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Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group Names 5 New Shareholders

Upchurch Watson White & Max recently announced mediators Judith A. Bass, Dominic Brandy, Jeffrey M. Fleming, George M. “Marty” Van Tassel and William Zei, who joined Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group during a two-year period of growth for the Florida- and Alabama-based firm, are new shareholders. “This step has been taken to recognize the significant contributions being made by each to the firm through their vibrant practices, their unflagging support of the firm’s mission, and the esteem with which they are held by their clients and the legal community,” said John Upchurch, a founder of the alternative dispute resolution group and its CEO.

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Florida Mediator Jeffrey M. Fleming

Upchurch Watson White & Max Names Orlando Mediator a Shareholder

MAITLAND, Fla. (June 10, 2015) – Jeffrey M. Fleming, who has been a mediator with Upchurch Watson White & Max since June 2014, is among five new shareholders the growing firm named recently. Mr. Fleming is certainly well-known within the local legal community. He began to develop his mediation practice in 2013 after spending 11 years on the bench; he had served as a judge for Orange County from 2002 until he was appointed a Ninth Circuit judge in 2006. He was both appointed and then elected to each post. He also has served as an associate judge for the Fifth District Court of Appeal.

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Florida mediator Ricardo Cata

Prominent Mexican Law School, ICC Mexico Invite Ricardo Cata to Speak on U.S. and International Mediation Practices

Mexico City’s Escuela Libre de Derecho will host Mr. Cata, a Miami-based mediator with Upchurch Watson White & Max, as he speaks on the growth of international commercial mediation in relation to international arbitration at a three-day conference presented by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Mexico. He will follow up by addressing a graduate program about U.S. and international mediation and mediation of insurance-related cases.

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Shareholder Richard Lord

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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