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Lori G. Adelson

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Practice Areas:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation
  • Employment Mediation
  • Business Mediation
  • Corporate Mediation
  • Commercial Mediation
  • Construction Mediation
  • Homeowners Association Mediation
  • Government-Municipal Affairs Mediation
  • Complex Mediation
  • Multi-Party Mediation
  • Workplace Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Workplace Law Guidance, Training & Education

Current Employment Position:

  • Attorney
  • Mediator
  • Arbitrator


With more than 20 years of successfully litigating employment, civil rights, labor and business issues, Ms. Adelson, owner of Approved Dispute Resolution - brings her vast experience and skills to her mediation practice. Ms. Adelson is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit and Federal Court Certified mediator, Florida Supreme Court Qualified and FINRA arbitrator, and neutral fact-finder in the areas of labor, employment, workplace, human resources, consumer, civil rights, public sector, business, and contract disputes.

Well-versed in the concerns of both plaintiffs and defendants, as well as both employers and employees. Ms. Adelson is especially effective with hostile and litigious parties because of her more than 20 years of litigation and trial experience as a lawyer handling employment law, discrimination, civil rights, labor law and business dispute cases. She is a creative thinker and has a proven track record of negotiating and resolving these types of cases.


  • Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York
    • Juris Doctorate - 1999
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit


  • Named a "Rising Star 2010" by Florida Super Lawyers

Classes And Seminars

  • Instructor, EEO Recruitment Training and Personnel Practices
  • Instructor, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Avoidance in The Workplace
  • Seminar Speaker, The New ADA: Your Property at Risk Panel Discussion, CREW Ft. Lauderdale/Palm Beach County, 07/23/2008 to 07/23/2008
  • Lay-Offs And Reductions In Force, Broward HR Consortium
  • How To Conduct In-House Investigations, Broward HR Consortium
  • The New ADA: Your Property at Risk Panel Discussion, CREW Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beach County
  • Employment Law, 2009 Broward County Bench Bar Convention

Professional Associations

  • Labor & Employment Section of the Broward County Bar Association, Co-Chairperson
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution Section of the Florida Bar, Executive Council Member
  • American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • Federal Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section
  • Treasurer of the National Federal Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • Florida Lodging & Restaurant Association Member (FLRA)
  • Broward County Women’s Lawyers’ Association, Member
  • Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Member
  • Human Resources Association of Broward County (HRABC), Member
  • Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, Board Member and Member of the Master Planning Committee
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Trustee Member
  • Jewish Federation of Broward County, Member of the Board and Co-Chairperson of the Women's Executive Council
  • International Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
  • National Arbitration and Mediation

Specialties And Certifications

  • Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Federal Certified Mediator: U.S. Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
  • AAA Affiliate Mediator