Richard Lord

Richard Lord, a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators and the American Bar Foundation, has been with Upchurch Watson White & Max since 1999.  He mediates and arbitrates cases nationwide.

Richard handles a broad range of commercial and personal injury cases with an emphasis on breach of contract, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, construction and insurance claims and in addition, has served as settlement counsel on a national scale.  Richard is frequently engaged as a lecturer on ADR topics.

Professional Education and Qualifications

B.A. Economics, University of Florida
J.D. University of Florida College of Law
Harvard University Law School, Advanced Negotiation Program
Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
Certified U.S. District Court Mediator, Middle District of Florida
Florida Supreme Court Certified Appellate Mediator
Mediator for the United State Postal Service REDRESS Program

Experience, Memberships, Publications

  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Former Member, Orange County Board of Zoning Adjustment
  • Member, Council of the Section of Dispute Resolution, American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Co-Chair, Section of Dispute Resolution Mediation Committee, ABA
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation (ABF)
  • Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators (ACCTM)
  • Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN)
  • Member, Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society
  • Former Member, Fifth DCA Appellate Mediation Pilot Program Task Force
  • Former Member,, "Creating Access To Capital" work group
  • Co-Author, "The Mediator's Role in the Family Business", American Journal of Mediation (volume 2, 2008)
  • Approved CE Presenter, Florida Department of Financial Services
  • AAA Mediator, listed on