Meet Our Mediators

Joy Pyngolil, Ph.D C. R. C.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, PA. 15260 Specialization: Rehabilitation Counseling & Educational Research, 1989.
Master of Sacred Theology (Course work completed) Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania, PA 15206
Master of Theology, U.T. College, Bangalore, India,1981< Bachelor of Divinity, Orthodox Theological, India, 1978
Bachelor of Arts, Kerala University, India, 1973

Teaching

Adjunct Faculty, School of Education, Barry University, Miami.
Visiting Professor, Orthodox Theological Seminary, Kottayam, India<

Certifications/Licenses

Certified Family Mediator (Supreme Court, Florida)
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Certified Addiction Specialist
Certified Disability Analyst and Fellow
Certification in Personnel Administration, FIU, Miami
Certified Adult Congregate Living Faculty Administrator, Florida
TQM Training, State of Florida, Department of Labor, 1995

Experience

Administration:
Director, St. Thomas Community Services, Inc. An international social service agency helping the poor, homeless, unemployed and people with disability
Director, St. Thomas Center for Personal Development. (Outpatient mental health/ substance abuse family therapy facility since 1992.)
President, St. Thomas Indian Orthodox Church of S. Florida (since 1984)
Successfully initiated and implemented several community related programs, educational, social, cultural and spiritual programs for the members and the community at large.
Administrator, Student Center, Trivandrum India, 1978-1983 Responsibilities: Financial management, personnel management, and program and policy administration of youth facility
Professional Associations
American Association of Counseling and Development
Member ACA Professionalization Committee
American Association of Specialist in Group Work
American Rehabilitation Counseling Association
Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association

More references upon request e-mail settlenow@bellsouth.net


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Will Murphy

Education


COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY J.D., 1990 (TOP 25%) Williamsburg, Virginia
Activities included Advocate (law school newspaper) — First Year
Columnist 1987-88; Managing Editor 1988-89, Reporter 1987-90; Chair of SBA Constitution and By-Laws Committee; Justice of Honor Council 1989-90. Publication — "Irresistible Force Meets Immovable Object: The Zoning Power Comes Up Against Free Expression", The Virginia Lawyer.

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY B.S., CUM LAUDE, POLITICAL SCIENCE Tempe, Arizona
Activities included President of the College Council for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Founder and President — Students for a Free Afghanistan.
MESA COMMUNITY COLLEGE A.A. Mesa, Arizona

Experience

MURPHY’S LAW FIRM, P.A.-Hollywood, Florida
President
1999 – to present
Founded practice with emphasis on commercial and civil litigation. Counsel and represent businesses and individuals in wide variety of disputes and render high quality, practical legal services.
MURPHY & O’BRIEN-Miami, Florida
Senior Associate
October 1991 – 1999
Joined firm as law clerk. As senior associate, conduct all aspects of civil litigation, from initial contact with client through pleadings, discovery and motion practice and trial. Handle all of the firm’s appellate work. Supervise and mentor junior associates and law clerks. Some training of staff. Assist in other administrative and managerial tasks, including advising on all technology purchases.
CITY OF ISLANDIA, CITY CLERK
Miami, Florida
November 1991 – Present
Manage day to day affairs of tiny Florida municipality.
HON. PAMELA MINZNER OF NEW MEXICO COURT OF APPEALS
JUDICIAL CLERK
Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sept 1990 – Sept 1991
Wrote pretrial reports, bench memoranda and drafts of opinions. Research and analysis on appeals of various criminal and civil cases involving issues including worker’s compensation, double jeopardy, water law and riparian rights and the free exercise of religion under state and federal constitutions. Oversaw large research project covering evolution of New Mexico’s workers’ compensation laws completed by law clerks.

RODEY, DICKASON, SLOAN, AKIN & ROBB
SUMMER ASSOCIATE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 1990 – August 1990
Research and writing including appellate briefs, civil pleadings and internal memoranda. Attended trials and appellate oral arguments.
U.S. COAST GUARD, CLAIMS AND LITIGATION DIVISION
SUMMER CLERK
Washington, D.C.
June 1989 – August 1989
Wrote drafts of findings and conclusions disposing of administrative claims, researched federal legislative histories. Researched and drafted internal memoranda and litigation reports for use by trial attorneys in the U.S. Department of Justice.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS, CERTIFICATIONS AND AWARDS

Bars of the States of Florida (active) and of Colorado and New Mexico (inactive)
Bars of the U.S. Circuit Courts for the 10th and 11th Circuits
Bars of the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of New Mexico and the Southern District of Florida
Small Claims Rules Committee of Florida Bar
Dade County Bar Association, and County Court, Mediation and Schools Committees
Pro Bono Award, Dade County Bar Association — Small Claims Pro Se Clinic
Supporting Star Awards, 1996 and 1997, Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre
Certified by Florida Supreme Court as Mediator for Circuit Civil, Family and County Court Cases

Approved as Mediator by Florida Department of Insurance and Certified by DBPR Condominium Div.
Approved as Arbitrator by NASD

601 South Federal Highway
Hollywood, Fl 33020
Telephone (954) 922-3388
Facsimile (954) 923-9805