For Pinellas County, Hillsborough County and all of Tampa Bay . . .






Why Mediation . . .?      Its the "Anti-Trial."
Now, Appellate Mediation Too! 

"Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can.   As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough."

     -    Abraham Lincoln


Litigation can be expensive, and the outcome in doubt.  Judges and juries are human and can make mistakes.  Even if you win the case, the other side may appeal, and the process grind on.   The system seems to have taken on a life of its own.  Finality seems elusive and your goals may seem farther away than when you began.  

"Trial. A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges, lawyers and jurors.  

-Ambrose Bierce

So, how can you  . . .

  • Reduce costs?
  • Regain control?  
  • Have greater input into the final determination of your case?  
  • Reduce uncertainty and control the process?
  • Take the decisions about your case out of the hands of the court?  


Mediation is a process by which the parties, with the assistance of a neutral third party mediator, engage in a structured negotiation to resolve the various differences between the parties.  You should consider mediation as an alternative before anything is filed.  The sooner the parties engage in mediation, the more they can save in time, aggravation and money. 

Nat Kidder is “AV” rated by Martindale Hubbell© and is a Florida Supreme Court certified Family Law, Civil and Appellate Mediator.   Mediations may be scheduled for half-day, full day or multi-day sessions, at your convenience.  

Nat has over thirty years of mediation, litigation and appellate practice experience.  Let us put that experience to work for you in resolving your most difficult cases.  



















                                                                                                                         Click Here for Directions       

Located at 275 96th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, in the heart of Pinellas County, the offices of Kidder & Bennett are easily accessible from almost any area.  We are just off Fourth Street, and just south of the Gandy Boulevard / Roosevelt Boulevard intersection, offering convenient access from Tampa via the Howard Frankland and Gandy Bridges.  There is ample parking and handicapped access available.

HomeMediatorOur FacilityWho We AreResourcesContact UsAppellate Mediation

The Law Offices of Kidder & Bennett
Your Connection for Civil, Family and Appellate Mediation in West Florida
The Way to Yes . . .
275 96th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33702