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Christina A. Magee, 2018-2019 ADR Section Chair

Brevard Mediation Services, Satellite Beach

In the legal world, “Chris” Magee has done it all—big law, boutique law, small firm law, and now, a solo civil mediation and arbitration practice, Brevard Mediation Services, based in Satellite Beach.

With a Bachelors in Linguistics from Wesleyan University and her law degree from New York University, Chris has worked in all areas of civil law:  insurance, employment, disability, small claims, business and appeals. She also the former Chair of the Small Claims Rules Committee of The Florida Bar. She is married to a radiologist and has two daughters. She has lived in Baltimore, Maryland, Providence, Rhode Island, New York City, Washington, D.C.,

and Kansas City, Kansas, before settling in Melbourne, Florida. A little-known fact about Chris:  She is fluent in American Sign Language and spent a semester studying at Gallaudet University while an undergraduate.

Chris came into the ADR Section looking to create a signature event for the section that would bring the section’s members—normally solitary practitioners in the ADR field—together for networking, camaraderie, and learning.  As a result, she helped organize the first bi-annual Mentoring Academy for Certified Mediators in October 2019.  Her vision for the section is to continue to expand and serve mediators, arbitrators, and the attorneys who engage in ADR practice, and for the section to become a reference point as a strong and unified voice in the state’s ADR community.