About Us

Our neutrals at ADR Partners are here to provide you with the tools and resources you need to best help your clients move forward and effectuate resolutions. We are a full service dispute resolution firm with the ability to meet your mediation and arbitration needs. We recognize that each case brings its own challenges and our neutrals are here to help navigate through those challenges to aid in the prevention of protracted litigation.

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Ilida C. Alvarez, Esq.

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Founder and Managing Partner

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
  • Credentialed Distinguished Mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (2018)

As a former practicing attorney and certified mediator for over a decade, Ms. Alvarez brings extensive negotiating experience to the table. She is fluent in English and Spanish and has mediated matters throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Her vast experience in negotiating everything from mergers and acquisitions to complex litigation disputes enables Ms. Alvarez to quickly ascertain the key issues in any given matter thereby guiding parties on the best path toward a successful resolution. Her patient and collaborative approach to each case are key factors in her success as a neutral.

  • First and Third Party Insurance
  • HOA
  • Real estate
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Contract and Business
  • Tort
  • Employment
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Collections
  • University of Colorado at Boulder School of Law, Juris Doctor 2002
  • University of Miami, Bachelor of Arts 1997
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
  • Credentialed Distinguished Mediator, Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (2018)
  • Member of the Colorado Bar
  • Member of Cuban American Bar Association
  • Member of Dade County Bar Association
  • Board Member, The Conflict Center, Denver, Colorado 2003-2006 (Co-President of Board 2005-2006)
  • Associate, Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP, Denver, Colorado 2002-2006
  • Internship, Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP, Denver, Colorado 2001-2002
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Yamile Tamargo, Esq.

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  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
  • Licensed Florida Realtor

As a litigator, Ms. Tamargo handled matters involving catastrophic construction accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability (including hospitality premises), liquor liability, sexual abuse and misconduct, and motor vehicle accidents.

Her experience in these matters gives her a firm grasp of all the factors involved in the mediation of same. She speaks Spanish fluently and is able to communicate effectively in Portuguese.

  • Personal Injury arising from alleged medical malpractice, construction accidents, premises liability, hospitality and liquor liability
  • First and Third Party Insurance
  • Real Estate
  • FLSA
  • FMLA
  • St. Thomas University School of Law, Juris Doctor 2002 – 2004
  • University of Miami, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and International Relations 1999 – 2001
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Member of the Cuban American Bar Association
  • Miami-Dade County Assistant State Attorney
  • Clerk for the Honorable Judge A. Shepherd, Third DCA
  • Associate at Mintzer, Sarowitz, Zeris, Ledva & Meyers
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Holly K. Savino, Esq.

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Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Mediator

Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator

  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
  • North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Superior Court Settlement Conference Mediator
  • North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Family Financial Mediator
  • South Carolina Certified Circuit Court Mediator

Ms. Savino is also licensed to practice law in North Carolina, New York and New Jersey (retired status). She is fluent in English and is able to effectively communicate in Spanish. As a practicing attorney, she has concentrated her focus on family and real estate/property related matters. She is an experienced negotiator who is passionate about alternate dispute resolution. Ms. Savino brings to her mediation practice a collaborative focus and exceptional interpersonal communication skills.

  • Galilee School of International Management, Nahalal, Israel, Certificate in Conflict Studies and National Security 2013
  • University of North Carolina, Master of Arts in Conflict Management and Resolution 2013
  • Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Juris Doctor 1985
  • Duke University, Bachelor of Arts 1982
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Superior Court Settlement Conference Mediator
  • North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission Certified Family Financial Mediator
  • Licensed to practice law in North Carolina, District of Columbia, New York and New Jersey
  • Owner Savino Law and Mediation, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Member of the North Carolina State Bar
  • Member of the North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member of the Tenth Judicial District and Wake County Bar Associations
  • Member North Carolina Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section
  • North Carolina Bar Association Dispute Resolution Council Member, 2019-2021
    Member North Carolina Bar Association Real Property Section
    Member North Carolina Bar Association Family Law Section
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Christy Brigman, Esq.

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  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator

Ms. Brigman brings to the table extensive experience in settling disputes at every stage of the legal process, from pre-suit through trial and appeal.  She began her career litigating general liability and construction defect matters, later concentrating her practice on first-party property claims.  Over the past decade, Ms. Brigman has represented business owners and insurance carriers, served as Chief Litigation Counsel for a major Florida property insurer, and more recently, has successfully advocated and resolved numerous cases on behalf of policy holders.  This considerable and varied experience provides invaluable insight for the next stage of her career as a neutral.

    • First Party Insurance/Bad Faith
    • Personal Injury
    • Wrongful Death
    • Premises Liability
    • Negligent Security
    • Product Liability
    • Automobile/Trucking Accidents
    • Construction Defect
    • Subrogation
    • Professional Liability
    • Nursing Home
  • Nova Southeastern University, Juris Doctor 2003, Magna Cum Laude, Goodwin Scholar
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts 1999, With Honors
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Member of the Florida Bar, 2004 – Present
  • Licensed to practice law in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Licensed to practice law in U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Attorney, Cassel & Cassel, P.A., Hollywood, FL, 2019-2022
  • Chief Litigation Counsel, Heritage Property & Casualty Insurance Co., Sunrise, FL, 2016-2019
  • Partner, Kelley Kronenberg, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2010-2016
  • Associate, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, FL 2004-2010
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Bernard I. Probst, Esq.

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  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator

Bernard I. Probst is a member of the Florida Bar and has been a civil litigator for 44 years. He previously was a Senior Partner with Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson, LLP. In addition to his role as a Senior Partner with the Firm, Mr. Probst was the Managing Partner of the Firm from 2002-2008. Throughout his career, Mr. Probst has practiced primarily in the area of civil litigation in numerous jurisdictions and venues throughout the State of Florida. As a result, he has tried numerous jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and handled many administrative hearings. He also has vast experience in handling mediation in all forms of civil litigation. He is also frequently retained as an attorney fee expert and has testified in this capacity on numerous occasions.

Mr. Probst is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of The Florida Bar, and is admitted in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Dade County Bar Association and is the former chairman of Florida Bar Grievance Committee “ll-D”. Mr. Probst earned his juris doctor degree from Nova University Law Center in 1978, where he graduated with honors. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1975 where he graduated cum laude. While in law school, Mr. Probst worked as a licensed insurance adjuster in the State of Florida wherein he worked for the independent adjusting firm Lally Adjustment Bureau. After graduating from law school, Mr. Probst joined Walton Lantaff Schroeder & Carson LLP in 1978.

In addition to his litigation work, Mr. Probst served as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Counsel for Florida International University College of Law. Mr. Probst also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the South Florida Workers’ Compensation organization, The Friends of 440, Inc., and is one of its past Presidents. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Inc. This organization provides college scholarships to young men and women who are children of employees and injured workers of the workers’ compensation system. In 1997, Mr. Probst was honored when he was awarded the Defense Attorney of the Year Award by the Friends of 440, Inc. He was the 2007-2008 recipient of The Richard A. Sadow Achievement Award from The Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund. Mr. Probst has also been named as one of South Florida’s top lawyers from 2006 through 2022 by the South Florida Legal Guide and has been named on multiple occasions as one of Florida’s top lawyers in Florida Super Lawyers. He is also past President of the Notre Dame Club of Greater Miami as well as the Board of Directors of Boystown of Florida, Inc. He has also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami. In addition, Mr. Probst served as a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Academy Advisory Board, wherein he also served as Chair of the Board for two years. In addition, Mr. Probst has served for numerous years as a member of the Board of Directors of His House which provides charitable care and assistance for children, including unaccompanied minors who come to this Country seeking freedom, and he currently is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of His House.

Mr. Probst is certified by the Department of Insurance, State of Florida, as an instructor for continuing education credit for insurance adjusters. In this capacity, he has lectured throughout the southeastern United States for many years. Mr. Probst has also appeared as a guest on the television show “Workers’ Compensation Today”.

Mr. Probst is married to his beautiful wife, Esther, for 40 years. They have six wonderful children and twelve beautiful grandchildren. In addition to devotion to his family and his firm, he also, when time permits, enjoys golfing, fishing, and kayaking.

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Daniel T. Doyle, Esq.

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  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator

Mr. Doyle has been a litigation/trial attorney in Florida for 30 years. He began his career litigating general liability, product liability, and automobile negligence matters, before transitioning to the defense of first party property insurance claims. For the majority of his career, Mr. Doyle has directly or indirectly represented insurance carriers for negligence and property-related disputes. He is now moving to the final segment of his career as a neutral. His considerable experience gained over three decades litigating cases throughout Florida allows him to see both sides of litigated matters and provides him with the insight necessary to help others resolve their disputes.

    • First Party Insurance/Bad Faith
    • General Liability
    • Automobile Negligence
    • Personal Injury
    • Wrongful Death
    • Premises Liability
    • Negligent Security
    • Product Liability
  • University of Florida, Juris Doctor 1992
  • University of Florida, Bachelor of Science 1989
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, 2022 – Present
  • Member of the Florida Bar, 1993 – Present
  • Attorney, Chimpoulis & Hunter, P.A., Plantation, FL, 2022-2023
  • Attorney, Bazinski, Korman & Baker, P.A., Plantation, FL, 2019-2022
  • Managing Staff Counsel, Heritage Property & Casualty Ins. Co., Sunrise, FL, 2018- 2019
  • Attorney, Peterson Bernard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2017-2018
  • Attorney, Chimpoulis, Hunter & Lynn, P.A., Plantation, FL, 2011-2017
  • Attorney/Partner, Koleos, Rosenberg & Doyle, P.A., Plantation, FL, 2001-2010
  • Attorney, Progressive Insurance, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1998-1999
  • Associate, Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., Miami, FL 1995-1998
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Paige Saperstein, Esq.

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  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator

Paige Saperstein has been an active member of the Florida legal community for over fifteen years. Ms. Saperstein began her distinguished career as an Assistant State Attorney for Miami Dade County, becoming a Division Chief litigating countless jury trials including violent assaults, armed robberies, sexual batteries, and homicides. After several years in that role, Ms. Saperstein transitioned to prosecuting high dollar figure fraud, theft, and complex economic crimes.

Upon entering the civil practice, Ms. Saperstein represented health care providers and hospitals, handling all aspects of litigation concerning a wide range of matters within medical malpractice and general liability disputes.  She routinely advised clients concerning Amendment 7 and is a subject matter expert in this particularly nuanced area of the law. Finally, Ms. Saperstein’s experience with medical malpractice litigation provides valuable insight into this highly specialized area of practice.

Throughout her career, Ms. Saperstein’s expertise has helped facilitate negotiated solutions, resolving critical and sensitive issues, some covered by local and national media.  Ms. Saperstein’s wealth of experience as a litigator and advocate enables her to be a versatile, understanding, and strong neutral for all litigated matters

Upon entering the civil practice, Ms. Saperstein represented health care providers and hospitals, handling all aspects of litigation concerning a wide range of matters within medical malpractice and general liability disputes.  She routinely advised clients concerning Amendment 7 and is a subject matter expert in this particularly nuanced area of the law. Finally, Ms. Saperstein’s experience with medical malpractice litigation provides valuable insight into this highly specialized area of practice.

Throughout her career, Ms. Saperstein’s expertise has helped facilitate negotiated solutions, resolving critical and sensitive issues, some covered by local and national media.  Ms. Saperstein’s wealth of experience as a litigator and advocate enables her to be a versatile, understanding, and strong neutral for all litigated matters.

  • Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York, Juris Doctor, May 2007
  • Union College, Schenectady, New York, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science cum laude June 2004
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator (July 2023)
  • Admitted to Practice in the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida (2015)
  • Admitted to Practice in the State of Florida (2007)
  • ADR Partners, LLC, Miami, Florida, September 2023 – Present
  • Falk, Waas, Hernandez, Solomon, Mendlestein & Davis, P.A., Coral Gables, Florida, October 2016 – August 2023
  • State Attorney’s Office of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Miami, Florida, August 2007 – September 2016