Mediation Training

Dr. Firestone provides mediation, conflict resolution, negotiation, and dispute resolution systems design training throughout the United States and the world.  Many of these courses including Family, Dependency, Appellate and Circuit Civil Mediation Certification Courses (which are  approved by the Florida Supreme Court and/or Association for Conflict Resolution) are offered in Tampa, Florida and can be found at My Florida Mediator.  In 2016, Dr. Firestrone is also scheduled to teach a Florida Supreme Court approved Family Mediation Cerfication Course in October in New York City for the American Arbitration Association and a Negotiating and Mediating Healthcare Disputes Course for University at Sea on a cruise ship sailing in the Caribbean in November.


Gregory Firestone, Ph.D. is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family, Circuit Court, Appellate, Dependency and County Court Mediator; an Association for Conflict Resolution Family Mediation Advanced Practitioner; a Diplomate Member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators; and a Clinical Psychologist.  He has been a mediator for over 30 years and mediates family, business, circuit civil, healthcare, dependency, ADA, and other disputes. 

Dispute Resolution Systems

Dr. Firestone helps government and businesses develop cost effective dispute resolution systems that can efficiently resolve a wide range of disputes in a timely and satisfactory manner. These dispute resolution systems often include multiple options for encouraging collaborative dispute resolution to resolve complaints and disputes with the assistance of a trained dispute resolution coordinator. Such programs have been very successfully employed to resolve employment, vocational rehabilitation, healthcare, and business disputes. 


Gregory Firestone provides consultation services in the public and private sector for negotiation, mediation, conflict management, and dispute resolution systems design.   

More About Gregory Firestone, Ph.D.

Director, University of South Florida (USF) Conflict Resolution Collaborative (aka USF Mediation Insitute) from 1994 - 2016.  

Florida licensed psychologist (PY3033) with over 25 years experience as a clinical psychologist.

Past Member of the Florida Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules and Policy Committee (including seven years as Vice Chair)

Past National Legislative and Public Policy Chair for the Association for Conflict Resolution

President, Global Resolutions LLC, a independent company providing dispute resolution services.

President of My Florida Mediator.

Recent Awards

2012 Florida Supreme Court Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution Award

2012 Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Presidential Award

2011 Florida Academy of Professional Mediators 2011 Award of Merit

2002 Association for Conflict Resolution Presidential Award

2000 Florida Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Center Award of Appreciation

 Association of Family and Conciliation Courts 2012 Presidential Award.   Dr. Firestone is also listed in Who's Who in American Law and many other naitonal directories.

Contact Information

Gregory Firestone, Ph.D.

Phone: (813) 494-7655


Mediation Links 

How to Become a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator

Selected Mediation Articles By Gregory Firestone