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Florida Mediator Sandy Upchurch

Florida Mediator Sandy Upchurch on Orange County Bar Association Bench Bar Panel

Sandy Upchurch, mediation panelist for Upchurch Watson White & Max, will serve on a panel for the upcoming Orange County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference. She will appear from 1:40 to 2:30 p.m Friday, April 11, 2014, to discuss how lawyers can best use PowerPoint and other presentation aids.

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Florida mediator Chuck Tetunic

Shareholder Charles Tetunic a panelist for CLM Annual Conference

BOCA RATON, Fla. — South Florida mediator Charles (Chuck) Tetunic, a shareholder with Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group, is a speaker for the upcoming Claims & Litigation Management Alliance 2014 Annual Conference. The CLM Annual Conference, featuring more than 80 collaborative educational sessions and keynote presentations designed by industry professionals, will be at the Boca Raton Resort, 501 E. Camino Real, from April 9 to 11. Mr. Tetunic’s session, “Mediating High Severity Claims: Creative Approaches and Tactics for Successful Outcomes,” will begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10. He will be joined in the discussion by Daniel Santaniello of Luks, Santaniello, Petrillo & Jones; Dan Tadrowski of Tower Hill Insurance Group, LLC; Cathy Zwaan of United States Liability…

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Florida Mediator Lawrence M. (Larry) Watson

Mediator Larry Watson to Speak at Construction Law Institute March 22

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 13,2014) — Lawrence M. (Larry) Watson, a principal and mediator with Upchurch Watson White & Max, will speak on insurance coverage issues in mediation at the popular Construction Law Institute at Rosen Shingle Creek at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, March 22. “When a dispute arises as to the cause and effect of a construction defect, whether that dispute is resolved through litigation or settlement, the question of available insurance coverage becomes critical,” Mr. Watson says . “What these policies are contractually obligated to pay ā€“ the amount and extent of resources they actually provide – becomes an essential part of the resolution of any construction defect dispute.” His advice to litigators will be part…

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A. Michelle Jernigan Co-Authors Article Published by Claims Magazine

“Ten Cornerstones of Effective Mediation Advocacy,” an educational article by Florida mediators A. Michelle Jernigan and Bruce Blitman, has been published in two parts by Claims magazine. Ms. Jernigan, a shareholder with Upchurch Watson White & Max, and Mr. Blitman, who has a solo practice based in Fort Lauderdale, were pleased that their collaboration also was picked up by the February 2014 e-newsletter for the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA), an international organization based in London. Prior to appearing in print in the February and March issues of Claims, “Ten Cornerstones of Effective Mediation Advocacy” was posted by the magazine’s online edition, Property Casualty 360, in January and February. Both Ms. Jernigan and Mr. Blitman recently celebrated…

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Florida Mediator Sandy Upchurch

Florida Mediator Sandy Upchurch Launches Run for Circuit Judge

Sandy Upchurch, who has been with the respected Florida- and Alabama-based mediation group Upchurch Watson White & Max for five years, began her campaign to become Circuit Court Judge for the 7th Judicial Circuit ā€“ Group 24 ā€“ when she officially filed her papers with the Florida Division of Elections in January. The Circuit serves Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.

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Shareholder Bob Cole to Speak for FJA Workhorse at Disney on Feb. 18

Robert A. (Bob) Cole, mediator and shareholder with Upchurch Watson White & Max, will present a half-hour program on the importance of reserves to plaintiffs’ attorneys in settling their clients’ cases for full value at mediation on Tuesday, Feb. 18. “A mediator’s goal is always to do everything he or she can to assist parties in getting their disputes resolved on their terms,” Bob Cole says. “Hopefully, this presentation will help the attendees make their mediations more meaningful and productive.” Mr. Cole begins speaking at 6:45 p.m. for the FJA Settlement & Mediation Institute, part of the Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa in Lake Buena Vista. The seminar is for…

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