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About me

My wife (Dr. Tara A. Forcier, M.D.), and I have been devoted to helping families and children since we first met, almost twenty years ago. While she cares for children through her medical practice as a pediatrician, I work with families to help resolve conflict in a way that protects their children.  We both serve on the Board of Directors of our youngest son's non-profit school, and on the Board of Directors of our local soccer club, Satellite Beach Soccer, where I also coach our two eldest children's teams.


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Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 50%
    11 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Divorce: 30%
    16 years, 500 cases
  3. Family: 20%
    16 years, 500 cases



Hourly ($275/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Tiffany Crews Loris

    Joel is my number one mediator of choice. He has a knack for settling difficult cases and for making both parties in a case feel at ease. I highly recommend Joel for all of your mediation needs.


    Tiffany Loris Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • Karen Thompson Brandon

    I endorse this lawyer. I've seen Joel settle nasty cases as a mediator that no one would ever believe could have been settled. He is always cheerful and professional, and very skilled at getting upset people to resolve problems.


    Karen Brandon Family Attorney
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Contact info

Wilson Family Law, P.A.

1275 South Patrick Drive
Suite I
Satellite Beach, FL, 32937


FLMember in Good Standing200506/21/2016
MNAdministrative suspension200107/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and MediatorWilson Family Law, P.A.2005 - Present
AttorneyNiemi, Barr & Jerabek, P.A.2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collaborative Association of BrevardPresident2006 - Present
International Association of Collaborative ProfessionalsMember2006 - Present
Florida BarMember2005 - Present
Brevard County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Keding Lemtouni v. Lemtouni (Minnesota Court of Appeals, unpublished, C6-02-2232Affirmed
Martins v. Barnes (Minnesota Court of Appeals, unpublished C8-02-417)Reversed and Remanded
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenThe Effects of Corporal Punishment on Childen2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillN/AMaster of Social Work2000
University of North CarolinaN/ACertificate in Non-Profit Leadership2000
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillPsychology and SociologyN/A1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law Network MeetingHow to Make the Most of your Mediation2010
Family Law Network MeetingCollaborative Law2007
The NACC 26th National Child Welfare, Juvenile and Family Law ConferenceCorporal Punishment of Children2003