ABA Dispute Resolution Section Elects Mediator Richard Lord to its Council


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (September 29, 2016) - The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution recently announced that Florida mediator Richard Lord has been elected as a 2016-2017 Council member. He will serve a three-year term and is currently the only member of the Council from this state.

Mr. Lord, a shareholder with Upchurch Watson White & Max, also is co-chair of the Section's Mediation Committee, which is currently organizing its ABA Mediation Week observation, set for Oct. 16 to 22. The online Mediation Week Toolkit allows participants to register events recognizing the week and request funds to sponsor those events. This year's registration deadline is Sept. 25.

"I am honored to have been given this opportunity and look forward to serving the Section, ABA, and broader dispute resolution community," Mr. Lord said after he was voted onto the Council by Section membership at the ABA Annual Meeting in August. "Serving on the Mediation Committee has been a great experience and has given me an opportunity to give back to this profession. And the Council will let me continue to do that."

He is listed in the official ABA news release as living in Maitland, and he still visits Central Florida frequently, but he relocated to Palm Beach County during the nomination and election process. He is pleased to deliver mediation and other dispute resolution services throughout the state as he has done since he joined UWWM in 1999.

Mr. Lord mediates a broad range of commercial and personal injury cases with an emphasis on professional negligence, nursing home negligence, products, premises, negligent security, auto, breach of contract, ERISA, Eminent Domain and employment claims. For more information or to schedule a mediation with Mr. Lord, please contact his case manager, Cathy McCleary, at (800) 863-1462 or

About Upchurch Watson White & Max

A nationally leading mediation specialty firm, Upchurch Watson White & Max is known for facilitating reasonable agreements to resolve complex issues. From eight offices in Florida and Alabama, Supreme Court certified attorney mediators with wide-ranging specialties serve as court-appointed and privately employed mediators, arbitrators and third-party neutral case managers, implementing innovative methods of alternative dispute resolution across the country. On the Web:


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