Brandon Peters brings more than two decades of experience as a highly-respected civil litigator to his mediation career, which began with a successful solo practice and continues with Upchurch Watson White & Max. He takes a data- and evidence-driven approach to resolving disputes without ignoring the all-important human factors. To schedule a mediation with Brandon, please call his case manager, Cathy McCleary, at (800) 863-1462, or visit our online calendar.
Florida Mediator Brandon S. Peters
I have always wanted to teach a law school class. So, when the Dean of Academic Affairs at FAMU College of Law called to invite me to teach a course about mediation, I jumped at the opportunity. After 23 years as a practicing lawyer, I am finally checking this item off of my bucket list.
I want to do an excellent job. I want this to be one of those courses my students look back on years later and say, "I really learned something from Professor Peters." I am a little nervous. That is good. I perform well when I am nervous.
I strongly believe that the best adult education is highly participatory. Therefore, during my first week, I spent a majority of the time putting my students at ease with me and with each other. In the process, we all got to know a lot about the students who signed up for my course. What a superior group of people. The diversity of their backgrounds is awesome: My class includes a retired Lutheran priest, a professional chef, a former probation officer, the Director of International Programs for a local college and the former MVP of a Division I women's basketball team.
I cannot wait to return to the classroom for Week 2.