After serving more than 18 years as a Judge of Compensation Claims, Judge Robert D. McAliley enthusiastically brings his 45 years of experience in all forms of personal injury litigation to The Mediation Group. Judge McAliley presided over hundreds of cases and, in the process, earned the respect of his colleagues as well as the attorneys representing all parties both for fairness and being fully versed in the law. Before taking the bench in 1997, Judge McAliley and his law firm represented insurance companies, employers, and injured workers. Early in his legal career, Judge McAliley became the managing attorney for the workers’ compensation section of a large prestigious law firm, before forming his own firm.
In addition to workers’ compensation, he has extensive experience in a wide range of tort and contract law, including medical malpractice, first party insurance claims, and personal injury litigation. Judge McAliley tried multiple cases to both a judge and jury in addition to wide experience before the appellate courts. He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. He received his J.D. From the University of Florida School of Law.