Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process for resolving conflict with the help of a neutral trained professional. The mediator assists parties in building their own solutions to a dispute, which address the interests of all parties involved. Participating in mediation gives the parties an opportunity for a win-win agreement. Mediation is a proven low cost way to resolve conflict.
Martin Zilber is a Licensed Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator
Martin received his B.A. from the University of Florida in 1984 and his J.D. from the University Of Miami School Of Law in 1988. Martin began his legal career working as a certified legal intern in the Miami Dade County State Attorney’s Office. At the State Attorney’s Office, he handled hundreds of calendar calls and bond hearings, and tried numerous bench trials and DUI jury trials.
In 1989, Martin went to work as in house General Counsel to several transportation companies. He managed several hundred insurance defense files and was also responsible for labor law hearings, union negotiations and representing his clients in front of several governmental and administrative bodies. In 1997 Martin became Vice-President of Mergers and Acquisitions for a publicly traded company (Coach U.S.A.). He traveled throughout the United States and negotiated and helped oversee dozens of private business acquisitions for the public entity. Since 2001, Martin has been of counsel to Stolzenberg, Gelles and Flynn LLP, and General Counsel and Partner to Avatar Reality and Lansdowne Mortgage. The majority of this practice has been in corporate and real estate law.
Since 2010, Martin has also been serving as a Traffic Hearing Officer (Magistrate) in Miami-Dade County. As a Magistrate, he has presided over thousands of traffic trials and pre-trial hearings. In addition to Martin’s legal and mediation career, he has remained active in public service and our community.
Community Organizations / Public Service
- Jackson Memorial Hospital – Public Health Trustee Member
- Coconut Grove Village Council – Elected Councilman
- Miami Dade College – Adjunct Professor
- Cultural Affairs Council of Miami-Dade County – First Vice Chairman
- University of Miami School of Law – Dean’s Circle Member
- University of Miami Moot Court and Mock Trial Competitions – Judge
- Dade County Bar Association – Member
- Cuban American Bar Association – Member