Meet Our Mediators
Johnson, Newlon & DeCort has two highly trained and experienced mediators with decades of legal experience between them. Both are certified by the Florida Supreme Court to mediate civil cases statewide. Supreme Court certification requires many hours of mediation training and mentorship, education and actual mediation experience, along with background screening to ensure good moral character and continuing mediator education required to maintain an active certification.
Our mediators are not only highly qualified and experienced mediators, but their expertise lies in the areas most frequented by our clients, namely business and commercial litigation.
Following is a brief background look at the certified mediators of Johnson, Newlon & DeCort:
Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, John E. “Sean” Johnson
Sean Johnson is a Florida Supreme Court certified circuit civil mediator. He is also on the list of approved mediators for the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida. Sean has had experience as a civil litigator since 1986 and has tried cases in many different areas, most of which focused on business disputes, such as trade secrets, intellectual property, contracts, securities, fraud, fiduciary duty, whistleblower, and other employment law matters. He brings this extensive and varied trial experience to the mediation to help parties manage their disputes through the self-determination that mediation offers, and which isn’t available to parties at trial.
Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, Stephen Tabano
Steve Tabano has over 10 years of experience as a circuit civil mediator and brings his over 30 years of legal experience to the table at each session. He can provide these services at sites preferable to the parties or at the Johnson, Newlon & DeCort offices if the parties are looking for a neutral site. Steve’s background makes him a natural for eminent domain and related cases, as well as other types of cases with valuation issues such as ad valorem tax disputes. He has also mediated other real property matters such as boundary disputes and ways of necessity. Steve reserves dates each month for mediations and is flexible in trying to find a date that works for all parties and their counsel.
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