Florida Mediation – Business Mediation
Successfully Resolving Conflicts In Florida & Nationwide Since 1988
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 Florida mediators and the mediation services we offer.
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A plaintiff’s initial demand should be the highest credible claim, Florida mediator A. Michelle Jernigan of Upchurch Watson White & Max tells Holland & Knight’s Amy Rigdon. The initial demand is an anchor, and that number will set the tone.
In October, I was asked by The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, specifically, Young Lawyers Division President Melanie Griffin and my Clearwater colleague Zack Zuroweste, to present to Florida’s young lawyers a lunchtime Webinar on the topic of mediation advocacy and the styles of mediation advocacy that are productive and those that are not. We intentionally individualized and customized the presentation by asking those who registered to send us their questions on the topic in advance of the webinar. We were thrilled when we saw the webinar registrations exceed 900 young lawyers and were blown away when we learned that more than 100 of those registered sent us a question. Our allotted webinar time was only 50 minutes so we…Continue Reading
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The mood is generally upbeat for law firms in Florida’s Volusia and Flagler counties as we approach the holiday season, according to a current local publication. Clayton Park, editor of The Volusia/Flagler Business Report says the fact that law firms are looking up is good news for everyone. The story is one of recovery, in which local firms “shifted their practices to focus on new areas of demand for legal services.” Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group, based in Daytona Beach, continues to follow this strategy of innovation, making use of new technology and becoming ever more client-centric. Our president, John Upchurch is quoted in the issue, as is John Ferguson, president of Cobb Cole; James Rose, managing…Continue Reading
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 10, 2013) — Ricardo Cata, currently of counsel with the Miami office of the Wilson Elser law firm, will join Upchurch Watson White & Max as mediation counsel on Jan. 1, 2014. For 38 years, and especially for the last 25, Mr. Cata’s practice has focused on various areas of liability. He became a partner at Wilson Elser in 1992 and regional managing partner of the Miami office from 2007 to 2013. He has successfully represented Latin American hospitality companies in litigation filed in Florida’s circuit and federal courts and has regularly handled lawsuits within the state, representing manufacturers of products made internationally and sold in the U.S. He also has represented clients in cases…Continue Reading
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- American Association of Arbitrators' New Panel Approves Two UWWM Mediators
- UWWM partners with Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division to produce 6 videos for mentoring series
- Florida Mediator Sandra Upchurch to Chair Florida Bar 2014 Convention in Orlando
- Upchurch Watson White & Max Adds 8 Mediators, 3 New Offices