Gary Kettring

Gary Kettring

There are three basic reasons why people hire Mediation Services of Southern Florida.

First, We are the leaders in providing expert Mediations to the Law Firms & Individuals in Florida & the South East.

Second, We listen to our clients & have the experience and knowledge to finding Practical & Economical Solutions for their cases.

Third, Our Only service is Mediation. We don’t try to rework your finances or provide you with an ongoing counseling service.  We Mediate your case and focus on a solution that Best Fits your Needs & Goals.

Additionally, we  offer Telephonic & Video Conference (Zoom & WebEx) mediation. 

We will fairly mediate your case. You can hire others to do yourmediations, BUT isn’t your case worth having the Very Best?

Gary Kettring is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family & Circuit Civil Mediator and has been practicing in the Sarasota Area for over 21 years. He has an extensive business background in sales and is one of the most sought after mediators in the area.

In addition to mediation, Mr. Kettring formerly  was a volunteer with the Florida Guardian Ad Litem Program, so he knows how to approach issues regarding Children & Teens. Additionally, he volunteers with the Citizens Dispute Settlement Program helping folks settle their cases.

  • Florida Certified County, Family, Circuit Civil Appellate & Foreclosure Mediator
  • Certified WIND Umpire – Wind Insurance Network
  • FL Chapter – National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals 2023
  • Arbitrators & Mediators Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ) /Affiliate Member
  • Bankruptcy Mediator / U.S. Federal Bankruptcy Court
  • Approved FL Department of Financial Service ADR Mediator
  • Former Mediation Training Review Board Member
  • Registered Georgia, Louisiana & Kentucky Mediator
  • Diplomat Member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • 2019 Member Family Court Professional Collaborative
  • FL Mediator Qualification and Discipline Review Board (MQDRB)/ Appointed 2020
  • Former Board of Directors FAPM
  • Personal Injury Mediations
  • HOA Dispute Mediator
  • Hurricane & Wind Mediations
  • Family Issues & Elder Care
  • Student Loan Modifications
  • Landlord-Tennant Disputes
  • Debt & Collection Mediator
  • Foreclosure Mediations
  • Aviation/Pilot Issue Mediations
  • Alternative Life Style Issues/LGBQ
  • Military Divorce Mediations
  • Workers Compensation Mediations
  • Pre-Suite Mediations
  • Homeowner/Condo Assoc. Disputes
  • Insurance & Global Settlement Cases
  • Eagle Scout
  • AOPA Member
  • Kentucky Colonel

YouTube]In 2004 Mr. Kettring was honored to be selected as Mediator of the Year by the Dispute Resolution Center in the 12th Judicial Circuit. He is an Assistant Mediator Trainer for the State of Florida and is on the Mediator Guidance Committee in Sarasota. Mr. Kettring is honored to be Certified by the Florida Supreme Court in Family, Circuit Civil, and County & Appellate Mediation.

It’s not unusual to find him offering his services in the four County Courts in the 12th Judicial Circuit (Sarasota, Manatee, Venice and DeSoto). He has also been a guest speaker at many area legal & community functions.

Need a “Guest Speaker” at your next meeting? Please give us a call!

Mediation Services of South Florida, Inc. is pleased to announce that Gary Kettring has been inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN).  This is a great honor for Mr. Kettring.  In the State of Florida, there are less than 250 NADN Mediators.  The selection process is stringent and members are selected from candidates that are recommended by attorneys that have worked with the mediator over the past several years, and found them to be the “Best of the Best” !

Gary Kettring is the founder and president of Mediation Services of Southern FL and Mediation Services, LLC.   He focuses his practice on Insurance disputes, personal & commercial debt disputes, HOA and foreclosure issues.

Gary Kettring is a highly skilled mediator having mediated more than 1300 civil disputes in the past five years and was recently named “Mediator of the Year” by the 12th Judicial Circuit – Citizens Dispute Resolution Center.

The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals is a professional association whose membership consists of ADR professionals distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil and commercial conflict resolution. Membership is by invitation only and all Academy members have been thoroughly reviewed and found to meet stringent practice criteria. Members are amongst the most in-demand neutrals in their respective states, as selected by their peers and approved by local litigators.

“We’re delighted to recognize Gary Kettring to the Academy’s Florida Chapter in recognition of Excellence in his mediation practice,” commented Darren Lee, Executive Director of NADN.

As a long term resident of Central Florida, Gary understands the issues of the challenging economic times, the recent Home Foreclosure Market & Hurricane Damage claims & the impact that these troubles have had on our residents, especially our Elder Citizens & Families.

Proud to be an Affiliate Member Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ). 

Mr. Kettring’s business background proves helpful in resolving Landlord/Tenant and Home Owner Association disputes, as well as recent Foreclosure difficulties.

Give Gary a call or email him today!

(941) 957-3004


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Mediation Rate:

$250 per Hour (2 Hour Minimum) / Usually Shared between Parties

Multi-Party Mediations (More than 2 Parties)

Global Settlement Cases
$125 per Party per Hour
2 Hour Minimum