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First- and Third-Party Insurance Expertise: Langbein ADR Services

Legal professionals often search for an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) firm with specialized skills, understanding, and a history of success in the field of first- and third-party insurance claims. Leslie W. Langbein is an accomplished arbitrator and mediator whose background and experience in dealing with and resolving insurance claims stands out from the rest.  As a former litigator, Ms. Langbein has familiarity with a wide variety of insurance policies including those offering general liability, homeowners, management liability and employment practice liability coverage. She is a member of the Florida Department of Financial Services’ panel of mediators and has helped insureds and insurers settle homeowner policy disputes for well over a decade. Ms. Langbein’s qualifications and accomplishments underscore why she is the ideal choice for handling the resolution of your first- and third-party insurance claims.

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Legal Background and Achievements

Leslie W. Langbein has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1980 and has acquired vast experience in multiple areas of practice. As a partner at Langbein & Langbein, P.A., Ms. Langbein represented private sector clients in various federal and state courts. Her expertise ranges from Administrative, Labor and Employment, Fair Housing, Title III, ADA Discrimination, Governmental Practice to Commercial matters. Her previous roles include significant legal positions, such as Deputy City Attorney and Assistant City Attorney for the City of Hollywood, Florida and thereafter, serving as General Counsel to Florida International University. Her long tenure representing individuals and entities in both the public and private sectors contributes to her broad knowledge of industries and sectors such as higher education, K-12 schools, entertainment, government, property management, hospitality, retail, banking, health care, building trades, security and IT to name a few. 

This diverse experience uniquely positions her to handle complex first- and third-party insurance claims with depth and insight.

Ms. Langbein is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and all courts of Florida. She has held Board Certification by the Florida Bar in Labor and Employment Law since 2001 which further emphasizes her in-depth knowledge and special capabilities in this area. Her AV rating by Martindale Hubbell is a testament to her commitment to legal excellence and integrity. Her leadership roles include Past Chair of the Fla. Bar Labor and Employment Law Section where she’s been a Member of the Executive Council and held various positions since 1999, her service on the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Professional Mediators, and her roles as Former President and Board member of the Miami Lakes Bar Association. She is a frequent participant in, or presenter at, the Florida Bar’s Labor and Employment Law and ADR Sections’ programs.

Arbitrator/ Fact-Finder Qualifications

With over 30 years as a neutral, Ms. Langbein’s qualifications as an arbitrator are solid. She is a long-time member of the American Arbitration Association’s national panels of Labor, Employment and Commercial arbitrators and is an arbitration panelist for the American Health Law Association. She also is a Florida Qualified Arbitrator to handle non-binding arbitrations. Ms. Langbein has extensive experience chairing three-person panels and acting as a sole arbitrator. Her experience as a private judge, hearing officer and board counsel sets her apart. Her membership in the prestigious National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals underscores her standing in the field.

Mediator Qualifications

Ms. Langbein has served as a State of Fla. Certified Circuit/Civil Mediator since 1996. She also is an Approved Mediator for U.S. District Court, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, and a member of the AAA and ALHA Mediation Panels. Her expertise in the field of mediation is recognized by her peers: With experience mediating almost two thousand cases, she was selected to serve as a faculty member at the Florida Bar ADR Section’s Mediation Mentoring Academy. Her expertise in the mediation of matters covered by insurance policies such as personal injury and property claims, commercial disputes, workplace issues, and the like make her a suitable choice for first- and third-party insurance claims.


Leslie W. Langbein’s unique blend of legal knowledge, arbitration expertise, and mediation qualifications make her an ideal choice for handling first- and third-party insurance claims. Her awards, extensive experience, training, and dedication to her field showcase her as a top-tier professional.

For legal professionals looking to hire an ADR firm, Leslie W. Langbein’s profile presents an opportunity to engage with a practitioner who brings decades of experience, a deep understanding of the legal landscape, and a relentless commitment to excellence.

In the world of first- and third-party insurance, where complexity and nuance are part of the daily challenge, Leslie W. Langbein stands ready to provide expert guidance, fair process and a level of service that reflects her illustrious career. Her reputation as a leader in her field makes her not just an option but a preference for those seeking the best in legal arbitration and mediation.