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Keith Appleby

Certified Civil Mediator

Experienced  Litigator

Based in Tampa, Florida

Westshore Mediation & Arbitration

ABOUT KEITH

About Keith

Keith is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and has earned the following distinctions:  Best Lawyers® in America, 2017-2023, Florida Super Lawyers®, 2013-2022; Business Edition 2013, Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars®, 2009-2012, Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2012-2016, 2018-2019, and Chambers & Partners, 2013.  He received his J.D. and MBA from Stetson University College of Law in 2004.  

 

Keith has practiced in Tampa Bay since 2004, specializing in creditors’ rights, debtors’ rights, bankruptcy, foreclosures, commercial, corporate, and general business litigation.  He has represented businesses in all aspects of asset protection, collection, bankruptcy and liquidation cases. 

Keith is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, all Florida State Courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida as well as the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.  

Keith Appleby brings nearly 20 years of private practice experience to the table and is available to serve as a mediator for a broad range of disputed matters throughout the state of Florida.  

MEDIATION AREAS

Mediation Areas

  • Admiralty

  • Agricultural

  • Automotive

  • Aviation

  • Bad Faith Insurance

  • Banking & Finance

  • Bankruptcy

  • Business Dissolution

  • Commercial/Business

  • Community Associations

  • Condominiums

  • Construction

  • Consumer Fraud and Protection

  • Contract Disputes

  • Creditors’ Rights

  • Debt Collections

  • Debtors’ Rights

  • Entertainment Sector

  • Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

  • Family Businesses

  • Foreclosure

  • Franchise

  • Health Care

  • Insurance

  • Intellectual Property

  • Joint Ventures

  • Landlord/Tenant

  • Legal Malpractice

  • Libel & Slander

  • Limited Liability Companies

  • Media & Communications

  • Medical Malpractice

  • Mortgage Foreclosure

  • Nursing Homes

  • Partnerships

  • Personal Injury

  • Premises Liability

  • Probate

  • Product Liability

  • Professional Fees

  • Professional Liability

  • Professional Malpractice

  • Professional Negligence

  • Property Damage and Disputes

  • Real Estate

  • Securities

  • Shareholder Disputes

  • Sports

  • Technology

  • Title Disputes

  • Torts

  • Transportation

  • Trusts / Estates

  • Unfair Competition

  • Venture Capital

  • Worker’s Compensation

  • Wrongful Death

RATES & PROCEDURES
BOOK A MEDIATION

Rates & Procedures

Hourly Rates

MEDIATIONS:  

Each party is individually billed at a rate of $250/hr.

Contact us for special discounted rates on mediation services when involving three or more parties.

Multiple parties represented by the same counsel are considered one party in interest.  

 

HALF DAY MEDIATIONS HAVE A THREE HOUR MINIMUM; FULL DAY MEDIATIONS HAVE A SIX HOUR MINIMUM

LOCATION:  Mediations are to be held in person at a location agreed upon by the parties or via Zoom.  

MEDIATION MATERIALS: The parties are encouraged to provide a Mediation Statement at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled mediation. Mediation Statements do not need to be in the form of a formal pleading and may be in any form that you believe would assist the mediator and other parties in understanding your position. The parties are encouraged to exchange copies of their Mediation Statements, but you may submit
your confidential Mediation Statement directly to the mediator. Please make sure that the first
page of your Mediation Statement is marked “CONFIDENTIAL – NOT TO BE FILED WITH THE COURT” or “CONFIDENTIAL MEDIATION STATEMENT / MEDIATOR’S EYES ONLY.”

SERVICES INCLUDE attendance at the mediation conference, preparation, review of
documentation, participation in pre-mediation and follow-up telephone conferences and other services as necessary. Please email me to set up a telephone phone conference if you would like to talk before the mediation.

RESERVATION DEPOSIT or advanced payment may be required in some cases at the sole discretion of the mediator. Pro se parties, not represented by an attorney, must pay a minimum deposit within ten (10) business days prior to the mediation unless prior arrangements have been made. If payment is required prior to mediation, a pre-mediation deposit invoice will be sent to the party.

FEE WILL COMMENCE at the scheduled start time  and will be divided equally among the parties, unless the court has ordered otherwise or the parties agree to an alternative arrangement.  Services are billed to the nearest half hour. There is a three (3) hour minimum for half-day mediations and a six (6) hour minimum for full-day mediations.

NO TRAVEL FEE WITHIN Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Travel time for mediation in other counties will be billed at $150.00 per hour, unless otherwise agreed. Reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses (hotel, cab fare, etc.) will be billed at actual expense cost. 

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Cancellations should be in writing and by confirmed agreement
of all parties. You have agreed to book my mediation services and, in return, I will not schedule other work for the date and time you booked. A Cancellation Fee equal to two (2) hour’s fees for a half-day mediation and four (4) hour’s fees for a full-day mediation will apply to mediations cancelled with less than two (2) business days’ notice. All attorneys and pro se parties are equally responsible for Cancellation Fees.

 

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Facilitating an expeditious resolution between disputing parties.  Providing direction while remaining neutral, ethical, and  collaborative. 

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