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August 2014 Blog Archive

Mediating Probate Cases to Settlement As an attorney, you can sweeten up the bitter end that probate could become for your clients. Michael S. Orfinger, Florida mediator and a principal of Upchurch Watson White & Max, will explain why the probate practice area lends itself to mediation a... Read More

Crafting an Effective Mediation Summary Approved 1.0 Hr. FL Bar General CLE Credits Course #1403940N until 1/10/2016 Presented by: Howard R. Marsee August 27, 2014 Download... Read More

Florida Mediator Howard Marsee Explains How to Craft an Effective Mediation Summary You don't go to trial unprepared. Your judge doesn't preside over your trial unprepared.  And, most cases resolve at mediation... Read More

Florida Mediator Asks: Does Jury Verdict Research Have Any Role?
Florida Mediator Asks: Does Jury Verdict Research Have Any Role? For decades there have been databases that purport to predict settlement and jury verdict values based on known factors – liability, injury, expense, disability, venue, etc.; however, most practitioners feel there has never been a methodology more re... Read More

Florida Mediator Robert A. Cole presents award, check at FLABOTA conference
Florida Mediator Robert A. Cole presents award, check at FLABOTA conference From left, Nancy LaVista, Cela Milton and Bob Cole hold the replica check. Once again, Upchurch Watson White & Max was a major sponsor... Read More

Florida Mediator Advises: Just Show Up, Good Faith Not Required
Florida Mediator Advises: Just Show Up, Good Faith Not Required As a member of The Florida Bar since 1994, Sandy Upchurch has a broad base of litigation experience that allows her to effectively mediate a wide... Read More

Florida Mediator Rodney A. Max Helps Bring Coal-Ash Spill Class Action to $27.8 Million Settlement
Florida Mediator Rodney A. Max Helps Bring Coal-Ash Spill Class Action to $27.8 Million Settlement After almost 20 months of negotiations, Rodney A. Max of Miami and Pamela Reeves of Knoxville, Tenn., have successfully mediated to resolution the dispute between 872 plaintiffs and the Tennessee Valley Authority regarding its 2008 coal-ash spill. Th... Read More

Florida Mediators John Upchurch, Larry Watson to Speak in Orlando From http://www.flcourts.org/resources-and-services/alternative-dispute-resolution The 22nd Annual Conference for ADR Professionals: "The... Read More

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