Professional Experience:
James R. Betts, Esq., Certified Mediator, 
Tampa, Florida; 2000-present.
I serve exclusively as a mediator in all types of civil litigation and arbitrations throughout the State of Florida, including personal injury and wrongful death, insurance, professional malpractice, nursing home, disability, admiralty, commercial, corporate and partnership, real estate, construction, surety, securities, condominiums and community associations, and probate/trusts. I am certified in federal district court and state circuit court.

Fowler White Boggs Banker, Tampa, Florida; 1981-1999.
1981-1986 Associate
1986-1999 Shareholder (1987-1993 Hiring Partner)

I practiced in Fowler White's Litigation Department for more than 17 years. I tried a number of jury trials and many more non-jury trials, arbitrations, administrative proceedings and appeals in state and federal courts.

Mr. Betts is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

Professional Involvement:
Admitted to -- Florida Bar (1981), Wisconsin Bar (1981)
-- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (1982)
-- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida (1983)
-- U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals (1982)

Florida Supreme Court Mediation Certification 1999
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida Mediation Certification 2000
Florida Supreme Court Approved Arbitration Training 2002
Florida Division of Land Sales, Condominiums and Mobile Homes Mediation Certification 2005

Member of Florida Bar Association
-- ADR Section
-- Trial Lawyers Section
-- Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (former)
-- Entertainment & Sports Law Section (former)

Member of Hillsborough County Bar Association
-- ADR Committee, 2000-present (co-chair 2003-2004)
-- Trial Lawyers Section, 1981-present (board of directors 1989-1992)

Former Member of American Bar Association
-- Litigation Section
-- Tort and Insurance Practice Section
-- Construction Law Section
-- Entertainment & Sports Law Section

Martindale-Hubbell: A/V Rating

William Glenn Terrell American Inn of Court, 2002-2005

Education
University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, WI J.D. 1981
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI B.A. 1978
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 1973-1976
Marquette University High School, Milwaukee, WI 1973

Mediation Experience:
I have mediation experience in the following areas of civil litigation:

Admiralty Libel & Slander
Agricultural Media & Communications
Anti-Trust Medical Malpractice
Automotive Negligence
Banking & Finance Nursing Homes
Commercial/Business Partnerships
Community Associations Personal Injury
Condominiums Police
Construction Probate
Consumer Fraud Product Liability
Contract Disputes Professional Fees
Debt / Foreclosure Real Estate
Engineering Securities
Entertainment Sports
Environmental Taxation
Franchise Technology
Health Care Torts
Insurance Transportation
Intellectual Property Trusts
Land Use/Planning Wrongful Death
Landlord / Tenant