1655 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.

Suite 700
West Palm Beach FL 33401

Telephone: (561) 835-9800
Toll-Free: (800) 741-5077
Fax: (561) 966-1428


Direct all mail to:
P.O. Box 607
West Palm Beach, FL

Diplomat Member of
The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators




A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Mr. Deckert graduated with honors from the University of Florida in 1972 receiving a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration degree, with a major in Economics and Finance, and he earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida College of Law in 1975.


Mr. Deckert was a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer from 1984 to 2009. He has established himself as an imaginative, persistent and effective mediator. He has successfully mediated virtually every type of civil legal or personal dispute, including not only difficult P.I., malpractice, product liability and insurance claims, but also many “non-PI” matters such as family law cases, business disputes, real estate, construction defects, employment, trademark, and homeowner/condo association battles. He has completed extensive continuing legal, mediation and negotiation training since his certification and he has spoken on mediation and been a presenter at mediation training seminars. In 2004, he was among a select group of mediators specially trained to mediate hurricane insurance claims in the Hurricane Mediation Program established by the Department of Financial Services of the State of Florida. He is affiliated with Matrix Mediation, a full service alternative dispute resolution firm working throughout Florida.


Mr. Deckert has represented individuals, corporations, and insurance companies as plaintiffs and defendants in practically every kind of personal injury, insurance and civil litigation. He has been practicing law since 1976, with a career focus in litigation and mediation in state and federal courts throughout Florida. He was a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer from 1984 to 2009 and he also holds the distinguished “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell.


Mr. Deckert’s professional associations include The Florida Bar, The American Bar Association, The American Association for Justice, The Florida Justice Association, The Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society, The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators (Diplomate Member and Current President), the Association for Conflict Resolution and The Palm Beach County Bar Association. He has served in numerous professional leadership positions and Chaired many committees including The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, The Judicial Relations Committee, The Circuit Court Civil Practice Committee, The Court Advisory Committee, The Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and The Judicial Campaign Practices Commission. Mr. Deckert also has been an active leader in many civic and charitable organizations.