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Karimu F. Hill-Harvey, Esq.,LL.M

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P.O. Box 552
Myakka City, FL 34251
973 417 9963
Fax: 941 322 9830


Description of Practice

A Municipal Court Judge in East Orange & Irvington, New Jersey since 2000 (now retired) and an attorney in practice for over twenty-seven [27] years.

She is the first African-American woman listed in the "Top 20 Verdicts and Settlements" of the New Jersey Law Journal, by obtaining a $3.25 million settlement in Grant v. Laresca, et al. It was a case which afforded her the opportunity to make new law, as she also did in Simmons-Dixon v. Ford Motor Corporation, in which she obtained a reversal of an administrative law judge's decision relating to automobile "Lemon Law", as well as, several others.

She is also a trustee for 40 Carrots Family Center and a member of the The Links, Inc.

Professional Background

For more than eighteen years she was employed as Senior Associate Counsel for the Housing Authority of the City of Newark. She is an arbitrator for the New York Stock Exchange, the National Association of Security Dealers aka FINRA and the American Arbitration Association.

A sole practitioner in East Orange, New Jersey, Judge Karimu F. Hill-Harvey is admitted to the New Jersey Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of N. J., the U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit Bar and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.


Specialties:The areas in which she specialize include Probate, Personal injury, Real Estate, Contracts, Employment Discrimination and Workers’ Compensation. Memberships include the Supreme Court of New Jersey Committee on Women in the Courts; Supreme Court Committee on Special Civil Part Practice; Garden State Bar; New Jersey State Bar; Essex Vicinage Advisory Committee on Minority Concerns and Office of Attorney Ethics Fee Arbitration.


  • Completed the LL.M Trial Advocacy Program at Temple University in 2000
  • Graduated from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1983, and entered law school after graduating from Seton Hall in 1979 as a Dean's List student with a degree in communications.


Over the last 28 years, my professional life has been dedicated to litigation and conflict management. I appreciate the value of both litigation and arbitration in certain cases, but also believe that in appropriate circumstances, mediation is a more efficient, less expensive, and less risky process for the resolution of disputes. As a skillful mediator I will not only facilitate communication between disputants, but will also explore with them creative and smart solutions that represent a win-win outcome, which is not often possible in either the courtroom or arbitration tribunal.


Billing rate is $250.00 per hour for Mediation and $300.00 for Parenting Coordination (there is a 2 hour minimum). Per diem rates are available for out of town or multi-day sessions. Cancellation fees of 50% will be assessed for hearings cancelled within one week of scheduled hearings. There is no charge for travel time within the 6th, 12th and 13th Circuits.

Serving the following Judicial Circuits 1 - 20. Available the entire state of Florida.

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Criminal
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • General
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Labor - Management
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Marital Mediation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Police
  • Postal Service
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • Securities
  • Social Security
  • Special Education
  • Trust Management
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.