Well-Known Appellate and Trial Attorney Shelley H. Leinicke Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max

PLANTATION, Fla. (April 4, 2016) - Shelley H. Leinicke, familiar throughout the state for her 39 years as an appellate and general trial attorney, launched her mediation career with Upchurch Watson White & Max on Friday.

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She plans to establish a statewide practice focused on resolving disputes involving products liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, construction litigation, bad faith, officer and director liability, premises liability, automobile negligence, wrongful death and other issues. Other litigation experience that should translate well to her mediation practice includes work in the areas of aviation accidents, insurance policy interpretation, negligence, personal injury, automobile liability, and patent and trademark law.

"Shelley brings a unique and broad-based legal career to the mediation world as a result of her prestigious practice of many years of working with great lawyers throughout the state both at the trial and appellate level," said Rodney A. Max, a firm partner who mediates nationwide. "Her reputation for quality legal expertise is matched by her high level of trustworthiness and respect throughout The Florida Bar. Shelley is a welcomed addition to the quality that Upchurch Watson White & Max have established in Florida, Alabama, and the Southeast for over 20 years.”

As Ms. Leinicke became a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator, she finished her service as head of the appellate practice department at Wicker, Smith, O’Hara, McCoy & Ford, P.A., which has nine locations throughout the state.While at Wicker Smith, she handled more than 400 appeals as lead or sole appellate attorney before the Florida District Courts of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, and various federal appellate courts. She also maintained an active trial practice and worked closely with other attorneys to assist them in resolution of a wide range of discovery, evidentiary, and legal issues before and during trial.

For more information or to engage Ms. Leinicke for a mediation, please contact her case manager, Heidi Cohen, at  (800) 863-1462, or visit the online scheduling page at

About Upchurch Watson White & Max

A nationally leading mediation specialty firm, Upchurch Watson White & Max is known for facilitating reasonable agreements to resolve complex issues. From eight offices in Florida and Alabama, Supreme Court certified attorney mediators with wide-ranging specialties serve as court-appointed and privately employed mediators, arbitrators and third-party neutral case managers, implementing innovative methods of alternative dispute resolution across the country. On the Web:

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