Randy is recognized as a great leader and negotiator. He received his Juris Doctorate degree, Cum Laude, from the University of Miami in 1987 and graduated from Penn State University in 1984 with a degree in Management, With Distinction.
After years of working for insurance companies and practicing law, Randy started Common Sense Resolutions in 2008. Common Sense Resolutions was initially created to manage client disputes with individuals, customers, and vendors through an innovative program of investigation, evaluation, and negotiation. Now the company has evolved its services to include the alternative dispute resolution process of mediation. Mediation is a process whereby a neutral and impartial person acts to encourage and facilitate resolution of a dispute without determining what the outcome should be. It is informal, non-adversarial, and intended to help disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement. Fortunately, the vast majority of cases are resolved at mediation thereby saving parties considerable expenses associated with trial preparation and the actual trial.
Randy has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1987 and is currently a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Florida Bar. In addition, Randy was admitted to U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida in 1987.
Randy has worked in the insurance industry for more than 14 years. First as the claims manager, claims counsel, and Vice President of Claims for Bristol West Insurance Company, a non-standard automobile insurance company in South Florida.
Next he worked for Tower Hill Insurance Company, one of the largest homeowners’ insurance companies in Florida, from its Gainesville, Florida office as the claims manager of the liability division, and claims attorney.
Then, Randy worked for Workmen’s Auto Insurance Company, a non-standard automobile insurance company with its main office in Los Angeles, California, as the Regional Claims Manager out of its Orlando, Florida office.
Some of Randy’s other work experience includes handling personal injury claims with The Allen Law Firm in Gainesville, Florida.
Missionary work is very important to Randy. He traveled to Haiti in August 2010 to assist building and repairing damage caused by an earthquake in January 2010. He also traveled to Guatemala in January 2012 to dig a water well, which provided clean drinking water for a village.
After returning from Guatemala, Randy, along with his friends, formed a non-profit organization called Water Disciples. Randy is a Director and currently serves as Secretary of Water Disciples. This company raises money for drilling, and the members actually drill water wells around the world so it can bless communities with clean drinking water where none exists. Water Disciples serves God by providing clean drinking water and spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Currently, Randy serves as the President of the Buchholz Boys High School Lacrosse Booster Club. He served as the Secretary for the booster club in 2012, and he also enjoyed being the head coach of the Oak Hall girls middle school basketball team in 2012.