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Florida Mediation -- Alabama Mediation -- Business and Family Mediation -- Since 1988

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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Items of Interest
One of UWWM's founding partners, Terrence "Terry" White, hosted the circuit's judicial nominating commission in the firm's Ormond Beach office twice, on Oct.2 and Nov. 2, 2020, for hybrid events with public observers, candidates and some commission members appearing via Zoom, and other commission members appearing in person.
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U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® collaboratively announced the release of is “Best Law Firms” rankings, including Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group as a Tier 1 firm for several specialties in four different metropolitan areas. Specifically, UWWM achieved Tier 1 rankings for arbitration and mediation in Birmingham, Ala., and Orlando, Fla., metros and for mediation in the Miami-Dade, Fla., metro. Additionally, the firm was awarded Tier 2 ranking for mediation in the Fort Lauderdale metro.
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In this installment of “Meet our Mediators,” shareholder Richard Lord interviews fellow panel member Fred Lauten. "I first met Fred almost 30 years ago and all along have considered him to be a true professional, keen legal mind and a good person. He has brought those attributes, and more, with him to Upchurch Watson White & Max, and I am pleased to introduce him to some of you."
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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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