Professional Details

Patrick Russell
Associate Mediator

Lydecker | Diaz

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1221 Brickell Ave., 19th Floor
Miami, FL 33131

Description of Practice

Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Court Mediator since 2009. Chair-Elect and past Secretary for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of The Florida Bar. Former ethics trial counsel for The Florida Bar. Currently a Partner, Mediator and Trial Lawyer for Lydecker | Diaz in Miami, Florida. Head of the Mediation Division which seeks to resolve civil disputes involving business disputes, contracts, insurance claims, premises liability, and personal injury cases.

Professional Background

A practicing lawyer in Florida since 1994 and a Florida Certified Mediator since 2009. Currently a Mediator and Trial Lawyer for Lydecker | Diaz on a statewide basis. Primary legal work involves the defense of high exposure premises liability or personal injury claims and serving as the Head of the Mediation Division. Past experience include three-years as an ethics trial counsel for The Florida Bar prosecuting ethical and professional responsibility cases. Prior to The Florida Bar, founder and lawyer for Russell Law, a full-service law firm dedicated primarily to insurance law matters and assisting business and home owners with their insurance claims.


Created the first Mediation Division for Lydecker | Diaz, to leverage the firm's excellent reputation in the Defense world with my extensive experience on the Plaintiff's side.


University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctor (1993) Marquette University, B.A. (1990)


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1/9/2009    Mel Rubin    Mediation Certification


The goal regardless of the outcome of the mediation is to have a meaningful mediation. That means that each party will in the end leave the mediation with at least some new knowledge, better perspective, and an understanding of the other side's position. From the outset, the participants are provided with an atmosphere to promote a meaningful dialogue that is based mindfulness negotiation techniques that put a priority on communication, empathy, and respect.

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • General
  • HOA
  • Insurance
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Technology

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator