Organizing and Structuring Multi-Party, Complex-Issue Mediations

6/14/2019 at 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Event Description

Four seasoned mediators -- two from Upchurch Watson White & Max based in Florida and Alabama and two from Miles Mediation and Arbitration based in Georgia -- will share techniques for organizing and formatting mediations of complex, multi-party, multi-issue lawsuits during this 75-minute Webinar.

Lawrence M. "Larry" Watson, Jr., a founding principal of UWWM, and Brenda J. Newman, who had a substantial career in litigating these matters before joining the UWWM panel, will present the program along with MM's founder and CEO, John Miles, and senior neutral Joseph M. Murphey. The four will work their way through an example matter and explain several different paths to possible resolution.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the complimentary webinar from noon to 1:15 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019. Accreditation for Continuing Legal Education credit is pending in Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

Featured Presenters

Lawrence W. Watson, Jr.
Larry is a founding partner of UWWM. His practice focuses on complex multi-party commercial disputes, including construction claims, as well as insurance and reinsurance matters, environmental, anti-trust, professional malpractice, products liability, lender liability, indoor air quality and general business conflicts. He chaired the Florida Supreme Court’s Standing Committee on Mediation and Arbitration Rules and Procedures for 12 years and led the development of Florida’s Rules for Certified and Court Appointed Mediators. He received the Sharon Press Excellence in ADR Award from the Florida Dispute Resolution Center in 2015.

John Miles
John is founder and CEO of Miles Mediation & Arbitration. He has mediated over 2,000 cases in the areas of personal injury, premises liability, insurance, construction, estates, fiduciary, contracts, commercial, business, employment and subrogation. A frequent speaker at colleges and CLE seminars, he has written extensively on mediation. His book "A New Day in Court" explores what motivates parties in mediation. John, who is in charge of training and development of neutrals at his firm, also authored the neutral training manual used at Miles. In addition to his executive duties, he continues to mediate high value and complex matters on request.

Brenda J. Newman
Brenda brings 30 years of experience in litigating complex civil, construction, insurance and medical malpractice matters to her practice at UWWM. Now dedicating her full-time efforts to helping others reach amicable resolutions to their litigation and pre-suit issues, Brenda believes the best mediators have a breadth of experience, and this experience and knowledge helps each side understand the strengths and weakness of a client’s position. Brenda speaks conversational Portuguese and Spanish and is Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated.

Joseph M. Murphey
Joe, a senior neutral at Miles, has mediated nearly 3,000 cases with a success rate of over 80 percent. He mediates and arbitrates complex disputes in areas of brain injury, business, class action, construction, class action, contracts, estate and probate, insurance, personal injury, premises liability, product liability, professional liability, surety, auto/trucking, and wrongful death. He has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer for ten consecutive years. In 2016, he was recognized as an "ADR Trailblazer" by the National Law Journal.

A winding road, a complicated path.
A winding road, a complicated path.

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