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Lawrence Howard Kolin

Mediation Attorney at Maitland (Orlando), FL

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1994
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Lawrence

Learn Lawrence’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Mediation
    Lawrence is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit-Civil & County Mediator and Approved Arbitrator. He has experience in all areas of civil trial work, including commercial, real estate, entertainment and intellectual property litigation, employment, professional liability, as well as health care and medical malpractice. Lawrence is also experienced in multi-party complex civil litigation involving construction, products liability and contract disputes in state, federal and appellate courts.

    23 years

  2. Arbitration
    Lawrence is Qualified under the Florida Rules for Court Appointed Arbitrators by the Florida Supreme Court and a neutral for the American Health Lawyers Association Panel. He is also a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

    19 years


Lawrence H. Kolin, Esq.


I'm an AV® Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated Super Lawyer™, Certified Mediator and Approved Arbitrator with experience in all areas of civil practice, including multi-party complex litigation in state, federal and appellate courts.

Mr. Kolin is a veteran alternative dispute resolution professional who settles lawsuits in diverse areas of civil trial work, including business, commercial, employment, entertainment, and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Kolin is also experienced in complex multi-party cases "from PI to IP" involving personal injury, professional liability, construction, technology, real estate and contract disputes, as well as health care and medical malpractice. Mr. Kolin also served as general counsel to several non-profit organizations. He is active in the local and state Bar associations and was founding Chair of the Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Subcommittee on Electronic Discovery. He currently serves on the Executive Council of the Florida Bar ADR Section. He also served as a General Magistrate in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court for Orange County, Florida. Mr. Kolin is a Florida Supreme Court Certified County, Circuit-Civil, and Appellate Mediator and Approved/Qualified Arbitrator resolving disputes in complex civil litigation in state, federal and appellate courts. See more information for easy online booking at:


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Lawrence H. Kolin
1060 Maitland Center Commons
Suite 440
Maitland (Orlando), FL, 32801

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Posted by Clay Parker | July 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helps the parties get to "yes".
Mr. Kolin has been very effective in every mediation I've attended with him. We've managed to achieve settlement with all parties walking away, if not exactly happy, not unhappy. He treats all participants with respect and understands the issues presented quickly. His extensive experience in civil litigation allows him to assist the parties in identifying issues. I highly recommend him as a mediator.
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Posted by Dan | January 30, 2015
Enthusiastic Endorsement - Settled Impossible Case
I was quite impressed with Lawrence Kolin's skill, energy, and effort in bringing our case to a resolution. I did not think it was possible to settle short of litigation. In fact before yesterday I would have said it was impossible. Thanks.
Posted by John Benford | August 3, 2012
I have selected and used Lawrence Kolin as a mediator on several lawsuits. He has an excellent ability to quickly analyze and digest complex legal and factual issues, find the common ground between parties, and persuasively negotiate a resolution. I highly recommend Lawrence as a mediator in any lawsuit, but, in particular, in commercial litigation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2012
Persistent and Effective Dispute Resolver
This mediator did not give up on a difficult and protracted litigation with stubborn CEOs. His incisive questions on key issues helped bring about a resolution before what would have been an expensive trial in the complex business litigation division or Business Court. I will surely use Lawrence Kolin again to achieve settlements in tough cases.
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2012
Excellent Mediator
I have used Lawrence as a mediator in commercial cases on several occasions, and he is excellent. He does his homework ahead of time (when given the materials by counsel), quickly indentifies the issues and sizes up the parties and how they should be approached in a manner that will facilitate settlement.


  • Hourly Rates $ 495-595 per hour
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • New York University
  • Certificate in Film
  • 1991
  • Trinity College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Robert Rauschenberg v. Fontaine a/k/a Montgomery et al.
  • Permanent Injunction
  • OSI Defense Systems v. Universal Systems & Technology, et al.
  • Confidential Settlement
  • Bsecure Technologies, Inc. v. Michael Cadenhead
  • UDRP Complaint Dismissed
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  • George C. Young First Central Florida American Inn of Court
  • Past Master & Bencher
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association, Business Law Committee
  • Member
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  • Orange County Bar Association, Entertainment Law Committee
  • Former Chair
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association, Medical-Legal Committee
  • Former Chair
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association, Intellectual Property Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association, Judicial Relations Committee
  • Member
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  • Florida Bar, Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section
  • Executive Council
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Civil Rules Section, Electronic Discovery Subcommittee
  • Founding Chair
  • N/A
  • Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society
  • Member
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  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Member
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  • Orange County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Founding Chair
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar ADR Section
  • Executive Council
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Aid Public Service Award
  • Florida Bar
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  • Legal Elite
  • Florida Trend Magazine
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  • Top Lawyer
  • Orlando Life Magazine
  • N/A
  • Mediator of the Month
  • Attorney At Law Magazine
  • N/A
  • Litigation Trailblazer & Pioneer
  • National Law Journal
  • N/A
  • Best Legal News Blog Finalist
  • The Expert Institute
  • N/A
  • Super Lawyers™
  • Thomson Reuters
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Judicial Relations Committee Seminar
  • Confidentiality of Court Filings
  • 2011
  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • Electronic Discovery Rules in Florida
  • 2010
  • Valencia Community College
  • Law of Elections
  • 2009
  • University of Central Florida Legal Studies Program
  • Business Law Basics
  • 2008
  • Annual Education Program, Florida Conference of Circuit Judges
  • Circuit Civil in the Digital World: Electronic Records and Electronic Discovery
  • 2007
  • Florida Bar, Technology Task Force
  • Complex Litigation Rule
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Lawrence
Mediation Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Friend
"Lawrence has a very good reputation in the Orlando legal community. I recommend Lawrence to anyone looking for a neutral to assist with their legal dispute."
Mediation Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great mediator and arbitrator. A great lawyer and a really great man."
Mediation Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Lawrence during trial on a matter in which my firm served as appellate/monitoring counsel. Lawrence had a command of the law and the facts and absorbed all the input given him. What struck me most about Lawrence was his measured, even-keel way of managing tensions, which are often at their pinnacle during trial. I believe Lawrence possesses qualities that will serve parties well during complex, high stakes negotiations."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Maitland (Orlando) Mediation Lawyer Lawrence Howard Kolin
Lawrence Howard Kolin
Mediation Attorney
Maitland (Orlando), FL
Licensed for 29 years