Firm Welcomes New Mediation Panel Member, Walter K. "Wally" McDonough

Presentation and Welcome Reception Scheduled for October 10, 2007


Daytona Beach , FL  - The nationally recognized mediation firm of Upchurch Watson, White & Max is pleased to announce the appointment of Walter K. "Wally" McDonough to the firm's mediation panel.


Mr. McDonough is an accomplished attorney and business executive with over twenty years experience as litigator, general counsel and mediator in the construction, insurance and real estate industries. For over 10 years, he served as a trusted advisor and general counsel of Suffolk Construction of Boston MA, one of the largest general contractors in the nation.


Wally is a graduate of Princeton University and received his J.D. from Boston College Law School .  Certified through the American Bar Association as a Commercial Arbitrator, he serves on the ABA Commercial Panel of Neutrals and is a member of the ABA Forum on the Construction Industry. He is a recognized author and speaker on dispute resolution and contracts in construction, real estate and labor and employment.


"We are delighted to offer the expertise of Wally McDonough to our Construction Defect Panel," said John Upchurch , president of the firm. "His broad industry experience complements his training as a neutral, and adds a significant new resource to our team."


To provide clients and colleagues a productive opportunity to meet our newest panel member, a CLE Seminar followed by a Welcome Reception has been scheduled for October 10th, 2007, at the firm's Maitland office location. Mr. McDonough and firm principal Larry Watson will share their expertise in the field of construction law presenting the topics: "Crisis on the Project" and "Construction Insurance and Risk Management".  


Established in 1996, the mediation group of Upchurch Watson White & Max ( encompasses a large and growing number of Florida Supreme Court certified mediators with wide-ranging specialties.  Firm panelists serve as court-appointed and privately employed mediators, arbitrators and third-party neutral case managers. Its members have served as founders and officers of the Florida Association of Professional Mediators as well as the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, and regularly provide continuing legal education to lawyers, mediators, judges and insurance professionals throughout the Southeast. Headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida, the firm maintains offices in Orlando and Miami, as well as Birmingham, Alabama , and mediates cases nationally and internationally. 

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