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Ben Newman practiced civil litigation throughout Florida for over 25 years, representing clients in medical malpractice, nursing home, transportation liability, insurance coverage,  premises liability, and general liability cases.  In addition, he has served as a mediator and arbitrator, providing alternative dispute resolution (ADR)  services to attorneys and their clients, for over 18 years.

As a highly-experienced trial attorney, Ben represented clients primarily in cases involving claims of significant injuries, wrongful death,  and high dollar damages.  He brings his experience and wisdom gained in the courtroom to his full-time ADR practice with Newman ADR.  

Most recently, Ben was a partner with Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP,  a prominent national law firm.  Previously, Ben was a shareholder with the statewide law firm of Gray Robinson, P.A.  With his experience in working in local, statewide, and national law firms, Ben understands the challenges and potential risks attorneys and their clients face in litigation.  Ben has litigated and tried cases in all geographic regions of the state, from the Florida Panhandle to the Florida Keys, and he continues to provide statewide ADR services. 

As an ADR professional, Ben is able to effectively work with parties and counsel to seek ultimate resolution of matters without the need for trial.  As a mediator, he is persistent and focused in his efforts to assist in helping participants find common ground.  As an arbitrator, he is respectful of the parties and process and deliberative in reaching a decision.

Ben received a B.A. from American University in 1989 and J.D. from the University of Miami in 1994.  He is a member of the Florida Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.  Ben maintains an "AV Preeminent Rating" with Martindale-Hubbell.  He is a Florida Supreme Court certified  circuit court mediator and qualified arbitrator, and is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

To schedule a mediation or arbitration, please visit our Contact & Scheduling page. 


Benjamin W. Newman

Types of cases mediated & arbitrated:

  • Medical malpractice

  • Dental malpractice

  • Podiatric malpractice

  • Chiropractic malpractice

  • Nursing Home & Assisted Living

  • Legal malpractice

  • Automobile liability

  • Premises liability

  • Construction defect

  • Product liability

  • Insurance coverage

  • First party property claims

  • Employment litigation


  • Negligent security

  • HOA disputes

  • Catastrophic injury claims

  • Wrongful death

  • Class actions

  • Amusement park & theme park liability

  • "Logjam" mediations

  • Binding & non-binding arbitrations

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