Karimu F. Hill-Harvey, Esq.,LL.M
FINRA and AAA Arbitrator
Florida Supreme Court Circuit Civil & Family Mediator
Federal U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of Florida Mediator
Florida Supreme Court Parenting Coordinator Disciplinary Review Board Member (Term 2/27/20-11/30/23)
A Municipal Court Judge in East Orange & Irvington, New Jersey since 2000 (now retired) and an attorney in practice for over thirty  years. She is the first African-American woman listed in the "Top 20 Verdicts and Settlements" of the New Jersey Law Journal, by obtaining a $3.25 million settlement in Grant v. Laresca, et al. It was a case which afforded her the opportunity to make new law, as she also did in Simmons-Dixon v. Ford Motor Corporation, in which she obtained a reversal of an administrative law judge's decision relating to automobile "Lemon Law", as well as, several others.
Over the last 28 years, my professional life has been dedicated to litigation and conflict management. I appreciate the value of both litigation and arbitration in certain cases, but also believe that in appropriate circumstances, mediation is a more efficient, less expensive, and less risky process for the resolution of disputes. As a skillful mediator I will not only facilitate communication between disputants, but will also explore with them creative and smart solutions that represent a win-win outcome, which is not often possible in either the courtroom or arbitration tribunal.
Parenting Coordinator Philosophy
Parenting Coordination (PC) is an out-of-court intervention and relatively new approach and/or service that assists parents in high conflict separations and divorces to establish and maintain healthy relationships conducive to the positive adjustment and development of their children and minimizing litigation. Parenting coordinators help parents create a plan to resolve disputes, that touch on issues affecting their children, such as visitation and school choice.