Meet Our Mediators

Did you know that among our 46 mediators, there are graduates of seventeen different law schools? More interestingly, did you know that we have a published novelist, dedicated volunteers and accomplished athletes among us? Like you, our mediators have varied pursuits outside the office and have been shaped by their experiences.  And these aspects of their lives, that make them who they are, aren’t the typical subject of what you can glean from a bio or resume. So, to learn more about our exceptional team of dedicated mediators, we are commencing what we hope you will find both informative and enjoyable. Over the coming months, Kim Sands and Richard Lord will present interviews of our mediators in our “Meet Our Mediators” blog series.

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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

Meet Our Mediators: Lawrence Kolin Lawrence Kolin has a distinguished career in Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has been a professional neutral for over 15 years and has served as an arbitrator, mediator, and as a General Magistrate in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. T... Read More

Meet Our Mediators: Judi Lane In this blog, UWWM Principal Kimberly Sands introduces Central Florida Mediator K. Judith (Judi) Lane. "I had the pleasure of first mediating with Judi early in my career as a mediator. She was one of the most impressive negotiators I had ever seen,... Read More

Meet Our Mediators: Shelley Leinicke "Mediation allows me to use skills and experience in a new way as a neutral. I firmly believe that clients should be encouraged to try to resolve their disputes through negotiation rather than leave their fate to a judge and jury. Mediators can hel... Read More

Meet Our Mediators: Carl Schwait In this installment of “Meet Our Mediators”, we learn more about Carl Schwait. Familiar to many of you, Carl joined us recently after a 39-year career as an accomplished personal injury trial attorney and has added to both our professional and geogr... Read More

Meet Our Mediators: Art Garcia From helping to comfort and cure as an EMT and RN, to serving his country in the United States Marine Corps, Art Garcia has sought opportunities to serve. In this edition of “Meet Our Mediators”, Art, one of our newest mediators, is interviewed. s a... Read More

Meet Our Mediators: Al Tetrault - IN MEMORIAM The second installment of Meet Our Mediators, written in October 2016, focuses on Albert R. Tetrault, who died in December 2018. He had a wealth of experience outside the legal field and as a mediator. He joined the UWWM panel earlier in 2016. He had... Read More

Meet Our Mediators: Don Weidner "As we will present our newest panelists first, we begin with Florida State College of Law Dean Emeritus Donald J. “Don” Weidner. Dean Weidner, after a distinguished career in academia and educational leadership joined our team in August. Don has to... Read More

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