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Kimberly Sands

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Kimberly Sands



1400 Hand Avenue, Suite D

Ormond Beach, Florida 32174 


(386) 253-1560


(800) 264-2622




Ms. Sands has been mediating since 2001. Prior to that she was managing partner of Sands, White & Sands, specializing in insurance, personal injury, and medical negligence cases. She joined UWWM in 2001 and quickly became one of its busiest mediators in all areas of civil litigation. She was the first woman to be made partner and a member of its executive board. She excels at complex and multi-party disputes and issues requiring an exceptional understanding of the substantive issues that drive litigation and the mediation methods that resolve these disputes.


University of Pennsylvania, B.A, cum laude, 1980

Rollins College, 1976-1977

Rutgers University, J.D., 1983

Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator

Certified U.S. District Court Mediator, Middle District of Florida

Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate Mediator  

Certified Appellate Mediator, 5th DCA, Florida


Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators

Member, American College of Civil Trial Mediators

Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Member, Florida Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association,

Member, Windstorm Insurance Network

Former member, Florida Bar Standing Committee on Advertising

Former President, Board of Directors, Central Florida Legal Services

Former Member, Board of Directors, Volusia County Rape Crisis Center

Abridged Presentations/UWWM Webinars

  • "How to Spin the Mediator and Settle Your Case: Ethical Mediation Advocacy", ABA Insurance Litigation Section, AZ (2005)
  • "Advanced Mediation Techniques", Florida Justice Association (2006)
  • "Institutional Bias Faith", ABA Insurance Litigation Section, AZ (2011)
  • "Preparing Your Case for Mediation", Florida Justice Association (2011)
  • "Mediating Windstorm Claims", Windstorm Network (2011)
  • "How to Overcome Failure in Mediation in Neck and Back Injury Cases -- Avoiding Pitfalls and Overcoming Obstacles", Florida Justice Association (2012)
  • "Lean In", an ongoing program offered by UWWM for women litigators and others interested in exploring issues affecting professional advocates (since 2013)
  • “First & Third Party Bad Faith, A Mediators’ Perspective” (2010)
  • "Effective Mediation in a Poor Economy" (2010)
  • "Mediating Tort Claims: What We've Learned Over Twenty Years of 'Mandatory' Mediation" (2011)
  • "Your Questions Answered" (2012)
  • "Art of Negotiation" (2013)


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Areas Of Practice

  • Appellate Mediation
  • Bad Faith
  • Business Dissolutions
  • Commercial
  • Condominium Association Disputes
  • Construction
  • Contract
  • Employment
  • First and Third-Party Disputes
  • Government
  • Homeowner Association Disputes
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Medical Negligence
  • Nursing Home
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Association Dissolutions
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Insurance
  • Real Property
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Windstorm Umpire
  • Wrongful Death