Our Mediator Team

Karl Labertew

The legal profession is a second career for Karl, who spent a career in the military as a member of the United States Navy. He began his legal profession working for insurance companies and large corporations, handling claims as diverse as construction defect claims, personal injury claims, and wrongful death claims, to premises liability and product liability claims. His trial experience as a defense attorney gave him the knowledge and experience he needed when he switched career paths and began representing injured plaintiffs in personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, and negligent security claims. His years of trial experience, both for the plaintiffs and defendants, allowed him to earn the distinction of being recognized by the Florida Bar as a Board-Certified Civil Trial Specialist, a title less than 5% of all Florida attorneys can claim.

Karl is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans, where he obtained his juris doctorate, and is a graduate of Baylor University School of Law’s Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management program. His capstone project on Medicare and the Collateral Source Rule was published in the August 2022 FJA Journal.

Karl is also a notable speaker and has presented on various topics at the 2019 FJA Annual Convention and the 2022 FJA John Romano Workhorse Seminar. He has also been a presenter at the 2021, 2022 and 2023 Christian D. Searcy Voir Dire Institute, the 2021, 2022 and 2023 Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, the 2022 FJA Masters of Justice Seminar, and the FJA Young Lawyers Boot Camp Series. As member of the board of directors of the Professional Mediation Institute, he spoke at the 2022 and 2023 Professional Mediation Institute in Orlando, Florida on preparing for a successful mediation.

He is admitted to practice in all courts in Florida, both State and Federal. He is a member of the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, and a member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators. He is also rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.

In his spare time, Karl is enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University, working on his Master’s degree in American History. He is married to the most amazing woman in the world, a father of four wonderful children, and loves golf and fly fishing when he has spare time.