Theodore Haynes

Former Federal Administrative Law Judge (Ret.)

Experience Member of the Panels of Distinguished Neutrals of The International Mediation Institute Certified to mediate disputes between parties Internationally.

Areas of practice: Contract Disputes, Foreclosure disputes, HOA disputes, Personal injury claims, Insurance subrogation, Construction disputes, Real estate property disputes and Tort liability.

Arbitrator and Mediator

  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention (CPR)
  • Member of the Panels of Distinguished Neutrals of The International Institute for Conflict Prevention
  • Hear, decide, and administer business disputes between parties

Arbitrator

  • Council of Better Business, Inc.
  • Member of the Roster of Arbitrators for The Council of Better Business, Inc Auto Line Dispute Resolution
  • Hear and decide cases between Consumers and Automobile Manufacturers
  • Under the Florida Lemon Law

Arbitrator

  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Member of the Roster of Arbitrators for FINRA Dispute Resolution Classified as Public Arbitrator
  • Hear and decide cases between Financial Institutions and customers
  • National Arbitration Forum
  • Member of panel of dispute resolution professional neutrals
  • Hear and decide cases between consumers and businesses
  • Florida Circuit Civil Court Arbitrator
  • Approved by Florida Supreme Court for appointment to arbitrate cases assigned from circuit civil court

Federal Court Mediator

  • United States District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Certified by the Chief Judge of the United States Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida to mediate cases assigned from the Federal District Court
  • Florida Certified Circuit Civil and County Court Mediator
  • Certified by Florida Supreme Court to mediate cases assigned from Circuit Civil and County Court

Mediator

  • Dispute Resolutions Services, Orlando, Fl- February 2007 – present
  • Provide Pro Bono mediation services on a volunteer basis to assist in alleviation of county and circuit civil case back logs
  • Matters include creditor/debtor, land lord tenant, construction, homeowners associations, contracts, tort liability

Federal Administrative Law Judge

  • Social Security Administration, May 1982 – January 2006
  • Scheduled, heard, and decided appeals for retirement, disability, survivor, and Medicare benefits
  • Sitting Judge for the States of Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, and North Carolina
  • Jurisdiction in all fifty States, Puerto Rico, and Guam
  • Former National Chief Judge
  • Former Regional Chief Judge
  • Former Hearing Office Chief Judge

Referee (Hearing Magistrate) Oklahoma State Supreme Court Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • February 1981 – May 1982
  • Drafted decisions for the nine Justices
  • Heard petitions for extraordinary writs
  • Researched issues of first impression

Law Partner Haynes and Singerman Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  • September 1970 – February 1981
    Cases included personal injury, Worker’s compensation, construction contracts, Debtor/creditor, landlord tenant, employment discrimination, fair housing, Social Security disability, retirement, and survivor cases Field Representative/Claims Representative Social Security Administration
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma June 1963 – August 1970
    Assisted applicants applying for retirement, disability and survivors benefits
  • Civilian Supply Officer Tinker Air Force Base Oklahoma City, Oklahoma June 1960 – May 1963
    Maintained inventory of spare parts
    Updated computer records of stocks and authorized resupply
  • Airman (Enlisted) United States Air Force Tinker Air Force Base Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    May 1956 – May 1960
  • Meteorology Assistant to Weather Forecasters
    Collected weather data, transmitted reports of data via teletype to other reporting stations, Plotted weather maps for meteorologists

Education

  • Langston University
  • Langston, Oklahoma
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1952-1956
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1966-1970
  • Juris Doctor degree

Dispute Resolution training

  • Arbitration Fundamentals and Best Practices for New AAA Arbitrators
    American Arbitration Association
    Dallas, Texas – November 2000, 2009

Council of Better Bushiness Bureaus, Inc.

  • Lake Mary, FL – December 2008

Arbitration and Mediation

  • Processes in Construction Contractors Institute Learning Center
    Winter Garden, FL – August 2008

Advanced Arbitration training

  • International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
    New York City, NY – October 2007

Basic Arbitrator training

  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
    Boca Raton, FL -April 2007- November 2007

Florida Supreme Court Approved Circuit Court Arbitrator training

  • Orlando, FL -August 2007

Mediation Training Florida Supreme Court Approved Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation training
Conflict Resolution Collaborative- University of South Florida Tampa, FL-March 2010

Approved Trainer Member Courts

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified County and Circuit
  • Civil Court Mediation Training
  • Orlando, FL and Brooksville, FL
  • February 6, 2007 – February 9, 2007
  • December 5, 2007- December 9, 2007

Florida Supreme Court Approved Trainer and Assistant Trainer of County and Circuit Civil Mediators

  • Member American Bar Association
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution section, Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section Health Law Section
  • Member Florida Academy of Professional Mediators

Member

  • Oklahoma Bar Association admitted Federal District Court Western District of Oklahoma Admitted Federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Courts

  • Admitted United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted Federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted United States Supreme Court