Ken Starr is an experienced ADR professional and former trial lawyer who
is now focusing his practice exclusively on mediation, arbitration and
other conflict resolution disciplines; he has served as an ADR Neutral
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 Sarasota, FL.

AAA Arbitrator.
JAMS, Mediator and Arbitrator.
Mediation Works, Inc., Panel of Mediators.
FINRA, Roster of Mediators and Arbitrators.
United States Postal Service, REDRESS program (employment) Mediator.
NAM, Roster of Employment Arbitrators.
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Roster of Labor Arbitrators.
Florida Public Employees Relations Commission, Special Magistrate.
Miami-Dade County Hearing Officer (Civil Service employment disputes).
Sarasota County Code Enforcement Special Magistrate.
Better Business Bureau, Certified Arbitrator.
Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31, initial roster of approved Mediators.
U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, Roster of Mediators
and Arbitrators.

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, Atlanta, 2015
Florida Public Employment Labor Relations Forum, Orlando, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015
National Academy of Arbitrators Skills Enhancement Workshop, Miami, 2011
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. Lauderdale, 2008
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, Ft.
Lauderdale, 2000
Transformative Mediation Training, U. S. Postal Service, Jacksonville, 1999
Labor Arbitration Training, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service,
Washington, D.C., 1999
Securities Arbitration Training, NASD, Tampa, 1999
Advanced Securities Arbitration Training, NASD, Atlanta, 1999
Commercial Arbitration Training, Council of Better Business Bureaus, Chattanooga, 1996
General Civil Mediation Training, Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal
Education, Atlanta, 1995

Admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for
Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia, the Eastern District of
Tennessee, and the United States Circuit Courts of Appeals for the
Fifth, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits. Member of The Florida Bar, State Bar of Georgia, Tennessee Bar and the Sarasota Bar Association.

Judge Pro-tem, Hamilton County (TN) General Sessions Court, 1995.

Adjunct Professor-Business Law and Hospitality Law, University of South
Florida, 2005-07. Adjunct Professor-Business Law, Webster University
2007. Adjunct Professor-Business Ethics, Webster University MBA
Program, 2006. Adjunct Professor-Labor and Employment Law, Webster
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 Resolution
course, Georgia State University College of Law, 2002. Instructor of
business law for certified professional secretaries, Chattanooga State
Community College, 1983-1984. Adjunct Professor- Principles of
Insurance, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1982. Adjunct
instructor business law, Chattanooga State Community College, 1980-1982.

Member 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.

1/99-present  Full time Arbitrator, Mediator and university
professor. Experience in construction, professional malpractice,
securities, employment/labor, ERISA, personal injury, property damage
and insurance disputes.

1/91-12/98  Principal in the firm of Starr & Daniell, P.C.
(Chattanooga, TN); civil trial practice emphasizing professional
liability, employment law, ERISA, insurance law, products liability,
real estate and construction litigation, personal injury and premises
liability; concurrently provided Arbitration and Mediation services
throughout Southeast Tennessee and Northwest Georgia.

3/80-1/91  Member of the firm of Luther, Anderson, Cleary & Ruth
(Chattanooga, TN); supervised all Georgia litigation within the firm;
lead attorney in approximately 100 trials in state and federal courts in
Georgia and Tennessee in the fields of products liability, insurance
agents' and brokers' errors and omissions, ERISA litigation, employment
law, construction liability of contractors, architects and engineers,
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 insurance defense

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.

“Obtaining Attorney’s Fees in Florida Arbitrations,” The Florida Bar Journal, June 2014.

Speaker at Florida Bar Labor and Employment Section seminar “Navigating the World of ADR,” Hollywood, FL, March 2014.

Speaker 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).

"The Compliance Defense" 32 For the Defense 24 (Oct. 1990).
Speaker at products liability seminar, State Bar of Georgia, 1990.
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.

Account representative, copywriter and photographer (Miami, FL);
coordinated marketing and public relations program for University of
Miami athletic department; location producer and statistician for 1972
University of Miami football radio broadcasts.

Substitute high school teacher in Dade County, (FL) public school
system. Copywriter for international public relations firm (Miami,
FL). Assistant Program Director for Jaycees International; developed
and implemented various international promotional projects.

Mailing Address: 5107 Hanging Moss Lane
Sarasota, FL 34238
Phone: 941/925-0326
Cell Phone: 941/266-5412



·         Substantial training and experience as an ADR professional.
Certified and/or recognized by the Florida Supreme Court, the Tennessee Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of
Tennessee, FINRA, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation
Service, the U.S. Postal Service and the Florida Public
Employees Relations Commission.

·         Experienced in a wide range of civil litigation including:
construction, commercial, securities, employment, labor, ERISA,
professional liability, personal injury, premises liability,
products liability, property damage and insurance disputes.

·         Representative construction cases include damages allegedly
caused by: owner’s delay; improper installation of HVAC system;
deficient engineering and/or construction of gravity sewer
system; deficient home construction, repairs and renovation;
deficient manufactured home construction and/or installation;
faulty commercial building foundation preparation.

·         Representative commercial cases include: claims on delinquent
promissory notes; breach of partnership agreement; breach of
supply contract between wholesaler and multi-state retail chain
breach of franchise agreement.

·         Representative securities cases include claims of: unauthorized
trading; negligent and/or unsuitable investment advice;
negligence and/or fraud in establishing a margin account;
wrongful withholding of funds and failure to execute trades.

·         Representative employment cases include: discrimination based
upon sex, race, national origin, religion and disability; sexual
harassment; hostile work environment; disparate treatment;
violation of FLSA, including collective actions; violation of FMLA;
breach of implied employment contract and withholding of vested
bonus, commission or retirement benefits.

·         Representative labor cases include: failure to follow seniority
practice; negotiation of union-management collective bargaining
agreement; unwarranted discipline and inappropriate discipline.

·         Representative ERISA cases include alleged failure to provide:
medical benefits: dental benefits; proper family health
insurance and continued life insurance.

·         Representative professional liability cases include: medical
malpractice; hospital liability; dental malpractice; architects
and engineers errors and omissions and insurance agents and
brokers errors and omissions.

·         Representative products liability cases include allegedly
defective: plastic extruding machine; frozen sausage; skip
hoist; conveyer system; disposable diapers; automobiles;
personal water craft and heart pacemakers.