Member Profile: Lawrence M. Watson Jr.

Lawrence M. Watson Jr.
Upchurch, Watson, White & Max
1060 Maitland Center Commons, Suite 440
Maitland, FL 32751
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Tel: (800) 863-1462
Fax: (407) 661-1123

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Facilitation & Systems Design; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master; Insurance Umpire


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Lawrence M. Watson Jr. has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Banking & Finance
Civil Rights
Community Associations
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Eminent Domain
Energy Sector (Oil, Gas)
Entertainment Sector
Health Care
Intellectual Property
Land Use/Planning
Libel & Slander
Media & Communications
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Negligence
Real Estate
Trusts / Estates
Wrongful Death



Lawrence "Larry" Watson is a founding partner of the Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group. He first came to the ADR profession in 1985 from an extensive practice in litigation and quickly developed national recognition as a pioneer civil trial mediator. He served fourteen terms as Chairman of the Florida Supreme Court Standing Committee on Mediation and Arbitration Rules and Procedures, and was awarded The Florida Dispute Resolution Center's Outstanding Achievement Award for his work on that committee. He was instrumental in developing one of the nation's first comprehensive set of ethical standards for mediators, which was adopted by the Florida Supreme Court in February 2000 and which earned him the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators Award of Merit for that same year. He has also been honored for outstanding service to the profession by the American College of Civil Trial Mediators. In September 2005, he was presented the ACCTM Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mr. Watson has mediated cases in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the United Kingdom, as well as Florida. He is a frequent lecturer and writer on mediation, litigation, dispute resolution procedures and ADR process design.


  • J.D. University of Florida, Levin College of Law
  • Advanced Negotiations Program, Harvard University Law School
  • Certified Florida Circuit Court Mediator (All Circuits)
  • Certified U.S. District Court Mediator, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Past President, Founder and Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Past Chair, FL Supreme Court Standing Committee on Mediation and Arbitration Rules & Procedures
  • Past Chair, ABA Section of Litigation, Construction Litigation Committee
  • Past Chair, ABA Section of Litigation, ADR Committee
  • Former Division Director, ABA Section of Litigation
  • Past President, The Florida Bar Trial Lawyers' Section
  • Author: "Effective Advocacy in Mediation, A Planning Guide for a Civil Trial Mediation", "The Case for Mediated Case Management"

  • Co-Author: "Survey on Arbitration", ABA Section of Litigation Task Force on ADR Effectiveness
  • Presentations: ABA Section of Litigation, Section of Dispute Resolution, Forum on the Construction Industry; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, The Florida Bar, South Carolina Bar, Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers.


$600 per hour, divided equally between parties.


Lawrence M. Watson Jr. 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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