Mediator's Profile

Robin Caral Shaw

Business Name: Mediation Training Group
Phone: 561-504-9090

Robin Caral Shaw is a transactional attorney admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., Florida, and Pennsylvania.

Experience as Division Counsel to Fortune 100 Company, FDA and IRS boutique law firm, art law and tax-exempt organization matters, currently limits practice to a broad range of corporate-business transactional clients, negotiation and mediation.

Robin Caral Shaw was born and raised in New York City. After graduating cum laude from Brooklyn College, CUNY, Robin attended Fordham University School of Law and the Georgetown University Law Center, earning her Juris Doctor degree from Fordham in 1979.

After practicing administrative, art, and tax law in Washington, D.C., Robin joined the Law Department of PPG Industries, Inc., a Fortune 100 Company, where she served as Counsel to the Credit and Collections Department and to the Art Acquisition Committee (acquiring art for the newly-constructed World Headquarters complex in Pittsburgh, PA), eventually becoming Counsel to the Fiberglass Division. After taking some time off to raise her son, Ms. Shaw joined the Law Offices of Michael R. Freed, P.A., where she focused on commercial litigation in state and federal courts, and handled sophisticated business transactions, largely in the printing industry.

In 1998, Robin established her own practice in South Florida, where she emphasized drafting and negotiating commercial transactions, including franchise acquisitions, residential and commercial real property purchase, construction, and leasehold transactions, entertainment law, and trademark and copyright matters.

As a Certified Circuit Civil, County, and Family Law Mediator and Qualified Arbitrator, Robin dedicates a substantial portion of her time to practicing, teaching, and advocating alternative dispute resolution and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Assistant Trainer in both Circuit Civil and Family Law mediation. Consistent with her dispute resolution practice, Robin is an experienced collaborative family law attorney, and has handled a wide range of domestic matters.


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., Law Degree, 1979
  • Brooklyn College/CUNY, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology and Political Science, Minor in French

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Circuit, Appellate, Family, and County Mediator, FL Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Center, 1998

Memberships & Affiliations

  • FL Certified Circuit Civil, Family, Appellate, and County Mediator
  • FL Approved Circuit Civil and Family Mediation Assistant Trainer, Appellate Specialist
  • Former President, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators (FAPM)
  • Past-President, Association of South Florida Mediators & Arbitrators (ASFMA)
  • Mediator for USDC MDFL and USBC MDFL US Postal Service “REDRESS” Mediator
  • FL S. Ct. Qualified Arbitrator FL Qualified Arbitrator

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