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Member Profile: Lawrence H. Kolin

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Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group
1060 Maitland Center Commons
Suite 440
Orlando/Maitland, FL 32751
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Tel: (800) 863-1462
Fax: (407) 661-5743

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Special Master


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Lawrence H. Kolin has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Before mediating full time with UWWM, Lawrence Kolin practiced law for 20 years in diverse areas of civil trial work, while conducting mediations since 2001 and arbitrating since 2005. He is active in local and state Bar associations. He currently serves on the Executive Council of The Florida Bar ADR Section. He chaired the effort to amend Florida Civil Procedure Rules to include E-Discovery.  He is experienced in resolving lawsuits and complex civil litigation in state, federal and appellate courts. He is available as a Special Master, E-Neutral or Private Judge and has served as a civil General Magistrate in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.

Born New York, New York; Admitted to bar: 1994, Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1997, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida; 1998, U.S. Supreme Court; 2001, Supreme Court of Florida Certified County, Circuit-Civil & Appellate Mediator and Qualified/Approved Arbitrator; American Health Lawyers Association Neutral/Arbitrator; American Arbitration Association Panel Neutral; Certified Federal Mediator, Middle District of Florida, 2001; Past Diplomate, The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators; Florida Trend Legal Elite™ (Arbitration & Mediation), 2010; Recipient, The Florida Bar Legal Aid Public Service Award, 2002; Orlando Business Journal's Most Influential Businessmen 2010 & 2011, Top ADR Lawyer, Orlando Life, 2011-2013; 2015 Litigation Trailblazer & Pioneer™, National Law Journal; 2017-2018 Super Lawyers™ (ADR); AV® Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell; AVVO™ Rating of 10-Superb.


Trinity College (B.A., 1991); New York University (Certificate in Film, 1991); University of Miami (J.D., 1994). Pi Kappa Alpha; Phi Alpha Delta. Executive Editor, University of Miami Entertainment & Sports Law Review, 1993-1994. Member, Editorial Board, University of Miami Yearbook of International Law, 1992-1994. Author: "Caught in the Net," 10 University of Miami Entertainment & Sports Law Review 303, 1993. Law Clerk, United States Attorney's Office - Orlando Division, 1992-1993.


English, Hebrew, Italian

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Executive Council, The Florida Bar ADR Section, 2014-2020, Arbitration Committee Chair 2017- present
  • The Orange County Bar Association, Founding Chair, ADR Committee; Past Chair, Entertainment Law and Medical-Legal Committees;  Member, Appellate, Intellectual Property, Business Law, Technology and Judicial Relations Committees; Literary Society; Frequent CLE Speaker and Author, The Briefs magazine

  • Former Master & Bencher, George C. Young First Central Florida American Inns of Court
  • Former Executive Council, Florida Bar Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Section
  • Founding Chair, Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Subcommittee on Electronic Discovery (drafted Florida's 2012 ESI rules amendments)
  • The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • The Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society
  • Former Volunteer Guardian ad Litem with the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar and Orange County Teen Court Judge
  • Legal Elite™, Florida Trend magazine, 2010 Arbitration & Mediation
  • Top Attorneys, Orlando Life magazine, 2011-2013
  • Mediator of the Month, Attorney At Law magazine, 2012
  • Author, official ABA 'Blawg' - Orlando Mediator, 2010 - present
  • Speaker, E-Neutrals, Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), Annual Conference 2012, 2013
  • Speaker, Professional Mediation Institute (PMI), 2013, 2016
  • Speaker, Bench Bar Conference (OCBA), 2014
  • Speaker, Masters Conference for Legal Professionals, 2015, 2017
  • Litigation Trailblazer & Pioneer™, National Law Journal, 2015
  • Best Legal News Blog Finalist, The Expert Institute, 2016
  • Speaker, Professionalism in Mediation Negotiation, 2017
  • Speaker, Basic Settlement & ADR, The Florida Bar, 2017
  • Speaker, Language of ADR, University of Florida Levin College of Law Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2017
  • Speaker, Arbitration Trends, Cardozo Legal Society, 2018
  • Super Lawyers™, Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2017, 2018


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Lawrence H. Kolin is a member of our FL chapter, Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society, Florida's premier roster of distinguished attorney-mediators. The FCCMS profile includes more specific local information, such as counties and regions served, and can be visited directly at


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