We help those involved in litigation to amicably resolve their differences.

Each side feels strongly about their position and the goal of mediation is to get the parties together in an informal setting to discuss their positions openly and honestly, so that a fair evaluation of the claims and defenses can be made. In many cases, this is the first time the parties will all sit together to discuss their dispute and express their thoughts and feelings about the issues. It can be an emotional situation for many clients.

We are a full-service alternative dispute resolution company.

—Eric Luckman

Meet Our Team

Eric H. Luckman

Eric

Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator Eric has been a trial lawyer in Florida for over 36 years. He has tried numerous cases to verdict, so he truly understands the risks of going to trial and the benefit of the mediation process. In the beginning of his career, most of the cases Eric handled were in the area of personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including products liability and medical malpractice cases. More recently, most of Eric’s work has been in the area of insurance coverage and bad faith litigation.

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    Eric has been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar since 1993. He is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named as a “Florida Super Lawyer” in insurance law, one of only approximately 20 lawyers statewide to receive this recognition, in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014 – 2019.

  • Areas of Expertise

    Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith claims, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death claims, Insurance Agent Errors and Omissions claims, Insurance Fraud and Misrepresentation claims and Legal Malpractice claims.

  • Professional & Bar Association Memberships

    The Florida Bar
    Member Since: 1983

    Palm Beach County Justice Association (formerly known as Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers)
    Member Since: 1996
    Past President: 1999

    Florida Justice Association
    Member Since: 1983
    Member, Insurance Committee

    American Association for Justice
    Member Since: 1983

    Palm Beach County Bar Association
    Member Since: 1988
    Member, Medical-Legal Committee: 1997-2001
    Member, Professionalism Committee: 2011-2013

    Florida Academy of Professional Mediators 2016

  • Education

    Juris Doctor, University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, FL, 1983
    Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, in Politics, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 1980

  • Jurisdictions of Practice

    Florida State Courts, 1983
    U.S. Southern District (Trial Bar), 1985
    U.S. Middle District, 2003
    U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1990

  • Awards & Recognition

    Named as a “Florida Super Lawyer, 2008,2009,2011, 2014 by Law and Politics Magazine Recipient of the Bronze Patriot Award from the Florida Justice Association (formerly known as Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers).

  • Significant Appeals

    Keen v. Florida Sheriff’s Self-Insurance Fund, 962 So.2d 1021, Fla.App. 4 Dist., August 08, 2007
    Wellman v. GEICO General Ins. Co., 931 So.2d 1046, Fla.App. 4 Dist., June 21, 2006
    Drew v. Mobile USA Ins. Co., 920 So.2d 832, Fla.App. 4 Dist., February 22, 2006
    O’Malley v. Nationwide Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 890 So.2d 1163, Fla.App. 4 Dist., December 22, 2004
    Keen v. Florida Sheriffs’ Self-Insurance Fund, 854 So.2d 8444, Fla.App. 4 Dist., September 24, 2003
    Herring v. Horace Mann Ins. Co., 795 So.2d 209, Fla.App. 4 Dist., September 26, 2001
    U.S. Security Ins. Co., Inc. v. Doss, 764 So.2d 885, Fla App. 4 Dist.,August 9, 2000
    McFadden v. Staley, 687 So.2d 357, Fla.App. 4 Dist., February 12, 1997
    Villatoro v. Concepcion, 671 So.2d 216, Fla.App. 4 Dist., April 03, 1996
    Riddell v. Jacobson & Cohen, P.A., 622 So.2d 140, Fla.App. 4 Dist., August 04, 1993
    Jarrell v. Churm, 611 So.2d 69 Fla.App. 4 Dist., December 30, 1992 Allstate Ins. Co., Inc. v. Walker, 583 So.2d 356, Fla.App. 4 Dist., June 26, 1991

  • Lectures Presented

    November, 2008. Palm Beach Justice Association. Strategies on Cross-Examining the Opposing Professional Examiners. Insurance Claims- Strategies That Have Worked, And Failed, Over The Last 25 Years.
    October, 2000. Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association. How to Defeat the Defense Professional Independent Medical Practitioners.
    September, 1993. Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. Insurance and Other Consumer Issues Seminar. Insurance Agency Claims, Policy Cancellations & Premium Financing.
    September, 1992. Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. Across the Board Insurance Claims Seminar. Insurance Agency Claims, Policy Cancellations & Premium Financing.

Philip G. Thompson

Philip

Philip G. Thompson has over twenty years of trial experience in the areas of personal injury (including medical malpractice, wrongful death and premises liability), workers compensation, Social Security disability and general civil litigation matters. He has tried over fifty cases to verdict in various jury and non jury matters. Phil still has an active trial practice where he represents both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of administrative and general civil matters. Phil has also been providing title and closing services as an agent for the Attorneys Title Fund since 2006. Phil is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.

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    When it comes to mediation, Phil’s mantra is pretty simple: Reasonable people do reasonable things. As Thomas Crum once said, “Resolving conflict is rarely about who is right. It is about acknowledgment and appreciation of differences.” When the parties can acknowledge and appreciate the views of their adversary, it is only then that they can act reasonably. Making this happen is Phil’s specialty. More often than not, mediation isn’t about finding a solution; it’s about identifying the problem. Once the problem is identified, the solution will present itself.

  • Professional & Bar Association Memberships

    The Florida Bar
    Member Since: 1983

    Palm Beach County Justice Association (formerly known as Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers)
    Member Since: 1996
    Past President: 1999

    Florida Justice Association
    Member Since: 1983
    Member, Insurance Committee

    American Association for Justice
    Member Since: 1983

    Palm Beach County Bar Association
    Member Since: 1988
    Member, Medical-Legal Committee: 1997-2001
    Member, Professionalism Committee: 2011-2013

    Florida Academy of Professional Mediators 2016

  • Education

    Juris Doctor, University of Florida College of Law, 1995 (With Honors)
    Bachelor of Arts, Auburn University, 1992 (Magna Cum Laude) (Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society)

  • Jurisdictions of Practice

    Florida State Courts, 1996
    U.S. Southern District of Florida, 1996
    U.S. Middle District of Florida, 1998
    U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, 1996

  • Awards & Recognition

    In 2017 Phil was honored by his peers in Florida Trend Magazine as a Florida Legal Elite, and for the last five years, Phil has been named by his peers as one of Florida’s Super Lawyers.

Donna Greenspan Solomon

Donna

Donna Greenspan Solomon has been a lawyer for over 20 years and is one of the few attorneys certified by The Florida Bar as both Appellate Specialist and Business Litigator. Donna is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil, Family and Appellate Mediator. Donna is a Member of the AAA’s Roster of Arbitrators (Commercial Panel). She is a FINRA Chair-Approved and Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator. Her areas of expertise include contract disputes, business torts, partnership agreements, and insurance coverage claims.

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    As an experienced litigator and appellate attorney, Donna understands the value of parties resolving their disputes themselves through mediation rather than by putting their fate in the hands of a judge or jury. Donna is a proactive mediator who understands and gets to the heart of the issues, is pragmatic, persistent, and patient, and deals effectively with sensitive issues and clients.

    Donna has been rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available for ethical standards and legal ability. Donna’s dual board certification by The Florida Bar means that she has been “evaluated for professionalism, tested for expertise.” She has also been named a “Florida Super Lawyer” featured in the Super Lawyers Business Edition.

  • Professional & Bar Association Memberships

    The Florida Bar
    The Florida Supreme Court’s Committee on Standard Jury Instructions-Contract and Business Cases
    Business Litigation Certification Committee of The Florida Bar
    Arbitrator for the Grievance Mediation Program of The Florida Bar
    American Inns of Court
    Florida Association for Women Lawyers, President of Palm Beach County Chapter, 2001
    Palm Beach County Bar Association

  • Education

    Juris Doctor, Summa cum laude (top of class), Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1995;

    Master of Business Administration in Finance, With Distinction, Lubin Graduate School of Business at Pace University, White Plains, NY, 1985;

    Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Magna cum laude, State University of New York, Binghamton, NY, 1979

  • Jurisdictions of Practice

    The Florida Bar (1995);

    United State Supreme Court (2005);

    United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (1997);

    United States District Court for the Southern (1998), Northern (1998) and Middle (1997), Districts of Florida, and Eastern District of Michigan (2014).

  • Awards & Recognition

    Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County “And Justice for All” Pro Bono Award;

    Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Florida Supreme Court, and Florida Pro Bono Coordinators Association, Pro Bono Award;

    AVDA and YWCA National Domestic Violence Awareness Award.

Jose Rodriguez

Jose G. Rodriguez, a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer, is also a Certified Florida Circuit Court Mediator whose mediation practice concentrates on the mediation of civil cases with an emphasis on personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, product liability and worker’s compensation cases. He has been a civil trial practitioner in the south Florida area for the past 43 years. He is bilingual in Spanish.

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    Jose has been Board Certified by the Florida Bar since 1990. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory; Listed in Martindale­ Hubbell Law Directory, Registry of Preeminent Lawyers and Listed in Law & Politics Registry of Florida Super Lawyers.

  • Areas of Expertise

    Jose is specialized in civil trial work with an emphasis on personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, product liability and worker’s compensation cases.

  • Professional & Bar Association Memberships

    Florida Bar
    Palm Beach County Bar Association (Chairman Immigration and Naturalization Committee 1978-1990)
    American Bar Association
    Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association (Board of Directors 1990-1991; President 1992-1993)
    American Board of Trial Advocates, Inducted 1992

  • Education

    1971, Florida Atlantic University, B.A.
    1976, University of Florida J.D.

Shellian Paul

Shelliann

Shelliann is our Scheduling Coordinator for mediations but also handles a variety of administrative and marketing tasks for the office. She comes to us with over 9 years’ experience as a Legal Secretary in the area of foreclosure defense. Shelliann is proud of her ability to excel in all areas of the legal assistant field and makes everyone feel like they are her favorite client. Originally from Jamaica, she lives in Tamarac with her husband of 5 years. She is very involved in her church, loves to travel, and is an avid photographer of the outdoors. Her dream vacation is to travel to Paris with her best camera equipment.

Joanne Luckman

Joanne is originally from New Jersey. And yes, she is married to Mediator, Eric. She received her degree in Brooklyn, NY as a Licensed Optician in 1983. Although the two have been busy raising their 3 beautiful daughters, Joanne has worn many hats over the years. Quickly transitioning into the role of Operations Manager for Eric’s law firm, she provides administrative, marketing and bookkeeping support for his busy office. Her additional ventures have included video production and owning an e-commerce soup business. Her organizational skills and dynamic personality are just a few of the many assets she brings to MediationWorks.

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