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Lichter Law Firm provides first-rate arbitration, mediation, special master and pre-suit resolution services to individuals and companies

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Special Master
  • Pre-Suit Resolution


David serves as a Fellow of the American College of Arbitrators and as a member of the Commercial, Large Complex Commercial, Employment and Healthcare rosters for the American Arbitration Association, and serves as an arbitrator for the American Health Lawyers Association. Read More


David Lichter has mediated more than 1,900 matters, is engaged regularly by plaintiffs and defendants and mediates cases throughout the United States and abroad. He is A/V rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest available rating, and is included in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the specialty of Mediation and Arbitration, and the 2019 edition of Florida Super Lawyers® in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Read More

Pre-Suit Resolution

Businesses often find themselves in disputes with a supplier, vendor or customer. Business owners and professional partnerships can have disagreements with each other, eventually leading to polarization and dissolution. Current and former employees and employers may have questions or disputes arising out of non-compete, non-solicitation or confidentiality agreements. Also, it is not uncommon for such disagreements to end up in court or arbitration. Read More

Special Master

David Lichter has been appointed as Special Master, Independent Investigator and Special Magistrate in state and federal court. His appointments have included, among others, the following matters: Lichter was appointed by a federal judge to revamp the intake operations of a high-volume, Plaintiff's firm and vet and approve every filing of the firm’s ADA complaints for one year. Read More

Meet the Attorneys

  • David H. Lichter, Esq.

    David H. Lichter, Esq.

    Arbitration; Mediation; Special Master

    David is a former federal prosecutor and experienced business litigator whose work is now solely devoted to mediating and arbitrating a wide variety of disputes and serving as a Special Master in state and federal court.  Having practiced for more than 40 years, Mr. Lichter has been engaged to mediate and arbitrate more than 2,000 matter, is hired regularly by plaintiffs and defendants and mediates and arbitrates cases throughout the United States and abroad. He is A/V rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest available rating; he appears in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® (2022 “Lawyer of the Year®,” Mediation; 2020 “Lawyer of the Year®,” Arbitration); the 2022 edition of Florida Super Lawyers® and was selected as the 2017 “Top Solo” attorney by the Dade County Bar Association.
  • Mayra Lichter

    Mayra’s practice focuses on issues relating to non-profit organizations. Mayra also has substantial experience in appellate matters. Mayra received her B.A. from Brown University Magna Cum Laude in 1980 and her J.D. from the University of Florida with honors in 1983. At the University of Florida, she served on the Moot Court Board, was a legal research and writing fellow, and won Best Oral Advocate at the Justice Campbell Thornall Moot Court Competition.
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Pre-Suit Resolution - Representative Matters

*David successfully resolved a dispute between a start-up health care company and the designer of its website, whose poor programming and use of the wrong content management system delayed the online launch of the company for a year. The matter involved extensive computer analysis and consultation with leading computer consultants from different disciplines.
*David was able to resolve a threatened lawsuit by a Chinese manufacturer and supplier with a Miami-based jewelry wholesaler.
*David successfully resolved a dispute over compensation and bonuses between a New York and Miami-based private equity and investment banking firm and a former employee who had threatened suit over a variety of employment-related agreements.
*David successfully settled presuit an intense, emotionally driven discussion involving the departure of a long-time principal and name partner in a successful law firm from his long-time partners.


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