The National Arbitration Forum Adds Richard B. Lord

For Immediate Release


ADR provides individuals and businesses an opportunity to solve legal disputes constructively, efficiently and privately



Richard B. Lord, shareholder in Upchurch Watson White and Max Mediation Group, has joined the National Arbitration Forum's national panel of independent and neutral arbitrators and mediators.


Mr. Lord adds to the National Arbitration Forum's outstanding panel of over 1,600 alternative dispute resolution (ADR) neutrals. Panelists subscribe to the highest standards of professional conduct; they follow explicit rules to ensure that parties' rights are protected and all ethical principles are upheld. Lord was added primarily for his expertise in general litigation, insurance, business and commercial law.


Richard Lord has over 10 years experience in alternative dispute resolution, in which he has handled over 1,300 arbitration, mediation and special master cases.


Mr. Lord states, "Mediation is growing in popularity because people appreciate the opportunity to negotiate with the assistance of an impartial facilitator. The process of mediation helps them save time and money and helps them manage risk."


Mr. Lord earned his bachelors degree in economics from the University of Florida and  juris doctor from the University of Florida . He is admitted to practice in the State Courts of Florida as well as the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.


Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group

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, preside over private trials, and act as consultants to business and industry, designing in-house dispute resolution systems.  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. 


About the National Arbitration Forum
The National Arbitration Forum (FORUM) is one of the world's largest providers of alternative dispute resolution services. For over 20 years we have offered arbitration, mediation and other alternatives to lawsuits that save disputing parties time and money. The National Arbitration Forum maintains a distinguished panel of over 1,600 attorneys and former judges who apply the substantive law when rendering legal decisions. National Arbitration Forum arbitrators and mediators are located throughout the U.S. and around the world in 35 countries. We are headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with offices in New Jersey and Southern California. For more information visit our website,

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