Joanna Garcia Parkin is a former Carlton Fields Shareholder who launched her own law firm in February 2016 to focus on assisting the Tampa Bay community and small to mid-sized businesses and individuals with their legal and mediation needs. Joannahandles Business, Contract, and Employment Disputes, Construction and Insurance Issues, Real Estate issues, and other matters.

Her vast experience representing clients at big firm prices sparked her passion for alternative dispute resolution. Joanna believes that it is in every client’s best interest to seriously consider an alternative to litigating a matter through trial and appeals. Although she recognizes that there will be a few cases that are not suitable for settlement prior to trial, Joanna believes that almost every case can be resolved through less expensive platforms like mediation and arbitration. For those reasons, Joanna became a County and Circuit Court Mediator Certified by the Florida Supreme Court.

Joanna is an AV Preeminent® rated attorney who has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers and Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite, and is a previous recipient of the 13th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service by a Lawyer. She graduated cum laude from Stetson University College of Law in 2000 and is a former Federal Judicial Law Clerk.

Joanna is fluent in Spanish and travels all over the state of Florida to mediate civil cases big and small involving:

  • Business or Commercial Disputes
  • Breach of Contract Matters
  • Insurance Disputes (e.g., Property Damage or Coverage Issues)
  • Employment Agreement Disputes (e.g., Non-Competes/Severance Agreements/NDA’s)
  • Disputes involving Homeowner’s Associations or Condominium Associations
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
  • Legal Malpractice Claims

Joanna will come to your office without any additional travel costs or expenses added to your invoice. She is also available to mediate pre-suit matters.

Half day or Full day mediations are available and can be reserved online (pending email confirmation). Joanna’s rate for most matters is $150.00 per hour/per party. A $250.00 flat cancellation fee will be charged to the parties if a scheduled mediation is cancelled within three (3) business days of the mediation date.

To learn more about Joanna, click here for her bio.

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