Joseph Graganella


Joe Graganella


Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and County Mediator

How may I help you?

Areas of Practice

  • Mediation

  • Dispute Specialist

  • Litigation Specialist

  • Best Claims Practices


  • 1992  B.S. in Interdisciplinary with an emphasis in Economics, Sociology, and a Minor in Psychology • Florida State University

  • Licensed Adjuster in FL, LA, and SC



Joe Graganella is a previous claims executive who relies on his knowledge and expertise to lead any dispute resolution forum toward a positive result. He is a high-level negotiator and consultant with 30 years of experience in all aspects of claims administration and best practices. He currently serves as a Mediator, Mediation Specialist, Litigation Specialist, and Umpire in Appraisal.  Joe obtained his B.S in Social Science from Florida State University. Shortly after graduation, he became an agent licensed in property, life, health, and variable annuities of a Fortune 500 company. In 1996 he became an adjuster and has been involved in claims ever since.

As a claims executive, Joe helped build a claims department from the ground up. He focused on best practices throughout his department while building a team with an emphasis on customer service. Over 300,000 claims were administered under his leadership. Many of those claims were catastrophically related to the many hurricane events our region has suffered. Being a hurricane survivor and having his own claims to resolve, Joe understands both the insured and carriers’ position. With empathy, he uses his experience to resolve disputed claims both pre-suit and after litigation ensues.

Joe is known in the insurance industry as being knowledgeable, fair, and trustworthy. He recently spoke at the Banking and Insurance Committee for the legislature in Louisiana to support our Department of Financial Services Mediation process as they consider the implementation of a similar program in their state. Joe has been involved in rewriting policy language and consults with carriers on their processes, policies, and onboarding routine. He is still involved in adjusting claims and representing carriers to resolve their disputes but has successfully turned his attention to mediating property and injury cases.

Joe has two boys and a successful wife who is a C.P.A and is also a certified mediator. He volunteers his time at the county level for many circuits and strives to bring all disputes to a successful resolution. His grounded principles and compassion will serve you well in mediation.






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