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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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As an attorney, you can sweeten up the bitter end that probate could become for your clients. Michael S. Orfinger, Florida mediator and a principal of Upchurch Watson White & Max, will explain why the probate practice area lends itself to mediation and how this form of dispute resolution can help you to help your clients. During the Webinar, you will learn the most common reasons why disputes erupt over the division of an estate and how probate mediation can offer clients not only a legal solution, but also a chance to be heard and even to complete the grieving process. Get 1.5 General CLE Credits through The Florida Bar (1.0 Elder Law; 1.0 Marital and Family; 1.0 Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Credits). The course number is announced at the conclusion of the Webinar.

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Partnership with UF ADR Team Builds Mentorship, Friendship and Service

The University of Florida ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) team competes in about five intercollegiate competitions annually. Closely coordinated with the American Bar Association, many of these meets take place in conjunction with the national convention as well as Section meetings throughout the year. UF will host an intercollegiate meet in February, and our firm members will be very active in a coaching and mentoring role as that approaches. For us, this is a fulfilling opportunity for participation and service to the college and its students.

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UWWM Celebrates 1 Year of Dedicated South Florida Offices

Upchurch Watson White & Max mediators always work anywhere their services are engaged, but we took a big step forward on Nov. 4, 2013, by opening a convenient office with roomy conference spaces in Plantation/Fort Lauderdale. We recently celebrated the anniversary of the opening of our Plantation office with a dinner at the nearby Capriccio Ristorante, and now we’ve posted a Facebook album commemorating the event.

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K. Judith "Judi" Lane, Mediation Counsel

Longtime Central Florida Attorney Judi Lane Becomes Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediator

Florida born, raised and educated, attorney K. Judith “Judi” Lane will continue to serve the local legal community — and the community at large — as mediation counsel for Upchurch Watson White & Max. She will be based in the firm’s Daytona Beach office but, like many UWWM mediators, able to travel nearly anywhere
her services are needed.

Ms. Lane has long been admired by members of the group as an excellent lawyer, and they welcomed her enthusiastically.

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