B.A. Rollins College, History, 1978
J.D. Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, 1989
Attorney (Associate) Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, et al. 1989-1994
Partner Morgan, Colling & Gilbert 1994-2005
Partner Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter 2005-2006
Mediator Fraxedas Mediation Firm 2006-2016
CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Supreme Court of Florida, Certified Circuit Court Mediator (2006-present)
The Florida Bar (admitted 1989)
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (admitted 1990)
Orange County Bar Association, member (1990-present)
National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals member (2008-present)
Chairman, Tort Law Committee, Orange County Bar Association (2005-2006)
Defense Research Institute (past member)
American Trial Lawyers Association (past member)
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Association (past member)
AV rated attorney, Martindale Hubbell (2004-present)
CIVIC AND CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS
Elder, Winter Park Presbyterian Church (2006-2008)
Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida (1997-2007)
Board of Directors, Blue Surf Condominium Association (2007-2009)
Board of Directors, Maitland Soccer Club (2008-2010)
Coach, Youth Basketball, YMCA and City of Maitland (2004-2011)
Coach, Youth Soccer, Boys and Girls, Maitland Soccer Club (2003-2012)
GENERAL LEGAL EXPERIENCE
Mr. Colling spent nearly 20 years as trial lawyer before becoming a mediator in 2006.
During his career as a litigator, he was an Associate Attorney, Partner, and Founding Partner, respectively in the 3 law firms where he practiced.
Since 2006, Mr. Colling has conducted more than 1,500 mediations of State and Federal Court case throughout Florida. He has also served as an arbitrator on more than 20 arbitration panels, usually as the neutral, or chief arbitrator.
Mr. Colling regularly mediates, among others, the following types of cases: personal injury, medical malpractice, nursing home, windstorm and sinkhole damage, products liability, banking and loan cases, homeowners association disputes, sexual assault/abuse, insurance disputes, attorneys fees disputes and just about any other type of civil case.