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Louise B. Zeuli, P.A.

Florida Certified Circuit Civil Mediator & Florida Qualified Arbitrator

Central Florida  •  

About Ms. Zeuli

Louise is an experienced civil litigator in state and federal courts, now practicing exclusively in dispute resolution. She serves in a wide variety of disputes both privately administered and with organizations, including the American Arbitration Association, American Health Lawyers Association, FINRA and The Florida Bar. Combined with Louise’s health care profession as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, she is detail oriented with a down to earth, active listening, practical approach to dispute resolution.


Arbitration Philosophy

Streamlining the arbitration process is essential, starting with the first preliminary hearing. Along with counsel/parties, Louise establishes:  1) discovery limitations, parameters, electronic disclosures and filings, 2) motion deadlines, including dispositive motions,  3) claw back provisions, 4) communication methods, 5) trial date and length,  6) regular monthly or bimonthly short hearings to address any discovery or other concerns which have arisen.  Expectations are for counsel/parties to meet all deadlines, be forthcoming in discovery, timely raise concern/issues and cooperate to prevent unnecessary continuation of the original trial date.


Arbitration Experience

Louise has served as an arbitrator on single- and three-member panel arbitrations. Representative issues include the following:

 Attorney's Fees       Managed Care/Payor Provider Disputes (Provider Agreements, CMS Medicare, Medicaid)
 Breach of contract       Medical Malpractice
 Civil Theft       Noncompete agreements
 Commercial business agreements       Nursing Home/ALF/ Long Term Care Facilities
 Consumer/Business Agreements       Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
 Debtor/Creditor/Collections       Products Liability
 Employment law (health care/non-healthcare)       Professional Negligence
 Franchise agreements       Punitive Damages
 Fraud       Sales Agreements
 Florida Consumer Collections Protection Act (FCCPA)       Securities
 Health Law       Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
 Injunctive Relief       Torts
 Insurance law     

Mediation Philosophy

Before commencement Louise reviews all information provided and encourages counsel to confidentially speak with her about their perspectives. In her proactive, straightforward style Louise engages counsel/parties during mediation to explore legal, financial and emotional issues and possible solutions. She facilitates continued engagement, even when doing so is challenging.


Mediation Experience

Louise mediates in state and federal court cases, ranging from less than $15,000 to multi-million dollars. Representative issues include the following:

• Attorney's Fees      • Medical/Dental Malpractice
• Breach of contract      • Medical Devices
• Business      • Mental Health Law
• Civil Rights/Title VII      • Negligence
• Civil Theft      • Nursing Home/ALF/ Long Term Care
• Commercial/Consumer Law      • Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
• Construction Law      • Premises Liability
• Elder Law/Elder Abuse/Vulnerable Adults      • Probate/Estates/Trusts
• Employment Law/Noncompete      • Products Liability
• Family Law      • Professional Liability
• Foreclosures      • Professional Licensure
• Fraud      • Property Damage
• Guardianship/Advanced Directives      • Punitive Damages
• Health Law      • Real Property
• HIPAA/Privacy      • Religious Institutions
• HMO'S/Managed Care      • Securities
• Insurance Law      • Sexual Harassment/Discrimination/Title VII
• Joint Ventures      • Sovereign Immunity
• Landlord Tenant      • Torts
• Mass Disasters/Hurricanes      • Unfair Deceptive Trade Practices/FTC

Professional Education, Qualifications, Licenses and Experience

 Juris Doctorate, University of Florida
 Master of Science in Nursing, University of Florida
 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Florida State University

 U.S. Federal District Court, Middle District of Florida, Certified Arbitrator
 U.S. Federal District Court, Middle District of Florida, Certified Mediator
 Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
 Florida Supreme Court Certified Qualified & Advanced Arbitrator Training
 American Arbitration Association Arbitrator
           Commercial Arbitration Panelist
           Consumer Arbitration Panelist
           Healthcare Arbitration Panelist, including Payor Provider Reimbursement Panelist
 American Health Lawyers Association Arbitrator
 FINRA Arbitrator for public disputes
 Florida Department of Financial Services Mediator
 The Florida Bar Grievance Mediation and Arbitration Program, Arbitrator and Mediator

 The Florida Bar, Attorney at Law
 Advanced Practice Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner, Florida (retired)

 1990-present   Louise B. Zeuli, P.A.
 1983-1990       Rumberger, Kirk, Caldwell, Cabaniss, Burke & Wechsler, P.A. Partner/Associate
 2013-2015       American Automobile Association: Associate Counsel (part time)

Awards and Honors

            AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell® by Florida Bar members and judiciary
 Top Women Lawyers: Alternative Dispute Resolution: 2012, 2015

Professional and Community Memberships and Activities

 The Florida Bar
           Member: Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
           Member: Health Law Section
           Member: Real Property, Probate & Trusts Section
           Member: Bar Grievance Mediation & Arbitration Committee 2017-2023
 The Florida Bar Foundation
           Fellow & Life Member
 Orange County Bar Association
           Member: Estates, Guardianship & Trusts Committee
           Member: Real Property Committee
 George C. Young American Inn of Court
           Board of Director 2009-2016
           Member 2009-2019
 Seminole County Legal Aid Society, Inc.
           Board of Director 2006-2008
 Volie A. Williams, Jr. American Inn of Court
           President 2002-2003
           President-Elect 2001-2002
           Chairperson of Programs 2000-2001
           Board of Directors 2000 - 2009

Publications and Representative Speaking Engagements

            "Selected and Thorny Issues in Florida Bar Arbitrations," (co-presenter), The Florida Bar
 "Mediation and Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Clauses," The Florida Bar, Health Law Section
 "Extent or Limits of Mediator Influence," AAA Advanced Mediators' Seminar
 "40 Lines Mediators Can Hang Clothes On: No Really!," AAA/International Center for Dispute Resolution Neutrals Conference, co-presenter
 "Alternative Dispute Resolution," American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
 "Legal Issues in Supervision of Resident Intern Mental Health Counselors," Center for the Healing Arts/Counseling Services of Central Florida
 "Legal Considerations in Mental Nursing Practice," chapter author, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Dr. Faye Gary, Little, Brown & Company (1990)