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Rodney A. Max, Mediator & Arbitrator, Miami, Florida.

Rodney A. Max

Upchurch, Watson, White & Max
Miami, FL 33131
Tel: (800) 264-2622
Fax: (386) 255-7722
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Additional office: Birmingham, AL
Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee

Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Facilitation & Systems Design, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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Online / In-Person


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.

Case Experience

  • Admiralty
  • Anti-Trust
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Environmental
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Libel & Slander
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • 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.

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