As a Mediator, Howard Tescher of Tescher Mediation Group, Inc. in Plantation, Florida, handles disputes in the financial-services industry, including the sub-areas of employment, banking, and insurance. In his work, Howard Tescher performs a thorough and systematic review of all materials submitted to him on each case in order to understand every aspect of a dispute to better help his clients. Tescher is sought after in his field by clients, attorneys, and judges for his skills in private judging, alternative dispute resolution, and special discovery. Prior to his position with Tescher Mediation Group, he served as a Circuit Judge for the 17th judicial circuit in Broward County, Florida. Appointed to the position by then-Governor Jeb Bush when a judge retired, he was selected from a group of more than 30 attorneys to fill the vacancy. Serving as a judge in criminal, civil, and domestic-violence hearings and trials, Tescher held this position from 2004-2006. Prior to becoming a judge, he served as a Managing Partner at Tescher Lippman & Valinsky and Partner at Atlas, Perlman & Trop, P.A.After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Florida International University in 1982, Tescher obtained a Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern Law School in 1985. During law school, he was Editor of the Moot Court Board, a member of the National Moot Court Team, and a member of the Order of the Barristers. Active in many professional organizations, Howard Tescher maintains membership with the American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Broward County Bar Association, among others. When not using his 25+ years of legal experience for mediation, he enjoys charity work with Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, MD Anderson Cancer Center, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.