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Upchurch Watson White & Max is a Florida- and Alabama-based professional association of mediators. Our team of conflict resolution specialists practice in a wide range of alternative dispute resolution disciplines. Specific areas of practice include business mediation, corporate mediation, commercial mediation, arbitration and more. We also offer niche services such as multi-party, complex, malpractice and class action mediation. Please explore our site to learn more about our mediators in Florida and Alabama and the mediation services we offer.

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You don’t go to trial unprepared. Your judge doesn’t preside over your trial unprepared. And most cases resolve at mediation rather than trial. So, why would you go to a mediation unprepared or without preparing your mediator? Learn the who, what, where, when and why of mediation summaries in our recent Webinar, and let Upchurch Watson White & Max mediator Howard Marsee give you some tips regarding content and the do’s and dont’s of preparing this important mediation tool.

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Teachers Worldwide Provide Advice to Prevent Lecture 'Letdown'

This week, I learned about the professional bond shared by the international community of educators. After writing about my delivery of a lecture that felt “flat,” I invited my blog readers to provide advice about avoiding letdown after an exciting guest lecture by a veteran crisis negotiator. I received a great number of responses from teachers all over the world. Here are four of my favorites.

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Mediator/Arbitrator Art Hanes Speaks for Appellate Mediation Program

Mediator Arthur J. Hanes, Jr. recently spoke for the Alabama Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution’s 2015 Appellate Mediation Training program. Art, who is based at Upchurch Watson White & Max’s Birmingham office, took part in a 90-minute panel discussion as part of the daylong session. The Alabama Center for ADR/Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution described it as a program highlight: “A panel of expert appellate mediators spent an hour and a half sharing their experiences and taking questions.” Twenty-eight mediators attended the session. For more information, click here. The Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution, Inc. is a non-profit corporation organized to “develop, implement, administer, assist, and manage alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs in the courts,…

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UWWM Mediators Selected for Super Lawyers List

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 11, 2015) — Lawrence M. “Larry” Watson, a founder and principal of Upchurch Watson White & Max, was the first UWWM mediator ever to be recognized by Super Lawyers®. He has been selected for the list every year since 2006. For 2015, he is joined by seven other dispute resolution professionals at the Florida- and Alabama-based mediation group. Other Florida-based mediators included in this year’s list (along with the years each has been selected) are: John J. Upchurch, Firm Principal, CEO and Founder, 2007 – 2015 Terrence M. “Terry” White, Firm Principal and Founder, 2007 – 2015 Rodney A. Max, Firm Principal, 2007 – 2009, 2011 – 2012,…

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