John W. Salmon

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Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Miami, FL

Salmon & Dulberg Dispute Resolution
 | 19 West Flagler Street, Suite 620
Miami, FL 33130
Phone: 305-371-5490
Fax: 305-371-5492
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
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    Attorney John W. Salmon is a shareholder with the Salmon & Dulberg Dispute Resolution law firm, which has six offices located throughout Florida and a main law office in Miami. John now offers Virtual Mediations and Online Scheduling. Simply CLICK HERE to schedule a mediation.

    Mr. Salmon has more than 41 years of legal experience with an impressive list of certifications and focuses his practice exclusively on alternative dispute resolution. He has mediated and arbitrated thousands of cases involving commercial disputes, complex personal injury, first-party insurance claims, professional malpractice, employment law, construction law, disability claims and more.

    Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a circuit civil and family mediator, Mr. Salmon also serves as a federal mediator with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. In addition, he is also a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator and an IAUA Certified Property Insurance Umpire with the Windstorm Insurance Network.

    After graduating with distinction from Pennsylvania State University in 1975, Mr. Salmon attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1978. He also holds his Master of Business Administration from Florida International University, and he has served on the adjunct legal faculty at Florida International University, where he has facilitated classes focusing on ADR and business law.

    A leader in his field, Mr. Salmon has served as chair of The Florida Bar Grievance Mediation Committee and the Alternative Dispute Committee of The Florida Bar's Trial Lawyers Section. He has also earned the status of Distinguished Fellow with the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, and he once served as president of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators. Moreover, Mr. Salmon has also served as a diplomate member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals as well as editor in chief of the American Journal of Mediation.

    Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and commitment to his practice, Mr. Salmon has received numerous awards and honors from his peers. In 2017 and 2018, the Daily Business Review voted him among the state's "Best Of" and "Top 3 Mediators," and The National Law Journal named him ADR Champion in 2018. In addition, Florida Legal Elite selected him as an Elite Lawyer for Alternative Dispute Resolution in 2007 and was recognized as a Who's Who for Commercial Mediation each year between 2011 and 2014.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Alternative Dispute Resolution


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    About John Salmon

    Admitted: 1979, Florida

    Professional Webpage:


    • Florida Legal Elite Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2007
    • Recipient, Book Award, Moot Court, University of Florida Law School, 1978
    • Volunteer of the Year, Broward Outreach Center, 2002
    • Top 3 Mediator, Daily Business Review, 2017 and 2018
    • Who’s Who Legal, Commercial Mediation, 2011 - 2014
    • Florida Super Lawyer, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2017
    • Recipient, Presidents Award, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, 2008
    • Recipient, Award of Merit, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, 2010
    • Named ADR Champion, The National Law Journal, 2018
    • Fellow, Windstorm Insurance Network

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association Certified Property Insurance Umpire
    • Windstorm Insurance Network Umpire, IAUA Certified Property Insurance Umpire
    • Federal Mediator, U.S. Southern District Court of Florida
    • Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
    • Member, The Florida Bar Member, Trial Bar, U.S. Southern District of Florida Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator Approved as Mediator for the U.S. Southern District of Florida Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator Windstorm Insurance Network Umpire

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Director, Marketing, Executive National Bank 
    • Former Director, South Miami-Kendall Bar Association
    • Former Vice President, Marketing, Executive National Bank
    • Former Vice President, Young Leaders, National Committee of Hadassah Associates
    • Former Director, Industrial Association of Dade County
    • Past Advisory Board Member, MetroBank of Dade County
    • President, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, 1995 - 1997
    • Past Member, Mediation Committee, Dade County Bar Association
    • APCOM Reviewer, Prudential Policyholder Remediation Plan
    • Former Member, NASD Board of Arbitrators and Mediators
    • Former Chair, ADR Committee, Trial Lawyers Section, The Florida Bar
    • Member, Broward County Bar Association
    • Diplomate, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
    • Chair, The Florida Bar Grievance Mediation Committee, 1999 - 2002
    • Diplomate Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
    • Member, Trial Bar, U.S. Southern District of Florida
    • Member, The Florida Bar

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Former Chairperson, Dade Partners/School Volunteers
    • Nidan, Second Degree Black Belt, Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts
    • Volunteer Arbitrator, The Florida Bar Grievance Mediation & Fee Arbitration Program
    • Business Partnership Volunteer, Mediation Program, Embassy Creek Elementary School, 1993 - 1994
    • Former Member, Board of Trustees, Beth Ahm Israel
    • Past President, South Miami-Kendall Chamber of Commerce
    • Former Hurricane Mediator, Collins Center for Public Policy
    • Member, Florida Circuit Civil Mediator Society

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Adjunct Professor, ADR, FIU College of Law, 2005 - 2007
    • Lecturer, Appropriate Dispute Resolution
    • Author, “Maximizing Mediation”, Dade County Bar Bulletin
    • Assistant Trainer, Family Mediation Certification Training
    • Primary Trainer, Circuit Civil Mediation Certification Training
    • Editor in Chief, American Journal of Mediation
    • Adjunct Professor, FIU College of Business, 1992 - 2002

    Educational Background:

    • Florida International University, M.B.A., 1989
    • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., Honors: With Distinction, 1975

    Industry Groups

    • Diplomate - Florida Academy Of Professional Mediators
    • Distinguished Fellow - American College Of Civil Trial Mediators
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    Office Location for John W. Salmon

    19 West Flagler Street
    Suite 620
    Miami, FL 33130

    Phone: 305-371-5490

    Fax: 305-371-5492

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