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George E. "Buddy" Schulz Jr.
Mediator and Arbitrator



EverBank Building, Suite 1414, 301 West Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202


(904) 345-5842


(800) 264-2622



Buddy Schulz was formerly a partner in the Jacksonville office of one of the largest U.S. law firms and chair of its global litigation department, and certified by The Florida Bar in civil trial and business litigation. His practice has involved him in litigation throughout the country since 1973. When he left the firm, he was chair of its public and charitable service department, which coordinates pro bono and community initiatives that assist persons of limited means and organizations that help them.

In addition to his many affiliations with professional organizations, he has served as a member of The Florida Bar’s Civil Rules and Evidence Code committees and as chairman of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. He is a recipient of the Florida Bar Pro Bono Service Award.

In his community, Buddy has served as a cabinet member of United Way, general counsel of PACE Center for Girls/Jacksonville, a director of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Inc., a director of the Jacksonville Urban League, a member of the City of Jacksonville Ethics Commission, a member of the City of Jacksonville Juvenile Justice Comprehensive Strategy Board and a member of the Gator Bowl Association. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, a trustee emeritus of the University of Florida Levin College of Law and a member of Florida Blue Key.

Buddy earned his law degree following military service as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

Education and Qualifications

  • J.D. ~ University of Florida Levin College of Law

  • B.A. ~ Vanderbilt University

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator


  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow

  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Fellow

  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow

  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Master


  • The Florida Bar

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh and Fifth Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle, Northern and Southern District of Florida

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Honors and Awards

  • American Inn of Court Judge Bill Glenn Award for Professionalism, 2021
  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America, 2020
  • Robert J. Beckham Equal Justice Award, 2018
  • American Board of Trial Advocacy Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2017
  • Ultimate Attorney, Pro Bono, Jacksonville Business Journal, 2017
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2008-2019, 2021-2023; Commercial Litigation, 2006-2019, 2021-2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Jacksonville Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year, 2010, 2019 
  • Holland & Knight Public and Charitable Service All-Star, 2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Jacksonville Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2013
  • Justice Raymond Ehrlich Award, 2011
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2023
  • Jacksonville Lawyer of the Year, 2011
  • Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame, Florida Trend magazine, 2009-2023
  • American Board of Trial Advocates Civility Award, 2009
  • Chesterfield Smith Award, 2001
  • Pro Bono Service Award, The Florida Bar, 1991 

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Elder Care Litigation
  • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
  • Toxic Tort
  • Federal Employers Liability Act
  • Maritime Litigation