Mr. Harper's Profile
  • Panel Member, American Arbitration AssociationTom Harper, Employment Law Arbitrator
    (AAA), Expedited Commercial Claims Panel.

  • Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Labor and Employment Law.

  • Approved FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) ( Dispute Resolution Arbitrator. FINRA Arbitration Chairperson Training.

  • Editor (since 1989) of the Florida Employment Law Letter (monthly)

  • Mr. Harper is "av" rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has jury trial experience in all 3 federal court districts in Florida. He has litigation experience in a variety and number of cases, including numerous jury and non-jury trials before federal and state court administrative agencies.

  • Arbitrator for The Florida Bar Grievance Mediation and Fee Arbitration Program

  • Approved, Court Appointed, Arbitrator for the Second (Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla), Third Judicial Circuit (Colombia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwanee and Taylor), Fourth Judicial Circuit (Clay, Duval and Nassau), Fifth Judicial Circuit (Hernando, Marion, Lake, Sumpter and Citrus) Seventh Judicial Circuit (St. Johns,Flagler, Putnam and Volusia Counties), Eight Judicial Circuit (Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy and Union) Thirteenth (Hillsborough County), Fourteenth Judicial Circuit (Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Wash) and Seventeenth Judicial Circuit (Broward County-Ft. Lauderdale) Judicial Circuits of Florida.

  • Arbitrator Training approved by the Florida Supreme Court and Advanced Arbitrator Training

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator

  • Mediator for the Transportation Service Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security.

  • American Arbitration Assn. (AAA) Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediator: Florida 17th and 18th Judicial Circuits.

  • Panel Member, 12th Judicial Circuit Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Pre-Suit Mediation Program.

  • Court-Appointed Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediator for the Florida 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Judicial Circuits.

  • Chair (2007-11) of Labor and Employment Law Committee, Jacksonville Bar Association

  • Mediator for the State of Florida, Division of Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes

  • Mr. Harper has experience representing both management and employee/plaintiffs.

  • Biblical Conflice Coaching, Mediation and Arbitration skills through the Institute for Christian Conciliation and Peacemaker Ministries, Inc. (

  • Member, The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc. (

Tom Harper was recorded on the weekly call-in show on Jacksonville's premier Christian Radio Stations, 88.1 The Promise ( Wednesday mornings). If you missed the show you can listen to it here:

July 29, 2009



The Arbitration Offices of G. Thomas Harper

1912 Hamilton Street, Suite205
Post Office Box 2757 Jacksonville, Fl 32210

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 2757
Jacksonville, Fl 32210

(904) 396-7000
(Fax) 800 - 393-5977



“We should get away from the idea that a court is the only place in which to settle disputes. People with claims are likely people with pains. They want relief and results and they don’t care whether it’s in a courtroom with a lawyer and judges or somewhere else.”

Warren E. Burger Address, American Bar Association, New Orleans, reported in the Los Angeles Times August 27, 1978

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