Attorney Donna Stockham
Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
Stockham Law Group, P.A.
109 S Edison Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
The mediation/arbitration fees below do not include the room charge.
For two party mediation/arbitration $475.00 per hour.
For multi-party mediation/arbitration $175.00 per hour per party/attorney.
There is a three-hour minimum for half-day scheduled mediations/arbitrations and a six-hour minimum for full day scheduled mediations/arbitrations.
There is a $600 cancellation fee for canceled mediation/arbitrations. All fees are to be split between the parties unless otherwise agreed upon.
Payment is due within 30 days from the date of receipt of invoice. If the attorney is fronting costs for his/her client, the Attorney agrees to pay said invoice according to the terms herein. Further, upon receipt of this confirmation, unless the parties or their attorneys voice an objection to said fees and policies of payment, the parties and their attorneys agree to abide by the fees and policies mentioned herein when scheduling on my website unless agreement is otherwise in writing between the parties/attorneys and the mediator/arbitrator.
Travel: Mediation/Arbitration services include the mediation/arbitration session and travel time to and from the mediation/arbitration site in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Sarasota and Manatee counties. Travel time is charged at $85.00/hour outside of the aforementioned counties.
Mrs. Stockham attended Auburn University and then received her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, Cum Laude. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1997. After graduating law school, Mrs. Stockham joined Carlton Fields, P.A. where she worked in the General Litigation Department. In that position, she represented Defendants in various civil and business litigation matters. She then joined the Products Liability Group where she represented pharmaceutical companies in the Fen Phen and Latex Glove litigation. After becoming a Shareholder at Carlton Fields, Mrs. Stockham wanted to diversify her experience and do Plaintiffs’ work. She began working at Merlin Law Group in 2006. While there, she represented Plaintiffs in property damage cases throughout Florida and Texas. She then started her own law firm in 2013 where she continued to focus her practice on first party property insurance litigation. However, her Firm also handles General Community Association Management and Nursing Home abuse cases. She is a member of the Florida Bar, the Texas Bar, and the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida. She belongs to several Associations including the Windstorm Insurance Network where she just completed a four (4) year term on the Board of Directors. She is also on the Board of Governors of The Federal Association for Insurance Reform (FAIR). She is a member of Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Leadership Trust, which is an invitation only group for Presidents and CEOs of businesses. She was also recently selected as one of the Women to Watch in 2022 by Tampa Magazine.
She has been an AV Preeminent* peer-review rated attorney through Martindale-Hubbell for over 22 years. She has been selected for inclusion to the Florida Super Lawyers list for nine consecutive years (2013-2021). Prior to that, she was selected as a Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2010-2012. She was also selected to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite from 2016-2020. Her outstanding knowledge and experience awarded her the opportunity to speak at the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), Property Insurance Law Committee, Spring CLE meeting in Carlsbad, California on the topic of Mediating Property Insurance Cases.
Mrs. Stockham is a trial lawyer with a diversified background as both a defense lawyer and a plaintiff’s lawyer. She has tried cases as both defense counsel and plaintiff’s counsel. She is detail oriented, fair, and experienced in a variety of legal areas. Mrs. Stockham is very excited to begin handling both virtual and in-person arbitrations in Florida.
Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
Honors: Cum Laude
Honors: Moot Court Board
Honors: Mock Trial Team
Honors: Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award
Honors: Walter Mann Award Winner
Law Review: Stetson Moot Court Review, Editor-in-Chief
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
Bachelor of Science in Pre-Law/Criminal Justice
1997 – 2004 Carlton Fields, P.A., Associate Attorney, General Litigation Department and Products Liability Department
2004 – 2006 Carlton Fields, P.A., Shareholder, Products Liability Department
2006 – 2013 Merlin Law Group, P.A., Attorney, Plaintiffs’ property damage litigation
2013 – Present Stockham Law Group, P.A., President, Plaintiffs’ property damage litigation
Honors and Awards
Tampa Magazine®, Women to Watch 2022
Florida Trend’s Legal Elite 2016-2020
Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business: 2013-2021
Super Lawyers® Rising Star: 2010-2012
Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2011-2021
The National Law Journal, Tampa’s Top Lawyers 2012, 2013
Tampa Bay Magazine’s Top Lawyers 2010, 2013, 2022
Marquis’ Who’s Who in America Law, Edition Eleven
Marquis’ Who’s Who in America Law, Edition Thirteen
Marquis’ Who’s Who in America, Edition Fifty-Seven
Professional Associations and Memberships
Tampa Bay Business Journal Leadership Trust
Florida Policyholders Cooperative (FPC), Executive Board Member
Federal Association for Insurance Reform (FAIR), Board of Governors
Windstorm Insurance Network, Board of Directors 2018-2022
Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA), Member
Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2000 – 2005 Board of Directors
Ferguson-White Inn of Court, 2000 – 2005 Pupil
Alpha House of Tampa, Inc., 2002 – 2006 Legal Counsel
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.