DUNLAP MEDIATION
Mediation Services and Training

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Professional Biographical Information

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Eric Dunlap serves as a neutral dispute resolution professional (mediator and arbitrator) practicing in areas such as employment/labor, ADA disability, Title VII and civil rights, EEOC, homeowner’s association matters, contractual/business disputes, police liability, and insurance claims. In addition to certification as a Circuit, County, and Appellate Mediator, State Court Arbitrator, and Federal Court Mediator, Eric served as a mediator for the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Mandatory Homeowner’s Association Mediation Program, and presently serves as a mediator for the Florida Department of Financial Services Insurance Claims mediation program, a volunteer mediator for the Florida Bar’s Grievance Mediation Program, a volunteer county court mediator at the Orange County Courthouse, a Primary Trainer in Certified Circuit and County Court Mediation Training Programs, and an Adjunct Professor (Mediation) at Barry University School of Law. Eric is a member of the Florida Bar, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Since beginning the practice of law in 1991, Eric has represented both employers and employees in a variety of legal matters. Eric has participated in EEO investigations, conducted EEO training, represented employees who were the focus of investigations conducted by the Department of Justice or the subject of civil rights and section 1983 lawsuits, and represented employers in liability claims, career service cases, arbitrations, and collective bargaining negotiations.

Eric has served as an Assistant General Counsel for a major law enforcement agency in Orange County (Orlando, Florida) since 2002 where he represents, trains, and advises law enforcement officers on a wide range of matters, including employment/labor disputes, liability and civil rights claims against the agency and deputies, civil and criminal litigation, and appeals. Prior to that, Eric served for more than ten years as the Deputy Chief Legal Counsel for the Florida Department of Children and Families District 7 (Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Brevard counties) where he represented, trained, and advised the District Administrator, senior management, and employees on employment/labor disputes, administrative, liability claims against the Department and employees, and appellate matters. Eric has extensive litigation experience, particularly in employment disputes and administrative issues.

Presentations
  • CAUTION! Unwary Mediators Are Vulnerable to Grievances – Eric Dunlap (2.1 CME Credits Ethics/General) - Presented by Eric Dunlap on August 9, 2013 at the 21st Annual Dispute Resolution Conference for Mediators and Arbitrators. Click to purchase a recording of Eric Dunlap's Ethics Presentation worth 2.1 Continuing Mediator Education (CME) hours: Click Here for the Recording.
  • Disability Awareness Accommodating A Person with Disabilities in Mediation, Important Things You Probably Forgot to Consider. Presented by Eric Dunlap and Ginger Malcom on August 23-25, 2012 at the 20th Annual Dispute Resolution Conference for Mediators and Arbitrators. Click to purchase a recording of Eric Dunlap's and Ginger Malcom's Presentation worth 2.1 CME credits in Cultural Diversity: Click here.
Fairly Legal: A Model for Good Mediator Techniques or Just a Good Television Show? Presented by Eric Dunlap on August 25-27, 2011 at the 19th Annual Dispute Resolution Conference for Mediators and Arbitrators. This presentation reviewed skills and techniques exhibited by the character in the television series Fairly Legal and reviewed ethical issues that Florida Mediators should consider before adopting her techniques. Fairly Legal is a show featured on USA Network. To learn more about the show, click here
Click to purchase a recording of Eric Dunlap's Ethics Presentation worth 2.1 Continuing Mediator Education (CME) hours: Click here.
 

Opening Statements. Presented by Eric Dunlap on March 11, 2011 at the Annual Training for County Mediators sponsored by the Orange County Dispute Resolution Program. 

Mediator Ethics. Presented by Eric Dunlap on March 4, 2012 at the Annual Training for County Mediators sponsored by the Orange County Dispute Resolution Program.


Publications

  • Author: “Sanctions for Failing to Appear at Court-Ordered Mediation Conferences,” Florida Public Employee Labor Relations Association Newsletter (October-November 2006)
  • Author: “Setting Aside Arbitration Awards and the Manifest Disregard of the Law Standard,” The Florida Bar Journal, Volume 80, No.7 (July 2006)
  • Author: “Depositions: A Deponent May Change The Form And Substance Of Deposition Testimony Through Errata Sheets, But Opposing Counsel May Reopen the Deposition,” Central Florida Paralegal Association FOCUS Newsletter, Volume 23, Issue 3 (2006)  
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    Mr. Dunlap can be reached at:
    Dunlap Mediation
    105 Spring Valley Loop
    Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
    (321) 230-3088
    (407) 682-2785 (fax)
    DunlapMediation@gmail.com