Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil and County Court, Qualified Arbitrator

Curtis Hutchens, Esq. CPCU


Practice Details

Mediations-Half Day 3 hour minimum | Full Day 6 Hour Minimum Rate
    2 Party Case: $250 per hour per party
    3 or 4 Party Case: $275 and hour
Non-Binding Arbitration
    $250 per party per hour
Binding Arbitration
    $450 per hour
Party appointed arbitrator or umpire in three member tribunal. I meet the requirement of surplus line policies that require an arbitrator or umpire to have previously worked as a senior executive in claims or underwriting at an insurance company. I am one of the few ADR specialists that meet that criterion.
    Mediation Cancellation Fee If the mediation is cancelled or re-scheduled less that 24 hours prior to the scheduled and Noticed conference, the parties may be responsible for a one hour cancellation fee.
    • First Party Property Claims
    • Residential and Commercial
    • Personal Injury Claims
    • Pre-suit global settlement
    • Insurance Coverage
    • Bad Faith
    • F.E.M.A. Flood Claims
    • Premises Liability
    • Personal and Business Auto
    • Commercial and Corporate Disputes
    • Landlord/Tenant Disputes
    • Personal Injury Claims
    • Technology Matters
    Curtis Hutchens created CHMediation in 2011 to assist insureds, claimants, and their attorneys to decide whether to defend, prosecute or settle lawsuits prior to trial. He developed the skills necessary to be an effective mediator as a civil trial attorney, Claims Counsel for Nationwide Insurance, and Chief claims Counsel for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation. Mr. Hutchens has practiced law in Florida since 1989 and now maintains a virtual statewide practice. He is also available in person, anywhere in the state, as needed. (Link to resume)
    • Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil and County Court Mediator, 2011
    • Qualified Arbitrator / Binding and Non-Binding
    • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, 2016
    • Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter, C.P.C.U.
    • A.V. Martindale Hubbell Preeminent Attorney
    • Florida Bar, 1989
    • Florida Middle, Northern, and Southern Federal District Courts
    • United States Supreme Court
    • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
    • Fellow, Windstorm Insurance Network (WIND), Past President,
    • University of Miami School of Law, Denison University, The Winchendon School

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