Matrix Mediation, LLC
real people, real problems, real solutions (561) 340-3500 • (800) 379-2580
 
Rodney Romano, Esquire (founder/owner)
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator 2000 – present
    o  State and Federal cases
  • Supreme Court/DRC Qualified Arbitrator 
  • Mediator CM 12628 R 
  • Florida Bar - Admitted 1986 - FBN# 559482 
  • Mediator Qualifications Board, Supreme Court of FL 2009 - 2012 
  • Master at the Bench, Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Court  2012 – 2015
  • Super Lawyers – Top Rated Dispute Resolution Attorney 2014-2016
 
Areas Of Expertise
  • Complex, multiple party, catastrophic and highly emotional matters 
  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death 
  • Medical, Legal and other Professional Negligence 
  • Premises Negligence, including Negligent Security 
  • Auto and Trucking Negligence, UMC/Uninsured Motorist Claims 
  • Civil Rights claims
  • Global Mediation, Pre-Suit Mediation, Hybrid Mediation 
  • Construction Defects – personal injury and 1st party claims 
  • Contract matters 
  • Nursing Home Negligence/Chapter 400 cases 
  • Products Liability , including Food, Drug and Toxic Exposure 
  • Insurance Claims and Coverage Disputes of all types, including Health and Life, Hurricane, Homeowner, Arson, Fraud 
  • Extra Contractual Liability Claims (Bad Faith) 
  • ADA, Employment disputes 
  • Contract Claims 
  • Condominium and Home Owner Association Disputes 
  • Governmental Issues, including Eminent Domain, Code Enforcement and Zoning 
  • Private Trials pursuant to F.S.Ch.40 
  • Probate and Trust Disputes 
  • Subrogation Claims 
  • Umpire - Appraisal cases
 
Professional/Civic
  • Member, Florida Association of Professional Mediators - 2007 - present
    o  President-Elect 2015 - 2017
  • Member, Mediator Qualifications Board (MQB) DRC/ Florida Supreme Court  - 2009 - present 
  • Faculty, National College of Advocacy - 1987 - 1999 
  • Mayor, City of Lake Worth FL - 1993-1997 and 2001 -2005 
  • Licensed Florida Nursing Home Administrator – 1976 – 1985 
  • Licensed Florida Certified General Contractor – 1982 - 1985   
  • The Palm Beach County Bar Association 
  • The Martin County Bar Association   
 
Education
  • Nova University Center for the Study of Law (JD)- 1983-1986
  • Emory University, Atlanta GA (BA)- 1971-1974
  • Cardinal Newman High School - 1967 - 1971
  • Sacred Heart School, Lake Worth, Florida - 1960 -1967
  • Certified Circuit Civil Mediation Course - 1999
Mr. Romano has given seminar presentations on trial advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution
since 1986 to attendees of the following:
  • Annual Dispute Resolution Conference 
  • Florida Association of Professional Mediators
  • PESI-Annual Worker’s Compensation Convention
  • American Trial Lawyers Association 
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers 
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association 
  • Florida Risk Managers Association 
 
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