John C. Briggs specializes in mediating complex commercial and construction disputes.
Mr. Briggs was a successful civil trial lawyer for 25 years in Central Florida, with an emphasis on construction litigation, legal malpractice, bad faith and insurance coverage disputes, prior to beginning his mediation practice in 1997. He also served as corporate counsel to two construction firms in Florida.
Mr. Briggs served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. He has served as a faculty member for the Basic Trial Advocacy Course presented by the Florida Bar, as well as presenting numerous seminars for the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. John holds a Martindale Hubbel AV Preeminent rating from members of the Bar and Judiciary.
Professional Education and Qualifications
B.S. University of Florida, 1967
J.D. Florida State University College of Law, 1973 (Honors)
Certified Civil Circuit Court Mediator
Martindale Hubble Rating – AV
Experience, Memberships, Seminars
Fellow: International Academy of Mediators (2006)
Chairman, Construction Committee; Section of Dispute Resolution -
American Bar Association (2000-2001)
Mediation Delegate: People to People Ambassador Program Conference; China (2001)
Presentation: “How to Best Represent Your Client in Mediation”; The Florida Bar
Presentation: “Structuring the Complex Multi-party Construction Case Mediation”
Dispute Resolution Section: American Bar Association, Washington, D.C., 2001