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At the office of Ford J Fegert, PA, our #1 goal is to assist you in attaining a resolution to
your disputes in a manner that is as efficient, cost effective and satisfying as possible.



Mediation is often the best option for settling a legal dispute. Ford Fegert offers mediation services to those involved in disputes in the Coastal and South-Central Florida area.

When parties come together during mediation to discuss an issue, they are better able to understand an issue from all sides. Mediation makes it possible to address the emotional issues that often become sticking points in legal disputes. For instance, a person injured in an accident may have physical injuries that require medical attention. That individual might also be dealing with emotional trauma, psychological issues, and may have trouble accepting that his or her life has changed forever. Mediation provides an opportunity to address these changes and create a settlement that takes these non-monetary concerns into account.

Deciding an issue in court allows parties to reach a conclusion. However, the conclusion that a court is able to provide is limited to the specific form of resolution provided for by the law. The goal of mediation is to create the best solution. Often, the best solution is one that may contain creative, uniquely crafted solutions. Mr. Fegert can help you and those involved in a dispute find the optimal solution for your situation.

Mr. Fegert has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1990.  He has a wealth of experience in a variety of matters including medical malpractice, admiralty and maritime law, transportation and personal injury cases.  He is a founding member of FORD J FEGERT, PA.  Though willing and able to represent clients in court, Mr. Fegert believes mediation is often the best option for those involved in legal disputes.

Ford has experience with a variety of different types of mediation, including:

Admiralty and Maritime Mediation in Vero Beach, FL
Ford Fegert understands the challenging nature of maritime law. He is able to handle even the most difficult admiralty and maritime law cases and can negotiate and draft agreements between companies in the maritime industry...

Much of admiralty and maritime law is linked to The Jones Act, which provides protection to persons who are members of the crew of a water vessel or who areoffshore workers. When a dispute arises in Vero Beach, FL, it is important to work with a professional who has a detailed understanding of The Jones Act.

Ford has years of experience navigating legal issues related to shipping, including the defense of cases filed pursuant to the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. He also understands how complex these issues can be and knows that mediation is often the fastest and most effective route to resolution.

Medical Malpractice & Healthcare Mediation in Vero Beach, FL

Medical treatment does not always go to plan and can result in injury. If this happens to you, you could be entitled to financial compensation. For those who are hoping to resolve the matter efficiently and ideally, avoid court, medical malpractice and healthcare mediation is an option.

Mediation is flexible and confidential and usually only takes hours or days. It is possible to engage in mediation during any stage of a claim, including before the issue of court proceedings.

Nobody involved in a malpractice or healthcare dispute in Vero Beach, FL wants to suffer the stress or expense of litigation or a trial. Mediation offers an attractive means by which to resolve a claim swiftly while also offering a resolution that is not solely focused on compensation.

If you have been injured by a medical event, Ford can help you determine if mediation is right for your case.

Civil Mediation in Vero Beach, FL

Civil mediation in Vero Beach, FL can provide numerous benefits to the parties involved in the dispute. It is an out-of-court process that encourages parties to compromise and negotiate a settlement out of court. Though the mediator guides discussions and keeps things focused on a resolution, the disputing parties remain in control of the outcome.

The goal of mediation is settlement, as opposed to winning and defeating your opponent. Mediation makes it possible to preserve relationships when mutually beneficial and enables parties to focus on a solution rather than assigning blame.

It’s common for civil cases to involve personal issues. An example is a personal injury case. This means the injured party’s medical records and medical history must be carefully examined – something that can be embarrassing and feel like an invasion of property in litigation. In mediation, everything remains confidential and people are able to speak freely and openly without concern for their personal information becoming a matter of public record.

If you believe mediation could help you resolve a civil legal matter, Ford Fegert can help.

Arbitration in Vero Beach, FL

Arbitration is an organized, controlled method for resolving legal disputes outside of court. The goal of arbitration is to obtain a fair resolution based on the assessment of a neutral third party. It can be an effective tool for resolving a variety of legal disputes and provides a number of benefits, including:

  • Flexibility
  • Control over certain aspects of the process
  • Less formal than a trial
  • Providing a final resolution to a dispute

For help determining whether arbitration is an option in your case, contact Ford Fegert.

Insurance Claims, Coverage Mediation

Mediation can be especially beneficial to those involved in insurance claims disputes. These matters tend to be complex and can result in lengthy courtroom battles – something neither party involved in the dispute wants.

If you are involved in an insurance claim or coverage dispute in Vero Beach, FL, it is important to consider the benefits of using mediation to resolve the matter. For more information or to discuss your case, contact Ford Fegert.

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