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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 Shareholder Richard Lord to Join Advisory Board of UF's Institute for Dispute Resolution
Richard Lord, UWWM shareholder and mediator, plans to accept an invitation from Senior Legal Skills Professor Joan Stearns Johnsen to join the Advisory Board of the Institute for Dispute Resolution at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. The Advisory Board will comprise "Levin College of Law alumni whose area of practice is primarily dispute resolution whether as a neutral or a practitioner," Professor Johnsen wrote.
News Retired Judge Richard B. 'Rick' Orfinger Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max
After 30 years in the judiciary, Rick Orfinger begins mediating and arbitrating in earnest this month. Before his time on the bench, the Daytona Beach native was locally prominent as a shareholder in two law firms.
News South Florida Trial Attorney Bo Dennis Brings 31 Years of Experience, Team Mentality to Mediation Practice
Mr. Dennis officially joined Upchurch Watson White & Max's panel at the first of the year. He is based in South Florida but able to mediate anywhere through videoconferencing.
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News US Class Action Spending Reaches All-Time High of $2.9 Billion in 2020
A survey released recently reveals that class action spending in the United States is growing at more than twice the rate of other litigation categories, and has reached an all-time high of $2.9 billion in 2020
News Amazon Quietly Makes It Easier to Sue
After years of including a mandatory arbitration clause in its terms of service with its customers, internet behemoth Amazon has quietly changed its terms of service after being inundated with tens of thousands of arbitration demands by plaintiffs’ lawyers over privacy concerns with Amazon’s Alexa devices
News Meet Our Mediators: Karen Brimmer
Shareholder Richard Lord interviews fellow mediator Karen Brimmer, who joined Upchurch Watson White & Max earlier this year, to talk about motivation, favorite books, curiosity and creativity.
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