Mediator's Profile


Rochelle Walk

Business Name: Walk Law Firm

Rochelle Friedman Walk, Esq. is an experienced, thoughtful and strategic attorney, business executive and neutral mediator. She has been court-appointed as a receiver and mediator, and is a member of numerous arbitration and mediation panels including the FINRA arbitration and mediation panels. She is known for her negotiating skills and the ability to bring parties together in win-win, creative solutions. She offers a practical and business-oriented approach to mediation and the practice of law. Her background in business enables her to relate well to clients and to quickly define the work and potential solutions.

In her more than thirty years of business and legal experience, she has served as the chief restructuring officer, chief administrative officer, chief legal officer and Business Unit Manager to several national and multi-national business organizations. As an attorney, she has represented clients in a wide range of legal transactions including:

  • Complex commercial matters
  • Mergers and Acquisitions including deferred payment arrangements
  • Ecommerce
  • Technology
  • Financial restructuring
  • Employment matters

She has served as an ombudsman in employment, elder care, NAACP, creditor and shareholder matters and has worked with a number of different international unions to resolve concerns. Most recently she has been engaged to help business partners and owners as a neutral mediator or arbitrator resolve disputes and differences so that their businesses can operate more effectively.

A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Colgate University, she is a Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil, Family and Appellate certified mediator, licensed to practice law in the States of Florida and Ohio, and is a member of the America Bar Association, the Hillsborough County Bar Association and the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators.

Areas of Focus

  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Technology and Ecommerce
  • Employment and Labor, including EEOC
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, J.D., 1986
  • Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, A.B., 1983
  • Darden School of Business Administration, University of Virginia, Strategic Marketing Management – Certificate, 1995
  • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Communications Strategy, Certificate, 1993

Licenses & Certifications

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Appellate Mediator since 2010
  • FINRA Mediator and Arbitrator

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1986
  • Florida, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1987


  • The Florida Bar Association, Member, 2011 – Present
  • American Bar Association, Business Law and Dispute Resolution Sections, Member
  • Ohio Bar Association, Member, 1986 – 2016
  • Tampa Bay Bankruptcy Bar Association, Member, 2010 – 2018
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, 2011 – 2022

Professional Associations

  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Member, 2010 – Present
  • Tampa Jewish Community Centers and Federation, President, 2014-2017; Treasurer 2017-2019 and member of Board of Directors, 2014 – Present
  • Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Member, 1999 – 2010
  • Weinberg Village LLC, Member, Board of Managers, 2007 – present; secretary to the Board 2010 – 2014
  • TOP Jewish Foundation, Trustee 9-2014 and 2017-2023; Chair of the Board 2021-2023; Tampa Community Chair 2011- 2014; 2017-2021; 2023- present.
  • GMP Retiree Medical Trust, Trustee, 2008 – 2010
  • Providence House, Trustee, Fund Development and Governance Committees, 2000 – 2006
  • Providence House, Secretary, Governance and Executive Committees, 2001 – 2003
  • Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Ohio Chapter Treasurer, 2005 – 2005
  • Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, Secretary, 2006 – 2006
  • Greater Cleveland General Counsel Society, 2003 – 2006

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