Biographical Notes:
John S. Freud, Esquire is a Florida Supreme Court, Dispute Resolution center verified Circuit Civil/County/Appellate mediator (No. 9552 CRA, renewed through 7/11/2021); a Circuit Mediation Primary Trainer (renewed through 1/4/2022); and, a federally listed mediator in all Federal District Courts in Florida.  AAA certified mediator (inactive); International Mediation Institute panel member (inactive); International Court of Claims (former) panel member: nationally certified Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC, mediator/arbitrator/dispute review board member (see,; International Mediation Institute - Listed Mediator (See, Mediator Full Profile, Feedback Digest) and NASD certified mediator and arbitrator (inactive) . He is a graduate of Brandeis University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1978) and the University of Miami School of Law (J.D. 1981). 

John S. Freud estimates that he has participated in over 4,500 mediations and arbitrations during his career. Those matters have ranged across many varied areas of the law, including without limitation, Complex Commercial/Construction/Real Estate/Securities Litigation (including SEC Enforcement actions), Creditor's Rights, Employment(Discrimination, ERISA, EEOC and Wage disputes)/Civil Rights, Fair Housing and Land Use, Environmental, Government/Administrative, I.C.C. Arbitrations, Insurance/Coverage/Bad Faith/Surety, Intellectual Property/Patent and Trademark, Judicial and Quasi-judicial proceedings, Landlord/Tenant/ADA Compliance, Marine, Mass Tort/Class Action, Nursing Home, Personal Injury, Product and Professional Liability, Property Damage, Professional Malpractice, Title Insurance and Wrongful Death. (see Case Expertise section).

In addition, John S. Freud has presented continuing education seminars to members of the Florida Bar, as well as professionals in government and the construction/engineering/architectural industries. In commercial, construction and related industry matters, as well as mass tort/personal injury actions, John S. Freud has provided mediation and arbitration services on many of the largest public/private, multi-party matters in the country.

John S. Freud presently provides mediation services nationwide to claimants and respondents through Mediation Solutions, Inc.

Memberships & Affiliations:
John S. Freud is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar (active); the Texas Bar (active); the Massachusetts Bar (retired status); Florida Supreme Court verified mediator and certified arbitrator; Diplomate and Executive Board Member of the National Association of Distinguished Neutrals; and, a Credentialed Distinguished Mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association.  . He is approved by the Florida Supreme Court's Dispute Resolution Center as a Circuit Mediation Primary Trainer (thru 2022) and currently provides CME for ADR professionals/lawyers.

Mr. Freud has received an AV rating in Martindale-Hubbell since 1993-present (20 yr. anniversary, 2012), as well as having been listed in Who's Who in America/American Law and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America; Who’s Who in Construction (2019); and, listed ADR provider Trend's Legal Elite, 2007-2008; Florida Superlawyers, 2010-present.
He is admitted to practice before the Florida Supreme Court; the state courts in the State of Texas; the Trial Bar, United States District Courts (Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida); United States Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; Supreme Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and, the United States Supreme Court. FL S. Ct. certified mediator (Florida Dispute Resolution Center, certification renewal July, 2019, Mediator No. 09552CRA); FL S. Ct. certified arbitrator (FL S. Ct. training program, 2002). (View Profile)

Case Experience:
John S. Freud has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:

ADA Disability
Banking & Finance
Civil Rights
Community Associations
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt / Bankruptcy
Eminent Domain
Energy Sector (Oil, Gas)
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Land Use/Planning
Landlord / Tenant
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Local Government
Media & Communications
Medical Malpractice
Native American
Non-Profit Organizations
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Real Estate
Religious Institutions
Small Claims
Title VII
Workers Compensation
Wrongful Death


  • Federally Listed Mediator, Federal District Courts of Florida
  • Circuit-Civil Mediator (Florida Dispute Resolution Center, certification renewal July, '19, Mediator No. 09552CRA)
  • County Court Mediator (Florida Dispute Resolution Center, certification renewal July, '16, Mediator No. 09552CRA)
  • Appellate Mediator (Florida Dispute Resolution Center, certification renewal July, '16, Mediator No. 09552CRA)
  • Texas Mediator Credentialling Associated - Distinguished Member (2019)
  • Arbitrator (Florida Supreme Court certified)
  • Arbitrator/Mediator/Review Board- Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC
  • Arbitrator/Mediator-AAA certified mediator/arbitrator (2009)
  • NASD certified mediator (inactive)

John S. Freud serves all 20 of Florida's 20 Judicial Circuits.