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Florida Mediation -- Alabama Mediation -- Business Mediation -- Since 1988

Upchurch Watson White & Max is a Florida- and Alabama-based professional association of mediators. Our team of conflict resolution specialists practice in a wide range of alternative dispute resolution disciplines. Specific areas of practice include business mediation, corporate mediation, commercial 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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At the center of Scott Baughan’s skills as a mediator are his keen communication insights. These were developed early on, and he brings to mediation an ability to help people hear more easily what is difficult to hear. His interest in communication, combined with an analytical mind fostered at Eckerd College, helped propel him to law school at The University of Mississippi School of Law, where he graduated with honors. As a trial lawyer, Scott frequently handled complex healthcare matters and that affinity has followed him into his mediation practice. Scott rightly believes that life lessons can come from many sources, some unexpected. Such was the case when Scott gleaned from the movie “Joe Versus The Volcano” that we should all pay attention to the moments we find ourselves in, rather than dwelling on the past or looking only out beyond the horizon.
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The number of Upchurch Watson White & Max mediators who are certified for selection by the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida has now climbed to 20. The latest additions are April Walker in 2018 and Brenda J. Newman and Scott Baughan earlier this year.
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