John J. Upchurch, Esquire

Upchurch Watson White & Max
1400 Hand Avenue
Suite D
Ormond Beach, FL 32174-8195

Phone: 800/264-2622
Fax: 386/255-7722
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John Upchurch is CEO of the mediation group of Upchurch Watson White & Max,a private mediation specialty firm. Among the first class of mediators to become certified in the state of Florida, Mr. Upchurch has become a specialist in the resolution of complex multi-party disputes, including commercial litigation, tort and product liability, medical malpractice, nursing home liability, securities and banking, insurance, discrimination, health law, sports law and employment practices liability, among others. Mr. Upchurch has been recognized as a featured speaker and writer on complex issues relating to dispute resolution and conflict management.

Types of Cases Mediated

  • Americans w/Disabilities Act
  • Business
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Education
  • Employment
  • General Mediation
  • Harassment
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Tax
  • Workplace

MEMBER: 1995



Elected the youngest circuit judge in Florida history in 1976; Elected Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit in 1979; Established one of the first mediation practice groups housed within a general practice law firm, which existed from 1988 to 1997, prior to the formation of Upchurch Watson White & Fraxedas; Charter Member of the Florida Supreme Court Committee on Mediation and Arbitration; Elected to the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution's Panel of Distinguished Neutrals in 1991; subsequently appointed to Employment, Sports Law and Year 2000 Panels.


J.D., The University of Florida College of Law
The National Judicial College, Basic and Advanced Programs
Harvard University Law School, Negotiations Program
Founding Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
CPR/Georgetown Commission on Ethics and Standards of Practice in ADR
Diplomate, Florida Association of Professional Mediators

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