Jay M. Cohen
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  Jay M. Cohen  

Mediation Experience and Qualifications:

Conducted over 5,000 mediations in the State of Florida and throughout the U. S. since 1991. Subject matters include contracts, construction, intellectual property, real estate, labor and employment, securities, eminent domain, insurance, trusts and estates, bankruptcy, commercial torts, civil rights, health care, professional malpractice, and consumer class-actions.

Certified Civil Circuit Mediator, Supreme Court of the State of Florida

Certified Mediator, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida

Certified Mediator, United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida

Legal Experience:

Jay M. Cohen, P. A., Winter Park , Florida 1984 - present

Levine and Cohen, P. A., Orlando, Florida 1972 - 84

Sigman, Cohen, Marks & Stone, Orlando , Florida 1970 - 72

Federal Public Defenders Office, Washington, D. C. 1968 - 70

Department of Corrections, Washington, D. C. 1966 - 68

Teaching Experience:

Instructor in Civil Circuit Mediation certification training program, Dispute Management, Inc., Orlando , Florida

Adjunct Professor for Negotiation and Managing the Dispute Resolution Process courses, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College , Winter Park , Florida

Professional Service:

Member of the Grievance Mediation Panel of the Florida Bar Association

Special Mediator for the Judicial Relations Committee of the Orange County Bar Association

Member of the Judicial Campaign Oversight Commission of the Orange County Bar Association

Participant in the Supreme Court of Florida’s review of ethical standards for mediators

Member of the Supreme Court of Florida’s Standing Committee on Mediation Training

Lectures and Seminars:

Lectures and seminars on mediation, negotiation, alternative dispute resolute resolution and managing the dispute resolution process to and for:

American Bar Association

Association of Eminent Domain Professionals

Florida Bar Association

Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers

Federal Bar Association

Business Court Section, Florida Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association

American Planning Association

Rollins College

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyers Bar Association

University of Florida

American Society of Civil Engineers

University of Central Florida

National Association of Corporate Counsel

Florida Dispute Resolution

Central Florida Association of Employment Lawyers

Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution

National Council on Education in Management

Association for Conflict Resolution

National Association of Credit Managers

American College of Civil Trial Mediators

National Employment Lawyers Association

Professional Memberships:

Congress of Certified Circuit Mediators

American Mediation Association

Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution

Association for Conflict Resolution

Florida Academy of Certified Mediators

National Institute for Dispute Resolution

Founding Member of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators

Professional Recognition:

U. S. News & World Report – voted by his peers, one of the Best Lawyers - First Tier

Best Lawyers in America – chosen by peer-review survey as 2011 Lawyer of the Year, Alternative Dispute Resolution - Central Florida

Lawdragon – selected from more than 20,000 nominations as one America ’s 500 leading attorneys in the category of Judge, Arbitrator or Mediator

Orlando Magazine – voted by his peers one of Central Florida ’s top mediators

Florida Trend – voted by his peers one of Florida ’s elite mediators

Florida Monthly – voted by his peers one of Florida ’s best mediators

Woodward/White Best Lawyers List – voted by his peers one of Central Florida’s best lawyers

American Registry – voted by his peers one of America’s Most Honored Professionals

The American Lawyer – voted by his peers one of America’s Top Lawyers

Wall Street Journal – voted by his peers one of the Best Lawyers in Florida

Corporation America’s Legal Elite - voted by his peers one of America’s Legal Elite

American Registry – voted one of the top Attorneys in Florida

Corporate Vision Magazine – voted one of Florida's most Influential Lawyers

Orlando Magazine – voted Lawyer of the Year, in Mediation, by his peers

U. S. Business News - nominated by his peers for Legal Elite Award

The American Registry - designated one of America's Most Honored Professionals

Who's Who in America - 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Orlando Style Magazine- voted by his peers as one of Orlando’s Legal Elite

South Florida Legal Guide- Selected by his peers as a Top Lawyer in South Florida

Business Experience:

Organized, acquired, financed, and managed significant business interests as a principal in health care services, physical training facilities, real estate development, broadcasting, temporary employment services, HVAC contracting, and bookkeeping and tax service franchising

Civic Service:

Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Winter Park , Florida

Member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Orlando , Florida

President of Kinneret, HUD subsidized housing project for the elderly, Orlando , Florida


Temple University , BA

George Washington University , JD

Bar Admissions:

Washington, D. C (1969 - 2022)