Toby Isaacson, JD, BBA

Federal Mediator

Certified Circuit Civil Mediator

Certified County Court Mediator

Certified Family Mediator

Email:  TobyIsaacson@EmpoweringSolutions.org


Toby Isaacson, JD is a solo practitioner who devotes 100% of her professional practice to implementing and inspiring others toward the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution and through mind-opening Classes and Presentations.   More than twenty years of immersion in this work has culminated in her founding "Empowering Solutions" (c), a concept which encompases a full array of uniquely personalized services for businesses and individuals including: Mediation, Mediation Training and Education, "A Peaceful Divorce" (c) family mediation program, and customized seminars, workshops, and keynote addresses covering key aspects applicable to both our personal and professional environments such as Communication Skills, Diversity programs, Negotiations, and Risk Management; as well as Envisioning our Futures and Creating Our Outcomes.  

Ms. Isaacson holds a Juris Doctorate as well as a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Human Resource Management with emphasis in Labor Relations and a minor in Psychology.  She has worked and studied with national and international organizations including the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; the House of Commons, Parliament, Canada; the International Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France; and at the United Nations in New York City.  Toby has many years of experience in the resolution of conflicts in employee/labor relations, including contract negotiations, grievances, arbitrations, EEO compliance, and progressive disciplinary programs as well as in a variety of matters related to general business, debt issues, family, community, and other relationship matters.  As a Federal and Certified Civil, Family and County Mediator, Toby serves as mediator in a wide range of dispute resolution matters assisting families, businesses, government agencies and communities.

As an educator, Ms. Isaacson has served as adjunct faculty at Stetson University College of Law for more than ten years, and previously at St. Petersburg College and local business colleges.   She is also a professional seminar leader and trainer whose audiences have included labor, management, government employees, students, associations, healthcare, religious and community organizations.  She travels extensively to provide training in Labor and Employment topics including Title VII (ADA, ADEA and EEO) discrimination issues, employment, discharge, disciplinary processes, and effective conflict resolution in the workplace, family, and community.

Previously, Ms. Isaacson maintained an independent appellate practice and federal bankruptcy practice.   Prior to opening her own practice in 1990, Ms. Isaacson was Staff Attorney to The Honorable Jack R. Schoonover at the State of Florida Court of Appeals, Second District.

Along with her credentials as a Federal Court and Certified Circuit Civil, Family and County Court Mediator, Ms. Isaacson’s credentials as a Neutral include the following:  She is Certificated in Advanced Transformative Mediation Skills, in Negotiating & Mediating Employment Disputes, in the Cornell / Alliance Employment Arbitrator Training Program, in the State of Florida Hurricane Mediations and Florida Residential Foreclosure Mediation programs, in Cultural & Gender Issues in Mediation, and in the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service’s Labor Arbitrator Program, as well as the Florida Court-appointed arbitration program.  Her memberships have included:  The American (and local) Bar Associations Sections on Dispute Resolution, Labor and Employment, and International Dispute Resolution; The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators; the Labor and Employee Relations Association; and the international Association for Conflict Resolution.

Toby is also a Florida Supreme Court-Approved Primary Trainer for Certified County Mediation programs, as well as Assistant Trainer for Circuit Civil Mediation Programs.