Russ Gallagher Brings Varied, High-Flying Experience to Neutral Career With UWWM
Russell C. Gallagher, most recently a captain for Southwest Airlines, has landed as a full-time neutral with Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group. Mr. Gallagher’s legal career extended from 1986 to 1992, and he was a commercial litigator with Boult, Cummings, Conners and Berry (now Bradley Arandt et al), with emphasis on contract disputes, for five years. He also represented a music management group, individual musical artists and a business aircraft leasing company, and he remains a licensed attorney to this day. In keeping with his Nashville home base, he received both his bachelor of arts and law degrees from Vanderbilt University. He first became a Tennessee Rule 31 Court Certified Civil Mediator in 2012 and took a dispute resolution training course at Pepperdine University the next year.
Vinny D’Asssaro, Well-Known Litigator Turned Full-Time Neutral, Booking Mediations Statewide
Vincent M. “Vinny” D’Assaro, a long-time litigator, left the line of fire earlier this year and is now a full-time dispute resolution professional on Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group’s panel. Mr. D’Assaro has been Florida Supreme Court-certified as a mediator since 2005, but he was focused on an active litigation practice until May 2023, allowing him to bring a unique perspective to his mediations.