Areas of Concentration

Mediation of civil cases, including:

Business
Commercial
Construction
Insurance
Employment
 
Personal Injury
Professional Liability
Real Estate
Securities and Finance
 


Professional Background and Experience


    Highly experienced mediator of complex and difficult cases
    Member (2012-2016), Oregon State Bar Board of Governors; President (2015) and Immediate Past President (2016), Oregon State Bar
    Martindale-Hubbell© AV (Preeminent) rating
    Listed in Best Lawyers© for Mediation (Portland Lawyer of the Year for Mediation, 2014 and 2016) and in Super Lawyers for Alternative Dispute Resolution, and accepted for membership in the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
    Served as Chair, Oregon State Bar Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution
    Extensive experience as litigating attorney in prominent Portland law firms
    Member, Oregon and Washington State Bars and federal court Bars, including United States Supreme Court
    Served as Adjunct Professor of Law, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College
    Served as Trainer of commercial and construction arbitrators for American Arbitration Association
    Author, speaker and instructor on Alternative Dispute Resolution, civil procedure and insurance
    Served as Member, Oregon Board of Bar Examiners
    Served as Chair, Oregon State Bar Committee on Federal Practice and Procedure
    Served as Member, Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Trial Board
    Served as US Navy Line Officer
    Engagments accepted directly from counsel; also listed with the American Arbitration Association (AAA mediation panels); the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA mediation panel); and the International Mediation Institute (IMI Certified Mediator)


 Educational Background


    B.A. (with great distinction), Stanford University,
    Phi Beta Kappa
    J.D. (magna cum laude), Cornell University,
    Order of the Coif

 





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