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 is into his fourth decade as a Florida lawyer. 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 – 2020.

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

    Florida Academy of Professional Mediators 2016

    National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

  • 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, 2014-2020 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.

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 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 more than 40 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

    Broward County Bar Association

  • Education

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

Donald G. Korman

In addition to being a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator, Don has been a litigator and trial lawyer in the state of Florida for over 40 years. During that time he has represented plaintiffs and defendants including patients and healthcare providers in medical malpractice cases, litigating, and trying cases throughout the state of Florida.

As a trial attorney he is aware of the risks and uncertainties a trial brings and the benefits of mediation and a mediated settlement.

For most of his career, Don’s areas of concentration were medical malpractice and personal injury.

More recently, he has added subrogation litigation arising out of homeowners claims representing both plaintiff and defendant carriers.

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    As a young lawyer, I attended a meeting of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association and heard a talk by a prominent plaintiff’s attorney. The attorney spoke of the thread that binds litigators together. How no one other than another litigator truly understands what a litigator goes through in discovering, preparing, and trying a suit.

    I believe that. I greatly respect what litigators do, the efforts litigators put into their cases, and their concern for their clients and the law. Even though we are adversaries, litigators should not and need not be enemies.

    I bring those beliefs to my mediations. The lawyers on both sides and their clients are entitled to respect, courtesy and my best efforts to resolve their cases.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Medical Malpractice
    • All personal injury cases with medical issues
    • Subrogation arising out of first- and third-party homeowners claims
  • Professional & Bar Association Memberships

    Florida Bar
    Broward County Bar Association

  • Education

    Juris Doctor, Rutgers University School of Law, 1974
    Bachelor of Science, Political Science, State University of New York
    College at Oneonta, NY 1970

  • Awards & Recognition

    AV Rating Martindale- Hubbell

Philip G. Thompson

Philip

Philip G. Thompson has over thirty 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

    Recognized as a “Florida Super Lawyer” since 2015.
    Recognized in Florida Trend Magazine as a “Florida Legal Elite” since 2017
    Featured Verdict in the Florida Daily Business Review, December 13,2012.

Donna Greenspan Solomon

Donna

Donna Greenspan Solomon handles business-related appeals, mediation, and arbitration. Donna is one of only three attorneys certified by The Florida Bar as both Appellate Specialist and Business Litigator. Donna is a Certified Circuit, Appellate, and Family Mediator, and a Florida Supreme Court Qualified, American Arbitration Association (AAA), and FINRA Chair-Approved Arbitrator. She is also a former CPA with an MBA in finance.

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    Donna serves on The Florida Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions (Contract and Business Cases). She is a former Chair of The Florida Bar’s Business Litigation Certification Committee.

    After graduating No. 1 from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University, Donna clerked at the Fourth District Court of Appeal for the Hon. Barbara J. Pariente, Justice (ret). Following herclerkship, Donna was with a national law firm for twelve years before opening her own firm, Solomon Appeals, Mediation & Arbitration, in 2011.

    Before becoming a lawyer, Donna was a CPA with an MBA in finance. After working for Price Waterhouse in New York City, she became a Manager of Accounting and Financial Reporting for Penn Central Corporation. After moving to Florida in 1987, Donna became an Assistant Vice President/Manager of Financial Reporting for Intercontinental Bank in Miami, and then performed financial systems analysis for American Express before entering law school.

  • 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.

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. 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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    Eric H. Luckman

    Founder & Mediator