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Timothy McCarthy

(Circuit Judge, Retired)


  • Appointed Circuit Court Judge by Governor (1998)
  • Re-Elected to Circuit Court 3 Times
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association Jurist of the Year (1999)
  • Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Mentor Coordinator (for new Judges)
  • Associate Judge, Florida Fourth District Court of Appeals
  • Arbitrator/Mediator for American Arbitration Association and private arbitrations and mediations


State Court

  • Florida Supreme Court 1971
  • Indiana Supreme Court 1971

Federal Court

  • U.S. Seventh Circuit 1971
  • U.S.D.C.N.D. Indiana 1971
  • U.S.D.C.S.D. Florida 1976
  • U.S. Supreme Court 1980
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit 1980
  • U.S. Eleventh Circuit 1982

Prior Certifications

  • Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Board Certified Business Litigation
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • AV Rated


  • Co-Chair, PB County Civil Practice Committee (1996-1997)
  • Chairman and Member, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee (1989-1991)
  • Member Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (1975-1998)
  • Member PB County Bar Association
  • Seminar Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education: Construction Law, Arbitration


  • Three term Mayor, Town of Lake Clarke Shores (1987, 1988, 1990)
  • Member, Town Council, Town of Lake Clarke Shores (1985-1991)
  • Member Lake Clarke Shores Code Enforcement Board (1993)
  • Member, Palm Beach County Charter Advisory Council (1987)
  • Member Notre Dame Club of the Palm Beaches (1973-Present)
  • Annual Judge Palm Beach State College Paralegal Course (1998-Present)

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Minimum Fees:

  • Half-Day: 2 Hour minimum
  • Full Day: 4 Hour minimum

Cancellation Policy:

Mediations or arbitrations cancelled more than 14 days in advance incur no cancellation fee. Due to the difficulty of scheduling on short notice, appointments cancelled less than 14 days in advance incur the minimum charge above. We will work hard to fill that time, however, and if another mediation is scheduled, then you will not be charged. We encourage the parties to use the reserved time for another matter.


Due to the convenience and efficiency of Zoom, all in-person mediations are assessed a travel fee (portal to portal) charged at 50% of the hourly rate. This is waived for Full Day appointments in Broward, Palm Beach, and Martin Counties, as well as Ives Dairy Road locations in Miami-Dade County. Please confirm in person appointments with our office before scheduling (we will place a hold) so that we can confirm that the Neutral is available to travel that day.