ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (August 7, 2023) – Best Lawyers®, a well-known attorney review and rating service, has recognized nine Upchurch Watson White & Max dispute resolution professionals in its 2024 edition. Mediator John B. Marion IV, based in West Palm Beach, Fla., has received the honor for the first time, and Lawrence M. Watson Jr., based in Maitland, Fla. has been recognized for both arbitration and mediation for the 20th time.
Other UWWM neutrals included in the 2024 listing (and the years they were first named) are:
Based in Birmingham, Ala.:
Based in Ormond Beach:
The Best Lawyers publications are celebrating their 30th anniversary, beginning with the Nov. 3 release of the 2024 edition of South Florida's Best Lawyers. "Best Lawyers has issued rankings of the top legal talent in the country since 1983 at no cost to clients or the awarded lawyers," a company statement says. "The goal of Best Lawyers from its inception has been to offer the most thorough, unbiased and extensive representation of honorees. ... there is simply no greater indication of legal talent than a Best Lawyers signet."
Best Lawyers reportedly received 19,708,289 historical evaluations and 2,839,037 new evaluations from across the United States. "These staggering figures resulted in the recognition of just over 76,000 talented attorneys by Best Lawyers in 2024 — that’s around 5 percent of all lawyers in the country recognized in The Best Lawyers in America."