About Steve

Steve E. Moody was born April 21, 1945 and is married with two children and two grandchildren. He attended High School in Blackshear, Georgia where he was President of both the Junior and Senior classes and Captain of the basketball, football and track teams. He moved on to Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and graduated in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with double major in English and Economics. His collegiate accomplishments included Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, President of the Student Government Association, Blue Key Honor Society and Captain of the basketball team setting a school rebounding record which is yet to be broken. Moody is the only Mercer player with over 1,000 points and over 1,000 rebounds.  As a member of the SAE Fraternity he received the Besser-Lindsay Award given nationally to scholar athletes. In 1977 he was inducted into the Mercer University Athletic Hall of Fame.

After college he entered Law School at Mercer University and received a Juris Doctorate degree with Honors in 1970. He served on the Mercer Law Review and the Student Government Association. He also served in the United States Army Reserves from 1969 through 1974.

As a professional, he became a member of the Florida Bar in 1971, was admitted to practice before the United States District Court Southern District of Florida in 1971, to the Trial Bar of the United States District Court in 1983 and to the United States Court of Federal Claims in 1993. His professional associations have included the Florida Bar, Broward County Bar (where he served as President from 2004 through 2005), the Florida Justice Association and the Broward County Justice Association. He has been a title insurance agent for both Old Republic National Title Company and Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company.

Steve’s main areas of law practice have been real property law including title insurance for owners and lenders, commercial litigation including mortgage foreclosures, personal injury litigation, family law, along with a litigation and office practice involving a myriad of other matters.

Steve has served as a Supreme Court of Florida Certified Circuit Mediator since the beginning of 2012 and has mediated many contested issues saving the parties time, money and the uncertainty and acrimony involved in contested litigation.

Steve holds the highest “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, as determined by his peers, and was the 2007 recipient of the Lynn Futch Professionalism in Practice Award presented by the Broward County Bar.

Steve’s community involvement has included the West Broward Ski and Travel Club; Plantation Athletic League coach; Plantation Chamber of Commerce; Plantation Kiwanis; and the Barbershop Harmony Society.

Steve enjoys spending time in the Florida Keys with his family and friends, singing bass with Barbershop Choruses and Quartets and occasionally torturing himself and others on the golf course.

As of December 31, 2015, Steve retired from the active practice of law at which time mediation and arbitration became his full-time occupation.

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Contact Steve

You can contact me via US Mail at: 3501 S.W. 116 Avenue Davie, FL 33330
You can contact me via Phone at: (954) 336-2305

Email: smoody@moodyjones.com

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Letter of Introduction

My name is Steve Moody and I would be honored to be chosen as mediator in your case.  Many parties prefer to choose a mediator with whom they are familiar and the purpose of this letter is to provide you with a level of comfort should I mediate your case.

I have been mediating cases since becoming a mediator in early 2012.  I have been a member of the Florida Bar since June of 1971.

During my career I have handled a myriad of matters including real estate closings; title insurance; mortgage foreclosures; construction lien foreclosures; partition actions and other litigation related to real estate; administrative law relating to construction; code violations and variances; dissolution of marriage; custody and paternity disputes and other family matters; personal injury cases including motor vehicle crashes; premises liability; dog bites and intentional torts; business law including formation of businesses such as LLC’s, corporations, partnerships and joint ventures; drafting of contracts; suits regarding neighborhood disputes; condominium disputes; worker’s compensation claims; tax disputes; general business litigation; landlord/tenant matters; collections and other general civil matters both as a transactional lawyer and also as a litigator.

I have served on numerous Bar committees, including Florida Bar Grievance Committees, and those relating to the Broward County Bar Association having served as President in 2004-2005.  I was recipient of the Broward Bar’s Professionalism in Practice award in 2007.

I have mediated innumerable cases as an attorney and since 2012 as a mediator.

I have served as an arbitrator on some matters including Florida Bar fee disputes.

I retired December 31, 2015 and began a mediation and arbitration practice on a full time basis.

My office is my home in Davie.  Because I have no overhead, my fees are lower than mediators with my experience.  I am happy to mediate at any site chosen by the parties.  For a small fee, I have neutral sites available all over Broward County and am happy to travel to Miami-Dade and Palm Beach also.

I would invite you to go to my website, moodydisputeresolution.com, where you can view my photo and additional information about me, my background and educational and athletic accomplishments.

I believe all disputes should be settled and I will do my best to assist you in achieving an acceptable resolution.  You will not be disappointed with me as your mediator.





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