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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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Law School Exercise Challenges Stereotypes, Assumptions

During our third week of class, I created a new exercise to help my students identify stereotypes and learn to refrain from prejudging other people. I asked the students to characterize the homes in which they were raised and to share one important fact about their upbringings that their classmates might be surprised to learn.

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Florida Mediator Brandon S. Peters

UWWM Mediator Becomes FAMU Adjunct Professor

Brandon Peters, dispute resolution counsel for Upchurch Watson White & Max, has joined the adjunct faculty at Florida A & M University College of Law. This Semester, Professor Peters is teaching a course called “Mediation Law and Theory” to second-year and third-year law students. The course is designed to help second- and third-year law students in a few different areas.

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UWWM's new mediation center will be on the fourth floor of the Sabadell Tower in West Palm Beach, 1645 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.

UWWM Solidifies Miami, West Palm Beach Expansion

Additions bring number of South Florida conference rooms to 21 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 15, 2014) — Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group will open the doors on permanent offices/mediation centers in Miami and West Palm Beach in early January 2015. Thirteen months ago, the group established new geographical service areas by building out a mediation center in Plantation, Fla., and satellite space in Miami and making temporary arrangements for conference space in West Palm Beach. Now, the January office openings mean UWWM is realizing its goal of maintaining and building the practices of nine mediators who affiliated themselves with the group at that time. Longer-term UWWM mediators also have been able to better serve…

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