J.C. O'Steen, Esq.

     Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
     Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator

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EDUCATION:

  • Florida State University, College of Law, J. D. Degree, 1980 (with honors).
  • Florida State University, College of Business, B.S. Degree, Accounting, 1968.

 LEGAL:

  • 1989 - current: Private law practice in Tallahassee with emphasis in personal injury/wrongful death, probate, real estate, civil litigation, and governmental law.
  • 1985 - 1989: Assistant Attorney General, Tax Section, Office of Attorney General.
  • 1981 - 1985: Private law practice in Tallahassee.
  • 1980 - 1981: Assistant State Attorney, Office of State Attorney, Second Judicial Circuit.  Also, served as a Special Master for courts in the Second and Sixth Judicial Circuits.

 MEDIATION:

  • 1991 - current: Conduct mediation conferences involving employment litigation, personal injury, commercial litigation, real estate, probate litigation, governmental law, business transactions, eminent domain and family.
  • 1991: Harvard College of Law, Program on Negotiations for Senior Executives.
  • 1991: Circuit Civil Mediation Training.
  • 1989: Litigation Risk Analysis Training.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Florida Bar
  • U. S. District Court (Northern and Middle Districts of Florida)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U. S. Court of Claims
  • U. S. Tax Court
  • U. S. Supreme Court
  • American Mediation Association
  • Florida Academy of Certified Mediators.
  • Current President of the Jefferson County Bar Association (2011 – Present)

Extensive References Available Upon Request.