Heather Blanton is the Mediation Services Coordinator for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit as
well as a Florida Supreme Court certified family, dependency and county mediator. Heather
has worked with the circuit’s mediation department for almost 18 years and was a past
volunteer with the Guardian ad Litem Program (1994-1996), Children and Families Supervised
Visitation Program (1996-2002), and the Teen Court Program (1989-2007). She is a current
member of the Florida Supreme Court ADR Rules and Policy Committee and is a member of the Mediator
Qualifications Board. Heather graduated with honors from the University of South Florida in 1994.
Hal F. Wotitzky, Esq. is a full time professional mediator and arbitrator. He was certified by
the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil and County Mediator in 1994 and as a Family
Mediator in 1995. He founded the Wotitzky Mediation Center in 2004 and co-founded
Mediation Education, LLC in 2010. Mediation Education, LLC is certified by the Florida
Supreme Court as a mediation training provider for the Circuit Civil Mediator Certification
Course and also provides continuing mediator education.
Mr. Wotitzky is a Primary Trainer for the Circuit Civil Mediator Certification Training and is a Florida
Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator. He currently serves on the Mediator Qualifications Board, is a
charter member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, a member of the Florida Circuit-Civil
Mediator Society and the Florida Bar (1986). As a result of his involvement in a family business for much
of his legal career, Mr. Wotitzky has a special interest in mediating disputes involving the family, including
disputes arising out of the administration of estates, the family business, real property, trusts and probate.
Jeanne Potthoff has worked for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit’s Court Mediation and
Arbitration Program for twenty-four years. During this time, she has served in the capacity of
case manager, juvenile arbitrator, mediator, facilitator and coordinator of various mediation and
arbitration programs. She has been the division director of the programs for over six years.
Ms. Potthoff is a Florida Supreme Court certified family, dependency, county court and circuit
civil mediator and qualified arbitrator. She is a primary county court trainer and an assistant
family and dependency mediation trainer.
Ms. Potthoff is a past president of both the Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators and the
statewide mediation organization, the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators.
Currently, Ms. Potthoff serves on the Mediator Qualifications Board and is looking forward to serving as a
result of her recent appointment to the ADR Rules and Policy Committee.
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