Mr. Dreszer’s background allows him to provide culture competent mediation services, which takes into consideration the claimants cultural diversity. As a practicing workers’ compensation attorney, Mr. Dreszer brings a wealth of knowledge to mediations.
David J. Dreszer, Mediator, has been mediating solely Workers’ Compensation disputes since 2006. Mr. Dreszer limits his mediation practice to Workers’ Compensation disputes. David J. Dreszer, Mediator was founded with the understanding that many Florida claimants come from different cultural backgrounds. Mr. Dreszer’s background allows him to provide culture competent mediation services, which takes into consideration the claimants cultural diversity. Mr. Dreszer is available in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties to mediate any Workers’ Compensation matter. As a practicing attorney with over 10 years experience, Mr. Dreszer brings a wealth of knowledge to mediations. Mr. Dreszer is fluent in Spanish and Haitian Creole, a definite advantage to those practicioners in South Florida.
Mr. Dreszer’s prior speaking engagements include the following: August 2010, panelist on diversity panel at the Mediators convention in Orlando, Florida;
April, 13, 2012, guest lecturer to all Judges of Compensation Claims and State Mediators on the topic of cultural diversity (at the request of Deputy Chief Judge David Langham)…;
June 8, 2012, panelist at Florida Workers Advocates conference (topic – arrorney’s fees); August 2012, guest speaker at Mediator Conference in Orlando, FL (topic – cultural diversity);
Workers’ Compensation Mediation
Mediation is often considered one of the most useful tools within the Workers’ Compensation system and is mandated by statute for all Workers’ Compensation cases. A mediation is an informal meeting attended by the claimant, a representative of the employer or the employer’s insurance carrier, and each party’s attorneys. A neutral third party known as a mediator also attends the meeting and facilitates discussions between the parties.
Workers’ Compensation Mediators are required to abide by the Florida Rules for Certified & Court-Appointed Mediators. The workers’ compensation mediator’s goal is to resolve the parties’ disputes at this informal meeting before the case proceeds to trial. The mediator does not have the power to decide the dispute or force either party to agree. Instead, the mediator’s sole purpose is to help both parties come to a mutually beneficial agreement.