Biographical Notes:

Mr. Burnett was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, and graduated from the Bolles School in 1980. He later served as a member of the Bolles Board of Trustees from 2001 to 2007. He attended Tulane University on a football scholarship from 1980 to 1984, and at graduation ceremonies was awarded the Martin Kelly Memorial Award for the player who contributed the most to boosting the team's competitive spirit and made the greatest overall contributions to student life at Tulane, as well as the New Orleans Quarterback Club Scholastic Award for maintaining the highest overall grade point average for a Tulane University football player during his four years there. 

In 1987 he graduated from Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans and since then has practiced exclusively in Jacksonville, Florida. The first twelve years of his practice were primarily in the areas of insurance, personal injury, premises liability and malpractice, achieving an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. He has been twice recognized by Jacksonville Magazine as Top River City Lawyer. Since 1999 his practice has been devoted almost exclusively to mediation and arbitration. Mr. Burnett has lectured on the various facets of civil trial practice, including but not limited to uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage and mediation. He has mediated over 3,000 cases and is certified in both State and Federal Courts. Mr. Burnett and his wife, Kelly, reside in Atlantic Beach, Florida with their three sons. 

Education:

  • B.A. in History, Tulane University
  • J.D., Loyola University

Memberships & Affiliations :

  • Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • The Jacksonville Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
 
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Biographical Notes:

Mr. Lucas has extensive civil trial experience representing both Defendants and Plaintiffs in a broad range of complex cases, including Medical Malpractice, Professional Liability, Nursing Home, Bad Faith and Products Liability. His ability as a civil trial attorney gained National attention in 2002 when he successfully defended the team physician for the Jacksonville Jaguars who was sued by a former player for medical malpractice. Mr. Lucas holds an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell reflecting the highest distinction available for legal ability and adherence to professional ethical standards. For five (5) consecutive years, Mr. Lucas has been recognized by Florida Trend Magazine as one Florida's Legal Elite, which represents Florida's top 1.6% attorneys. Over the past several years, Mr. Lucas has specialized in mediation. He is a State and Federal Court Mediator and has mediated more than 2,000 cases involving multiple areas of civil law including: Appellate, Automobile Negligence, Bad Fath, Breach of Contract, Commercial Disputes, Construction Defects, Erisa Claims, Employment Discrimination, Landlord/tenant, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Premise Liability, Professional Liability and Wrongful Death.

Education:

Florida State University, College of Law (Tallahassee, Florida)
Juris Doctor, 1989 with Honors (Recipient of Book Award in Civil Procedures)

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Communication Skills (1984)

Memberships & Affiliations :

  • U. S. District Court for the North and Middle Districts of Florida (1990)
  • Jacksonville Bar Associations ADR Certifications:
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Court Mediator (3-15-99)
  • United States District Court Mediator (01-2004)
  • Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society
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