Services

Arbitration

Arbitration is an adjudicative process in which an experienced third-party neutral (or panel of neutrals) serves to resolve disputes through an orderly hearing and award process without judicial intervention. Done properly, it can be a cost-effective, expedient and efficient means of resolving complex commercial disputes.

Members of Upchurch Watson White & Max – many of whom are former judges, magistrates or experienced trial lawyers – have developed a national reputation for providing arbitration services. Members of the firm are frequently asked to arbitrate claims initiated under the auspices of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the International Institute of Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), FINRA, and the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) and as privately administered proceedings. Past experience as commercial litigators and judicial officers has provided UWWM professionals with a working knowledge of a variety of commercial issues which are often the subject of contractual arbitration processes – employment, professional liability, and construction, to name a few. We also conduct health care arbitrations involving providers and facilities.

UWWM is an efficient alternative to the national ADR providers who have been criticized for exorbitant expenses such as:

  • Registration fees determined by the amount in controversy, sometimes payable by both claimant and counter-claimant.
  • Administrative costs, which are the fees charged by the institution to run and manage the case by reference to a formula.

Our arbitrators are now offering streamlined arbitrations, with no charge for administration and use of our firm’s facilities. They also offer on-site presentations to your transactional lawyers concerning best practices in the drafting of arbitration clauses.

Arbitrator John Upchurch
JOHN UPCHURCH

MaryLou Struble, Case Manager
mstruble@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 264-2622
Phone: (386) 253-1560

LAWRENCE M. (LARRY) WATSON, JR.

Rose Mercado, Case Manager
rmercado@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 863-1462
Phone: (407) 661-1123

Arbitrator Bob Cole
ROBERT A. COLE

MaryLou Struble, Case Manager
mstruble@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 264-2622
Phone: (386) 253-1560

Arbitrator Michelle Jernigan
A. MICHELLE JERNIGAN

Lindsay Holzhauer, Case Manager
lholzhauer@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 863-1462
Phone: (407) 661-1123

Arbitrator Kimberly Sands
KIMBERLY SANDS

Lauren Coates, Case Manager
lcoates@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 264-2622
Phone: (386) 253-1560

Arbitrator Jeff Fleming
JEFFREY M. FLEMING

Lya Luna, Case Manager
lluna@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 863-1462
Phone: (407) 661-1123

Arbitrator Chuck Tetunic
CHARLES TETUNIC

Heidi Cohen, Case Manager
hcohen@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 863-1462
Phone: (954) 423-8856

Arbitrator Al Capp
ALVIN CAPP

Heidi Cohen, Case Manager
hcohen@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 863-1462
Phone: (954) 423-8856

Arbitrator Art Hanes
ARTHUR J. HANES, JR.

Katie Sides, Case Manager
ksides@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (888) 435-9033
Phone: (205) 933-9033

LAWRENCE KOLIN

Jeanette De Jesus, Case Manager
jdejesus@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 863-1462
Phone: (407) 661-1123

Arbitrator Judi Lane
K. JUDITH LANE

Dawn Smith, Case Manager
mstruble@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 264-2622
Phone: (386) 253-1560

Arbitrator Fred Lauten
FREDERICK J. LAUTEN

Lya Luna, Case Manager
lluna@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 863-1462
Phone: (407) 661-1123

Arbitrator Ana Cristina Maldonado
ANA CRISTINA MALDONADO

Wendy Alvarado, Case Manager
walvarado@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 863-1462
Phone: (305) 266-1224

Arbitrator John Marion
JOHN B. MARION, IV

Dawn Smith, Case Manager
dsmith@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 264-2622
Phone: (386) 253-1560

HOWARD R. MARSEE

Jeanette De Jesus, Case Manager
jdejesus@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 863-1462
Phone: (407) 661-1123

Arbitrator Tim McDermott
TIMOTHY J. McDERMOTT

MaryLou Struble, Case Manager
mstruble@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 264-2622
Phone: (386) 253-1560

BRENDA J. NEWMAN, ESQ.

Rose Mercado, Case Manager
rmercado@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 863-1462
Phone: (407) 661-1123

Arbitrator Rick Orfinger
RICK ORFINGER

Dawn Smith, Case Manager
dsmith@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 264-2622
Phone: (386) 253-1560

Arbitrator Wally Pope
F. WALLACE POPE

Jeanette De Jesus, Case Manager
jdejesus@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 863-1462
Phone: (407) 661-1123

Arbitrator Carl Schwait
CARL SCHWAIT

MaryLou Struble, Case Manager
mstruble@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 264-2622
Phone: (386) 253-1560

Mediator Renee Thompson
RENÉE E. THOMPSON

Jeanette De Jesus, Case Manager
jdejesus@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 863-1462
Phone: (407) 661-1123

April Y. Walker, arbitrator
APRIL Y. WALKER

Lya Luna, Case Manager
lluna@uww-adr.com

Toll-Free: (800) 863-1462
Phone: (407) 661-1123