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Frank M. Bedell
Mediator and Arbitrator



One Orlando Centre
800 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 400
Orlando, FL 32803

And throughout Florida, virtually and in person. 


(407) 661-1123


(800) 863-1462



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Professional neutral Frank Bedell provides experienced mediation and arbitration services for commercial and liability clients in Orlando and throughout the State of Florida. A commercial trial lawyer and veteran dispute resolution practitioner, Frank has more than 35 years of experience in helping parties find the best way to resolve legal conflicts.

Frank offers alternative dispute resolution services through productive, problem-solving venues to individuals, businesses and corporations that wish to avoid costly courtroom battles. He makes himself available to serve the dispute resolution needs of Florida’s legal community and its clients.

When parties engage in mediation by agreement or by court order, Frank is committed to helping them optimize case outcomes and arrive at a resolution to their dispute. Sometimes, when a case needs to be tried but the parties want to avoid the courtroom, arbitration may be the best option. In arbitration, all parties agree to dispute resolution by an arbitrator or arbitration panel. Frank is a respected Florida arbitrator known for being fair-minded and impartial, and knowledgeable in diverse subject matters of dispute.

In many cases, Frank Bedell is retained to cut to the chase early in the process — before fortunes are spent — to thoroughly explore the interests of all parties and determine if an effective resolution to the dispute can be reached without the need for trial.

Professional Education & Qualifications

  • J.D., University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 1986 
  • B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1982
  • Mediation Workshop, Harvard Negotiation Institute, 2011
  • Federal Court and Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Orange County Bar Association: past president; Legal Aid Society of OCBA, Former Trustee
  • Member, The Florida Bar: Young Lawyers Division, Former President; Trial Lawyers Section, Former Chair; Executive Committee of Board of Governors, Former Member; 2003 Annual Convention Committee, Chair
  • Florida Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism: Ex-officio Member
  • Florida Supreme Court Historical Society: Former Trustee
  • Chester Bedell Memorial Foundation: Chair
  • Bar Service-related Awards: President’s Award of Merit from The Florida Bar; Award of Excellence from the Legal Aid Society of OCBA

Areas Of Practice

  • Breach of Contract Claims
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Theft of Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Claims
  • Professional Negligence Claims
  • Probate and Trust Disputes