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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.

Meet Our Team
Newsroom Updates
News Birmingham-based UWWM Mediators Selected for 2022 Super Lawyers
The Mid-South List was published on Nov. 29, 2022.
News Robin Fawsett, Former Labor and Employment Lawyer, Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max
Mr. Fawsett has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator since 2006. A Martindale-Hubbell AV® rated attorney, he has been selected by peer review as one of the Best Lawyers in America® and recognized by Florida Super Lawyers.
News Principal / Mediator Terry White Is the New Chair of 7th Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee
One of Upchurch Watson White & Max's founding partners, Terrence M. "Terry" White, has been elected to chair the Judicial Nominating Commission serving Florida's 7th Judicial Circuit, which covers Volusia, Flagler, St. Johns and Putnam counties.
The Latest Blogs
News Claimants, Defendants Have Good Reasons to Resolve FLSA Overtime Claims Early
FLSA claims for overtime compensation, whether based on a demand letter or a complaint, are easy cases to evaluate from their inception. The FLSA overtime provisions require employers to pay nonexempt employees one and one-half times their regular hourly rate of pay for all hours worked over forty in a seven-day workweek. Employers are required to maintain records of straight-time and overtime hours worked. When there are compliant records, whether someone has worked overtime within the relevant period (usually three years) cannot be legitimately disputed.
News Global Class and Collective Actions on Rise in 2022
American-based law firms and corporations are heavily involved in this "new normal."
News Potential Liability of Employers to Tipped Employees: A Key Area for Early Resolution
There are expensive traps associated with these opportunities to save. Employer liability per tipped employee arises if the common practice of tip pooling is abused. ... Especially in these interesting times, many employers of tipped employees cannot resist saving payroll dollars by giving managers, cooks, and other non-tipped employees part of the tip pool aggregate, which, after all, is in many cases substantial.
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