Robert M. Daisley Biographical Information

Summary of Background and Legal Experience

Robert M. Daisley Resume (pdf format)

Robert M. Daisley is a full-time Mediator who has mediated well over 1,500 cases since becoming certified in 2004. He has thirty (30) years of experience in the negotiation, mediation, arbitration and trial of a wide range of legal disputes. He mediates approximately 300 cases a year, and has a long list of satisfied clients from diverse practice areas and both sides of the Bar.

Mr. Daisley has been honored as a Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators and Member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and the Florida Circuit-Civil Mediators Society.

As a lawyer in private practice prior to becoming a Mediator, Mr. Daisley represented individuals and consumers as well as small, large and multi-national businesses and insurance companies. Mr. Daisley’s commercial experience includes everything from contract disputes resolved without ever going to court to complex multi-party commercial disputes litigated through trial and appeal in federal court. Mr. Daisley’s personal injury experience includes representation of both plaintiffs and defendants. He has handled personal injury matters ranging from motor vehicle property damage claims to wrongful death cases. In insurance disputes, he has represented not only insureds but also insurance companies and insurance agents. In employment cases, he has worked for employers as well as employees. In real estate, he has handled matters for individuals, agents and brokers, businesses and government.

Mr. Daisley brings that extensive experience to his practice as a Mediator. Chances are that with any of the types of matters for which Mr. Daisley is available to serve as a Mediator, not only is he familiar with the legal issues in dispute, but also with the perspectives of all the parties. He is quick to understand what the lawyers for all sides are saying because typically, he has sat in their shoes before.

Most importantly, Mr. Daisley is focused on getting to the printer, both figuratively and literally. If you are looking to settle your case, Mr. Daisley has the closer’s mentality needed for you and your clients to succeed. He has earned a reputation for working hard, working creatively and getting the job done.

The Florida Supreme Court has certified Mr. Daisley as a Circuit Civil Mediator.  Mr. Daisley also is certified as a Federal Civil Mediator by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Mr. Daisley was born and raised just outside of Washington, D.C.  He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College at age 20 and Order of the Coif  from the University of Virginia School of Law at age 23.  Upon graduating from law school in 1983, he moved to Florida to enter private law practice with Holland & Knight.  He has lived in Tampa ever since.

Mr. Daisley is married with four children. He serves as an officer for the Dartmouth Class of 1980. In the summer he guides canoe trips in the northern Ontario wilderness for Camp Temagami.


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