Andy Hament

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Andy Hament's Bio

Andy Hament is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator and U.S. District Court, Middle District, Approved Mediator. Andy is also a Florida Qualified Arbitrator. After transitioning from private practice in 2020, he has served as a mediator in a wide range of state and federal lawsuits, including labor and employment, contract, construction, condominium, assault and battery, and trust and estate disputes.

Prior to becoming a mediator, Andy was the Managing Partner of Ford Harrison LLP's Melbourne, FL office. He specialized in employment and labor disputes and had more than 35 years of experience representing clients in state and federal litigation proceedings, including many mediations. His clients ranged from Fortune 500 companies to small and medium-sized businesses, individuals in a variety of industries, various state and local government entities, and non-profit organizations.

Andy has successfully argued appeals in state and federal appellate courts, including a precedent-setting wage and hour case before the U.S. Supreme Court (Bruer v. Jim's Concrete of Brevard).

He has received numerous awards and recognitions, such as Best Lawyers in America - "Lawyer of the Year (Orlando Area)", Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Florida Super Lawyer, Florida Legal Elite, and AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Andy's civic experience includes serving as a Director of the United Way of Brevard County, Co-Chair of the United Way Leadership Giving Council, Director of Easter Seals of Brevard and Bridges, Inc., Trustee of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, President and Legislative Chair of the South Brevard Society for Human Resource Management, and Master of the Vassar B. Carlton Inn of Court.

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Areas of focus

  • ADA Disability

  • Appellate

  • Civil Rights

  • Commercial/Business

  • Condominiums

  • Consumer Fraud

  • Contract Disputes

  • Discrimination

  • Education

  • EEOC

  • Employment


  • Labor/Unions

  • Libel & Slander

  • Pensions

  • Property Damage

  • Public Policy

  • Religious Institutions

  • Sexual Harassment

  • Unfair Competition

  • Wage & Hour/FMLA