biography
Timothy J. McDermott
Mediator and Arbitrator

A former partner with one of Florida's largest law firms, and board certified in both Business Litigation and Civil Trial law, Tim brings a wealth of experience to the dispute resolution field. His litigation practice involved a wide spectrum of civil disputes, ranging from commercial/business disputes, employment matters and real estate litigation to sophisticated products liability and personal injury matters.

Over the course of his 44 years of practice, he regularly represented a varied client base, consisting of Fortune 500 clients, governmental entities and individuals, before state and federal courts, as well as administrative bodies. Tim has significant jury and bench trial, appellate and arbitration experience in a wide diversity of matters dealing with complex legal and factual issues and proceedings. Building upon and applying the fruits of his experience, Tim now devotes his full-time practice to dispute resolution.

Education

  • B.S., University of Nebraska, 1972 (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • J.D., University of Nebraska College of Law, 1975 (Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, Law Review)

Honors and Recognitions

  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Certified U. S. District Court mediator, M.D. Fla
  • Board Certified in both Business Litigation & Civil Trial, Fla. S. Ct
  • The Best Lawyers in America©: 2019, Listed as "Lawyer of the Year" in Jacksonville for Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; 2011-2019, Listed in Florida for Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Land Use & Zoning, Litigation – Real Estate, and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants; 2015, 2018, Named as "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation – Banking and Finance in Jacksonville; 2016, Listed as "lawyer of the Year" for Litigation – Real Estate in Jacksonville
  • Super Lawyers®: 2006-07, 2013-16, 2018-19, Listed in Florida for General Litigation
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell continuously since the early 1980s

Admissions

  • The Florida Bar
  • The State Bars of Wisconsin and Nebraska (both inactive)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern, Middle & Northern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships

  • The Florida Bar, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Wisconsin and Nebraska (inactive)
  • Jacksonville Bar Association