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Member Profile: Rodney A. Max

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Upchurch, Watson, White & Max
Miami, FL
Email: Click for email

Tel: (800) 264-2622
Fax: (386) 255-7722

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Additional Offices: Birmingham, AL

Rodney A. Max regularly travels out of state to Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Facilitation & Systems Design; Fact Finding; Special Master; ADR Training/CME


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Calendar Last Updated: 15 Oct 18
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Rodney A. Max has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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Rodney Max is licensed to practice law in the States of Florida and Alabama, with thirty-five years of trial and mediation experience. Mr. Max has established a highly successful national ADR practice, specializing in mediation and arbitration of mass torts, class action complex tort, commercial and consumer cases. He has mediated over 2500 cases in 31 different states and the District of Columbia.

He has been selected and appointed for hundreds of mediations involving opt-outs in the Prudential national class action filed in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey (Judge Alfred M. Wolin). He has been selected as the Compliance Officer in the implementation of the Aetna / HMO national class action in the U.S. District Court of Florida (Judge Moreno). He has been selected and appointed to successfully mediate the largest class action in US history (Fresco v. USDC, SD FL - Judge Martinez)

Mr. Max has authored numerous articles on mediation for professional journals and seminars, and is a noted speaker on mediation throughout the country. Among the honors that Mr. Max has received on both a professional and personal level are: Distinguished Fellow of American College of Civil Trial Mediators, Law and Politics' Super Lawyers of both Florida and Alabama for mediation and ADR, and the 1998 NCCJ Brotherhood Award for Outstanding Community Service.


  • B.A. (Political Science) University of Florida
  • J.D. Cumberland School of Law (cum laude)

Member: Cumberland Law Review
Member: Curia Honoris

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of Cumberland Law Review
  • Member: Curia Honoris
  • Florida Association of Professional Mediators
  • Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Neutral Panelist, U.S. District Courts of Alabama
  • Distinguished Panel of Neutrals, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation Panelist, Nat'l Assn. of Securities Dealers Regulation, Inc.


$625 per hour, divided equally between parties.


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Rodney A. Max 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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