Meet the Board

The PMI Board of Directors is a group of highly experienced mediators and subject matter experts with a passion for furthering education. The Board oversees and manages PMI and the annual Mediation Institute.

Kenneth Kugler

Since 2000, Ken has successfully mediated thousands of cases as a Florida Supreme Court certified circuit civil mediator. His legal career has encompassed a broad spectrum of experience and training, including serving as a Magistrate for the 17th Judicial Circuit, an arbitrator for the Florida Attorney General’s Department of Legal Affairs and as a general master for the State of Florida. Ken’s law practice focused primarily in the area of Workers’ Compensation, representing injured workers, employers and claims professionals. He has also represented injured parties in general liability and Social Security Disability cases.

Prior to that, Ken was as a prosecutor in the major crimes division in the 19th Judicial Circuit, prosecuting complex felonies including first degree homicide, sexual battery and multi-jurisdictional wiretap cases. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, developing and teaching advanced level courses in alternative dispute resolution and negotiations. He has also developed and taught courses in workers’ compensation at Florida Atlantic University, taught undergraduate law courses at Indian River State College and served as a criminal law instructor at the Indian River State College Police Academy.

Ken is a Florida Supreme Court certified circuit civil mediator, Florida Supreme Court qualified arbitrator and is Florida Supreme Court certified in civil traffic law.

Michael H. Imber

Michael Imber has been a Senior Attorney/State Mediator for the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims since 2013. He has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1991. He is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit-Civil Mediator. He is on the Board of Directors for the Professional Mediation Institute and participates in the annual PMI educational conference in Orlando.

Mr. Imber graduated from Quinnipiac University School of Law {as successor in interest to the University of Bridgeport School of Law in 1980}. He completed his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Long Island University in 1976 and his Bachelor’s Degree from St. John’s University also in Criminal Justice in 1975.

Prior to becoming a State Mediator, Mr. Imber was an adjuster/claim supervisor/staff Counsel for The Hartford. He then was an Associate/Partner/Managing Partner of the Worker’s Compensation Division for a Statewide Insurance Defense firm. From 2006-2011 he had his own firm, representing Employers/Carriers/Self- Insureds’.

He has served as a volunteer Mediator for 15th judicial circuit for both the Small Claims Court as well as the County Court division.

Tom Glick

Tom Glick

Thomas E. Glick has been a practicing attorney in Florida since 1978 but has concentrated almost exclusively on mediation since 1997.  Mr. Glick started his career with the law firm of Marwin Cassel P.A., in the area of real property; then Ellenbogen and Glick, P.A. was formed.  In 1997 Mr. Glick formed the Center for Conflict Resolution along with Rosanne J. Shore.

He facilitates approximately five hundred mediations each year.  Beyond his private practice, Mr. Glick was an adjunct workers’ compensation mediator for the State of Florida from December 1994 through May 1997.  Mr. Glick has lectured on the subject of “Creative Mediation” to Bar Associations and Civic Groups including the Florida Trial Lawyers Association, as well as the Workers’ Compensation Institute.

Mr. Glick was accepted as a Federal Court Mediator which includes bankruptcy mediations for the Southern District of Florida, and is certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Circuit Court and Family Mediator.  He is also designated by the Department of Insurance of the State of Florida to mediate disputes, and is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution.

Appointed by the Comptroller of the State of Florida, Mr. Glick served as Regional Financial Administrator and headed the Miami office of the Comptroller’s Office for the State. At that time the regional office had approximately 100 employees and was charged with regulating state chartered banks, mortgage companies, auto finance, and consumer protection related to financial matters. On March 25, 2011 he was appointed by the Board of Governors to represent the 3rd State Appellate District on the Statewide Nominating Commission for the Judge of Compensation Claims.

Through his ownership of both residential apartments and commercial offices, he appreciates the ownership perspective.  His work with banking and finance has given him the regulatory perspective for banking, securities and mortgage lending issues.  As the Mayor of Bay Harbor, Florida from 1996-2000, he has garnered insight from the governmental frame of reference.  As a former adjunct workers’ compensation mediator for the State of Florida he acquired the nuances of those particular matters.  As a result, he is able to successfully mediate issues regarding a wide range of disputes, from workers’ compensation issues to construction litigation.

Mr. Glick enjoys an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating bestowed on an attorney, and is a panel member of the American Arbitration Association. He served on the Town Council of Bay Harbor from 1993-2001 and also served on the Board of Directors of the Dade County League of Cities from 1993-1995.  He has been honored with the Distinguished Service Award for community service by The Florida Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce, and was honored in 2004 by the Friends of 440 of Florida as a distinguished mediator.

In June 2012, Mr. Glick published his first book, entitled “Creative Mediation”.


Stuart Suskin

Stuart Suskin had worked for the State of Florida as a mediator for approximately 24 years. He is currently working as a private mediator, specializing in Workers’ Compensation disputes, He became Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation in 1988. He had been the President of the Conference of State Mediators for over 10 years. Stuart is also President of the local chapter of the Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund and a member of the Statewide Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Professional Mediation Institute, and previously served on the Steering Committee of The Forum Seminar, sponsored by the Workers’ Compensation Section of The Florida Bar. He has been the moderator of the “Hot Topics” Panel of the Attorneys’ Breakout at the WCI Educational Conference for over 10 years, and is a frequent guest speaker at the University of Florida Law School in Mediation. He regularly volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.

Adam Ross

Adam Ross received a Bachelor of Arts degree with General Honors from the University of Miami in 1987. He received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami in 1990. Adam was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1990. He represented employers and insurance carriers in the field of workers’ compensation from 1990-2016. Adam was Staff Counsel for Travelers Insurance Company from 1994-2016.

He was certified as a circuit mediator in 2016. Adam has been a workers’ compensation mediator for the state of Florida in the Fort Lauderdale District Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims since 2016. He joined the Board of Directors of the Professional Mediation Institute (PMI) in 2018.

Karl Labertew

Karl is an A.V. rated civil trial lawyer from Orlando, Florida. He is a senior attorney with Kanner & Pintaluga, P.A., and leads their Orlando office. In addition, Karl is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator.

Karl specializes in representing personal injury victims, injured through no fault of their own, in litigation matters all over Florida, in all state and federal courts. His experience includes wrongful death claims, trucking accidents, motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents, premises liability, and negligent security claims. Prior to his time as a plaintiff’s attorney, he was a partner for a state-wide civil defense firm, and handled similar types of cases for the largest insurance companies and corporations in the United States.

In 2021 he was recognized by the Florida Bar as a Board-Certified Civil Trial Specialist, a title less than 5% of all Florida attorneys can claim, based on his skill in the courtroom as well as his professionalism and ethics, as viewed by his peers and the judiciary. He has presented on topics at the FJA Annual Convention, the 2022 FJA John Romano Workhorse Seminar, and has also been a presenter at both the Christian D. Searcy Voir Dire Institute as well as the Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute. He is admitted to practice in all courts in Florida, both State and Federal. He is a member of the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, as well as being an Eagle member of the FJA. He is also a volunteer with the American Bar Association’s Military Pro Bono Project, providing pro bono services to the men and women who defend this great nation.

Karl is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a B.A. in Marine Affairs, which he obtained while serving on active duty in the Navy. He completed his juris doctorate at Loyola University of New Orleans. He is a recent graduate of Baylor University, earning his Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management, all while maintaining a full-time law practice.

When he is not advising clients, trying cases, and managing his firm’s local office, he spends his time with his favorite person in the world, his wife Keely, and attempting to advise their four fantastic children regarding life lessons. He is significantly more successful with the practice of law.

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