New Mediators Joining the Team Next Week
New Mediator in Miami
In January 2014, Mercedes De Los Santos joined the OJCC as a state mediator in Miami. She decided to return to private practice. In July 2015, Gary Miller will join the OJCC as mediator in Judge Castiello’s division. Mr. Miller is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University and the Shepard Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University. He has been a member of The Florida Bar since 1987 and was certified as a Circuit Civil Mediator in 2011. Mr. Miller has experience representing both injured workers and employer/carriers in trial, and has conducted private mediations.
New Mediator in Pensacola
In July 2014, Wallace Hardy retired as state mediator in Pensacola. Due to budget cuts, the OJCC has not had a mediator position for each judge over the last few years. For fiscal 2015, which ends June 30, 2015, the OJCC held Mr. Hardy’s position open and attempted to cover Pensacola mediations telephonically from Panama City. At Judge Winn’s request, the Pensacola mediator position is now being filled. Carolyn Slowikoski is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and the University of Florida School of Law. Additionally, she has earned masters degrees from Loyola and the University of Alabama. She was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1990 and was certified as a mediator in 2003. She has extensive experience in trial and mediation.
We hope you get a chance to meet our new mediators at the WCI in August!