Kimberly Sands is a graduate with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University School of Law. She has been a civil trial attorney since 1983 and a full time mediator since 2001. She is a former partner with the law firm of Sands, White & Sands, P.A., specializing in civil litigation, personal injury, medical negligence, products liability and insurance law. In 2001, she joined the mediation firm of Upchurch, Watson, White & Max as a full time mediator and is currently a shareholder with the Firm.
Ms. Sands has mediated cases throughout the state of Florida and Southeastern United States. She has extensive experience mediating a broad range of civil disputes, including complex and multi-party litigation. She is a frequent lecturer and consultant on issues relevant to mediation and litigation. Topics include: Effective Advocacy in Mediation, Negotiation Strategy, Mediating First and Third Party Insurance and Bad Faith Claims, Mediating Construction Disputes, and Mediating Complex, Multi-Party Issues. Ms. Sands is available for mediation of any civil dispute throughout the state of Florida or anywhere subject to Florida Rules of Mediation.
Professional Education and Qualifications
B.A. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA.
Certified Civil Circuit Court Mediator
J.D. Rutgers University School of Law
Certified U.S. District Court Mediator - Middle District of Florida
Approved Appellate Mediator~ Fifth DCA – Civil
Memberships, Professional and Civic Associations
Member & Shareholder, Upchurch Watson White & Max
Former Partner, Sands, White & Sands P.A. (1983 to 2003)
Member, Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Member, The Florida Bar
Member, Volusia County Bar Association
Member /Umpire, Windstorm Insurance Network
Former Member, Florida Bar Standing Committee on Advertising (1998-2004)
Presentation:”Advanced Mediation Techniques”,Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers Conference, June, 2006.
Presentation: “How to Spin the Mediator and Settle Your Case: Ethical Mediation Advocacy”,
American Bar Association 2005 Insurance Litigation Committee CLE Seminar, Tucson, AZ.
Webinar Presentations: “Mediating First & Third Party Bad Faith, A Mediators’ Perspective” (Two part series: Oct. 14 & Nov. 10, 2010) / “Effective Mediation in a Poor Economy” (May 19, 2010)