K&A Mediation

The Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building

169 East Flagler Street, Suite 1420

Miami, Florida 33131

Office Phone:  305-377-2728

Office Fax:  305-377-8390

Email:  markel@kamediation.com

PERSONAL HISTORY:  I am a Miami Native of Spanish Basque descent.  My wife Julie and I currently live in Coral Gables with our two daughters.  I have been a lawyer since 1994 and a mediator since 2004.  Currently, my practice is dedicated solely to serving as a neutral.  I am fluent in English, Spanish and Basque.  

EDUCATION:  I am a graduate of Belen Jesuit Preparatory School.  I received a Bachelors in Business Administration from The University of Miami and a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.

CERTIFICATIONS and BAR MEMBERSHIPS:  I have been a member of the Florida Bar in good standing since 1994.  I have been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator since 2004.  I am also a USDC, Southern District of Florida Certified Mediator.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:   In 2004, we founded Kleinman & Arrizabalaga, PA and K&A Mediation.  For about a decade, our law firm represented plaintiffs and defendants in matters of personal injury, insurance disputes and commercial disputes.   From 2005 to 2013, I was also an agent of Attorney's Title Insurance Fund, serving as closing agent on both residential and commercial transactions.  Today, my practice is dedicated solely to serving as a neutral through K&A Mediation, a statewide mediation firm largely dealing with personal injury disputes (premises, auto, professional malpractice, nursing home claims. . . ), first party insurance disputes (residential, commercial, CGL, marine, . . . ), construction disputes and commercial disputes.  I have mediated claims involving retailers and other corporations such as Publix, Toys R Us, Home Depot, K-Mart, Macy's, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Winn-Dixie, Walgreens, Target, Sedano's, Costco, BJ's, Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, Tenet and many others.  I have mediated claims involving carriers such as Citizens, Florida Peninsula, State Farm, Allstate, Progressive, GEICO, e-surance, Southern Fidelity, London Underwriters, QBE, Liberty Mutual, Tower Hill, Castle Key, Scottsdale, Farmers and many others.    Prior to K&A, I practiced law in the insurance defense department at Adorno & Zeder, which later became known as Adorno Yoss, a large Miami law firm. 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:  I am an active, lifelong member of The Church of the Little Flower in Coral Gables and a member of the Belen Alumni Lawyers Section.  

Markel Arrizabalaga