An accomplished mediator and legal professional with over 35 years of experience in the field, Howard Tescher serves as a Mediator with nationally known Tescher Mediation Group, Inc., based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In this role, he mediates a variety of cases in the financial services sector, particularly those involving investment banking and brokerage firms. In addition to disputes between customers and employees, Howard often mediates those between competing firms. In addition, Howard regularly mediates cases or disputes involving insurance, labor and employment, professional liability, banking, and complex commercial issues. In an average month, Howard’s mediations take him to 10-15 cities, including New York, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Dallas.
As a professional mediator, Howard always tackles a case by thoroughly reviewing all of the materials sent to him by the parties. Typical materials in a mediation case include mediation position statements, pleadings, discovery materials, and other legal documents.
After assembling the necessary documents, he performs a thorough review to understand the dispute and facilitate resolution between the parties without resorting to or continuing litigation.
Before founding his own company in 2006, Howard served the 17th Judicial Circuit as a Circuit Judge in and for Broward County, Florida. In this role, he presided over the criminal, civil, and domestic violence divisions of the court, where he conducted trials and hearings. Appointed by Governor Jeb Bush in 2004, he earned the job ahead of more than 30 attorneys chosen by the 17th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. Before his appointment to the bench, Howard was the Managing Partner with a nine-lawyer civil law firm in Fort Lauderdale. In addition to running the firm on a day-to-day basis, he oversaw complex securities and commercial litigation in addition to his mediation practice.