“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein.

Rochen Mediation is a full-service alternative dispute resolution firm servicing Florida state-wide. In addition to holding in-person mediations and arbitrations at our offices, we frequently accommodate our clients’ needs by holding in-person mediations and arbitrations at suitable alternative locations throughout the state. We also routinely conduct virtual mediations and arbitrations via Zoom videoconference.    

Our Philosophy / Mission

In contrast to traditional dispute resolution practices, our approach to ADR involves a collaborative effort dedicated to helping opposing parties identify and focus on respective interests rather than clouded partisan positions. When there is conflict, defenses naturally become elevated, often-times resulting in position overshadowing interest. At Rochen Mediation, we provide a safe and supportive environment, which allows us to assist the parties with breaking down their defenses and revealing their true interests. We utilize a directed approach to gather information through empathetic interaction, and focus on educating the parties in relation to the various perspectives, motivations and concerns driving the conflict from all sides. We do not simply move from room-to-room communicating offers; rather, we spend time with each party exploring the facts, potential legal issues affecting their position, and the risks associated with proceeding to trial as opposed to self-determination. Although impartiality is an integral part of the process, we work hard to ensure that the parties gain a solid understanding of the cost/benefit analysis associated with their case.

Consider a scenario involving three individuals fighting over the rights to a parcel of land. After months of fighting, the individuals agree to engage in mediation. At the mediation, it is determined that one of them wants to live on the land, another wants to harvest the natural resources from the land, and the third wants the profit from the sale of the land. In such situation, it is possible for all three individuals to have their interests met. Revealing respective interests in a conflict is a primary focus at Rochen Mediation.

Of course, we understand that it is not always possible to satisfy all interests involved in a dispute. In such circumstance, we employ an artful and in-depth approach focused on helping the parties find common ground and reach an amicable compromise. Through patience, persistence and diligence, creative resolution alternatives are possible.

We encourage attorneys to direct their clients to our website prior to mediation, which will help them to understand the ADR process and what to expect. We are also happy to answer any questions a particular client may have prior to mediation.


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Andrew J. Rochen, Esq.

  • Supreme Court Certified Circuit, County, Family & Appellate Court Mediator
  • Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator


Andrew J. Rochen is a Supreme Court certified circuit, county, family, and appellate court mediator, as well as a Supreme Court qualified arbitrator.  Prior to opening Rochen Mediation, Mr. Rochen was a shareholder in a large state-wide Florida law firm, where he was engaged in an extensive state and federal civil litigation and trial practice.  In addition to chairing the litigation division of his former law firm, Mr. Rochen focused his personal practice on litigating various types of cases arising out of general tort liability, transportation liability, professional liability, government liability, business disputes, property damage, and real estate transactions.  He also routinely litigated high-exposure matters involving catastrophic losses, including cases involving wrongful death, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.  Mr. Rochen has significant experience handling cases from pre-suit through trial and has trial experience at both the state and federal levels.  He has served as counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants, and has had the benefit of direct interaction with dozens of insurance companies during the course of his career, providing him a unique understanding as to how the insurance industry and respective insurance carriers view the litigation and settlement processes.  He is intimately familiar with the emotional, psychological, and financial costs associated with prolonged litigation, and understands the advantages of resolving a legal dispute in the conference room rather than the courtroom.  Mr. Rochen’s overall experience affords him a unique perspective into the mediation process.

In addition to working as a mediator / arbitrator, Mr. Rochen remains actively involved in the Florida legal community, spending much of his time offering lectures to respective legal professionals regarding the myriad of issues that arise out of Florida litigation.

Honors / Awards / Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 / 5.0 Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 / 5.0 Judicial Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 / 5.0 Client Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Platinum Award - Top 1% of listed attorneys (2017-2022)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award – Top 4% of listed attorneys (2016)
  • Avvo 10/10 Rating – Mediation
  • Avvo 10/10 Rating – Litigation
  • Avvo Client’s Choice Award
  • Rue Rating Best Attorneys of America – Lifetime Charter Member (limited to 100 attorneys per state)
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1% of American Professionals (2016-2022)
  • Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers – Top 5% of Florida attorneys (2013-2023)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite – Top 1.3% of Florida attorneys (2013, 2014, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • South Florida Legal Guide - Top Lawyer (2015, 2016, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Lawyer Monthly - USA Civil Litigation Honoree (2017)
  • American Lawyer - Legal Leaders Top Rated Lawyers (2017)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Advocate’s Award (2015)
  • CLM Award for Excellence in Adherence to Highest Professional Standards and Integrity (2012)

Associations, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Florida Bar
  • Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section
  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association
  • Miami-Dade County Justice Association
  • Coral Gables Bar Association
  • Miami Beach Bar Association
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Broward County Justice Association
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • Federal Bar Association – Broward Chapter
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance


  • J.D.,  University of Miami
  • B.A., University of Michigan

Professional Certifications & Licenses

  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Certified County Court Mediator
  • Certified Family Court Mediator
  • Certified Appellate Court Mediator
  • Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator

Court Admissions

  • Florida
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of International Trade
  • US Court of Federal Claims
  • US Tax Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • US District Court – Southern Dist of Florida
  • US District Court – Middle Dist of Florida
  • US District Court – Northern Dist of Florida