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Mediator Ricardo Cata to Facilitate AAA's Miami Roundtable on Ethical Standards

Ricardo Cata, mediation counsel with Upchurch Watson White & Max, will serve as a facilitator for an American Arbitration Association Roundtable on April 23 in Miami. The discussion is titled “Ethical Standards of Practice Across Diverse Mediation Practice Fields.” Mr. Cata is quickly becoming a popular speaker on the topic of international commercial dispute resolution. He had practiced law in South Florida for 38 years; for the last 25 years of his litigation career, he was at the Miami office of national law firm Wilson Elser, becoming a partner there in 1992.

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Mediator Richard B. Lord Becomes Fellow of American Bar Foundation

Mediator Richard B. Lord, a shareholder with Upchurch Watson White & Max, has accepted a nomination to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Mr. Lord has been with the mediation group since 1999, and he mediates and arbitrates cases nationwide. The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

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UWWM Mediators Selected for Super Lawyers List

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 11, 2015) — Lawrence M. “Larry” Watson, a founder and principal of Upchurch Watson White & Max, was the first UWWM mediator ever to be recognized by Super Lawyers®. He has been selected for the list every year since 2006. For 2015, he is joined by seven other dispute resolution professionals at the Florida- and Alabama-based mediation group. Other Florida-based mediators included in this year’s list (along with the years each has been selected) are: John J. Upchurch, Firm Principal, CEO and Founder, 2007 – 2015 Terrence M. “Terry” White, Firm Principal and Founder, 2007 – 2015 Rodney A. Max, Firm Principal, 2007 – 2009, 2011 – 2012,…

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Florida mediator Ricardo Cata

Mediator Ricardo J. Cata to Speak at International Litigation, Arbitration & Transactions Conference in Miami on Feb. 27

Ricardo J. Cata, mediation counsel with Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group, will join three other panelists to discuss “Hot Topics in International Arbitration” for the International Litigation, Arbitration & (Business) Transactions Conference, presented by The Florida Bar International Law Section on Friday, Feb. 27, at the Conrad Hotel. In the upcoming panel discussion, presenters will speak on international commercial mediation, including legislation aimed at promoting international mediation agreements and the proposed UNCITRAL Convention on Enforcement of Mediated Settlements, plus other topics of interest.

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Rodney A. Max has been named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2015 for mediation in the Birmingham, Ala., and Miami metropolitan areas.

Upchurch Watson White & Max Partner/Mediator a Panelist for Product Liability Conference Feb. 26-27 in Miami

Rodney A. Max, a principal and mediator with a Florida- and Alabama-based dispute resolution firm, will speak at the upcoming Perrin Conferences Products Liability Conference at the James Royal Palm. Rodney A. Max has been named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2015 for mediation in the Birmingham, Ala., and Miami metropolitan areas. Mr. Max, a named partner with Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group, is nationally known for this practice area and is Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2015 for mediation in not only the Birmingham, Ala., metropolitan area, but also the Miami area.

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Florida Mediator Brandon S. Peters

UWWM Mediator to Speak for Major Orange County Bar Association Seminar

Brandon S. Peters, mediation counsel for Upchurch Watson White & Max, will be a speaker at the upcoming “Advanced Legal Drafting: How to Get the ‘Write’ Result and Best Position Your Client to Be the Appellee,” a major seminar jointly presented by the Appellate Practice and Professionalism Committees of the Orange County Bar Association. Mr. Peters and Nick Shannin, an Orange County appellate attorney and mediator, will present: “Preparing for Mediation: Drafting a Mediation Statement with the Mediator and Opposing Party in Mind” from 2:10 to 2:40 p.m. during the Thursday, Feb. 19, seminar.

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