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Mari J. Frank
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411 Apollo Beach Blvd.
Apollo Beach, FL 33572


Description of Practice

Mari J. Frank, Esq. Attorney/Mediator- Master Mediator, 35 years in practice; Professor, Dispute Resolution, Negotiations, Mediation, Leadership Skills; Professional Speaker/Trainer, Qualified Member National Speaker's Association; Certified Information Privacy Professional, Expert Witness; Certified MCLE Trainer, St Bar of CA; Webinar Trainer, Private and Epic Training Company; Author, several books/treatises/numerous published articles; Radio Talk Show Host, Podcaster; Media Commentator; Supreme Court of Florida Certified Family Mediator Supreme court of Florida Certified Circuit Mediator Website:; Fighting for Love radio show:; Privacy Piracy radio show:; Facebook:; Search "Mari J. Frank, Esq. & Associates" on YouTube

Professional Background

Licensed member State Bar of California 1985 to present (practiced insurance defense, general civil, family- now exclusively mediation since 1996); Certified Privacy Professional CIPP US 2006 to present (International Association of Privacy Professionals); State Bar of California Certified Trainer, Continuing Education of the Bar 1995 to present; National Speaker’s Association- Qualified Member; Advisor Law Practice Management and Technology Section, California Lawyer’s Association to present; Qualified Mediator, Orange County Superior Court Mediator Panel (CA) 2010 to present; Member Judicial Committee, Orange County Superior Court, Civil Mediation Program 2010- present; Mediator for Orange County Bar Fee Dispute Program; Author of five books and dozens of professionally published articles; Orange County Sheriff Reserve, Professional Services 2001 to present; Radio Host at 88.9 FM in Irvine CA. 2005 to present; Former Chairperson State Bar of California, Legal Services; Former Chair Privacy Committee, Law Practice Management and Technology Section of California State Bar; Former Mediation Panel, American Arbitration Association, Franchise Mediation and Arbitration; Former College Professor, California State University Fullerton, Saddleback College, CA; Former College Professor, Western State College of Law, University of CA Irvine Brandman University; Former President Society for Professionals in Dispute Resolution; Former Secondary School teacher, Spanish, ESL, New York, Virginia


AAA Training in Commercial Arbitration and Advanced Commercial and Construction Training- 20 hours; Specialized Mediation Training, AAA in Irvine, California for Mediation Panel (one of 13 trial lawyers); Joel Edelman, Esq., Master Mediator, Santa Monica, California 25 hours; Various SPIDR Programs, State Bar of California Programs and Workshops, ABA Training, Rutters Group, etc. 200 hours over the years; Orange County Bar Association: Mediation Fee Dispute Training 10 hours; Served as Trainer for – Mediation Center for 8 years training beginning and advanced mediation 159 hours; Numerous MCLE training in ADR; Circuit Court Mediation Certification Training – Florida Mediation Training - 40 hours – 2020; Professor of Negotiations Western State College of Law , Fullerton for 8 years; University of California, Irvine Instructor/professor School of Continuing Education taught negotiations and Mediation Certification Program for 7 years; Mediator for Orange County CA , Superior Court Civil Mediation Program; Mediator for American Arbitration Association; Mediator for Orange County, CA Bar Association; Mediation Trainer for the Mediation Center, Brandman University, the OC Sheriff’s Department, the State Bar of California (numerous off-line and webinars) Private MCLE training in Mediation and Conflict Resolution; Mediating hundreds of civil cases privately from 1986 to the present


University of Wisconsin, Madison (B.S.); Universidad de Mexico, DF- 3 months while in college- exchange student; Hofstra University, New York (M.A.); Western State College of Law, Fullerton, California (J.D.); Harvard Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, Negotiation and Mediation Training summer intensive 60 hours; McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, California, Specialized Mediation Training for the State Department of Education 80 hours plus mentoring in co-mediation 30 hours Pepperdine School of Law, Malibu California; Negotiation Advocacy for Trial Lawyers Program, Mediation Training 25 hours; Circuit Court Mediation Certification Training – Florida Mediation Training - 40 hours - 2020


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1986    American Bar Association    Resolving Disputes in Pacific Ways 30 hours
1986    U. of CA Davis    Mediating Special Education 40 hours
1987    Harvard, Boston, Bill Ury, Roger Fisher    Negotiation/Mediation 40 hours
1988    Joel Edelman, Esq    Family Mediation 36 hours
1991    ABA Stu Webb    Collaborative law 36 hours
1986 to 2012     Southern CA Mediation Association    Annual meeting training in Mediation 50 plus hours
1987 to present     State Bar of California    Numerous training various sections 50 plus hours
1988 to present    State Bar and other Mari Frank    several hundred hours that I provide training and get credit
2020    Florida Mediation Training - Kevin Lunsford    Circuit Court Mediation Training Certification - 40 hours


Mari practices her unique “solutioneering” positive approach to resolving conflict. She uses neuro research techniques to empower disputants to calmly and effectively explore solutions while gaining understanding of their underlying motivations, so that they can arrive at a formidable, durable settlement and leave the mediation feeling relieved and satisfied.


Usual Standard Hourly $500; Discount for first two hours with the Orange County Superior Court; Daily fees depending upon the case specifics.

Other Information

Published Books: Fighting for Love: Turn Conflict into Intimacy-A Couples Guide Co-Authored Leonard Szymczak, Porpoise Press (August 2016); Protection, Security, and Safeguards: Identity Theft—It Could Happen to Anyone: The Problem, Safeguards, and Solutions; Co-Authored with Beth Givens; Taylor & Francis Group, LLC (January 2013); The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Recovering from Identity Theft; Penguin Group USA, Inc. (May 2010); Steppingstone to Success, (co-author) Insight Publishing (June 2010); Privacy Compliance and Litigation in California (consultant) Continuing Education of the Bar-California (2008); From Victim to Victor: A Step-By-Step Guide for Ending the Nightmare of Identity Theft, Second Edition with CD; Porpoise Press (2005, 2007); Safeguard Your Identity: Protect Yourself with A Personal Privacy Audit; Porpoise Press (2005); The Identity Theft Survival Kit: A Complete Guild for Restoring Your Credit and Your Peach of Mind with cassettes and diskette; Porpoise Press (1998); Identity Theft: Prevention and Survival (audio cassettes); (1998); Negotiations Breakthroughs (2004-2014) Negotiations Text; Privacy Piracy: A Guide to Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft; Co-authored with Beth Givens; Office Depot (1999); Protection Security and Safeguard by Dale June; Chapter 16: Identity Theft Solution and Safeguards by Mari J. Frank, Esq. and Beth Givens; CRC (2000 and update 2011); Consumer Financial Privacy: Complying with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and the Final Rules I; Foreword by Mari Frank, Esq.; LRP Publications (2000).

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Bullying
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Union Dissolution
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • General
  • Health Care
  • HOA
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Police
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • School/Education
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Small Claims
  • Special Education
  • Technology
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Online Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Staff Developer
  • Fact-Finder
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Ombud
  • Systems Designer
  • Counselor


Forrest (Woody) Mosten, Esq. Colleague Terri Breer, Esq. Colleague Ron Supancic, Esq. Colleague William Eddy, Esq. Colleague, Radio Guest Leonard Szymczak, MFW, LCSW Co-Author, Radio Guest Leslee Newman, Esq. Colleague Lee Jay Berman Colleague, Radio Guest Robert Glasser, Esq. Colleague Mark Robert Waldman Colleague, Radio Guest, NeuroScience Author Todd Creager, LMFT, LCSW Colleague

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.


      A Panacea for the Court  Budget Crisis state bar lpmt.pdf A Panacea for the Court Budget Crisis state bar lpmt.pdf
      Competency and Mindfulness in Your Law Practice.pdf Competency and Mindfulness in Your Law Practice.pdf
      De-Stress Techniques.pdf De-Stress Techniques.pdf
      Emerging Technologies by Mari Frank.pdf Emerging Technologies by Mari Frank.pdf
      Empowering Your  Negotiations Part 1.pdf Empowering Your Negotiations Part 1.pdf
      family law Preventing Substance Abuse and Dealing with the Stress l.pdf family law Preventing Substance Abuse and Dealing with the Stress l.pdf
      Family Mediation Certificate.pdf Family Mediation Certificate.pdf
      final  NMS_OneSheet_ media MariFrank.pdf final NMS_OneSheet_ media MariFrank.pdf
      Florida Circuit Court Mediator Certificate.pdf Florida Circuit Court Mediator Certificate.pdf
      Gender Negotiations.pdf Gender Negotiations.pdf
      iapp certificate.pdf iapp certificate.pdf
      INFORMATION SECURITY  PRIVACY NEWS - volume 1 issue 3.pdf INFORMATION SECURITY PRIVACY NEWS - volume 1 issue 3.pdf
      Laywer Civility (2).pdf Laywer Civility (2).pdf
      mari 's article Negotiations Bottom Line Aug 2014.pdf mari 's article Negotiations Bottom Line Aug 2014.pdf
      Negotiations and conflict management programs.pdf Negotiations and conflict management programs.pdf
      Submission Privacy Harms Must Be Considered .pdf Submission Privacy Harms Must Be Considered .pdf
      Win your case through mediation.pdf Win your case through mediation.pdf