W.R.(Bill) Armstrong is a certified Circuit Civil mediator with offices in Port Orange, Florida through the end of 2019. As of Jan 1, 2020, my offices will be relocated to 101 North Woodland Blvd, Suite 216 Deland, Florida 32720. Any mediations presently scheduled and noticed for my Port Orange office in 2020 will need to be moved and re-noticed to my Deland location, or to one of the attorneys offices if agreeable with both sides. At my new address I have dedicated offices for two party mediations and additional access to conference rooms for multi-party mediations when necessary. In the event that a multi-party mediation is needed please provide notice to me as early as possible so I can reserve conference room space.
My hourly rate is $300.00 with a minimum of one hour billed to each of two parties. I typically schedule a morning and an afternoon mediation. Upon request I am amenable to scheduling shorter mediations or booking an all day mediation. I will also conduct mediations in attorney's offices or other sites chosen by the parties within a geographical area ranging from Jacksonville to the north, Lake Mary to the west, Brevard County to the south, and to the east coast of Florida. On request I will entertain doing mediations at further distances. Available mediation dates may be obtained and booked on my calendar at my website at wrarmstrongpa.com, or by phone at 386-322-0190 through the end of 2019. I will post my new phone number in my Deland office shortly. My website will schedule mediations in my offices in Deland after January 1, unless another location is selected by the parties.
I attended Stetson University and Wake Forest College of Law, and began doing civil trial work in Volusia County in 1980. Throughout 40 years as an attorney and mediator, I specialized in civil trial work in areas such as personal injury, medical malpractice, insurance litigation, commercial litigation, and other civil litigation. I was defense counsel for State Farm Ins. Company in Volusia County from 1980-1997. I am past President of the Volusia County Civil Trial Attorneys Association. I was Board Certified in Civil Trial practice in 1990. In 1994, I became a Certified Mediator in the Circuit Court, Volusia County, Florida. In 2005, I divested myself of the remainder of my civil litigation practice to become a full time circuit civil mediator. My cancellation policy is that a charge of $300.00 will be made for a cancellation that occurs less than five (5) business days prior to mediation with the exception of emergencies or trial.
The person(s) responsible for payment of my charges for mediation services are the person(s) with whom the mediation is scheduled, and not the parties to a lawsuit or the client of any attorneys with whom the mediation is scheduled. I look to the attorney or other person with whom the mediation is scheduled to ultimately make payment for my services. I have no problem with an attorney or other responsible person seeking to have his/her client pay the mediation bill initially, but in event the client or party does not make payment, the attorney or other responsible party must meet the obligation for my charges that comes with scheduling a mediation with me. By scheduling a mediation with my office the attorneys or other person with whom the mediation is scheduled are agreeing to the above terms of payment. Please do not schedule with me if such terms are not agreeable.