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Bob Evans Mediator

ROBERT M. EVANS, Esq.

BOB’S BIO

Bob is certified as a mediator by the Florida Supreme Court in family law on both the trial level and the appellate level.  He is certified by the Middle District of Florida for civil cases.  He handles mediations for parties who are represented by attorneys, either prior to a lawsuit being filed or during a pending lawsuit.

Valerie Evans Florida Private Trials and Mediation

VALERIE W. EVANS, Esq.

VALERIE’S BIO

Valerie is an experienced attorney who helps the attorneys craft a high quality settlement agreement in its final form suitable for court approval once the parties have reached the verbal agreement.

HIGHEST QUALITY SERVICE

Bob Evans Mediator

ROBERT M. EVANS, Esq.

BOB’S BIO

Bob is certified as a mediator by the Florida Supreme Court in family law on both the trial level and the appellate level.  He is certified by the Middle District of Florida for civil cases.  He handles mediations for parties who are represented by attorneys, either prior to a lawsuit being filed or during a pending lawsuit.

Valerie Evans Florida Private Trials and Mediation

VALERIE W. EVANS, Esq.

VALERIE’S BIO

Valerie is an experienced attorney who helps the attorneys craft a high quality settlement agreement in its final form suitable for court approval once the parties have reached the verbal agreement.

ROBERT M. EVANS, Esq.

ROBERT M. EVANS (Bob) received his juris doctorate from The Florida State University College of Law in 1985.  Prior to attending law school, Bob served as an infantry company commander in the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Captain.  Bob began his legal career with Page Avjet Corporation, headquartered in his hometown of Orlando, and eventually served as general counsel.  Page was then one of the leading head-of-state and transport category aircraft modification and completion centers in the world.  While with Page, Bob helped form Signature Flight Support Corporation, which has become the premier private aircraft support company in the world, and served as Signature’s senior vice-president and general counsel.  Bob served on numerous boards of directors for both private and public organizations, such as Hughes Aviation, Butler Aviation, Van Dusen Aviation, and the Orlando Science Center.  Bob has represented aviation companies and has completed complex business transactions with corporations and with heads of state all over the world.  He has been responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars worth of mergers and acquisitions, which included evaluations of complex stock exchange and valuation issues.  He also was responsible for the antitrust compliance for those transactions.  All of these experiences have given Bob a wealth of experience in all phases of complex business valuations, transactions, negotiations, and litigation.

During his more than twenty years of service as a circuit judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Bob served on the criminal, domestic, domestic violence, juvenile, civil, and complex civil divisions.  He was the administrative judge in the family divisions for over ten of his twenty years.  He was the co-chair of the Orange County Blue Ribbon Task Force on Domestic Violence.  He was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court twice to serve on the Supreme Court Committee for Children and Families in the courts, where he served as the chair of the Child Support Subcommittee.  In 2000, Bob was appointed by the Governor to be the chair of The Florida Juvenile Justice Advisory Group.  Three years later, Bob was appointed by the United States Attorney General to serve on the Federal Juvenile Justice Advisory Group.  Bob has served as the president of the Central Florida Family Law Chapter of the American Inns of Court and as a member of the Central Florida Legal Aid Board of Trustees.

While on the circuit bench, Bob served for many years on the Executive Committee and the Education Committee of the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges.  As a member of the Education Committee, he taught family law to the circuit judges of the state of Florida.  He established the “Family Ties” supervised visitation center and has taught adoption law as an adjunct professor at the Barry University College of Law.

Since his retirement from the circuit bench in January of 2015, Bob has specialized in using his wealth of experience in resolving complex cases.

ROBERT M. EVANS, Esq.

ROBERT M. EVANS (Bob) received his juris doctorate from The Florida State University College of Law in 1985.  Prior to attending law school, Bob served as an infantry company commander in the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Captain.  Bob began his legal career with Page Avjet Corporation, headquartered in his hometown of Orlando, and eventually served as general counsel.  Page was then one of the leading head-of-state and transport category aircraft modification and completion centers in the world.  While with Page, Bob helped form Signature Flight Support Corporation, which has become the premier private aircraft support company in the world, and served as Signature’s senior vice-president and general counsel.  Bob served on numerous boards of directors for both private and public organizations, such as Hughes Aviation, Butler Aviation, Van Dusen Aviation, and the Orlando Science Center.  Bob has represented aviation companies and has completed complex business transactions with corporations and with heads of state all over the world.  He has been responsible for hundreds of millions of dollars worth of mergers and acquisitions, which included evaluations of complex stock exchange and valuation issues.  He also was responsible for the antitrust compliance for those transactions.  All of these experiences have given Bob a wealth of experience in all phases of complex business valuations, transactions, negotiations, and litigation.

During his more than twenty years of service as a circuit judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida, Bob served on the criminal, domestic, domestic violence, juvenile, civil, and complex civil divisions.  He was the administrative judge in the family divisions for over ten of his twenty years.  He was the co-chair of the Orange County Blue Ribbon Task Force on Domestic Violence.  He was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court twice to serve on the Supreme Court Committee for Children and Families in the courts, where he served as the chair of the Child Support Subcommittee.  In 2000, Bob was appointed by the Governor to be the chair of The Florida Juvenile Justice Advisory Group.  Three years later, Bob was appointed by the United States Attorney General to serve on the Federal Juvenile Justice Advisory Group.  Bob has served as the president of the Central Florida Family Law Chapter of the American Inns of Court and as a member of the Central Florida Legal Aid Board of Trustees.

While on the circuit bench, Bob served for many years on the Executive Committee and the Education Committee of the Florida Conference of Circuit Judges.  As a member of the Education Committee, he taught family law to the circuit judges of the state of Florida.  He established the “Family Ties” supervised visitation center and has taught adoption law as an adjunct professor at the Barry University College of Law.

Since his retirement from the circuit bench in January of 2015, Bob has specialized in using his wealth of experience in resolving complex cases.

VALERIE W. EVANS, Esq.

Valerie grew up in the Florida panhandle community of Crestview, Florida.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Troy State University in Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and secondary education, as well as Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Science degree in English and secondary education.  She taught high school English for eleven years in Montgomery County, Alabama, and in Okaloosa County, Florida, before deciding to attend law school at The Florida State University College of Law.  She received her Juris Doctorate with Honors in 1985 from FSU, where she was a member of the Moot Court Team.  After graduation from law school, she moved to Orlando with her husband.  She practiced family law for two years before she and her husband adopted a beautiful baby girl.  Valerie continued to practice family, bankruptcy, and appellate law until their daughter finished first grade.  She participated in oral arguments before the 1st District Court of Appeal, the 5th District Court of Appeal, and the Florida Supreme Court.

When their daughter entered second grade, Valerie and her husband decided to homeschool their daughter, which Valerie continued full-time for eleven years.  During that time and thereafter, Valerie also served the people of the State of Florida as a member of the 1998 Florida Constitution Revision Commission (Speaker Daniel Webster appointee), the people of Orange County as a member of the 2000 Orange County Charter Review Commission (Chairman Mel Martinez appointee), the people of Orange and Osceola counties as a member of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for seven years (Governor Jeb Bush appointee), and the people of the Fifth District Court of Appeal as a member of the Fifth DCA Judicial Nominating Commission for four years (Governor Jeb Bush appointee).  Valerie additionally served as the International Vice President of Extension for Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity, a women’s fraternity member of the National Panhellenic Council, and she served as a member of the board for Living Hope International Ministries in Orlando.  She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Pine Castle.

Valerie has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1986.  She returned to the full-time practice of family law in 2006 and retired from the practice of law in December of 2015.  She now works exclusively for Florida Private Trials and Mediation, serving as the administrative assistant.  She is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, and the Central Florida Family Law Inn.  She has an AV-rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

Valerie is married to the Honorable Robert M. Evans, retired circuit judge in the 9th Judicial Circuit, Orlando.  Their daughter now lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with her husband, who proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps.

VALERIE W. EVANS, Esq.

Valerie grew up in the Florida panhandle community of Crestview, Florida.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Troy State University in Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and secondary education, as well as Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Science degree in English and secondary education.  She taught high school English for eleven years in Montgomery County, Alabama, and in Okaloosa County, Florida, before deciding to attend law school at The Florida State University College of Law.  She received her Juris Doctorate with Honors in 1985 from FSU, where she was a member of the Moot Court Team.  After graduation from law school, she moved to Orlando with her husband.  She practiced family law for two years before she and her husband adopted a beautiful baby girl.  Valerie continued to practice family, bankruptcy, and appellate law until their daughter finished first grade.  She participated in oral arguments before the 1st District Court of Appeal, the 5th District Court of Appeal, and the Florida Supreme Court.

When their daughter entered second grade, Valerie and her husband decided to homeschool their daughter, which Valerie continued full-time for eleven years.  During that time and thereafter, Valerie also served the people of the State of Florida as a member of the 1998 Florida Constitution Revision Commission (Speaker Daniel Webster appointee), the people of Orange County as a member of the 2000 Orange County Charter Review Commission (Chairman Mel Martinez appointee), the people of Orange and Osceola counties as a member of the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission for seven years (Governor Jeb Bush appointee), and the people of the Fifth District Court of Appeal as a member of the Fifth DCA Judicial Nominating Commission for four years (Governor Jeb Bush appointee).  Valerie additionally served as the International Vice President of Extension for Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity, a women’s fraternity member of the National Panhellenic Council, and she served as a member of the board for Living Hope International Ministries in Orlando.  She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Pine Castle.

Valerie has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1986.  She returned to the full-time practice of family law in 2006 and retired from the practice of law in December of 2015.  She now works exclusively for Florida Private Trials and Mediation, serving as the administrative assistant.  She is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, and the Central Florida Family Law Inn.  She has an AV-rating with Martindale-Hubbell.

Valerie is married to the Honorable Robert M. Evans, retired circuit judge in the 9th Judicial Circuit, Orlando.  Their daughter now lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with her husband, who proudly served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps.

Perhaps the most important factor in successfully mediating and arbitrating, other than the expertise of your attorney, is the choice of the mediator or arbitrator.  Criteria for choosing a mediator or arbitrator include above all else someone who is proven to be fair minded and impartial.  Other criteria include finding someone with expertise in the subject matter of the dispute.  Mr. Evans’ biography reflects that he indeed possesses these criteria.  Contact us for scheduling.

FLORIDA PRIVATE TRIALS AND MEDIATION

Perhaps the most important factor in successfully mediating and arbitrating, other than the expertise of your attorney, is the choice of the mediator or arbitrator.  Criteria for choosing a mediator or arbitrator include above all else someone who is proven to be fair minded and impartial.  Other criteria include finding someone with expertise in the subject matter of the dispute.  Mr. Evans’ biography reflects that he indeed possesses these criteria.  Contact us for scheduling.

FLORIDA PRIVATE TRIALS AND MEDIATION