John W. Salmon is a natural mediator with a broad-based educational, legal and business background. He is a graduate of Penn State University “with Distinction,” the University of Florida College of Law and holds a Masters in Business Administration from Florida International University where he was an adjunct faculty member in the College of Business for over 15 years. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at the FIU College of Law teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution.
John is a Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, Diplomate Member and past President of The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators and on the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. John was the 2010 recipient of the Florida Academy’s Award of Merit for service to the mediation community in Florida. He has served as Chair of the Alternative Dispute Committee of the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar and as Chair of the Florida Bar Grievance Mediation Committee.
In addition to having mediated over 7,000 cases, John has also served as both a binding and non-binding arbitrator and Special Magistrate for discovery matters. John was recently named a Windstorm Insurance Network Fellow recognizing his many years of service as a Neutral Umpire in insurance appraisals and as a Faculty Member at the annual Windstorm Conference. He is a frequent lecturer on “Appropriate Dispute Resolution”, often incorporating martial arts and mediation techniques into his presentations.