About Us

Bio Arve A. Wikstrom, MBA, JD

  

Mr. Wikstrom was first introduced to Alternative Dispute Resolution while attending law school whereby he became a Certified Florida Supreme Court County Mediator in 1999. During the years, Arve Wikstrom gained a great deal of experience working for various litigation firms. The litigation firms varied from in-house counsel law offices for insurance companies to personal injury law firms and a products liability law firm where advocacy for the client was second to none.


Upon returning from Afghanistan after a one year combat tour as a Captain in the US Army, advising and conducting combat missions with the Afghan National Army, Mr. Wikstrom realized conflict resolution ought to be the wave of the future in all areas.

  

He has mediated thousands of cases and served as an arbitrator in hundreds of cases. Mr. Wikstrom has mediated and arbitrated various conflicts ranging from family issues, employment disputes, automobile collisions, contract disputes and appellate disputes.

  

Arve Wikstrom is certified as a county, circuit, family, dependency and appellate mediator by the Florida Supreme Court, a FINRA arbitrator, ombudsman for the ESGR (Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve), listed as a neutral with the Department of Defense and a volunteer arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau. He belongs to less than twenty (25) mediators certified in all areas of mediation in the State of Florida and belongs to a very select few who have mediated in all certification areas. Mr. Wikstrom teaches the Florida Supreme Court certified county and family mediation class. He has a BA, MBA and JD.

  

Education 

LeMoyne College - Syracuse, NY - Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy

University of Orlando - Orlando, FL - MBA

Barry University School of Law - Orlando, FL - JD

  

Certifications


Mediation

  

American Arbitration Association (Foreclosures)

Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator (Divorce)

Florida Supreme Court Certified County Mediator (Claims less then $15,000)

Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator (Claims greater than $15,000)

Florida Supreme Court Certified Dependency Mediator (Department of Children and Families - Dependency Claims)

Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate Mediator (Appellate Mediation)

Florida Supreme Court Approved Certified Primary Trainer in Certified County Mediation Training (Instructor)

Florida Supreme Court Approved Certified Primary Trainer in Certified Family Mediation Training (Instructor)

Department of Defense Mediator (Equal Employment Opportunity Disputes)


Arbitration

  

FINRA Arbitrator (f/n/a NASD - securities)

Arbitration Forums, Inc. Arbitrator (Insurance Subrogation Claims)

Better Business Bureau Arbitrator (Lemon-Law and Contractual Disputes)


Other

  

Parent Coordinator (Divorced Parents)

Guardian Ad Litem (Dependency)

ESGR Ombudsman for the Department of Defense (Reserve military - employment disputes)

  

Languages-German

  

Past and Present Memberships & Affiliations & Volunteer Organizations

  

Alternative Dispute Resolution Organizations

  

FINRA Arbitrator (f/n/a NASD)

Arbitration Forums, Inc. (Insurance Subrogation)

Volunteer Better Business Bureau Arbitrator 

Volunteer Orange and Osceola County Mediator for the Ninth Judicial Circuit

Member of The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc.

Parent Coordinator for the Ninth Judicial Circuit (Orange County, Florida)

Contracted Family and Dependency Mediator for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Florida

Contracted Family and Dependency Mediator for the Fifth Judicial Circuit, Florida

Contracted Dependency Mediator for Brevard County.

  

Military

U.S. Army Reserves - Lieutenant Colonel

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) - Ombudsman

Reserve Officers Association (ROA)


Volunteer Organizations

  

Osceola County - Guardian Ad Litem

Hands on Orlando Volunteer

President KIWANIS Club of North Orlando

Volunteer Medic - SAVES Ambulance

Links in re Arve A. Wikstrom, MBA, JD

  

Court List of Mediation Instructors
http://www.flcourts.org/gen_public/adr/provider.shtml
 

Florida Court Resolution Center-John P. Quinones IV, Esquire
http://www.courtresolution.com
 

 Roman Legal Outsourcing
http://sidroman.com/page15.php
 

 Resolute Mediation & Arbitration, Inc.
http://www.resolutemediation.com/pg43.cfm
 

9th Judicial Circuit, Orange County - Family/Dependency Schedule
http://www.ninthcircuit.org/Mediation/MedsAvail.htm
 

9th Judicial  Circuit, Osceola County - Family/Dependency Schedule
http://198.140.240.34

Mediation Rates


$300 an hour total 

Three hour minimum (each party pays $450.00)

Cancellation fee $450 if less than 48 hours notice 


Arbitration Rates


Same as mediation