We mediate in Marion, Lake, Sumter, Citrus and Hernando Counties

Our rates are very reasonable!  We look forward to working with you.

About Us

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Lynn S. Waterman

Ms. Waterman devotes her practice to mediation and alternative dispute resolution following a 25 year legal career where she represented clients involved in a wide variety of contract disputes, business and partnership disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, maritime claims, asbestos litigation, employment claims, disability claims, and insurance coverage disputes. 

Lynn graduated from Indiana University School of Law in 1993, holds an MA in Hispanic Linguistics from Indiana University and taught French, Spanish and Insurance.  Lynn is Florida Supreme Court Certified to mediate Family, Circuit Civil, Appellate and County Court disputes, and is also a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator.   


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John S. McPhee

Mr. McPhee focuses his entire practice on alternative dispute resolution because he believes that mediation often results in a better result for most clients.  John is an experienced mediator who can help you find your best solution to your conflict, while saving you time, heartache and money.  

John brings over 25 years of trial experience involving complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage matters (including bad faith), construction claims, environmental contamination claims, aviation accidents, products liability claims, maritime claims, contract disputes, landlord-tenant disputes, foreclosures and evictions, workers compensation claims, design professional liability claims and advertising liability claims.

John graduated cum laude from Indiana University School of Law in 1993 and holds a BS in Chemistry. John is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil, Family, Appellate, and County Mediator, as well as a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator.

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Our Philosophy

Conflict and disputes are realities of life. We each choose our response to a conflict, and the course chosen can profoundly change the impact of that conflict.

As Mediators, we help people identify the pathways through a challenge, including paths which may not be obvious, so they can find the solution that is best for them.  

Conflict often acts as a barrier to effective communications. We are trained to help people talk about the issues and explore solutions.   

WE MEDIATE:

Family Law

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We can help you and your clients resolve equitable distribution, parenting plan, child support, alimony and other family law issues.

County Court Disputes

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Ask us about our experience mediating county court disputes!  We are ready to help you with claims within the new jurisdictional limits.

Elder Disputes

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Aging brings unique challenges.  We help families work through care issues, financial concerns, grandparent visitation and other disputes.

Circuit Civil

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Our diverse trial background helps us understand the issues quickly and focus everyone's efforts on moving towards resolution.  Contact us about our background.

"Friendly" Divorces

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We can help you work through the end of a marriage, while saving money and helping to preserve family relationships.   Ask about our fixed fee services.

Construction Disputes

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Having a problem with a construction client or a contractor?  We mediate by video conference to help you resolve that problem quickly.

Contact Us

Let Us Send You Information

Please contact us for details about our backgrounds, our rates, questions about our services, or any other questions.  We provide mediation services, including family law and county mediations, in The Villages, Ocala, and other Counties within the 5th Circuit.

MEDIATION FIRST LLP

333 Colony Boulevard, #335, The Villages, Florida 32162, United States

(305) 758-4074