Professional Details

Genevieve E. Evarts
Mediation Office of Genevieve E. Evarts

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3 Monroe Pkwy
Suite P-130
Lake Oswego, OR 97035


Description of Practice

Drawing on nearly 15 years of litigation experience, I am thrilled to now be serving clients exclusively in a neutral capacity as a mediator. My mediation practice is primarily focused on employment and workplace matters, but I also have experience mediating general civil litigation, appellate matters, landlord/tenant, interpersonal/family, business, and community disputes.

I have completed over 70 hours of mediation training and regularly mediate for the EEOC, Clackamas County Resolution Services, and the Oregon Court of Appeals Settlement Conference Program. I am also on the panel for civil mediation for the U.S. District Court of Oregon. I am a member of the Oregon Mediation Association, and I follow the OMA Standards of Practice and OMA Guidelines.

I believe mediation is most effective when the mediator is committed to understanding and meeting the unique needs of the parties. I make myself available to discuss each party’s expectations prior to mediation, and work diligently to facilitate a resolution whenever possible.

Professional Background

In addition to my private mediation practice, I am currently the Appellate Staff Attorney for the Oregon Court of Appeals Settlement Conference Program. In this role, I mediate appellate matters and otherwise assist parties involved in appeals to reach facilitated resolutions whenever possible.

As a partner at Folger Levin LLP in San Francisco before my family relocated to the Portland area, my law practice focused primarily on labor and employment law, including litigation, advice and counseling, and training for employers. I have significant experience handling all types of employment cases, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage-and-hour, whistleblower, and other claims. I also negotiated employment and separation agreements on behalf of employees and employers.

Additionally, I represented plaintiffs and defendants in all stages of various complex commercial litigation matters, including toxic tort, insurance coverage, unfair competition, and contract matters.

I represented a variety of clients in my private law practice, including public and private entities, start-up ventures, small and large companies, individuals, families, non-profits, schools, and universities. I bring my experience representing a diverse array of clients to the table as a neutral to assist parties as they navigate the legal and emotional issues involved in their particular dispute.


  • B.A. - Duke University (Public Policy Studies), 1998
  • J.D. - University of California Hastings College of the Law, 2003


Please contact me for fee information.

Other Information


  • Oregon Mediation Association
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar, Labor and Employment Section
  • Oregon State Bar, ADR Section
  • Multnomah Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association


  • US District Court of Oregon Mediation Panel
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Mediator Panel
  • Clackamas County Dispute Resolution Center, Volunteer Mediator

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Appellate
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Contracts
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Hospitality
  • Labor - Management
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Conflict Coach