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Upchurch Watson White & Max is a Florida- and Alabama-based professional association of mediators. Our team of conflict resolution specialists practices in a wide range of alternative dispute resolution disciplines. Specific areas of practice include business mediation, corporate mediation, commercial mediation, family mediation, arbitration and more. We also offer niche services such as multi-party, complex, malpractice and class action mediation. Please explore our site to learn more about our mediators in Florida and Alabama and the mediation services we offer.


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Whether your case is a 90-pound weakling or a sumo wrestler, there are ways to find leverage and gain and maintain tactical advantage in negotiations during the mediation process. Attendees of this Webinar -- presented by Upchurch Watson White & Max Principal Kimberly Sands and Shareholder Richard Lord -- learned how to prepare for and participate in mediation with an an intention of keeping the upper hand. We have updated The Florida Bar CLE credit for this presentation, and that information is included in the video.

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It takes persistence to succeed in anything meaningful. It is true in learning to play an instrument, representing clients as a trial lawyer, and serving as a dispute resolution professional. Brenda Newman, the subject of this installment of "Meet Our Mediators," can attest to all three. Ms. Newman serves as a mediator, arbitrator and special master and had served as a neutral independently before joining Upchurch Watson White & Max's panel in January 2019.
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Ana Cristina Maldonado, who was called to dispute resolution as a career choice beginning with her legal studies, joins Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group this week. Since 2012, she has been first a courthouse mediator and then a sole neutral, focusing primarily on resolving family issues, and she will be a driving force in this practice area for UWWM. Additionally, her new affiliation with UWWM will allow her to more quickly expand her circuit civil and pre-trial mediation practice areas.
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