“I had the judge put your name on the order to be sure you would be our mediator.” -Plaintiff’s lawyer, commercial case.
“I’ve never seen a mediator work as hard as you, while remaining fair, impartial and realistic. I’m going to request you for all of our mediations.” -Plaintiff’s lawyer, foreclosure case.
“I asked my lawyer to find a mediator with a background in engineering, due to the technical complexity of this case, but my lawyer assured me that you could handle it. I was amazed to learn that you had spent the Sunday before our mediation studying the subject matter and seemed to have a better understanding of it than some of my colleagues, and your ability to synthesize and explain the technology, in simple terms, to the other side is precisely what led to us reaching a settlement today.” -Defendant, intellectual property case.
“I have requested that you be the mediator for all of my cases.”-Foreclosure defense lawyer.
“I was exhausted after 6 hours of mediation, but you just kept on working like the energizer bunny. You were amazing, thank you for getting this one settled, you saved us a bunch of time and money.” -Plaintiff’s lawyer, commercial case.
“Thank you so much, I did not think there was any way this case would settle.” -Plaintiff’s lawyer, attorney fee case.
“Thank you for always being available and willing to accommodate our schedule.”-Paralegal at a litigation firm.
“Thank you, I don’t know how you did it, but I am so thankful this nightmare is over.” -Defendant, defamation suit.
“My client trusted you, which made all the difference.” -Defense lawyer, contract case.
“Wow, you were wonderful. I’m going to use you for all of my cases from now on.”-Plaintiff’s lawyer, negligence case.
“All of our lawyers love working with Ken and remark on his great attitude and professionalism.” -Paralegal at a real estate litigation firm.
“Thank you for traveling to Vero, and keeping me on task today. My client is so relieved that this one settled.” -Plaintiff’s lawyer, negligence case.
“Thank you so much for being so very accommodating. This was the easiest and most pleasant experience I have ever had setting up a mediation.” -Paralegal for a board certified aviation lawyer, aviation case.
“Most mediators just talk, talk, talk…wasting everybody’s time. You got right to work and everything you did and said brought us closer to a settlement. Thank you, for helping us settle this case, we’re going to use you again.” -Defendant in a federal court, civil rights case.
Mediation is a consensual process. While serving as your mediator, Mr. Bowen shall remain impartial while guiding the process and will work toward facilitating a resolution among the parties, however, any ultimate resolution will only be achieved by agreement of the parties. As your mediator, Mr. Bowen has no authority to impose a resolution nor adjudicate any aspect of your dispute. Mr. Bowen is not permitted to offer any legal advice, nor any opinion as to the ultimate outcome of any dispute he is mediating, and as such, nothing Mr. Bowen says or does during a mediation should be construed as legal advice or a prediction of outcome. Mr. Bowen will at all times respect the right of self determination of the parties. Communications made during the mediation process shall remain confidential, except where disclosure is required or permitted by law.
Any mediation conducted by Mr. Bowen, shall be conducted under the rules set forth in Chapter 44, Florida Statutes, as if it were court ordered, regardless of whether the court has entered a formal order of referral to Mediation. In addition, any applicable Court Order referring the matter to Mediation will govern the proceedings, and in Federal cases, the Rules of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (Local Rules 9.01 – 9.07) shall apply. Without limitation of the foregoing, the Mediation Confidentiality and Privilege Act, Fla. Stat. §44.401, et. Seq. on confidentiality shall apply. The Florida Supreme Court has certified Mr. Bowen as a Circuit Civil and County Court Mediator, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has certified Mr. Bowen as a Federal Court Mediator, for the Middle District of Florida. The Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators as well as Chapter 44, Florida Statutes, will govern Mr. Bowen’s role as Mediator. Without limitation of the foregoing, Fla. Stat. §44.107(1) on Mediator immunity shall apply.