Sandy Upchurch was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1994 and became a certified circuit civil mediator in 1996. She comes to Upchurch Watson White and Max with a background in personal injury matters and many years of experience providing general counsel services to state and local governments. Those services include but are not limited to representation in matters ranging from contract and zoning disputes to consent decree monitoring for civil rights matters and from negligence claims and land use and employment matters to law enforcement issues. In 2009 Sandy was elected by her peers to represent The Florida Bar as the Board of Governors Representative for the 7th circuit which encompasses Volusia, Flagler, St. John’s and Putnam Counties and she proudly continues to serve in that capacity to date.
Sandy’s approach to mediation is much like her dedication to her daily yoga practice. She is sensitive and dynamic at the same time. Her insights are intuitive and her approach engaging.
Sandy lives in Ormond Beach with her husband, an eminent domain attorney and co-owner of Odyssey Travel, and two very active sons. They spend their family time outdoors when at all possible and can usually be found at the beach, lobstering in the Keys, on the ski slopes in Lake Tahoe or Colorado or dreaming of their next family trip to Italy.
Professional Education and Qualifications
J.D. Stetson University College of Law
B.S. Boston College
Certified Florida Circuit Court Mediator
Memberships, Professional and Civic Associations
Board of Governors Representative for 7th Judicial Circuit, The Florida Bar
Vice-Chair, Annual Convention Committee 2012-13, The Florida Bar
Voluntary Bar Association Member: Volusia County, St. John’s County, Putnam County, Flagler County
Member: Volusia Civil Trial Attorneys Association, Secretary 2012-13
Member: City, County and Local Government Law Section, The Florida Bar
Member: Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, The Florida Bar
Member: Volusia Flagler Association of Women Lawyers
Member: Florida Association of Women Lawyers