David H. Charlip, B.C.S., Esq. is utilizing his almost 40 years as a civil trial lawyer to now offer himself as a mediator and arbitrator. Mr. Charlip is a Florida Civil Law Notary and is the principal behind the Civil Law Notary Arbitration Association (“CLNAA”), which has been in existence since January 2015.
As a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Law Expert, a Florida Civil Law Notary, a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, and a Florida Supreme Court Approved Arbitrator, Mr. Charlip brings a wealth of credentials and credibility to any alternative dispute resolution assignment. Moreover, Mr. Charlip’s legal experience in the areas that made up much of his practice: personal injury and wrongful death, medical malpractice, mass torts, employment litigation, class action litigation, complex commercial litigation, appeals, consumer litigation, first-party insurance litigation, premises liability, product defects, foreclosure litigation, property damage, insurance claims, hurricane and homeowners’ claims, and insurance bad faith makes Mr. Charlip a very well-rounded choice for the resolution of almost any civil dispute.
Mr. Charlip’s style is to be an active force for the resolution of claims while giving all parties an opportunity to be heard and contribute to issue resolution on terms they can live with. Mr. Charlip recognizes that dispute resolution is an art, not a science and the skill set it requires is vastly different from the one he utilizes when he is wearing his trial lawyer hat.
When appropriate, Mr. Charlip tries to bring the latest risk assessment analytical tools to bear to any mediation. He is equally comfortable communicating in terms the lawyers utilize as well as speaking to the client in terms the client will understand. Having both brought as well as defended cases, Mr. Charlip is adept at seeing both sides of the legal issues presented and has been told he has the ability to quickly hone in on the heart of most controversies so as to minimize the risk, resolve cases and save everyone time and money.”
As an arbitrator, Mr. Charlip can serve both in a traditional capacity as either a sole or panel arbitrator conducting a contested arbitration hearing with both sides presenting their case or as a civil law arbitrator making independent inquiry into the dispute without any hearing or traditional scheduling. The latter format is the arbitral procedure and approach upon which the CLNAA is based. Such an approach is very well-suited to remote virtual dispute resolution and it is more economical, more private, quicker, and less subject to outside bias than traditional arbitrations.
David Charlip was born in Brooklyn, New York, attended high school in Edison, New Jersey, and college at the University of Florida where he earned a B.A. in political science and a J.D., with honors while serving as Executive Editor of the University of Florida Law Review.