Eric C. Boughman

Circuit Court Certified Mediator

Contact:  (407) 255-2055, ext. 102

Toll-free:  (855) WP-GROUP


Mediation is a form of non-adversarial dispute resolution in which a neutral and impartial third party – the mediator – works with individuals and/or organizations to resolve disputes. The mediator does not prescribe the result. The mediator’s role is to facilitate communication and understanding to identify areas of concern and explore solutions. A skilled mediator may also challenge parties in the position but in a respectful in professional way that helps foster movement toward agreement.
In addition to being a Certified Mediator, Eric Boughman is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Arbitrator, American Health Law Association Arbitrator, and Financial Regulatory Industry Association (FINRA) Arbitrator. Eric is also available as a special master for discovery issues and private hearings.
Eric is available for special requests to conduct mediations during “off hours” or weekends. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or special requests.
Boughman Mediation
2200 Lucien Way, Suite 405
Orlando (Maitland), Florida 32751

Attorney Eric C. Boughman believes in the transformative power of mediation to turn conflicts into opportunities for growth and resolution. His approach combines empathy, active listening, and a genuine commitment to helping parties find common ground. Drawing on extensive experience across a wide array of disputes, including those involving medical and healthcare business, insurance, and regulatory matters, medical practice disputes and breakups, medical and professional malpractice claims, insurance disputes, including excess liability and bad faith claims, technology-related disputes, including licensing, development, and service agreement issues, partnership and shareholder disputes, business and corporate matters, financial and loan defaults, including foreclosures and special assets, contract disputes, franchise disputes, employment and restrictive covenant cases, real estate and title disputes, debtor-creditor issues, consumer protection matters, insurance claims, including property damage, personal injury, and family laws matters, specifically those involving high-net worth individuals and business owners. Eric balances trust-based empathy with logical reasoning and strategic negotiating techniques. This fosters a safe and respectful environment where all voices are valued, and sustainable solutions can be reached.


Eric is an AV-Rated attorney and accomplished litigator, recognized in Best Lawyers in America. With over 20 years of legal experience, Eric now channels his extensive litigation background into his role as a mediator and conflict resolution specialist. He helps parties resolve their disputes on their own terms, avoiding the time, stress, and financial burden of protracted litigation.

Eric brings a wealth of experience across all types of business disputes, with particular emphasis on healthcare, technology, business divorces, contract and commercial litigation, and real estate. As a founding partner of ForsterBoughman, a business and tax law boutique in Central Florida, he has developed a reputation for his ability to navigate complex legal landscapes. His extensive background as counsel for corporations, healthcare professionals, technology companies, businesses, and entrepreneurs enables him to address diverse legal challenges with precision and expertise.

Eric’s dedication to his community is evident through his extensive volunteer work and leadership roles. He serves as Vice-Chair of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee and is a member of the Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee. For several years, he has been general counsel to Rotary District 6980, covering Central Florida, and a volunteer legal consultant for Franklins Friends, an animal welfare organization. He also provides legal counsel to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Central Florida Chapter. Additionally, Eric sits on the board of the Seminole County Inns of Court and regularly offers free legal counsel to military veterans at a monthly veterans’ legal clinic provided by the Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society. Recognized by SCBALAS as a “Pro Bono Attorney of the Year,” Eric is also a proud recipient of The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award.

Eric holds a Law Degree from the University of Minnesota Law School (magna cum laude), a post-graduate Certificate in Health Care Law from Brandeis University Law School, and a Certificate in Mediation and Conflict Management from Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation.

A frequent writer, presenter, and educator, Eric addresses critical issues involving health law, technology, privacy, asset protection, legal professionalism and ethics, and negotiation, influence, and dispute resolution. His insights have been featured in multiple American Bar Association publications, The Florida Bar Journal, Forbes, Daily Business Review, Accounting Today, Kiplinger, Financial Advisor Magazine, Law360, and CEO World, among others. He is also a contributing author to the “Law of Artificial Intelligence,” published by the American Bar Association.

Eric excels at connecting with individuals from diverse backgrounds, using his unique combination of empathy and strategic thinking to influence and guide parties toward resolution. His ability to balance emotional intelligence with logical reasoning and negotiation strategies makes him a trusted mediator capable of handling even the most complex disputes. Clients appreciate his calm demeanor, deep understanding of the law, and unwavering commitment to achieving fair and equitable outcomes.

A proud military veteran, Eric served in the United States Air Force (USAF). His military background instills in him a strong sense of discipline, dedication, and a commitment to serving others, qualities that enhance his effectiveness as a mediator and legal professional.