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James L. Nulman, Esq

  • AV Rated Attorney

  • Certified Circuit Civil Mediator

  • Certified Appellate Mediator

  • Certified U.S. District Court Mediator, Middle District of Florida

  • The Florida Bar (1983)

  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (1983)

  • United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (1983)

  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (2018)

  • United States Supreme Court (1986)

  • New Jersey Bar (1980)

  • Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., cum laude (1980)

Jim practiced civil litigation with Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt from 1983, when he moved to Southwest Florida, until 2006. About half of his practice focused on construction litigation and the other half covered a broad range of civil matters including commercial and business disputes, real estate matters, probate and trust litigation, and employment disputes.  


In the early 1990s Jim started mediating.  In 1995, he became certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil Mediator and, shortly thereafter, a certified U.S. District Court Mediator for the Middle District of Florida. He was one of the first mediators in Southwest Florida to become certified in Appellate Mediation when that certification became available in 2011.  Initially, Jim mediated part-time, while he was still practicing law. However his mediation practice grew quickly and soon he found he was mediating (and continues to mediate) more than 200 cases a year.  


In March 2006, Jim left Henderson Franklin to establish Nulman Mediation Services, Inc, a practice dedicated solely to providing mediation services.  While he handles a wide range of civil disputes, Jim's has extensive experience mediating matters involving construction litigation, insurance coverage, business disputes and employment cases.  Jim’s mediation practice has grown from its early roots in Southwest Florida to be statewide. Today, Jim's home base is in Winter Garden, Florida.  

Jim’s mediation philosophy is very simple: all civil disputes are subject to being settled and, with patience, persistence and follow up, the vast majority are settled. He is known for his “hands on,” evaluative approach that has led to his reputation as an effective mediator who helps settle the vast majority of cases in which he is involved.

As a mediation trainer, Jim's engaging style and unfettered willingness to assist others in launching their mediation careers has made him a very popular mediation trainer.


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Contact him at 

407-592-0215 or

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