of Florida, 1970; J.D.,
  • University of Miami, 1973.

Memberships & Affiliations

International panel of mediators, World International Property Organization (WIPO), an agency of the United Nations, Geneva; CPR Distinguished Panel of Mediators, Collins Center for Public Policy - Lemon Law, R/V, Hurricane Claims, Mortgage Foreclosures (USF/Collins Center and MMI [6th Judicial Circuit]), MWI Panel of Mediators, General Motors/Dealer Network Mediation Program

Rates Information

$450.00 hour, mediation time and preparation time. No charge for time spent traveling. No additinal fee or cost for online mediation.

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