design element

design element
Menu pointMenu pointMenu pointMenu pointMenu pointMenu point
design element
MEMBER PROFILE: A. Michelle Jernigan
design element
design element
A. Michelle Jernigan
Upchurch Watson White & Max
1060 Maitland Center Commons, Suite 440
Maitland, FL 32751

Tel: (800) 863-1462
Fax: (407) 661-5743

View availability dates

design element  View Printable PDF Resume

View maps and directions

Calendar Last Updated: 16 Oct 18


design element

Click your preferred date to send our office a Date Request form.

All such requests will go immediately to
Michelle Jernigan's scheduling staff
(Cathy McCleary,


ADR Services:
design elementMediation (Circuit-Civil)
design elementMediation (Federal)
design elementMediation (Family)
design elementArbitration (Civil/Commercial)
design elementInsurance Umpire


FL Certification Qualifications:
design elementFederal Mediator
design elementCircuit-Civil Mediator
design elementCertified Family Mediator
design elementFl. Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator

Serving the following Judicial Circuits:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

[ Click for Map of Florida's Civil Circuits ]

A. Michelle Jernigan has experience in settling the following types of case:
design elementADA Disability
design elementAppellate
design elementCommercial/Business
design elementCommunity Associations
design elementCondominiums
design elementConstruction
design elementContract Disputes
design elementDebt Collections
design elementEEOC
design elementEminent Domain
design elementEmployment
design elementInsurance
design elementIntellectual Property
design elementLandlord/Tenant
design elementPersonal Injury
design elementProbate
design elementProfessional Negligence
design elementSecurities
design elementTorts
design elementTrusts / Estates
design elementWrongful Death

A. Michelle Jernigan has experience in the following areas of areas of Family Law:
design elementChildren & School
design elementDivorce (All Issues)
design elementPre-Nuptial Agreements

Biographical Notes:
design element
In 1988, Michelle Jernigan was one of the first mediators to be certified by the Florida Supreme Court. Since launching her mediation career in 1987, Ms. Jernigan has mediated 1000's of cases throughout Florida.

As a pioneer in mediation, Ms. Jernigan served as a consultant to the Florida Supreme Court as it established mediation mentorship rules. In 1997, Chief Justice Gerald Kogan appointed her to a four-year term on the Florida Supreme Court Mediation Training Review Board. She is currently serving her second four-year term.

In 1998, Ms. Jernigan was selected to mediate and arbitrate 40 class-action claims involving policyholders from Prudential Life Insurance Co., following a negotiated and highly specified dispute resolution process. In 1999, Ms. Jernigan became certified as an NASD arbitrator and mediator. To date she has mediated and arbitrated numerous securities claims. Ms. Jernigan has also developed and implemented mediation training programs for Orlando Regional Healthcare Systems and Eckerd Corporation. She regularly provides mediation training at basic and advanced courses in Florida and is a recognized speaker in the field of ADR.

design element

  • J.D. Stetson University College of Law, 1981
  • B.S. Stetson University, 1979
  • Nova University, Post Graduate Studies / Psychology
  • Certified Circuit Court Mediator
  • Certified U.S. District Court Mediator, Middle District of Florida
Certified Florida Court Arbitrator

design element

Memberships & Affiliations :
design element

  • Founding Member / Director / Past President of Florida Association of Professional Mediators
  • Member/Director: American College of Civil Trial Mediators
  • Member: Employment Law Committee, Orange County Bar Association
  • Mediator: Florida Bar Mediation Grievance Program
  • Member: Florida Supreme Court Mediation Training Review Board
  • Consultant: Florida Supreme Court Mediation Mentorship Rules development
  • Co-Author: "Mediation Proceedings" Chapter 8 Florida Dissolution of Marriage, (4th ed.1993).
  • NASD Mediator and Arbitrator


Rates: $450 per hour, divided equally between parties.
design element

Florida Circuit-Civil Member Roster  ::  Legal Notice  ::  FCCMS is the Florida Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals

design element