Certified Mediator with 30+ Years of Experience

The law firm of Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez is an association of attorneys devoted to providing superior legal services in the areas of personal injury, criminal law, professional malpractice, and product liability in Tampa, FL. Our firm offers a comprehensive suite of legal services that include consultation, litigation, and mediation. Our Senior Partner, Ron Darrigo, is a Supreme Court Certified Florida Mediator with 30 years of experience representing clients in personal injury, insurance law, and criminal cases.

A lifelong resident of Tampa Bay, Attorney Darrigo graduated from the University of South Florida and obtained his law degree from Stetson University. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1986 and admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. As an active member in the Hillsborough County Bar Association, Mr. Darrigo upholds a distinguished reputation as a leader in the Florida legal community.

Not All Florida Mediators are Created Equally

If a mediation is going to have a chance at success, one of the most important decisions is who will sit in the neutral chair at the head of the table. As a certified mediator, Attorney Ron Darrigo belongs to an invitation-only chapter of The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals that recognizes professionals that have met formal eligibility criteria that include mediator certification, two member nominations, eight peer references, a minimum practice of five years, and a minimum of 200 civil mediations.

Attorney Ron Darrigo possesses a deep understanding of the anatomy of disputes and conflicts, enabling him to disassemble a controversy and reframe individual issues to create a better understanding among the parties involved. With his mediator certification and litigation experience, Mr. Darrigo is uniquely positioned to help clients resolve complex legal conflicts in the Tampa Bay area.

Understanding the Mediation Process

Regardless of the unique issues involved in a case, the goal of mediation is always to amicably resolve a legal dispute outside of the courtroom by reaching an acceptable agreement on behalf of the parties involved. The process is facilitated by a mediator, a neutral third-party that sifts through the facts and individual interests of the case to promote dialogue and resolution. The mediator does not possess the authority to impart a settlement; rather, they operate as a go-between, employing negotiation strategies to reframe individual issues to create better understanding among the parties involved.

The mediation process involves a series of joint councils and private sessions, and it is often the task of the mediator to determine when each type of meeting will be conducted. Typically, the mediation will begin with a joint session that includes all of the parties involved in the dispute. Then, the opposing parties will separate into private rooms to initiate the negotiation process. It is important to know that parties are not compelled to reach an agreement. Impasse is declared if either party or the mediator deems continued negotiations to be futile. Yet, mediation is often an effective, non-adversarial alternative to dispute settlement, allowing the involved parties to save time and money.

Contact Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez to Learn More

As an experienced and certified mediator, Attorney Ron Darrigo is ready to help you through the mediation process today. Whether you are looking for an independent mediator to handle the negotiations or a lawyer to protect your rights through the mediation process, the law firm of Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez can provide you with the honest and fair counsel you deserve.

If you would like to schedule your next mediation, please call us at (813) 774-3341.


Call now, or complete the form below to request a free consultation.

Our Videos

Nadine Diaz Specialist

Nursing Homes


Elderly Slip and Fall

Distracted Driving


Car Seats



Ron Darrigo

Nadine Diaz Parent

Wet Surfaces