An independent neutral and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Jo Colbert Stanley is a Florida Supreme Court qualified arbitrator, and certified mediator who also holds a Diploma in International Maritime Arbitration from CIArb. Jo serves as a Public Arbitrator, hearing financial services-related disputes nationally for FINRA, and is a Registered Mediator for Florida’s Department of Financial Services. Jo is also an Associate (Class of 2023-2025) of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and was recently appointed to the Marine Advisory Committee of Broward County. During her 20-plus years as a litigator in private practice, Jo has focused on commercial litigation, employment, and insurance law. A past Fellow of the American Bar Association’s ADR Section, Jo is active in national and local volunteer Bar associations, currently serving as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s ADR Fellows Committee, and as chair-elect of the Federal Bar Association’s ADR Section. She is also chair of Broward County Bar Association’s Admiralty and Maritime Law Section and serves on the Admiralty Law Committee of The Florida Bar. She is a member of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute, the Port Everglades Association, the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (where she serves as secretary on the Yachting Committee), and the Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club. In addition to regularly presenting continuing legal education seminars and writing articles on dispute resolution and maritime topics, Jo is currently working on her Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution at Nova Southeastern University in Florida.

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