Mediator, Property Insurance Appraiser, and Umpire Jonathan Alden created Gulf Coast Dispute Resolution in 2022 to provide independent, third-party neutral services to help get homeowners and commercial insurance claim disputes resolved in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.
Jonathan Alden began his career in law enforcement as a Police Officer with the Sands Point Police Department in Long Island, New York in 1989. He was then promoted to Sergeant, where he served from 2005 to 2014. In 2007, upon completion of law school and in addition to his career in law enforcement, Jonathan practiced law in New York, where he represented clients in real estate transactions, workers' compensation, and divorce matters.
Jonathan served as an Independent Adjuster working for insurance carriers, in New York City from June 1994 through July 2003. His territory included Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island. During this time, he adjusted over 15,000 losses including collisions and recovered thefts.
After his retirement from law enforcement, Jonathan began working as a Public Adjuster in 2019, where he adjusted over 1,000 hurricane claims from March to September 2020, giving him a unique perspective as he now serves as a mediator, appraiser, and umpire.
Jonathan Alden is an Insurance Appraisal and Umpire Association (IAUA) Certified Appraiser and Umpire as well as a Windstorm Insurance Network Certified Appraiser and Umpire.
Jonathan received his Juris Doctorate from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in 2007. In 2004, he was selected as a summer intern by Judge Cornelius Blackshear, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, where he conducted extensive research on diverse points of law. His research was written into Bench Memos and read into the record in open court. Prior to receiving his J.D., Jonathan obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from Hofstra University in 1987.
Jonathan is admitted to practice in New Jersey (2007), New York (2008), Florida (2009), and Alabama (2021). He is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator and is listed on the Louisiana State Bar Association's ADR Section’s Mediator Registry. Jonathan is also listed on the Roster of Alabama State Court Mediators of the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution.