Upchurch Watson White & Max's most experienced mediators, John Upchurch and Lawrence Watson, are Certified Electronic Discovery Specialists (CEDS), credentialed by the technology community’s Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists. Additionally, Lawrence Kolin, who chaired the effort to amend the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure to include Electronically Stored Information (ESI), is available to resolve electronic discovery disputes. We are now prepared to serve as Special Masters (Special Magistrates under the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure) to assist in e-discovery issues in state and federal matters, including:
In given cases, by agreement, we can also serve as “e-discovery mediators” or E-Neutrals to conduct negotiated settlement discussions to resolve issues relating to identification, preservation, collection, review, and production of ESI.
Early, proactive involvement of an e-discovery special master or mediator educated in the realm of electronic discovery may yield immediate benefits in both the efficiency and economy of litigation, keeping the discovery process on track to producing the best information available for trial or settlement.
For more information from Mr. Kolin, who was a speaker at the ACEDS annual conference in 2012 and 2013, please click here.