About The Instructors

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Lloyd Comiter, Esq.

Lloyd became a member of the Florida Bar in 1991 and represents small and medium size businesses as well as individuals in business disputes, landlord/tenant matters and other contract litigation matters. He is a Florida Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediator, Circuit Court Mediator and Family Mediator.

Lloyd has been rated AV by Martindale Hubbell meaning that he has reached the highest of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. He is an Adjunct Professor at Lynn University, in Boca Raton, Florida, teaching The Legal Environment of Business as well as an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University where he teaches county mediation training programs. Lloyd frequently lectures on landlord/tenant disputes, small claims court disputes and mediation.

Lloyd is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association where he has been the Chair of the Small Claims Court Clinics’ Committee since 2007 and the South Palm Beach County Bar Association. He is serving his fifth term on the Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee and is the former Chair. Additionally, Lloyd is a former Civil Traffic Hearing Officer in Palm Beach County, Florida.  Lloyd has lived in South Florida since 1967 and is married to Meryl; they have three children.

Lloyd is the President of Mediation Training Academy and is an Approved Primary Trainer in County Mediation an Approved Primary Trainer in Circuit Mediation and an Approved Subject Matter Specialist in Family Mediation.

Kent Amo, Esq.

Kent Amo is a Florida licensed attorney. Previously, Kent worked as Mediation Services Coordinator for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit of Florida and as a Florida Supreme Court Certified County, Family and Circuit Civil Mediator.  When he is not assisting in the training and mentorship of new mediators, Kent enjoys assisting his clients with residential real estate transactions throughout the state of Florida with Topline Title & Escrow, LLC.

Kent is an Approved Assistant Trainer in County Mediation.

Keith Grossman, Esq.

Keith Grossman helps families negotiate and manage divorce, child custody, estate planning, and related family law issues more comfortably and with honor. Keith graduated from the University of Florida with a law degree as well as a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. He is a Collaborative Attorney, a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Circuit Civil Mediator, Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator, an Educator and a Peacemaker.

Keith helps his clients "think outside the court" so they don't go broke and are better able to preserve their relationships. In fact, the Lee County Association of Family Law Professionals awarded Keith the 2015 Hugh E. Starnes "Think Outside the Box" award for leadership, critical thinking, innovation, and dedication to non-adversarial practice. The Cape Coral Community Foundation has also recognized Keith as a nominee for the 2018 Elmer Tabor Generosity Award.

Keith has been AV rated by Martindale Hubbell (less than 15% of all lawyers are awarded this distinction) and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Florida Gulf Coast University, teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution, Elder Law, and Comparative Criminal Justice.

Keith frequently lectures, facilitates training programs, and writes articles on conflict management and negotiation topics. He blogs at PeaceShark.com. His books, "The Power of Releasing Judgment," "What Is A Peace Chest?" and "How Do You Build A Peace Chest?" are available at Amazon. He is a Past President of the Lee County Bar Association, as well as President of the Collaborative Professionals of Southwest Florida, a Board member for the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, a Board member for the Association of Family Law Professionals, and a former Board member of the Society for Human Resource Management Southwest Florida.

Keith is an Approved Primary Trainer in County Mediation and an Approved Primary Trainer in Family Mediation.

Sharon O'Day, Esq.

Sharon has represented clients in all aspects of family law since 2001. In 2012 she made the professional decision to limit her practice to assisting clients in resolving their divorce or other family matter without litigation. She became a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator in 2006 and Circuit Civil Mediator in 2011. She is also accredited by the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals as a Collaborative Attorney. Sharon graduated from George Washington Law School in 1987 and is a member of the Florida and Maryland Bar. Prior to settling in Florida she lived and travelled around the world while working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Sharon is an Approved Primary Trainer in County Mediation and an Approved Primary Trainer in Family Mediation and a Subject Matter Specialist in Circuit Mediation.

Michael Riordan

From an early age, Michael knew that she had feelings that were not “normal”. In the 1980’s there were few resources for transgender people; in many cases, no one knew that transgender people existed. At the age of ten she tried to express feelings of gender dysphoria to a family member and the reaction she received convinced her to hide how she felt for 27 years.  

Today, Michael happily works at Compass Community Center and is in the process of transitioning from male to female. Unlike many transgender individuals, she goes by any pronoun and is keeping her birth name.  She has a BS in Communications and a Masters in Educational Leadership. Michael is a firm believer that transgender people should live openly and proudly when it is healthy for them to do so and advocates for equal rights and better mental health services for transgender people.

Michael is an Approved Subject Matter Specialist in County Mediation, an Approved Subject Matter Specialist in Circuit Mediation and an Approved Subject Matter Specialist in Family Mediation.

Michelle Woodin, Mdr

A born entrepreneur, Michelle has owned and managed her own businesses for most of her life.  Today, she brings a wide variety of professional experiences to her mediation process. Michelle earned a Masters in Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law's Strauss Institute.  She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified County, Family, and Circuit Civil Mediator, a qualified arbitrator, a member of the American Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, and a Board member of the Seventh Judicial Circuit's County Court Mediation Services.

Michelle brings a compassionate and understanding approach to the mediation process and she has the ability to help resolve almost any type of dispute.

Michelle is an Approved Primary Trainer in County Mediation, an Approved Primary Trainer in Family Mediation and an Approved Assistant Trainer in Circuit Mediation.