Areas of Practice

  • Mediation – E-Mediation Services

Bar & Court Admissions

    • Florida Bar
    • New York Bar

Certifications

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator

Education

    • Juris Doctorate, 2010. CUNY School of Law
    • B.S. in Broadcast Journalism, 2006. Boston University

Professional Associations

    • The Florida Bar, The New York State Bar Association, The American Bar Association

Christy L. Foley is a Florida Supreme Court certified circuit civil and county court mediator. She has been mediating since 2009, focusing on business law, employment law, insurance law, construction law, real estate law, technology law, and landlord/tenant law. 

Christy does E-Mediation Services by conducting mediations through virtual conferences. She has served on Florida’s Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee (“MEAC”) since 2016 and serves as Chair of that Committee from July 2018 until June 2019. When she’s not serving as a private mediator, she serves in the Ninth Judicial Circuit as a volunteer mediator. 

In addition to mediating cases, Christy actively practices business law, contract law, and intellectual property law, giving her a broad range of knowledge to pull from while mediating cases. 

Christy has authored several published articles on mediation, intellectual property, and privacy law, including: “Ethical Issues in E-Mediation”, published in the Florida Bar’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Magazine, Common Ground; “Do You Own Your Own Brand? In Figure Skating, the Answer is Not Too Clear”, published in the American Bar’s Intellectual Property Journal, Landslide; and “Suing Ourselves: How Our Need for Smartphones Allows Apple & Google to Act Like Big Brother”, published in the New York Bar’s Entertainment & Sports Law Journal.  

Christy has repeatedly served as a speaker at Florida’s Annual Dispute Resolution Conference every year since 2017. She has also served as a speaker at the 7th Circuit’s Annual County Court Mediation Services Conference every year since 2018. Additionally, Christy has taught law and mediation techniques at Full Sail University since 2010. 

Christy is very involved in the alternative dispute resolution community. She serves as the Membership Chair of the Florida Bar’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. She also serves as a publications reviewer for the American Bar’s Dispute Resolution Section. Additionally, from July 2018 until June 2019, she serves as Vice Chair of the American Bar’s GP Solo Division’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Plus, she serves as the Chair of the Florida Bar’s Entertainment and Sports Law Section’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Christy is also a member of the Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers.