Donald R. Smith

Dr. Donald R. Smith is a certified CFR Mediator and is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Mediator for Appellate, County, Circuit/Civil, Dependency,Family and Foreclosure disputes. He is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as an Advanced Arbitrator. Also, qualified as ADR mediator for construction, discrimination, sexual harassment, healthcare and workplace disputes.

Dr. Smith has mediated and arbitrated disputes in the Bahamas, Norway and United States. He has mediated and arbitrated mainly in the Southeastern US for the past seven years. He has been recognized as an outstanding mediator by the Fifth Judicial and Sixth Judicial Circuits of Florida in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

Don advises and critique’s at the University of South Florida Department of Alternative Dispute Resolution and has been selected by the Florida Office of State Court Administrator to assist in training and critiquing.


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Donald R. Smith. PhD

Donald R. Smith, PhD., has developed a reputation as an astute problem solver who is able to help parties resolve the most complex disputes. His counseling and crisis expertise aids him in helping both parties to see the issues and develop positive and creative ways of reaching agreement.

He views empowerment and confidentiality as key components in mediation. Approaching each mediation with the perspective that most want to resolve conflicts at an earlier point and in a less formal environment, he gives all parties an opportunity to be heard.

Dr. Smith is currently a certified and registered mediator and arbitrator in a variety of arenas, including civil, family, and healthcare. He is NASD registered, Business Insurance Underwriter certified, a published expert, and is a part-time Business Communication University Instructor.