Biography

Dan Honeywell is a third-generation Floridian from Vero Beach, Florida and the grandson of Vero pioneers who moved to the area just before the turn of the century. Growing up in the Vero community through graduation from Vero Beach High School , Mr. Honeywell was a recognized student-scholar, athlete, and leader.

After high school graduation, Dan selected the University of Florida for his entire remaining formal education.  Again, as can be seen in his available biography he excelled in academics and leadership at every level. Dan initially graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in accounting, intending to become a certified public accountant after he returned from his pending military service.

However, after serving as an Army Aviation officer from 1964 to 1967, including as a decorated helicopter pilot with the First Cavalry Division in Viet Nam in 1966, Dan returned to attend law school at the University of Florida on the GI Bill. The following is a reduced resume of some of his accomplishments and recognition occurring during his college and post-graduate education and his resultant professional career:

Education and Educational Honors:
University of Florida, BSBA (Accounting) 1964
Distinguished Military Graduate, 1964
Florida Blue Key, 1964
University of Florida, J.D. with honors, 1969
Omicron Delta Kappa, 1969
Order of the Coif, 1970

Legal Practice:
Admitted, all Florida State Courts, 1970-present
Admitted, Middle District Federal Court, 1970-present
Attorney, Orlando, Florida , 1970-2008
Wooten, Honeywell, Kimbrough, Gibson, Doherty & Normand, P.A.
(Including all predecessor names)   :

Legal Profession Certifications:
Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1982-1996
Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, The Florida Bar, 1983-present

Legal Profession Honors:
Martindale-Hubbell, A-V rating, 1978-present
Listed, Best Lawyers in America, 1993-present
Listed, Orlando’s Best Lawyers, 1994-present
Listed, Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-present

Legal Profession Organizations/Offices:
The Florida Bar, 1970-present
Board of Governors, 1983-1985
Orange County Bar Association, 1970-present
President, 1978-1979
Seminole County Bar Association, 2011-present
American Board of Trial Advocates, 1989-present
President, Central Florida Chapter, 1991-1992

Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice:
Arbitrator, State and Federal Courts (Florida)
Mediator, State and Federal Courts (Florida)
Special Master, State Courts
Third Party Neutral, State Courts
Mediation Counsel, Honeywell Mediation, 2009-present
Panel Member, Mediation Firm, Inc., 2009-present
Member, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc., 2009-present
Member, The Florida-Circuit Civil Mediator Society, 2012-present
Panel Member, Mediate First, Inc., 2017-present

Alternative Dispute Resolution Certifications/Approvals/Qualified:
Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, Florida Supreme Court, 2009-present
Certified Appellate Mediator, Florida Supreme Court, 2011-present
Approved, Assistant Trainer, Certified Circuit Civil Mediation, Florida Supreme Court, 2010-present
Certified, Federal Court Mediator, U.S. District Court, 2009-present
Approved Appellate Mediator, Fifth District Court of Appeal, 2010-present
Qualified, Florida Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediator, 2010-present
Approved, Court-Appointed Arbitrator, 2010-present

Alternative Dispute Resolution Honors:
Listed, Florida Super Lawyers-ADR, 2010
Listed, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, 2012-present

General Personal Injury Claims and Litigation
Catastrophic Injury Claims
Wrongful Death Claims and Litigation
Complex, Multi-party Litigation
Medical, Dental, Legal, Nursing Home and other professional negligence
Products Liability
First and Third-Party Insurance Claims and Litigation
Bad Faith Claims and Litigation
General Business, Debt and Commercial Disputes
Real Property and Taxation Disputes
Florida Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Disputes
Conflict of Parties Litigation
Probate and Estate Conflicts
Federal Multi-district Litigation
Federal Tort Claims
ERISA and other Lien Disputes
Appellate Mediation in All Courts

Upon written  request, a more detailed resume or curriculum vitae can be provided.