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Judith S. Nelson, Arbitrator and Mediator
Judith S. Nelson received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 1982. From 1982 to 1985 she was panel counsel for Travelers Insurance Company. In 1985 Judith became an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Miami. In 1986 Governor Bob Graham appointed her to the Bench as a Judge of Compensation Claims.

Judith Nelson served 15 years as a Judge of Compensation Claims for Dade and Monroe Counties, from 1986 to 2001, receiving reappointments by Governors Robert Martinez and Lawton Chiles. She retired from the Bench in 2001 and became a Supreme Court certified mediator so she could devote more time to The Victory School for Children with Autism and Related Disabilities that she and her husband, Barry Nelson, founded in June, 2000 to provide quality education for individuals with autism like their son, Jesse. Judith has successfully resolved thousands of cases involving workers’ compensation, personal injury, medical malpractice and labor issues. She has also been certified by the Supreme Court in Family Mediation and is uniquely qualified to render assistance in the resolution of marital dissolution involving children with special needs because of her experiences raising a son with severe autism and running a school for children with autism and related disabilities. Judith is active as a Neutral Arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, hearing a range of cases including employment discrimination, retaliatory discharge, restrictive covenant, wage and hour violations, contract disputes and personal injury. She is also a member of the AAA Commercial Panel, the Mediation Special Program Panel and their Judicial Settlement Conference program.

Judith Nelson has received The Woman of Valor award from the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Spectrum Award from the American Red Cross and The Steel Service Award from Steel Hector & Davis LLP. She has served on the Board of Directors of The University of Miami Center for Autism and Related Disabilities as well as The Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund. She is currently serving on The Workers Compensation Statewide nominating Commission and remains involved with the Victory Center for Autism.

 

 
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Judi Nelson featured in Aventura Magazine
Jan - Feb 2007
 
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Kathryn "Kitty" Pecko,
Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit and Appellate Mediator

Kathryn “Kitty” Pecko was a Judge of Compensation Claims for over 17 years. She presided over hundreds of cases in the Miami District office and later in the Fort Lauderdale District office. More than 90% of Judge Pecko’s orders were affirmed on appeal. She is certified by the Supreme Court as a Circuit Court and Appellate Mediator.

Prior to her judicial tenure, Kathryn was appellate counsel in both State and Federal courts, handling cases covering a broad spectrum of substantive law. She served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Miami for 8 years. As a Board Certified Appellate attorney, Kathryn was counsel in more than 100 appellate opinions, not including PCAs, Circuit Court appellate opinions, and non-published Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal opinions.

 

Resolution-Solution provides Mediation and Arbitration services in Central Florida and South Florida. Highly qualified, experienced, and knowledgeable Mediators and Arbitrators, including former Judges of Compensation Claims - Judi Nelson, Kathryn Pecko. Practice areas: Workers Compensation, Employment Discrimination claims, (EEOC, FCRA, ADA), Wage and Hour claims, Retaliatory Discharge, Marital dissolution and shared parental responsibility issues, Appellate mediation, Personal injury cases.