Rodney A. Max, Esquire

Upchurch Watson White & Max
125 South Palmetto Avenue
(2000A SouthBridge Pkwy, Birmingham AL)
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Phone: 386-253-1560
Fax: 386-255-7722
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Rodney Max has been practicing for 31 years in the areas of mediation, arbitration, business litigation, and appellate practice. After 20 years of accomplished complex litigation practice, he has established a highly successful national mediation practice, specializing in mass torts, class actions and complex tort, commercial and consumer cases. He has mediated in 29 different states and the District of Columbia.


Types of Cases Mediated

  • Americans w/Disabilities Act
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • General Mediation
  • Harassment
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use
  • Medical
  • Organizational
  • Partnership Dissolutions
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Torts
  • Workplace

MEMBER: 1997



Mr. Max is a Fellow, Past President, and Past Board Member of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators and a fellow of the Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators. Mr. Max is a member of the Regional CPR Distinquished Panel of Neutrals and Founder of the Alabama Circuit Court Mediation Rules. He 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: the 1998 National Conference for Community and Justice Brotherhood Award for Outstanding Community Service, the 1996 Better Business Bureau Award of Appreciation for Business and ADR., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference "I have A Dream" Award, 1999. He has also served as State Chairman to the United States Commission on Civil Rights (1985-2000).


American University - 1965-67;
University of Florida - 1967-70;
J.D., Cumberland Law School, 1975 (cum laude);
The Harvard School of Negotiation 1996-97;
Pepperdine University 1999
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution 1999

Practicing in Alabama, Florida

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