Helping You Settle Disputes Outside of the Court

A Mediator You Can Trust

Helping You Settle Disputes Outside of the Court

A Mediator You Can Trust

Providing Exceptional Alternatives to Litigation

Trust Ken Bowen of Pinellas Mediation to work hard in facilitating a satisfactory settlement of your case. As a mediator, he helps lawyers and their clients as well as pro-se parties resolve disputes in an informal, confidential, and non-adversarial setting.


What is Mediation?

Mediation has been defined as “… a flexible process conducted confidentially, in which a neutral person actively assists parties in working towards a negotiated agreement of a dispute or difference, with the parties in ultimate control of the decision to settle and the terms of resolution.”

About Ken Bowen


His Qualifications and Certifications

A Georgetown Law School graduate, Ken Bowen is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a circuit-civil and county mediator as well as court-appointed arbitrator. Additionally, he is authorized by the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida to mediate cases in federal court.

His Foreclosure Mediation Expertise

Ken Bowen is one of the few mediators approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court—Tampa Division to mediate foreclosure cases. He has received a certificate in Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Training, pursuant to Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order No. AOSC09-54. It was issued by the Conflict Resolution Collaborative at the University of South Florida.

Video and Telephonic Mediation Available

Mediator Ken Bowen is trained in video mediation using the Zoom platform. He also maintains a Zoom account with the newly enhanced encryption for maximum security.




With proven experience in the resolution of commercial and civil disputes, Ken Bowen has been recognized and accepted by various institutions. These include the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society. Click on the images below for more information on these distinguished honors.

His Approach

Ken Bowen’s mediation style has been described as “creative” and “tenacious”. Personally, he describes his approach in mediation as proactive and flexible.

Locations He Serves

Based in Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida, Lawyer-Mediator Ken Bowen mediates and arbitrates cases in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. In addition to in-person mediation, Mr. Bowen is also able to serve the entire state of Florida by providing remote mediations via zoom. He is also willing to travel up to 2hrs without charging for travel time. As such he frequently mediates in person in various counties across Florida, including:

  • Charlotte
  • Citrus
  • Hernando
  • Lake
  • Lee
  • Manatee
  • Marion
  • Orange
  • Pasco
  • Polk
  • Sarasota
  • Sumter

His Community Involvement

The Annual Frogman Feast Charity Event

Created by Mediator Ken Bowen, this celebrity chef event aims to raise awareness and funds for the Tampa Bay Frogman Swim and Navy SEAL Foundation. Find out more about the initiative by watching this video:

Together with Navy Seal Dan O’Shea and gold star wife Emily Feeks, Ken Bowen discussed the Frogman Feast on Best of the Bay in a podcast. For more information, listen to this episode:

Why Trust Ken Bowen?

He believes that every case presents its own unique issues and challenges, which, in turn, requires different strategies and techniques to facilitate a satisfactory settlement. As flexibility is important, Ken Bowen will not merely serve as a messenger; rather, he will be an energetic yet patient participant in the mediation process.

Observing Neutrality and Impartiality

As a mediator, Ken Bowen respects the right of the parties to control their own destinies and will act in a neutral and impartial manner at all times. He recognizes that the process of attempting to reach an agreement and discussing its specifics entirely belong to the parties.

“Ken Bowen’s mediation goals extend beyond merely achieving a satisfactory settlement. He aims as well to enhance clients’ satisfaction with their attorneys. His unique vision of mediation results in clients who are pleased with their settlements— and with their attorneys.”

Extending Help During Unsuccessful Settlements

Unfortunately, not every case will be resolved at mediation. Despite this, Ken Bowen will work hard to assist the parties that do not settle. He will help them identify and explore the stubborn issues acting as obstacles to settlement.

Helping Parties Prepare for Possible Litigation

Through Ken Bowen’s assistance, those involved can leave the process with a thorough understanding of each party’s positions. This often leads to a settlement shortly after mediation. At the very least, it can also give them a better understanding of the challenges they will face should a trial be necessary.

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Special Rates for Foreclosure Mediations

As a trained foreclosure mediator, Ken Bowen can be trusted to expertly assist you in settling issues on residential mortgages. Check out the rates of his services:

Client Testimonials

I had the judge put your name on the order to be sure you would be our mediator.” Plaintiff’s lawyer, commercial case

“You’re the only mediator in the state who gets these cases settled.” –Auto manufacturer defense lawyer, Magnuson Moss Warranty Act / Lemon Law case

“You’re the only mediator we trust to get our cases settled”. –Magnuson Moss Warranty Act / Lemon Law plaintiff’s lawyer

“We’ve never impassed with you as our mediator” –Auto dealer defense lawyer

“Great job today, I was positive this mediation would be an impasse but you pulled a rabbit out of a hat, and my client is so grateful.” –Plaintiff’s attorney, auto dealership case

“I’ve never seen a mediator work as hard as you, while remaining fair, impartial and realistic. I’m going to request you for all of our mediations.” –Plaintiff’s lawyer, foreclosure case

“I asked my lawyer to find a mediator with a background in engineering, due to the technical complexity of this case, but my lawyer assured me that you could handle it. I was amazed to learn that you had spent the Sunday before our mediation studying the subject matter and seemed to have a better understanding of it than some of my colleagues, and your ability to synthesize and explain the technology, in simple terms, to the other side is precisely what led to us reaching a settlement today.” –Defendant, intellectual property case

“I have requested that you be the mediator for all of my cases.”—Foreclosure defense lawyer

“I was exhausted after 6 hours of mediation, but you just kept on working like the energizer bunny. You were amazing, thank you for getting this one settled, you saved us a bunch of time and money.” –Plaintiff’s lawyer, commercial case


“Thank you so much, I did not think there was any way this case would settle.” –

Plaintiff’s lawyer, attorney fee case

“Thank you for always being available and willing to accommodate our schedule.” –

Paralegal at a litigation firm

“Thank you, I don’t know how you did it, but I am so thankful this nightmare is over.” –

Defendant, defamation suit

“My client trusted you, which made all the difference.” –Defense lawyer, contract case

“Wow, you were wonderful. I’m going to use you for all of my cases from now on.” –

Plaintiff’s lawyer, negligence case


“All of our lawyers love working with Ken and remark on his great attitude and professionalism.” –Paralegal at a real estate litigation firm

“Thank you for traveling to Vero, and keeping me on task today. My client is so relieved that this one settled.” –Plaintiff’s lawyer, negligence case

“Thank you so much for being so very accommodating. This was the easiest and most pleasant experience I have ever had setting up a mediation.” –Paralegal for a board-certified aviation lawyer, aviation case

“Most mediators just talk, talk, talk…wasting everybody’s time. You got right to work and everything you did and said brought us closer to a settlement. Thank you, for helping us settle this case, we’re going to use you again.” –Defendant in a federal court, civil rights case

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Turn to Pinellas Mediation if you need the assistance of a mediation or arbitration professional to resolve legal disputes. To book a consultation, get in touch with him today.