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Free CLE for Section Members: Meaningful Mediation: Ethical, Mindful, and Strategic

Patrick Russell, Mediator
November 17, 2021 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Nov. 17, 12 – 1 PM, free Wednesday Wisdom Zoom webinar for Solo & Small Firm Section members.* Presented by Patrick Russell, Salmon & Dulberg Dispute Resolution and Meaningful Mediation. Moderated by Solo & Small Firm Section Executive Council member Joshua Hertz of Law Office of Joshua J. Hertz, P.A. and Business and Professional Development Coach Paula Black.

Course number and 1.0 General; 1.0 Ethics CLE credit pending. *Registration will be approved when section membership is confirmed. REGISTER

Learn the mediation approach that rests on the powerful foundation of tactical thinking, ethics, and diplomacy from ADR Section Chair, Mediator, and former Florida Bar Ethics counsel and trial lawyer, Patrick Russell. His mediation goal is to unleash peace to have less conflict and more resolution. When parties mindfully listen, speak and act during mediation, they can better understand one another, trust one another, and are in a better position to resolve their differences.

Many litigators leave behind a legacy of conflict. Throughout his entire career, Patrick has maintained mutual respect with opposing counsel, many of whom are and remain friends. With courtesy, honesty, and respect as his guiding principles, Patrick prides himself on having a reputation as a relationship-builder who looks to the lessons of history to guide solutions for the future.
Patrick Russell, MediatorPatrick Russell has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Court Mediator since 2009 and has been practicing law since 1994. Before joining Salmon & Dulberg, he was a Trial Partner at Lydecker | Diaz, where he also created and led the firm’s first statewide Mediation Division. Before Lydecker | Diaz, Patrick managed his own law firm for almost twenty years and then worked with The Florida Bar. Patrick’s diverse legal experience includes insurance law and first-party property claims, high-exposure personal injury claims and premises liability matters, ethics and professional responsibility issues, and commercial litigation.


University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1993
Marquette University, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, 1990


  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Chair: The Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (2021)
  • Secretary: The Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (2019)
  • Executive Council: The Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (2019 – present)
  • Chair of the Health & Wellness Committee: The Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (2018 – present)
  • Member, The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member, Miami-Dade County Bar Association
  • Member, Broward County Bar Association
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • Director for the Making History Project, a non-profit oral history project that preserves the experiences of combat veterans and studies the impact that combat trauma can have on military service members.
  • Member, Windstorm Insurance Network
  • Former Member, Florida Grievance Committee, 11th Circuit
  • Former Partner, Lydecker | Diaz
  • Former Ethics Trial Lawyer, The Florida Bar
  • Founding Lawyer, Russell | Law