Dispute Solutions, LLC
P.O. Box 23146
Portland, Oregon 97281
FAX (503) 345-9343
From 1987 through 2002, I was a civil litigator in California and Oregon, with a practice emphasizing construction law (defects, liens, Miller Act, and government contract/procurement), employment law (wrongful discharge, harassment and wage/hour), insurance coverage, and commercial disputes. I represented both plaintiff and defense for both individuals and institutional clients including numerous construction companies, Thrifty PayLess/Rite Aid, Les Schwab Tires, McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Co., Northrop, and several insurance carriers including certain underwriters at Lloyd's London and Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.Â.
Since 2002 I have practiced solely as a neutral. In addition to referrals from litigators in Oregon, Washington and California, I serve on the mediation or arbitration panels of numerous trial courts, the Oregon Court of Appeals Settlement Conference Program, the U.S. Postal Service Resolve program, the Oregon Department of Education (special education/IDEA<br />disputes), and Oregon Department of Transportation. I accept cases in a broad geographic area, and am willing to reduce my travel charges when necessary to make my service affordable for clients located outside the Portland Metro area. As advocate and mediator I have mediated well over 100 disputes, and as a mediator I have an approximately 95% successful-resolution rate.