Michael Walls became a certified mediator / arbitrator in 1995 and joined the Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group in January 2004. Mike has successfully mediated in excess of 2,500 cases in the state and federal courts.
Mike's litigation practice included the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in civil matters, as well as extensive experience with insurance coverage issues. Prior to entering private practice, Mike worked in various capacities within the insurance claims industry.
Mike's work in the ADR field has been favorably recognized in the "Best Lawyer" publications for Birmingham and nationally, as well. He is a Fellow in the Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators and is AV rated with Martindale Hubbell.
Professional Education and Qualifications
B.S. University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1975
J.D. Birmingham School of Law (Magna Cum Laude) 1983
Professional Skills Program ~ Pepperdine Law School
Certified Mediator / Arbitrator
Alabama State Bar Center for Dispute Resolution - Mediator / Arbitrator Roster
US District Court Panel of Neutrals
Certified Appellate Mediator
Memberships, Professional and Civic Associations
American Bar Association
Birmingham Bar Association
Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution
Fellow, Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators
National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals