(1) If the parties to an agreement to arbitrate agree on a method for appointing arbitrators, this method must be followed, unless the method fails.
(2) The court, on motion of a party to an arbitration agreement, shall appoint one or more arbitrators, if:

(a) The parties have not agreed on a method;

Terms Used In Florida Statutes 682.04

  • Arbitrator: means an individual appointed to render an award, alone or with others, in a controversy that is subject to an agreement to arbitrate. See Florida Statutes 682.011
  • Court: means a court of competent jurisdiction in this state. See Florida Statutes 682.011
(b) The agreed method fails;
(c) One or more of the parties failed to respond to the demand for arbitration; or
(d) An arbitrator fails to act and a successor has not been appointed.
(3) An arbitrator so appointed has all the powers of an arbitrator designated in the agreement to arbitrate appointed pursuant to the agreed method.
(4) An individual who has a known, direct, and material interest in the outcome of the arbitration proceeding or a known, existing, and substantial relationship with a party may not serve as an arbitrator required by an agreement to be neutral.