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.
LeMoyne College - Syracuse, NY - Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy
University of Orlando - Orlando, FL - MBA
Barry University School of Law - Orlando, FL - JD
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)
FINRA Arbitrator (f/n/a NASD - securities)
Arbitration Forums, Inc. Arbitrator (Insurance Subrogation Claims)
Better Business Bureau Arbitrator (Lemon-Law and Contractual Disputes)
Parent Coordinator (Divorced Parents)
Guardian Ad Litem (Dependency)
ESGR Ombudsman for the Department of Defense (Reserve military - employment disputes)
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.
U.S. Army Reserves - Lieutenant Colonel
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) - Ombudsman
Reserve Officers Association (ROA)
Osceola County - Guardian Ad Litem
Hands on Orlando Volunteer
President KIWANIS Club of North Orlando
Volunteer Medic - SAVES Ambulance
Court List of Mediation Instructors
Florida Court Resolution Center-John P. Quinones IV, Esquire
Roman Legal Outsourcing
Resolute Mediation & Arbitration, Inc.
9th Judicial Circuit, Orange County - Family/Dependency Schedule
9th Judicial Circuit, Osceola County - Family/Dependency Schedule
$300 an hour total
Three hour minimum (each party pays $450.00)
Cancellation fee $450 if less than 48 hours notice
Same as mediation