Jennifer and Kim are both Florida Supreme Court certified circuit court mediators. They offer mediation services to help parties reach resolution of their claims.
Settlement conference can be held in person or on line.
Jennifer A. Winegardner
She has been a criminal defense attorney, a commercial and business litigator, appellate advocate, and a career clerk for Justice Peggy A. Quince at the Florida Supreme Court.
She has worked at small firms and large, has represented indigents as well as multi-million dollar corporations, and knows the value of a well-designed settlement.
In 2018, she became a certified circuit civil court mediator and is qualified to mediate circuit civil disputes throughout Florida, including issues requiring mandatory pre-suit mediation by statute.
"Almost all Florida judges will require parties to mediate before trial. That is because most cases should be resolved by the parties directly. It gives parties more control of the outcome and affords them creativity that the courts can't give."
Kim began her decades-long legal career at a prominent Florida firm where she worked with corporate clients to navigate state and federal permitting and regulatory compliance.
She served as a Cabinet Aide for the Florida Secretary of State where she advised the Governor and Cabinet and worked closely with agency staff on controversial issues. Kim has been a faculty member at FSU College of Law and taught business law to undergraduates.
She brings her experience to the table for private clients as a Florida certified civil circuit court mediator,
Kim is an avid community volunteer and proponent for nonprofit organization, and has been recognized statewide for her advocacy efforts on behalf of children and the indigent.