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Where

Christopher Shulman

Shulman ADR Law, P.A.

Christopher Shulman

Chris Shulman is a member of the Florida Bar for more than 30 years and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. 

Chris spent the first ten years of his legal career assisting clients with employment, business and personal injury matters. From 1995 to 2001, Chris mediated cases on and off, but in January 2002, Chris has limited his practice to service as a neutral, serving clients as a mediator, arbitrator, hearing officer, special magistrate, and federal-sector EEO complaint adjudicator. As such, Chris has resolved, or helped the parties resolve more than 6700 matters as a:

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit, Family, and County Mediator
  • Florida Court-Appointed Arbitrator
  • United States District Court mediation panelist
  • Florida Hurricane Mediation Mediator
  • Florida Mortgage Foreclosure Mediator
  • Pinellas County Wage Theft Special Magistrate
  • Hillsborough County Employee Discipline Appeals Referee

Chris is also an Adjunct Professor at Stetson University College of Law, teaching Negotiation and Mediation Advocacy, where he trains law students to be lawyers in those processes, and Mediation Skills Training, where he teaches law students to be mediators.

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, JD, cum laude, 1991
  • Rutgers University, BA, Political Science and Government, 1987

Licenses & Certifications

  • Circuit Civil, Family, and County Mediator, Florida Supreme Court
  • Primary Circuit and County Mediation Trainer / Primary Arbitration Trainer, Florida Supreme Court
  • Member of the Florida Bar
  • Collaborative Law Trained, Florida Collaborative Trainers
  • EEO Investigator (MD-110 Certified), U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Memberships & Affiliations

  • National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA)
  • NAA Southeast Region Regional Chair
  • American Arbitration Association (Large / Complex Case Panel Arbitrator; Commercial/Employment)
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (Mediator and Arbitrator)
  • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (Labor Arbitrator)
  • Florida Supreme Court Mediator Qualifications and Disciplinary Review Board (2016 – date)
  • Florida Supreme Court Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee (2000 – 2008)
  • Florida Supreme Court ADR Rules and Policy Committee (2012 – 2021)
  • Florida Supreme Court Online Dispute Resolution Workgroup (2020 – 2021)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association (1999 – date; ADR Committee Co-Chair)