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Meet Our Mediators: Karen Brimmer
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. Read More

Meet Our Mediators: Frederick J. Lauten
Meet Our Mediators: Frederick J. Lauten 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... Read More

NADN Executive Director Says Reports on Zoom Flaws Should Not Be 'Headline News'
NADN Executive Director Says Reports on Zoom Flaws Should Not Be 'Headline News' "This is a classic case of 'user error' – as advised during our Zoom webinar in March, if you’re going to use Zoom for mediations (or any business purpose) you should ALWAYS ENABLE WAITING ROOMS functionality and ALWAYS PASSWORD PROTECT your meetings... Read More
By Darren A. Lee

Meet Our Mediators: Brenda J. Newman, Esq.
Meet Our Mediators: Brenda J. Newman, Esq. It takes persistence to succeed in anything meaningful. It is true in learning to play an instrument, representing clients as a trial lawyer, and serving as a dispute resolution professional. Brenda Newman, the subject of this installment of "Meet Ou... Read More

Meet Our Mediators: April Walker
Meet Our Mediators: April Walker April Walker knew she wanted to be a lawyer earlier than many and eventually decided she could best use her skills as a mediator. In this installment of “Meet our Mediators,” Richard Lord introduces us to one of the recent additions to our mediation ... Read More

Meet Our Mediators: Steven R. Jaffe
Meet Our Mediators: Steven R. Jaffe Steve Jaffe started his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney. In that capacity, the keen interpersonal skills he brings to mediation helped him quickly become a mentor to and supervisor of others. On the civil side, Steve first practiced insur... Read More

UNCITRAL Convention on Enforcement of International Settlement Agreements and Amended Model Law on International Conciliation Take Another Step Forward
UNCITRAL Convention on Enforcement of International Settlement Agreements and Amended Model Law on International Conciliation Take Another Step Forward The Working Group II (Dispute Resolution) of the U.N. Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) met in February to complete its work on the drafts of the instruments. That should be exciting to dispute resolution professionals because the end ... Read More

Meet Our Mediators: Marty Van Tassel
Meet Our Mediators: Marty Van Tassel In this, our first 2018 installment of “Meet our Mediators”, we turn northward to Alabama and present shareholder George M. "Marty" Van Tassel. Marty joined UWWM in 2014 after having led the Mediation Center at Sirote & Permutt P.C. in Birmingham, Al... Read More

Meet our Mediators: Jeffrey M. Fleming
Meet our Mediators: Jeffrey M. Fleming The focus of this edition of “Meet Our Mediators,” Jeff Fleming learned the importance of trust and credibility first as a trial lawyer and then as Orange County and Ninth Circuit Judge. Resident in our Maitland office, he has developed a devoted sta... Read More

Meet Our Mediators: Ricardo Cata "In this installment, we have the pleasure of presenting Ricardo Cata, who, before joining Upchurch Watson White & Max, served as a trial lawyer in South Florida for 38 years. Ricardo mediates a variety of personal injury and commercial civil litigat... Read More

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