An accomplished mediator and legal professional with years of experience in the field, Howard Tescher serves as a Mediator with Tescher Mediation Group, Inc., in Plantation, Florida. In this role, he mediates a variety of cases in the financial services sector, particularly those involving investment banking and brokerage firms. In addition to disputes between customers and employees, Howard Tescher often mediates those between competing firms or involving insurance, banking, and complex commercial issues. As a professional mediator, Howard Tescher begins by reviewing all of the materials sent to him by his clients. Typical materials in a mediation case include pleadings, discovery materials, and other legal documents. After assembling the necessary documents, he performs a thorough review to understand the dispute and facilitate resolution between the parties without resorting to litigation. Before founding his own company in 2006, Howard Tescher served the 17th Judicial Circuit as a Circuit Judge in and for Broward County, Florida. In this role, he presided over the criminal, civil, and domestic violence divisions of the court, where he conducted trials and hearings. Appointed by Governor Jeb Bush in 2004, he earned the job ahead of more than 30 attorneys chosen by the 17th Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission. Before his appointment to the position of Circuit Judge, Howard Tescher worked as a Managing Partner with Tescher Lippman & Valinsky, a nine-lawyer civil law firm in Fort Lauderdale. In addition to running the firm on a day-to-day basis, he oversaw complex securities and commercial litigation. Mr. Tescher received his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University after earning his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Florida International University.