After over 26 years as a full time, “av-rated” attorney specializing in business, complex commercial and labor and employment cases, Lynn Cole is now a full-time dispute resolution professional. In the U.S., she has a domestic practice in mediation and arbitration and has served as a Special Master, a Special Magistrate, and an SEC Receiver.
She was appointed to the DRC (formerly Mediation Qualifications Board) by the Florida Supreme Court as a founding member, has served as the Chair of the Civil Justice Reform Act Commission for the federal court, and chaired the Thirteenth Judicial Nominations Commission responsible for selecting Judges in the State of Florida. She is Florida-certified and Harvard-trained in mediation and is listed as a neutral by several prestigious ADR international organizations such as: the American Arbitration Association; the International Chamber of Commerce; the United States Council for International Business; the International Institute for Conflict Resolution and Prevention; the World International Property Organization in The Hague; and several others. In 2008, she was an invited attendee of the ABA ADR Section’s first International Conference held in The Hague. She has lectured internationally in Commercial Mediation; Ethics; and Basic and Advanced Mediation. She has taught mediation courses domestically for students in several Universities and Law Schools and internationally for judges and mediators from Jordan, Oman, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Croatia.