Professional Details

Joshua A. Gordon
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Sports Conflict Institute (SCI)

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Portland, OR 97209
(541) 887-0724


Description of Practice

Joshua Gordon, JD, MA of the Sports Conflict Institute is a leading mediator and arbitrator with a specialization in sport and sport business.

He is currently an Arbitrator for the Court of Arbitration of Sport and a Senior Instructor of Sports Business for the University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business.

His work includes crisis management, negotiation training and capability building, and expert consulting and advising.

Professional Background

A conflict management professional for more than twenty-five years, Mr. Gordon is an experienced mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, educator, and organizational capability builder. Mr. Gordon specializes in sports related conflict management building on a history of contexts that have included business-to-business, organizational change, energy, environmental, real estate and housing, family, and gang-related conflict and disputes. He especially appreciates and enjoys complex, multi-party conflict that requires non-traditional solutions to impasse. Mr. Gordon has developed creative organizational solutions to ensure competitive success for a number of teams and leagues from collegiate through the professional levels. He has presented to audiences that have included individuals and teams from the NCAA, NBA, NFL, MLS, NRL, MLB, USATF, USTA, PGA, LPGA, and ATP. In addition to his career in conflict management and dispute resolution, Mr. Gordon is a competitive runner with recent Masters All-American performances in the mile, 3K, 5K, and 10K distances. He competes as part of the University of Oregon Running Club and the Bowerman Track Club with consistent top 1% finishes. -

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Over 25 years of experience in complex conflict management and dispute resolution. Processes include assessment, mediation, facilitation, consensus building, online dispute resolution, negotiation, ombudsing, strategic planning, organizational development, and training solutions.

Specialty in sports related conflict and multi-party disputes.


Juris Doctorate, Suffolk University Law School

Master of Arts, University of Massachusetts Boston Program on Dispute Resolution

Graduate Certificate, University of Massachusetts Boston Program on Dispute Resolution

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology/Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst/Brandeis University

Certificate in Criminal Justice; Certified Quality Analyst (CQA); Licensed Social Worker (LSW)


All engagements begin with an intake and assessment process. It is critical to understand what the goals are of any involvement before agreeing upon what processes are most appropriate and effective for your situation. It's about finding the right approach for your specific challenge.


Varies depending on engagement but, generally $250-350 per hour.

Other Information

Organizational and online work done both nationally and internationally.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family (20 mediated)
  • Autism (4 mediated)
  • Business (110 mediated)
  • Cross Cultural (3 mediated)
  • General (500 mediated)
  • Online Mediation (15 mediated)
  • Organizational (10 mediated)
  • Pet Mediation
  • Sports (115 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Ombud
  • Conflict Coach
  • Systems Designer
  • Strategic Planning
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Online Mediator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Online Arbitrator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.