Karen A. Pelot
Pelot & Associates, LLC

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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Pelot & Associates, LLC provides highly skilled conflict resolution, leadership development, and organizational development services. Our professionals mediators are supreme court certified for circuit civil, county, and family court mediation. Our leadership coaches, speakers, and group training leaders are experienced and passionate about helping you and your organization achieve greater success, through highly interactive, fun and informative sessions.

Professional Background

Karen Pelot has been mediating full time since 2007, in areas including tort/personal injury, insurance disputes, employment disputes, contract disputes, family and parenting, foreclosures, prelitigation, and workplace disputes. Her background includes an 18 year career as a Senior Business Leader with Fortune 100 companies, where she developed and led large organizations to success. As a Senior Business Leader, Ms. Pelot also provided expertise as a registered lobbyist, a political action leader, and advisor to the Florida House & Senate Insurance and Banking Committees.

In 2014, Ms. Pelot expanded her practice to include group training, leadership development, meeting facilitation, and keynote presentations. In 2015, she further expanded to include highly experienced, certified, master associates, as the Owner/Director of Pelot & Associates, LLC.


Since opening her mediation practice in 2007, Ms. Pelot has been certified by the International Association for Dispute Resolution as an Advanced Practitioner of Mediation (APM). She is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida in circuit civil, family, and county court mediation. Karen has successfully mediated hundreds of cases including general civil litigation, personal injury, complex insurance disputes, employment litigation, contract disputes,family, foreclosures, prelitigation disputes, and work place disputes. She has also developed corporate dispute resolution programs,and served as a mediation consultant and trainer. In addition to mediation services, Ms. Pelot provides interpersonal skills coaching and customized conflict resolution and communication workshops.


Karen Pelot holds an M.B.A in Business Administration and Management, and an MA in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution,as well as a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business/Communications, from Florida Southern College. She was also awarded the Senior Claims Law designation from the American Educational Institute.

She is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida in Circuit Civil, County, and Family mediations, and studied coaching under Jack Canfield, through his Success Principles program.


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2010    CTU    MA, Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, 30 Credit hours
2008    FL Supreme Court Certified Trainers    Circuit Civil Certification, 37 hours
2012    Fl Supreme Court Certified Trainers    Family Court Certification 37 hours
2015    FL Supreme Court Certified Trainers    18 CE credit hours every two years


Ms. Pelot guarantees a mediation experience that is professional, impartial and balanced; takes place in a confidential setting; and is infused with her unique energy and passion for facilitating agreements. She is tenacious and dynamic, with a quick intellect and highly intuitive nature. She has the innate ability to connect with people from all walks of life, and a knack for succinct problem solving. Ms. Pelot's goal during mediation is to resolve the instant dispute. However, she believes a "good mediation" is marked by participants who leave feeling satisfied in knowing they have made an educated and well thought-out decision, that is in the best interest of themselves, their clients, and/or their companies. Contrary to popular belief, "equitable unhappiness" is never the goal. Ms. Pelot strives to insure mediation is a pleasant experience, while remaining completely cognizant of the serious nature of the business at hand.


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Other Information

Services available nationwide.

Areas of Practice

  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Contracts
  • Cross Cultural
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Faith Based
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Labor - Management
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Staff Developer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Strategic Planning

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.