MEDIATOR/ARBITRATOR/CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROFESSIONAL
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 Certified Circuit Civil
Florida Qualified Arbitrator. He has taught an ADR course at Georgia State University College
of Law, Labor and Employment Law 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.
and CURRENT ADR AFFILIATIONS and CERTIFICATIONS:*
JAMS, Atlanta 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
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
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.
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 Bureaus, Chattanooga,
General Civil Mediation Training, Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal
Education, Atlanta, 1995
AFFILIATIONS & ACTIVITIES: *
Licensed to practice law in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee. Also has
been 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.
Judge Pro-tem, Hamilton County (TN) General Sessions Court,
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 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 Florida Bar and the State Bar of Georgia. 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.
time Mediator, Arbitrator 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Cell Phone: 941/266-5412
Email Ken@StarrADR.com <mailto:Ken@StarrADR.com>