Our Mediator Team

Tom Brown


1994 University of Florida College of Law – Juris doctorate

1991 University of Florida – Bachelor of Arts, Economics


Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit, County and Appellate mediator

Florida U.S.D.C. for the Middle District Certified Mediator

Mr. Brown has conducted hundreds of mediations in a wide variety of cases including wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, general negligence, homeowners insurance disputes, commercial insurance disputes, insurer bad faith, global settlement conferences, commercial business disputes, real estate disputes, construction litigation, and homeowners association disputes.


2019 – Present Mediate First, Inc.

2016 – 2019 Mediation Services of Central Florida

2006 – 2016 The Nation Law Firm

Represented Plaintiffs and claimants in cases including wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, products liability, construction defects, negligent security, general negligence, insurer bad faith, homeowners’ insurance coverage disputes, commercial insurance coverage disputes, and professional liability insurance coverage disputes.

1999 – 2006 Progressive Staff Counsel

Defended Progressive and Progressive insureds in litigation and also supervised all attorneys and staff while simultaneously handling a full caseload.

1998 – 1999 Rogers, Dowling, Fleming & Coleman

Insurance defense litigation, handled cases for numerous insurers including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, construction defects, commercial litigation and coverage opinions.

1995 – 1998 Office of the State Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida

Prosecuted and tried all types of criminal cases from misdemeanors up to and including vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter, sexual battery, second degree murder and first degree murder.


Florida Supreme Court, Circuit Court Mediator, 2016 – Present

United States District Court, Certified Mediator, 2016 – Present

Florida Appellate Court Certified Mediator 2018-Present

Florida County Court Certified Mediator 2018-Present

The Florida Bar, 1994 – Present

United States Middle District of Florida, 1998 – Present

Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, The Florida Bar, 2008 – 2018

Orange County Bar Association, 1998 – Present

Honored for Pro Bono work with Guardian Ad Litem Program by Orange County Bar Association, 2003-2005

St. James Catholic Cathedral Knights of Columbus, Charter Member