Professional Details

Lisa A. Amato
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Amato Mediation

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PO Box 13483
Portland, OR 97213


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
I have more than twenty-five years experience as a practicing attorney. I now exclusively provide mediation and arbitration in all aspects of Employment Law and Workplace,Family and Small Business Disputes, Personal and Property Injuries, Probate/Elder, and Commercial Disputes.

I regularly mediate through the EEOC mediation program, and I serve as an arbitrator in employment, commercial and business litigation cases. For more information, please see my website.

I draw upon my legal foundations to provide flexible, content focused, and practical strategies to assist the parties in resolving their disputes.

Professional Background

I draw upon more than twenty-five years of legal experience in which I represented clients in employment, commercial, business, and personal injury litigation, throughout Oregon and Washington.

My practice was built on the foundation of general litigation. I have litigated an extensive variety of claims in federal and state courts and have represented clients in administrative claims before the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI), and the U.S. Department of Labor Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).


Private Mediator, EEOC Mediator; U.S. District Court of Oregon Mediation Roster; and Multnomah County Circuit Court Civil Mediation Roster;

I also volunteered through Multnomah County Small Claims Court and have volunteered at the Clackamas County Dispute Resolution Center.


B.S. University of Portland, 1988;
J.D. Willamette University College of Law, 1991


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2007-present    ABA, OSB, Various Professionals    Advanced Training in total exceeds 350 hours
September 2016    International Academy of Mediators    Annual Conference 11 hours
June 2016    Pepperdine Law School    Advanced Mediation Training 18 hours
May 2014    International Academy of Mediators    Annual Conference 11 hours
February 2016    Oregon Law Institute    The Strategic Mediator 6.5 hours
June 2009    Multnomah County Court    Probate Mediation Training
Nov. 2007    Confluence Center    Advanced Workplace 15 hours
June 2007    Confluence Center    Basic Mediation 36 hours


Please contact me for fee information.

Other Information

Current Professional Activities:
  • OSB Alternative Dispute Resolution Executive Committee member, former chair, secretary and treasurer;
  • Oregon Mediation Association, former Board of Directors and a Life Member;
  • OSB Labor and Employment Section, executive committee member;
  • ABA Labor and Employment Section;
  • Federal Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section Executive Committee;
  • Multnomah County Bar Association;
  • Multnomah County Circuit Court, Court Annexed Mediator;
  • Clackamas County Dispute Resolution Center, Volunteer Mediator
Former Professional Activities:
  • Portland Community College, adjunct instructor Conflict Management;
  • OSB Uniform Trial Court Rules Committee

Areas of Practice

  • ADA
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Contracts
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • General
  • Insurance
  • Labor - Management
  • Native American
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Arbitrator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Facilitator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.