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Michael B. Walls, Mediator & Arbitrator, Birmingham, Alabama.

Michael B. Walls

Upchurch Watson White & Max
2000A SouthBridge Parkway
Suite 400
Birmingham, AL, 35209
Tel: (205) 933-9033
Fax: (205) 871-2808
Website: www.uww-adr.com
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Recognized to Alabama Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration
  • Practice Commenced: 1996
  • Total Mediations (as of Sep 2019): 5000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Sep 2019): 100
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Biographical

Michael Walls became a certified mediator / arbitrator in 1995. He was formerly Of Counsel and Mediator with Roberts & Fish, P.C. and joined the Upchurch Watson White & Max Media-tion Group in January 2004. While attending law school, Mike served as a multi-line adjuster and claims supervisor with Commercial Union Insurance Co. giving him extensive experience in the area of insurance disputes. He is a former partner in the insurance defense firm, Smith, Spires & Peddy and his legal career also includes experience representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters.

Mike mediates many cases in a broad range of federal and state court civil matters and is highly sought after by leading Plaintiff and Defense attorneys. Mike is recognized as a Fellow in the Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators.


Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Lemon Law
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • B.S. University of Alabama, Birmingham, 1975
  • J.D. Birmingham School of Law (Magna Cum Laude) 1983
  • Certified Mediator / Arbitrator
  • Alabama State Bar Center for Dispute Resolution - Mediator / Arbitrator Roster
  • US District Court Panel of Neutrals
  • Certified Appellate Mediator

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution
  • Fellow, Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators

Rates Information

$375 per hour ($395.00 per hour - effective July 1, 2019) shared equally between parties unless otherwise agreed.   Minimum 4 hour billing for a HALF day booking and minimum 6 hour billing for a FULL day booking.

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