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Upchurch Watson White & Max

125 S. Palmetto Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32127
Phone: 3862531560
Website: http://uww-adr.com

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.

Alan Lasseter, 27-Year Alabama Litigator, Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max

Alan Lasseter, 27-Year Alabama Litigator, Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max

Attorney Alan B. Lasseter was asked to serve as a mediator before he ever had any intention of following that career path -- and long before his recent decision to become part of Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group's panel. Lawyers…

Fred Lauten, Former Chief Judge of 9th Circuit, Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max

Fred Lauten, Former Chief Judge of 9th Circuit, Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max

No sooner had Frederick J. Lauten retired as chief judge for the state's 9th Judicial Circuit than he began taking steps toward his next career as a full-time mediator with Upchurch Watson White & Max. His case manager is booking mediations for this year, beginning with videoconferences but…

Upchurch Watson White & Max Establishes Model Cybersecurity Protocol for Mediation Videoconferences

Upchurch Watson White & Max Establishes Model Cybersecurity Protocol for Mediation Videoconferences

John Upchurch, CEO and president of Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group, announced Friday that, to assure security and privacy, the group has adopted "a set of principles to govern all videoconference mediations conducted by members of the firm, regardless of the platform…

Upchurch Watson White & Max Moves Up to a New Office in Miami

Upchurch Watson White & Max Moves Up to a New Office in Miami

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group recently moved its local office from Flagler Street to a new home with panoramic views of Biscayne Bay and celebrated the office's grand opening with a reception on Wednesday. The new 3,449-square-foot office is in…

John B. Marion IV, a Named Partner in South Florida Law Firm, Pursues Full-Time Mediation Practice

John B. Marion IV, a Named Partner in South Florida Law Firm, Pursues Full-Time Mediation Practice

Mediator John B. Marion IV, who joins Upchurch Watson White & Max this week, began his legal career defending personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of insurance companies, manufacturers, institutional clients, public utilities and railroads. By 1987, he had become a shareholder in the law…

South Florida Mediator Ana Cristina Maldonado Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max

South Florida Mediator Ana Cristina Maldonado Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max

​​​​​​​​​​Ana Cristina Maldonado, who was called to dispute resolution as a career choice beginning with her legal studies, joins Upchurch  Watson White & Max Mediation Group this week. Since 2012, she has been first a courthouse mediator and then the sole neutral…

Timothy J. McDermott, Partner in Major Florida Law Firm, to Become Full-Time Mediator/Arbitrator

Timothy J. McDermott, Partner in Major Florida Law Firm, to Become Full-Time Mediator/Arbitrator

Timothy J. McDermott, a partner with one of Florida's largest law firms, Akerman, plans to work his last day in the firm's local office on Friday and officially join Upchurch Watson White & Max as a full-time mediator and arbitrator on Nov. 11. Over…

Volusia County Bar to Honor Mediator Richard S. 'Dick' Graham With Power of the Law Award

Volusia County Bar to Honor Mediator Richard S. 'Dick' Graham With Power of the Law Award

​​​​​​​​Richard S. "Dick" Graham, formerly judge for Florida's 7th Circuit and a representative to the state legislature and now a mediator with Upchurch Watson White & Max, recently learned that he is going to be the first recipient of an honor that is named…

Well-Known Defense Attorney Ben Newman Launches Full-Time Dispute Resolution Career

Well-Known Defense Attorney Ben Newman Launches Full-Time Dispute Resolution Career

​​​Benjamin W. "Ben" Newman, a 25-year litigator, will begin his full-time dispute resolution practice with Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group on Oct. 7. His litigation practice spanned Florida from the Panhandle to the Keys; most recently, he was a partner with…

Powerhouse Southeastern Mediation Firms Join Forces to Present Three-Part Continuing Legal Education Series

Powerhouse Southeastern Mediation Firms Join Forces to Present Three-Part Continuing Legal Education Series

A dozen legal educators – mediators representing more than two centuries of combined experience in facilitating lawsuit settlements – have been selected from the distinguished panels of the Southeast's leading dispute resolution firms to present three 75-minute webinars before the end of the year, program…

Mediators Scott M. Baughan and Brenda J. Newman Certified by U.S. District Court

Mediators Scott M. Baughan and Brenda J. Newman Certified by U.S. District Court

The ranks of Upchurch Watson White & Max mediators who are certified for selection by various U.S. District Courts recently swelled by two: Central Florida mediators Brenda J. Newman and Scott M. Baughan. They both took their oath by phone earlier this year…

Mediator Brenda J. Newman Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max

Mediator Brenda J. Newman Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max

Brenda J. Newman, Esq., is starting the year by joining Upchurch Watson White & Max's panel of neutrals and has begun filling her 2019 calendar with mediations. Ms. Newman gained her litigation and trial experience in state and federal courts while a young…

April Y. Walker Becomes Full-Time Mediator With Upchurch Watson White & Max

April Y. Walker, a respected Central Florida litigator, has become the newest member of Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group's panel of neutrals. Ms. Walker has statewide ties as a native of Miami and a graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law…

Upchurch Watson White & Max Elevates Mediator Charles A. 'Chuck' Mancuso to Shareholder

Upchurch Watson White & Max Elevates Mediator Charles A. 'Chuck' Mancuso to Shareholder

Upchurch Watson White & Max, a nationally leading dispute resolution firm with eight offices in Florida and Alabama, recently announced that mediator Charles A. "Chuck" Mancuso has become a shareholder. "Chuck's enthusiasm, energy, skill and overall professional performance, starting from…

Steven Jaffe, Former Partner at Well-Known Trial Firms, Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max

Steven Jaffe, Former Partner at Well-Known Trial Firms, Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max

Steven Jaffe, known for his extensive litigation practice and charitable efforts, has joined Upchurch Watson White & Max as a mediator.  He is making the transition to full-time neutral after serving as a partner at several well-known civil trial firms,…

UWWM Mediators to Speak Friday at University of Florida College of Law

UWWM Mediators to Speak Friday at University of Florida College of Law

A controversial speaking engagement today at the University of Florida in Gainesville and a state of emergency declared days in advance for Alachua County won't derail the plans of 19 mediators who are set to present an eight-hour educational program…

Five Mediators Present Continuing Mediator Education (CME) at Florida Dispute Resolution Conference

Five Mediators Present Continuing Mediator Education (CME) at Florida Dispute Resolution Conference

Five mediators from Upchurch Watson White & Max have formed unique teams to present cutting-edge programming for the 25th annual conference of the Florida Dispute Resolution Center this week at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes Orlando. Firm principals Rodney A. Max and Lawrence…

Central Florida Attorney Scott Baughan Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max as Mediator

Central Florida Attorney Scott Baughan Joins Upchurch Watson White & Max as Mediator

Scott Baughan, a 25-year civil litigator and native and resident of Brevard County, Florida, has joined Upchurch Watson White & Max's panel of dispute resolution professionals. Just prior to becoming a full-time mediator at the end of July, Mr. Baughan…

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