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January 2024 Blog Archive

Florida Mediator/Arbitrator John Lurvey Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max
Florida Mediator/Arbitrator John Lurvey Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (January 24, 2024) – John A. Lurvey, who developed a reputation for handling complex and catastrophic claims over 37 years of litigating all areas of tort and contract liability, recently became a full-time mediator w... Read More

Bob Cooper, Former Partner in Leading Law Firm, Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max
Bob Cooper, Former Partner in Leading Law Firm, Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max Robert “Bob” Cooper recently retired as a founding partner at one of Birmingham’s leading firms in favor of becoming a full-time neutral. He has tried well over 100 cases to a jury verdict, defending a wide variety of claims, over the course of his 4... Read More

The Employee v. Independent Contractor Issue, Part I
The Employee v. Independent Contractor Issue, Part I This issue is treated as an affirmative defense, meaning that it is usually a jury issue in which each side must prove its point. This adds a lot of expense and risk to cases, beginning at the summary judgment stage and especially if the issue goes t... Read More
By Robin Fawsett (rfawsett@uww-adr.com)

Jacksonville-based Mediator/Arbitrator Karen K. Cole Joins UWWM’s Panel
Jacksonville-based Mediator/Arbitrator Karen K. Cole Joins UWWM’s Panel A 27-year judge for Florida’s 4th Judicial Circuit, Mediator/Arbitrator Karen K. Cole has been a problem solver for far longer than that. She is now using her collected skills as a member of Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group’s panel. During... Read More

Central Florida Litigator Brad Hassell Turns Full-Time Mediator/Arbitrator With UWWM
Central Florida Litigator Brad Hassell Turns Full-Time Mediator/Arbitrator With UWWM Well-known attorney F. Bradley “Brad” Hassell recently made dispute resolution his full-time profession and is currently booking mediations and arbitrations through Upchurch Watson White & Max. “Brad Hassell has been a major player in the civil litig... Read More

Central Florida Mediator/Arbitrator Rick Kolodinsky Joins UWWM’s Panel
Central Florida Mediator/Arbitrator Rick Kolodinsky Joins UWWM’s Panel Rick Kolodinsky, a litigator of over 40 years, brings his real-world experience to bear as a Circuit Civil and Appellate certified mediator and qualified arbitrator with Upchurch Watson White & Max. As he describes it, Mr. Kolodinsky uses the benefit... Read More