Eric Kleinman

 

 

PERSONAL HISTORY:   Born and raised in the small town of Ellenville, New York, I am a  product of the Catskills but I have lived in Miami since 1989.  ​My wife  Karen and I currently reside in Coral Gables with our two sons (and  Tessa, our Portuguese Water Dog).  I have been a lawyer since 1992 and a  mediator since 2004.  Currently, my practice is dedicated solely to  serving as a neutral.


EDUCATION:     I graduated from Ellenville Central School as Valedictorian in 1985.   I received my B.A. from University of Rochester in 1989, cum laude,  with a dual major in Political Science and Psychology.  In 1992, I  received my J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law.   


CERTIFICATIONS AND BAR MEMBERSHIPS:   I have been a member of the Florida Bar in good standing since 1992  and I am admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for  the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida as well as the Eleventh  Circuit Court of Appeals. I am a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit  Court Mediator (since 2004) and Appellate Mediator (since 2014).  I am  also certified as a mediator by the USDC for both the Southern  and MIddle Districts of Florida.   


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:   In 2004, we founded Kleinman & Arrizabalaga, PA and K&A Mediation.   For about a decade, our law firm represented plaintiffs and defendants  in matters of personal injury, insurance disputes, construction related  disputes, commercial disputes and real estate transactions.  My clients  included SIKON Construction, Clarendon America Insurance Company and  First Mercury Insurance Company.  At this time, I work solely as a  neutral with K&A Mediation, a statewide mediation practice largely  dealing with personal injury disputes (premises, auto, professional  malpractice. . . ), first party insurance disputes (residential,  commercial, CGL, marine,. . . ), construction disputes and commercial  disputes.  I have mediated matters involving retailers such as Publix,  Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Winn-Dixie, Costco and BJ's.  I have  mediated claims involving carriers such as Citizens, Universal, Florida  Peninsula, State Farm, Southern Fidelity, Safepoint, London Underwriters, Prepared, e-surance, GEICO, Progressive, Allstate, Liberty Mutual,  Scottsdale, Tower Hill, Stillwater, QBE, Heritage, American Security, American Integrity, Olympus, Homeowners Choice, Anchor and many others.  Prior to K&A, I practiced law in the insurance defense department  at Adorno & Zeder, PA, which became Adorno Yoss, a large Miami firm.


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:  I am an active member of Beth David Congregation, currently serving on the Board of Directors and on several committees.  I am a founding board member of The Fishing Experience,  a non-profit organization dedicated to making deep sea fishing  accessible to kids of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.  Relative to  The University of Rochester, I am a member of the George Eastman Circle and active alumnus of The New York Xi Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. 




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K&A Mediation

The Historic Alfred I Dupont Building

169 East Flagler Street, Suite 1420

Miami, Florida 33131

Office Phone:  305-377-2728

Office Fax:  305-377-8390

Cell Phone:  305-495-5719

Email:  eric@kamediation.com