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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 Mediator/Arbitrator Judi Lane Inducted Into National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
Upchurch Watson White & Max is pleased to announce that Mediator/Arbitrator K. Judith Lane has been inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN).
News 2022 Is 30th Anniversary of Alabama's Mediation Rules
The year 1992 was notable for many reasons, not the least of which was the institution of Alabama's Civil Court Mediation Rules. As the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the rules approaches, UWWM Principal Rodney A. Max shared some history on how this part of the state's rules of civil procedure came to be. “Historically, in 1988, I was asked to be the Chairman of the Alabama Bar Association Committee on Alternatives to Dispute Resolution," Mr. Max said. "Among our agenda items was the establishment of rules for mediation."
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.
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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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