Gregory Firestone, Ph.D. is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family, Circuit Court, Appellate, Dependency and County Court Mediator; an Association for Conflict Resolution Family Mediation Advanced Practitioner; a Diplomate Member of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators; and a Clinical Psychologist.  He has been a mediator for over 25 years and mediates family, business, circuit civil, healthcare, dependency, ADA, and other disputes. 

Dispute Resolution Systems

Dr. Firestone helps government and businesses develop cost effective dispute resolution systems that can efficiently resolve a wide range of disputes in a timely and satisfactory manner. These dispute resolution systems often include multiple options for encouraging collaborative dispute resolution to resolve complaints and disputes with the assistance of a trained dispute resolution coordinator. Such programs have been very successfully employed to resolve employment, vocational rehabilitation, healthcare, and business disputes. 


Dr. Firestone provides negotiation, mediation, conflict resolution, and dispute resolution systems design training throughout the United States and the world.  Many of these courses including Family, Dependency, Appellate and Circuit Civil Mediation Certification Courses (which are  approved by the Florida Supreme Court and/or Association for Conflict Resolution) are offered through the University of South Florida Conflict Resolution Collaborative (  


Gregory Firestone provides consultation services in the public and private sector for negotiation, mediation, conflict management, dispute resolution systems design, and forensic psychology.  


Gregory Firestone is a Florida licensed psychologist (PY3033) with over 25 years experience as a clinical psychologist.

More About Gregory Firestone, Ph.D.

Director, University of South Florida (USF) Conflict Resolution Collaborative

Member of the Florida Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules and Policy Committee (including seven years as Vice Chair)

Past National Legislative and Public Policy Chair for the Association for Conflict Resolution

President, Global Resolutions LLC, a independent company providing dispute resolution services.


Gregory Firestone has received numerous awards from state and national organizations including the Florida Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Center 2000 Award of Appreciation, Association for Conflict Resolution 2002 Presidential Award, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators 2011 Award of Merit, and Association of Family and Conciliation Courts 2012 Presidential Award.   Dr. Firestone is also listed in Who's Who in American Law and many other naitonal directories.

Contact Information

Gregory Firestone, Ph.D.

Phone: (813) 494-7655


Mediation Links

Florida Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Center
Court Programs

USF Conflict Resolution Collaborative

Mediation Articles By Gregory Firestone