Academy Member Inducted 2021

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Ana Cristina Maldonado, Mediator, West Palm Beach, Florida.

Ana Cristina Maldonado

Upchurch Watson White & Max
IBERIABANK Building, Suite 400
1645 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Tel: 305-266-1224
Fax: 386-255-7722
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Recognized to Florida Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME
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  • Practice Commenced2010
  • # of MEDS (as of 7/12/23)2200
  • # of ARBS (as of 7/12/23) 
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Since 2010, Cristina has worked to resolve over two thousand cases across a wide range of areas of the law: contract, real property, foreclosure, premises liability, first party insurance, personal injury,  business, commercial, construction, subcontractor, small claims, juvenile dependency and family cases like divorce, paternity, relocation or alimony and child support modifications.  

She has worked with hundreds of attorneys, helping them and their clients negotiate effectively and reach a resolution.  For cases where someone is mediating "pro se" - with no attorney, no problem.  Unlike many other attorney mediators, Cristina has worked with hundreds of people representing themselves  in court.  

​Cristina is fluent in Spanish or Portuguese.

Each case is unique. Cristina’s dispute resolution philosophy is to meet people where they are – in a difficult moment of their lives – and work with all sides to try to build a better way forward.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Arts (Fine/Performing)
  • Automotive
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Cross Cultural
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • International
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


  • B.A., Amherst College 
  • M.Sc., Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution – George Mason University
  • J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law


Memberships & Affiliations


  • Member of The Florida Bar
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator (Circuit Civil, County, Dependency & Family)
  • Florida Qualified Arbitrator



  • Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee (Appointed by Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court)     
  • Chair-elect (2023-2024),  The Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section
  • American Bar Association, ADR Committee, Regional Co-Chair, Women in Dispute Resolution (WIDR)    
  • American Bar Association, ADR Committee, Co-Chair, Ethics Committee
  • Member, Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association
  • Former Member, Craig S. Barnard American Inns of Court     

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