Leon Firtel is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Family Mediator, and is experienced in mediating Commercial Disputes; Personal Injury Claims; Business Law; Municipal and Administrative Law; Employment Discrimination; Civil Rights Litigation. Leon M. Firtel joined the Salmon & Dulberg panel of mediators after practicing law for 24 years prior to becoming a Circuit Court Judge in 1997. Although he is most well- known during his 18 years on the Bench for his years of service in the Family Division, he also served in the Civil and Criminal Divisions. As a lawyer, his practice, both private and as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Miami, gave him first hand experience in various areas of litigation and other areas of practice.
“Leon is without a doubt a fast study, energetic, and positive in his demeanor. His practical approach emphasizes consensus-building and creative insight. With a formidable background as an active practitioner and judge, Leon is ideally suited for those seemingly intractable disputes.”
“Leon Firtel brings years of experience to the table. He affords all participants ample time to air their grievances and guides them toward the best possible outcome. He does so with respect and sprinkles a little humor when possible to continue the process.”
“I have used Judge Fritel for multiple cases. He is an excellent mediator, and really analyzes the issues well; and will tell the parties things that they need to hear. I strongly recommend and endorse Judge Fritel.”
Judge Leon Firtel is smart, fair, kind, and always well prepared. Quite simply, he was one of our best and brightest as... a judge and he continues to bring his talents to our community as a mediator. His name is at the top of my list of mediators.read more
A fair and effective neutral for your civil or family law matter! We can always rest assured that the parties feel... heard and that their agreement was resolved equitably when mediating with Leon Firtel. As a former judge, he knows the issues and can efficiently move matters through the process of settlement to save time and money at Trial. I highly recommend. He is a top-notch mediator!read more