A. Michelle Jernigan, Esquire

Upchurch Watson White & Max
1060 Maitland Center Commons, Suite 440
Maitland, FL 32751

Phone: (407) 661-1123
Fax: (407) 661-5743
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Ms. Jernigan focuses her mediation practice on commercial, family business mediation, construction, employment, ERISA, trust and estates and personal injury cases. She frequently serves as Chair on NASD arbitration panels and is an arbitrator for the National Arbitration Forum. She mediates workplace disputes for the United States Postal Service and mediates hurricane claims throughout the state of Florida. She has designed and implemented mediation training courses for the human resource departments of Eckerd Corporation and Orlando Regional Health Care Systems.

Types of Cases Mediated

  • Americans w/Disabilities Act
  • Banking
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Employment
  • Family (other)
  • General Mediation
  • Harassment
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnership Dissolutions
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Religious / Church
  • Securities
  • Torts
  • Workplace

MEMBER: 2001



Michelle Jernigan was admitted to The Florida Bar in 1982. She maintained a commerical and family law practice until 1987 when she began her mediation career. Ms. Jernigan was one of the first mediators to became supreme court certified in Florida. To date she has mediated literally thousands of cases, specializing in hurricane, ERISA, commercial, construction, personal injury and employment disputes. Ms. Jernigan has been a mediation panelist with Upchurch Watson White and Max since 1992 and is now a shareholder with the firm. She is a Founding Member, Past President and Director of the Florida Association of Professional Mediators, the first statewide, not-for-profit association of its kind serving Florida's court certified mediators. Ms. Jernigan has served as an Assistant and Primary Trainer in the Florida Mediator Certification Courses since 1992, has published a number of articles on mediation and is a frequent lecturer in the field of ADR.


B.S., Stetson University, Deland, FL ;
J.D., Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, FL ;
Certified Circuit Court Mediator, Florida Supreme Court;
Certified Securities Mediator/Arbitrator, NASD Regulation;
Certified Mediator, United States Postal Service REDRESS Program;
Certified Florida 5th DCA Appellate Mediator;
Windstorm Umpire;

Practicing in Florida


Ms. Jernigan bills $325 per hour for her services.
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