Upchurch, Watson, White & Max

Richard Lord

West Palm Beach
Office Phone: 561.533.7553
Office Fax: 954.334.2838
Email: nabreu@uww-adr.com
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Practice Areas

  • Construction
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death/Large Loss
Richard Lord, a Fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators and the American Bar Foundation, has been with Upchurch Watson White & Max since 1999. He mediates cases nationwide. Richard mediates a broad range of commercial and personal injury cases with an emphasis on professional negligence, nursing home negligence, products, premises, negligent security, auto, breach of contract, ERISA, Eminent Domain, and employment claims. He is a frequent lecturer on ADR topics, and is an active member of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution


  • B.A. Economics, University of Florida
  • J.D. University of Florida College of Law
  • Harvard University Law School, Advanced Negotiation Program

Bar Admissions

  • 1990, Florida
  • 1991, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • 1996, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida


  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
  • Certified U.S. District Court Mediator, Middle District of Florida
  • Mediator for the United State Postal Service REDRESS Program

Personal/Civil Memberships

  • •Member, The Florida Bar
  • •Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • •Former Member, Orange County Board of Zoning Adjustment
  • •Member, Council of the Section of Dispute Resolution, American Bar Association (ABA)
  • •Co-Chair, Section of Dispute Resolution Mediation Committee, ABA
  • •Fellow, American Bar Foundation (ABF)
  • •Fellow, American College of Civil Trial Mediators (ACCTM)
  • •Member, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN)
  • •Member, Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society
  • •Former Member, Fifth DCA Appellate Mediation Pilot Program Task Force
  • •Former Member, myregion.org, "Creating Access To Capital" work group


  • »ADA
  • »Auto
  • »Aviation
  • »Commercial
  • »Construction
  • »Contract
  • »Eminent Domain
  • »Employment
  • »ERISA
  • »Family Business
  • »Insurance
  • »Intellectual Property
  • »International
  • »Negligent Security
  • »Nursing Home
  • »Personal Injury
  • »Premises
  • »Professional Liability
  • »Products
  • »Real Estate

Presentations And Publications

  • Co-Author, "The Mediator's Role in the Family Business", American Journal of Mediation (volume 2, 2008)
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