MEMBER PROFILE: Kim W. Torres
 

Kim W. Torres
Torres Mediation Services
1300 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Ste. A
Melbourne, FL 32935

Tel: (321) 821-9995
Fax: (321) 574-4224
Email: kim@torresmediation.com
www.TorresMediation.com

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ONLINE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULING
   
Calendar Last Updated: 17 Sep 14

 





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ADR SERVICES & CERTIFICATIONS
 
ADR Services:
Mediation (Circuit-Civil)
Mediation (Family)
Facilitation

 

FL Certification Qualifications:
County Court Mediator
Circuit-Civil Mediator
Certified Family Mediator
Certified Appellate Mediator

Serving the following Judicial Circuits:
2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19

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MEDIATION CASE EXPERIENCE
 
Kim W. Torres has experience in settling the following types of case:
Appellate
Automotive
Aviation
Bankruptcy/Creditors
Commercial/Business
Community Associations [ 1 ]*
Construction
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections [ 1 ]*
Elder Abuse
Eminent Domain
Family Businesses
Health Care
Land Use/Planning
Landlord/Tenant
Lemon Law
Medical Malpractice
Mortgage Foreclosure
Non-profit Organizations
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury [ 1 ]*
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Property Damage
Real Estate
Title Disputes
Torts

* Please click number to view relevant attorney testimonials.
Kim W. Torres has experience in the following areas of areas of Family Law:

Child Support
Children & School
Common Law/Cohabitation
Divorce (All Issues)
Gay/Lesbian
Parent-Elder Support
Parent-Teen
Paternity
 
PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

Biographical Notes:

Kim Torres is a Certified mediator in the areas of Circuit Civil, Family and County courts. She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1985 and has practiced exclusively as a Mediator since 2000, mediating well over 1000 cases.

Kim has established a full time mediation practice in the areas of mortgage foreclosure, civil conflicts, contract//business disputes, healthcare issues, guardianship and elder care disputes. In addition to running her private mediation business, Kim is actively involved in mediation in the Civil and Family Mediation courts in Brevard County.

In recognition of her professionalism and commitment, she was honored as the Circuit Civil Mediator of the Year for Brevard County in 2007. Most recently, Kim has worked with the courts in the development of the Foreclosure Mediation program for Brevard County. She currently mediates throughout the State of Florida in response to demand for her effective skills and approachable style.

As a lawyer, she has practiced in the areas of Real Estate and property transactions, as well as general business issues. Kim has served as an evaluator for mediators-in-training for the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Dispute Institute (DEOMI) at Patrick Air Force Base and has made presentations to other mediators for the Dispute Resolution Center annual conference.  She has also served as a presenter and trainer for Peer Mediation programs in Brevard County. Her experience includes successfully mediating civil disputes that include breaches of contract and Homeowners' Association issues. Kim has developed an expertise in mortgage foreclosures, mortgage modifications in bankruptcy and consumer credit cases.

A native of Florida, Kim received both her undergraduate and law degrees from Florida State University. In addition to the Florida Bar, she currently holds memberships with the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, the Brevard County Bar Association and the Brevard Association of Women Lawyers. Kim has also served on Boards and in leadership positions for various community organizations, including the Board of the Brevard Bar Foundation, Family Counseling Center of Brevard and the Junior League of South Brevard.

As a member of the Florida Circuit-Civil Mediators' Society, the International Mediators Institute and the Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Kim has been selected by her peers as one of the most elite members of the mediation profession. This honor has been earned through years of experience and referrals by members of the legal profession who recognize her skill and effectiveness.

Kim is available for mediations throughout the State of Florida. Her areas of focus include: real estate litigation, guardianship and elder care issues, healthcare disputes, automobile warranty claims, breach of contract, landlord/tenant claims, mortgage foreclosure, debt collection, personal injury, condominium and Homeowners Assn. problems, contract disputes and uncontested divorces. While using her legal training, Kim is particularly skilled in addressing the psychological concerns of the parties during mediation which can open the door to the effective resolution of their disputes.

Please inquire about medical malpractice, and complex commerical and multiparty mediations, which may be held anywhere in the State of Florida.  Kim co-mediates these cases with a Board Certified Trial Attorney with over 25 years of complex litigation experience. This provides the parties with both subject matter expertise and advanced mediation skills developed through years of experience.

Education:

  • Florida State Univ, Magna Cum Laude, BA in Social Sciences, Political Sciences and International Affairs - 1981
  • Florida State Univ, College of Law - 1985
  • Native Floridian - providing services across the State of Florida

Languages

English

Memberships & Affiliations :

  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • International Mediation Institute
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Florida Bar Assocation
  • Premium Member of Mediate.com
  • Florida Lemon Law Arbitration Training
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Brevard County Bar Foundation
  • Approved Appellate Mediator, 5th DCA
  • Circuit Civil Mediator of the Year, 2007, Brevard County
  • Brevard County Association of Women Lawyers
  • Evaluator for DEOMI (Department of Equal Opportunity Management Dispute Institute) at Patrick Air Force Base
  • Family Counseling Center of Brevard, Board of Directors
  • Collins Center for Public Policy Foreclosure Mediation Training
  • Supreme Court Foreclosure Mediation Training at USF
  • Healthcare Disputes Training at USF
  • Advanced Training with tthe National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Elder/Adult Family Mediation Training
  • Mortgage Foreclosure for Bankruptcy


RATES & PAYMENT INFORMATION

Rates: Mediation fees are charged at $250 per hour with a minimum of two hours. Foreclosure mediations are charged as a flat fee based on the county where the mediation takes place.

Payment: Payment is expected at the end of the mediation session, For foreclosure mediations, payment is due five days before the mediation.

Cancellation Policy: If a mediation is cancelled within 5 business days of the scheduled mediation, and not rescheduled within four weeks, then a cancellation fee of $500 will be charged.


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