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Karen Elizabeth Croft Cone - Mediator

Karen Elizabeth Croft Cone is the owner of and primary mediator at the Mediation Center of Tallahassee. Karen has mediated over 2,200 court-ordered and private mediations throughout Florida and Georgia.  


Her skills and expertise provide assurance to you that all mediations are handled professionally, safely, effectively and efficiently. 


Karen is certified in all five types of mediation recognized and certified by the Florida Supreme Court (county, family, circuit, dependency and appellate). Of the 6,000 mediators certified in Florida, fewer than 1% hold certification in all five areas. Karen is also a registered neutral in the State of Georgia.


Karen possesses a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Forensic Investigation Professional, Certified Government Financial Manager (Retired), Qualified Parenting Coordinator, Florida Notary Public and has served as an investigator for the Florida Mediator Qualifications Board and Mediation Training Review Board. 


Prior to becoming a mediator, Karen was employed by the State of Florida for over 16 years working mainly in the areas of internal auditing and investigations. During her tenure with the State of Florida, Karen was the recipient of two Davis Productivity Awards, served two years as Director of Internal Auditing and assisted in the origination of the alternative dispute resolution program currently used by that agency's regulation division.


Karen has been married for over thirty years to John H. Cone, Jr., and they are the proud parents of two daughters and a wonderful son-in-law. 


The Mediation Center of Tallahassee has been established with the comfort, safety and welfare of the clients in mind. Mediation can be scheduled on short notice and with minimum delay. The Mediation Center is located at 325 John Knox Road in Woodcrest Office Park (Building F, Suite 120) near the Centre of Tallahassee (formerly known as the Tallahassee Mall) and just across the road from Trousdell Aquatics Center.