Miles Mediation & Arbitration Establishes First ADR Office in Florida

The leading alternative dispute resolution firm announces ongoing market expansion and company growth


JACKSONVILLE, FL (September 1, 2021) – Miles Mediation & Arbitration, the fastest growing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) firm in the Southeast, has opened an office in Jacksonville, expanding its footprint to Florida.


Miles Mediation & Arbitration is headquartered in Atlanta with additional offices in Savannah, Charlotte, Nashville, and now Jacksonville. The firm provides a comprehensive professional services model that combines the expertise of its highly skilled and diverse panel of neutrals with an unparalleled level of client support in order to guide and empower parties to fair, timely and cost-effective resolution regardless of case size, specialization or complexity. The firm’s top-notch ADR facilities offer the perfect neutral” location for all clients.


The firms Jacksonville neutrals are seasoned professionals with several years of experience in the ADR field. They each have deep knowledge and expertise in varying areas of business, commercial, employment, construction, professional negligence, insurance coverage, contracts, wrongful death, personal injury, and family law. Mediation, arbitration, and dispute management are often a more efficient and economical way to resolve legal and corporate disputes between parties.


“We’ve been planning to expand to Florida for some time. With our most recent Nashville expansion up and running successfully, its the perfect time,” said John Miles, CEO of Miles Mediation & Arbitration. I am pleased that we are now able to offer first-rate ADR services to the citizens of Florida.”


The Miles office is located at 4651 Salisbury Road Suite 170 Jacksonville, FL 32256. The state-of-the-art facility offers fully equipped, multi-use conference rooms, with tools and amenities to enhance client service.


Our sophisticated, commercial clients require top-notch space with up-to-date technology and amenities,” Miles added. “As we do in our other markets, we provide whatever the clients need in a beautiful setting.”


Miles Mediation & Arbitration’s neutrals are available to handle cases in-person or remotely. The five neutrals who have joined Miles Mediation & Arbitration in Jacksonville are the following: 


Jennifer Grippa has nearly twenty years of mediation, arbitration, and litigation experience that informs her perspective as a neutral. As a mediator and arbitrator, she facilitates the resolution of a variety of disputes, including banking, business/commercial, civil rights, construction, contracts, cybersecurity, employment, engineering and construction, environmental, estate/probate/trusts, government, insurance, personal injury/torts, premises liability, product liability, professional liability, real estate, and surety matters.


Robert Cowles is a former Circuit Court Judge in the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Florida, and has been certified as a Circuit Court Mediator in Florida since 1991. He was active in getting the mediation program started in North Florida and has mediated over 2,500 cases.  He has also handled arbitrations for the American Arbitration Association since 1992 and has been an Arbitrator in over 350 cases including commercial cases, Lemon Law, breach of contract, business disputes, employment, construction, actuarial malpractice, fraud, maritime, and hospital/insurance disputes.


John McCorvey, Jr. is an accomplished litigation attorney with an extensive background in commercial and real estate litigation, including an emphasis on creditorsrights. He is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. John handles matters from routine to complex, for clients ranging from large institutions to individuals. His practice areas include: business disputes, creditorsrights, bankruptcy law, real estate litigation, garnishment, commercial collections, replevin, foreclosures, and asset recovery.


Blane McCarthy has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator for 21 years. He has mediated a wide variety of legal issues, but primarily focuses on Personal Injury cases, including Global Settlement Conferences. He has been referred cases by judges, attorneys, businesses, individuals, and the State of Florida.


Jeff Ward practiced as a trial lawyer in Georgia for nearly 20 years and has been mediating full time for 5 years. He practiced General Casualty Law, Professional Malpractice Law, Commercial Transportation Law, and Construction Law.  For several years, he served as regional trial counsel for a Fortune Five international retailer in professional negligence matters. In addition, he represented clients ranging from Fortune 100 retail companies to hospitals, health care providers, and construction professionals. Over his career as a litigator, Jeff took and defended hundreds of depositions including expert witnesses in the medical, engineering, and construction fields.


Media Contact: 

Kimber Bond
Miles Mediation & Arbitration

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