Ken Starr is an experienced ADR professional and former
trial lawyer who
is now focusing his practice exclusively on mediation,
other conflict resolution disciplines; he has served as an
since 1995. He is a Florida Supreme Court Qualified
Arbitrator. He has taught an ADR course at Georgia State University College
of Law, Labor and Employment Law, Labor Management Relations
and Business Ethics at Webster University, Business Law and
Hospitality Law at the University of South Florida. He has
extensive experience in labor, employment, insurance,
construction and commercial disputes. He is a resident of
and CURRENT ADR AFFILIATIONS and CERTIFICATIONS:*
JAMS, Mediator and Arbitrator.
Mediation Works, Inc., Panel of Mediators.
FINRA, Roster of Mediators and Arbitrators.
United States Postal Service, REDRESS program (employment)
NAM, Roster of Employment Arbitrators.
Federal Mediation and Conciliation
Service, Roster of Labor Arbitrators.
Florida Public Employees Relations Commission, Special
Miami-Dade County Hearing Officer (Civil Service employment
Sarasota County Code Enforcement Special
Better Business Bureau, Certified Arbitrator.
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31, initial roster of approved
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, Roster
When Experts Come From Different Planets, AAA, 2017
Nuts and Bolts of an Arbitration Hearing, AAA, 2016
Validity/Enforceability of Arbitrator Subpoenas, AAA, 2015
Advanced Labor Topics, The Florida Bar, Sarasota, 2015
Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices Workshop, AAA,
Florida Public Employment Labor Relations Forum, Orlando,
2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
National Academy of Arbitrators Skills Enhancement Workshop,
Florida Public Employment Labor Relations Forums, Orlando,
2011, 2012 & 2013
Florida DRC Annual Workshops, Orlando, 2008, 2009 and 2011
Florida Arbitration Training, Orlando, 2008
Florida Certified Circuit Civil Mediation Training, Ft.
Conflict Resolution Workshops, ACR, Philadelphia, 2006
Conflict Resolution Workshops, ACR, Minneapolis, 2005
Labor Arbitration Workshop, AAA, Atlanta, 2003
Securities Arbitration Training, JAMS, New York, 2000.
Securities Arbitration Training, New York Stock Exchange,
Transformative Mediation Training, U. S. Postal Service,
Labor Arbitration Training, Federal Mediation and
Washington, D.C., 1999
Securities Arbitration Training, NASD, Tampa, 1999
Advanced Securities Arbitration Training, NASD, Atlanta,
Commercial Arbitration Training, Council of Better Business
Bureaus, Chattanooga, 1996
General Civil Mediation Training, Georgia Institute of
Education, Atlanta, 1995
AFFILIATIONS & ACTIVITIES: *
Admitted to practice in the United States District Courts
Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia, the Eastern
Tennessee, and the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals
Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits. Member of The Florida
Bar, State Bar of Georgia, Tennessee Bar and the Sarasota
Judge Pro-tem, Hamilton County (TN) General Sessions Court, 1995.
Professor-Business Law and Hospitality Law, University of
Florida, 2005-07. Adjunct Professor-Business Law, Webster
2007. Adjunct Professor-Business Ethics, Webster University
Program, 2006. Adjunct Professor-Labor and Employment Law,
University MBA Program, 2003-13. Adjunct Professor-Labor
Management Relations Webster University MBA Program, 2014.
Adjunct instructor-paralegal program, Keiser
College, 2003. Adjunct Professor-Alternative Dispute
course, Georgia State University College of Law, 2002.
business law for certified professional secretaries,
Community College, 1983-1984. Adjunct Professor- Principles
Insurance, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1982. Adjunct
instructor business law, Chattanooga State Community
of the Labor & Employment and City, County & Local
Government Sections of the Florida Bar. Member of
the Labor & Employment Section of the Sarasota County Bar Association. Past
member of the Workplace Section of ACR.
Past President, Florida Chapter
of ACR. Past member of the Tennessee Bar
Association, the Products Liability Committees of the State
Bar of Georgia and the Defense Research Institute.
Full time Arbitrator, Mediator and
professor. Experience in construction, professional
securities, employment/labor, ERISA, personal injury,
and insurance disputes.
1/91-12/98 Principal in the
firm of Starr & Daniell,
(Chattanooga, TN); civil trial practice emphasizing
liability, employment law, ERISA, insurance law, products
real estate and construction litigation, personal injury and
liability; concurrently provided Arbitration and Mediation
throughout Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia.
of the firm of Luther, Anderson, Cleary & Ruth
(Chattanooga, TN); supervised all Georgia litigation within
lead attorney in approximately 100 trials in state and
federal courts in
Georgia and Tennessee in the fields of products liability,
agents' and brokers' errors and omissions, ERISA litigation,
law, construction liability of contractors, architects and
premises liability, personal injury and property damage.
3/79-3/80 Associate with
firm of Falligant, Kent & Toporek
(Savannah, GA); trial preparation and participation in
University of Georgia, J.D. Herman Talmadge
Moot Court semi-finalist.
University of Tulsa, B.S., Journalism.
Phillips Petroleum Advertising
Scholarship; Dean's Honor Roll; COLLEGIAN reporter;
Varsity track; Pi
Kappa Alpha fraternity.
PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING:*
“Obtaining Attorney’s Fees in Florida
Arbitrations,” The Florida Bar Journal, June 2014.
at Florida Bar Labor and Employment Section seminar
“Navigating the World of ADR,” Hollywood, FL, March 2014.
at Florida Public Employment Labor Relations Forum,
Orlando, September 2012.
Speaker at Florida Labor-Management Conference, St. Pete
Beach, August 2010.
"Products Liability Defense, A State-by-State Compendium,"
Defense Research Institute (Contrib. Ed.) (1992).
Compliance Defense" 32 For the Defense 24 (Oct. 1990).
Speaker at products liability seminar, State Bar of
Chairman, Chattanooga Bar Association Bar/Media Symposium,
"Free Press--Fair Trial," November, 1989.
Advertising/ public relations consultant (Miami, FL);
designed local and
national advertising campaigns; produced a local news/
sports radio show.
representative, copywriter and photographer (Miami, FL);
coordinated marketing and public relations program for
Miami athletic department; location producer and
statistician for 1972
University of Miami football radio broadcasts.
high school teacher in Dade County, (FL) public school
system. Copywriter for international public relations firm
FL). Assistant Program Director for Jaycees International;
and implemented various international promotional projects.
Mailing Address: 5107 Hanging Moss Lane
Sarasota, FL 34238
Cell Phone: 941/266-5412