Special Magistrate Farber


Joseph Faerber
Attorney and Counselor at Law


Phone: 239-498-0518

Email: jfaerber@comcast.net

Professional Background:

2005 to 2014          Assistant City Attorney, City of Bonita Springs, Florida.

Together with the City Attorney, represented the City of Bonita Springs, and advised its City Council, and its various boards and agencies, in all aspects of municipal law and local government; was personally involved in preparation of municipal ordinances and policies; on behalf of the city, appeared before the Code Enforcement Hearing Examiner/Special Magistrate and prosecuted all violations of city ordinances, city code enforcement violations, zoning laws, state and local building codes; responsible for litigation involving the city in Circuit Court in both the prosecution and defense of code enforcement lien foreclosure cases; responsible for collections of outstanding code enforcement liens; responsible for reviewing and approving all real estate development plats within the city, including all homeowners’ association documents; worked closely with City Council and staff, including the City Manager and other officials, the city’s Building, Code Enforcement, Public Works, Public Relations and Finance Departments; represented and advised various city boards and agencies. Retired October, 2014.

2004 to present            Supreme Court of Florida Qualified Arbitrator

Completed Arbitrator Training under the auspices of the Dispute Resolution Center of the Florida Supreme Court.

2004 to  present          Certified Mediator, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida

Certified as a Mediator by the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

2003 to present          Certified Circuit Civil Mediator and Certified County Court Mediator

Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil Mediator and as a County Court Mediator throughout the State of Florida.

Received Certificate in Circuit Civil Mediation Training, University of South Florida, 2003.

Received Certificate in County Court Mediation Training, University of South Florida, 2003.

Member, Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Inc.

Member, Association for Conflict Resolution.

Member, Association for Conflict Resolution, Florida Chapter

Mediated Circuit Civil, County Court and Federal cases, and conducted Private Mediations and Arbitrations, pursuant to the consent of the parties and their counsel, in civil matters. Over 40 year’s experience in representing plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury, corporate, business, real estate, municipal law and other cases of all types.

2003 to  2005          Alternate Code Enforcement Hearing Officer (