Andrew Bucher is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Circuit Mediator. As a mediator, Mr. Bucher has successfully mediated cases involving issues relating to employment, breach of contract, first party insurance claims, coverage B claims, condominium disputes, personal injury claims, foreclosure actions and workers’ compensation claims. Mr. Bucher is also an Arbitrator with FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). As an arbitrator, Mr. Bucher’s role is to hear all sides of the issue, evaluate the evidence, and render a decision on the matter.
Prior to joining The Mediation Group, Mr. Bucher was a senior trial attorney for The Zenith Insurance Company and, before that, for The Hartford Insurance Company. While at The Zenith and The Hartford, Mr. Bucher handled complex workers’ compensation litigation, coverage B disputes, first party insurance claim cases and complex civil litigation where he gained insight into the manner in which insurance companies evaluate cases. As an attorney, Mr. Bucher had a reputation for zealously representing his client’s interests while reaching fair and reasonable agreements with opposing counsels.
Before moving to Florida, Mr. Bucher worked for The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Office of General Counsel. Mr. Bucher began his career representing plaintiffs who were involved in workers’ compensation accidents, automobile accidents, slip and fall injuries, product liability disputes, bad faith claims, premises liability, negligent security and commercial litigation disputes.
Mr. Bucher has written numerous articles on identifying and overcoming obstacles in mediation and has lectured on the subject as well. Mr. Bucher has been appointed by the Florida Bar Board of Governors to the Statewide Nominating Commission for Judges of Compensation Claims for the 4th State Appellate District. Mr. Bucher was named by Palm Beach Illustrated as a Top Attorney in the field of mediation in 2021.
Mr. Bucher received his B.A. from Penn State University and his J.D. from Delaware Law School, Widener University.