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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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News UWWM is Voted No. 1 Alternative Dispute Resolution Firm in South Florida
Readers of the South Florida Daily Business Review chose Upchurch Watson White & Max as the winner in the alternative dispute resolution category for the newspaper's "Best of 2021" competition. The results have had to be kept under wraps until today, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, to coincide with the publishing of a special section listing the winners.
News Mediator Bob Cole Presents a Program on Mediation Skills for the FDLA
Earlier this week, Robert A. "Bob" Cole, a principal and mediator with Upchurch Watson White & Max, and Sarah I. Zabel, a South Florida-based neutral, presented a continuing legal education Webinar as part of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association's Trial Series -- Arbitration and Mediation Skills. Their specific topic was professionalism in negotiation and how it consistently improves mediation results for attorneys.
News UWWM Maintains Top-Tier Metro-Area Firm Rankings from Best Lawyers® for Mediation, Arbitration
Today, Nov. 4, 2021, Best Lawyers® announced several top rankings for Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group in the 2022 Edition of U.S. News - Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms." To be eligible for these rankings, a firm must have at least one attorney who is recognized in the current edition of Best Lawyers in a "Best Law Firms" ranked practice area and metro area. UWWM attorney mediators currently have nine recognitions from Best Lawyers® for mediation and arbitration. 
The Latest Blogs
News Stories From the Field: from Mediator/Arbitrator A. Michelle Jernigan
Michelle tells us about a challenging gender discrimination case she handled recently (“Jane” vs. “Acme Corporation”) following Jane’s termination by the company.
News Trump’s Big-Tech Class-Action Suits Land in South Florida
Former President Donald Trump has launched three class-action lawsuits against Twitter, Facebook, and Google-owned YouTube, alleging these social media behemoths of censoring him and a class of similarly situated plaintiffs in violation of the First Amendment and targeting the legality of Section 230 of the Communications Act. All three cases were filed in the Southern District of Florida.
News Meet Our Mediators: Bo Dennis
Multi-sport athletes have to have their act together. Moving among different sets of people, sport-specific fundamentals and the obligations you have to multiple sets of teammates and coaches requires adaptability, extra effort and time management skills. Bo Dennis has these traits and has carried with him the lessons from being a three-sport athlete in high school and a two-sport athlete in at the University of Delaware through his career as a trial lawyer and now as a mediator. As you will see, Bo’s career has been among the most diverse. His trial practice clients, fellow members of the bar, and those who mediate with Bo benefit from that broad life experience and how relatable that experience makes him. And the persistence it takes to be an athlete and successful lawyer comes through as well. 
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