Motions are adjudicated rapidly, often within days of being fully briefed, and trials can be held as soon as the parties are ready. There are no calendar calls because every case is specially set for trial. As Private Judges, Alan Fine and Rudy Sorondo are are available to attorneys and their clients to provide an efficient and fair way to resolve civil disputes.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss what switching to a private judge would mean in your case, please call or send us an email.


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Control the selection of the judge

Accelerate the date of the hearing

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Receive a special set trial date

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How To Get Started

A video consultation between all parties to lay the groundwork
Submission of an agreed motion to appoint VTR Judge


Binding and non-binding arbitration services are available for the resolution of complex legal disputes. We offer articulate, record-based decisions consistent with law and precedent.


Mediation offers a collaborative platform to identify possible solutions for complex disputes. You have the right to a mediator who is thoroughly prepared, patient, persistent and empathetic and has the experience and tenacity to push all sides to reconsider their positions. We will identify options and creatively assist the parties to reconcile their differences and reach durable agreements. With only one conference scheduled per day, your case will receive our full dedication and focus.

Case Assessment

We are available to provide realistic analyses of legal strategies and possible outcomes in complex business disputes.

Special Magistrate

We are available to serve as court appointed special magistrates under Rule 1.490, Fla.R.Civ.P., in any matter for which a special magistrate may be appointed including resolving discovery and privilege issues.

Provisional Director

We are also available to serve as provisional directors under Sec. 607.1435 Fla. Stat.

Moot Court

Once appellate briefs have been filed, we are available to serve as judges in practice oral arguments to assist attorneys in refining their arguments.
“No preparation for oral argument is as valuable as a moot court in which you’re interrogated by lawyers as familiar with your case as the court is likely to be. Nothing, absolutely nothing, is so effective in bringing to your attention issues that have not occurred to you and in revealing the flaws in your responses to issues you have been aware of.”
 Antonin Scalia & Bryan A. Garner, Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges 158 (2008).