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Wilson Dispute Resolution

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202 NW 20th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Concentration in resolution of business and commercial disputes including banking,construction,finance,insurance coverage, real estate, securities, transportation (rail and motor carrier), large commercial contracts, torts and statutory claims, and consumer claims as a lawyer, mediator and arbitrator

Professional Background

Forty years as a lawyer with the Lane Powell firm and its predecessors. Full time neutral since August 1, 2005, as Wilson Dispute Resolution. Martindale-Hubbell AV rated for more than 35 years. Volunteer mediator for Court of Appeals, small claims court and USDC of Oregon. Pro tem judge for summary judgment motions in Multnomah County Circuit Court.


Appointed to the first mediation panel for the US District Court of Oregon in 1984. Mediator for the Oregon Court of Appeals, American Arbitration Association, Arbitration Service of Portland, Multnomah County Circuit Court, certified as a professional mediator by International Mediation Institute. Mediated more than 500 cases.


AB (cum laude in economics) Harvard 1961 LLB (magna cum laude, order of the coif, law review case editor) University of Minnesota Law School 1965


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
September 1996    Lynne A. Cox, Bridgewaters    Professional Mediation Training Skills 34 hours
July 1997    Sam Imperati, Institute for Conflict Management    Advanced Mediation Training 7.5 hours
October, 1997    Sam Imperati    NASD Mediator Training (Phoenix) 21 hours
Fall 1998    Richard Birke    Oregon Court of Appeals Mediation Training 19 hours
April 23, 2009    Charles Wiggins    Effective Mediation Skills 2 hours
June 11 & 12 2009    Various/ Oregon Family Institute    Probate Mediation Training 12.25 hours
June 24, 2009    Sam Imperati    50 Ways to Break Impasse 1.5 hours
Oct 5, 2007    various/OLI    Mediation and Arbitration in Oregon 5.25 hours
Nov 9 2007    Various/Am Arb Ass'n (Marina del Rey)    Construction Mediation Conference 6.25 hours


I subscribe to the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators. I view mediation as concentrated focused settlement negotiation and the mediator as a facilitator. I will provide critical analysis if requested and if I think it might be useful.


On request.

Areas of Practice

  • Business (15 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (500 mediated)
  • Commercial (50 mediated)
  • Construction (5 mediated)
  • Contracts (50 mediated)
  • Employment (5 mediated)
  • Franchise (4 mediated)
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Insurance (15 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant (40 mediated)
  • Legal Malpractice (5 mediated)
  • Partnership (10 mediated)
  • Professional Fees (5 mediated)
  • Securities (20 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator


Paul T Fortino Perkins Coie David B. Markowitz Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf, PC Michael C. McCaslin Brindle McCaslin & Lee PC Steven K. Blackhurst Ater Wynne LLP David Axelrod Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, PC Michael J. Esler Esler Stephens & Buckley Christopher H. Kent Kent & Johnson LLP Frank H. Lagesen Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP Richard M. Layne Richard M. Layne PC Kevin P. O'Connell Hagen O'Connell LLP

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.