Laurels
Best Arbitrators
& Mediators in
Portland
2016

Why These Arbitrators & Mediators?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored arbitrators & mediators on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best arbitrators & mediators in Portland, OR.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Alexander Law

Alexander Law is a Beaverton firm offering family mediation and collaborative law services. The company prides itself on "guiding families through gentle divorces or separations out of court" and also handles cases of child custody and support, paternity, and asset and liability distribution. Mediation is available in person and via web conference. The firm offers competitive hourly rates and accepts payment plans and credit cards.

Beaverton, OR(503) 531-9109

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Applied Divorce Solutions

Applied Divorce Solutions in Beaverton offers "attentive, dedicated, and supportive divorce mediation solutions." The company's founder and operator is a certified divorce financial analyst and a certified financial planner. Mediation is offered as a "low-cost, private proceeding that ensures that all the parties have arrived to a martial resolution" without the pressure or expense of going to court.

Beaverton, OR(503) 350-2314

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Bennett Hartman Morris & Kaplan

Bennett Hartman Morris & Kaplan is a Portland law firm that has been "working hard for hard-working people since 1906." The firm features a "collaborative team of attorneys, united by a shared belief in justice." Practice areas include labor law, employment law, social security disability law, workers' compensation, family law, and estate planning. The company also provides mediation and arbitration services to resolve disputes out of court.

Portland, OR(503) 227-4600

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Confluence Center for Mediation & Training

Confluence Center for Mediation & Training is a Portland company offering conflict resolution services, mediation, facilitation, and mediation skills training. The company's mediators "guide a non-adversarial conflict resolution process" to create trust, identify key issues and facts, develop options, negotiate resolutions, and draft a legally enforceable plan or agreement. The company's owner and principal trainer has been a mediator and facilitator since 1978 and helps people in families and businesses handle conflict "creatively and holistically."

Portland, OR(503) 504-4248

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Davis Rothwell

Davis Rothwell is a full-service Portland "defense litigation firm combining unbiased analysis of liability exposure with appropriately aggressive negotiation and courtroom skill." The firm features a team of attorneys with over 200 years of combined experience and an average age of 40 or below. The firm's attorneys can therefore "balance proficiency with innovative, new ideas to recognize opportunity and pioneer defense strategies."

Portland, OR(503) 222-4422

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Dwyer Mediation & Law

Dwyer Mediation & Law in Portland "provides the highest quality conflict resolution and legal services to families and individuals." Attorney J. Michael Dwyer was voted 2017's "Lawyer of the Year" in family law mediation in the Portland area by The Best Lawyers in America. He is a certified mediator who provides a "safe and sane place to discuss difficult issues in a civil, respectful, and adult-like manner." Mediation services are $350 per hour.

Portland, OR(503) 564-0218

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Forrest Collins, PC

Forrest Collins, PC is a Lake Oswego "attorney-mediator who is dedicated to resolving" clients' cases "outside of court in a respectful, cost-effective way." Primary practice areas are divorce mediation, uncontested divorce, and collaborative law. Attorney Collins has received a Superb rating of 10 on Avvo and a Clients' Choice Award for mediation in 2015.

Lake Oswego, OR(503) 222-2926

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Goldberg Mediation

Goldberg Mediation is the Portland company of Meg Goldberg, who has provided mediation services to divorcing and separating couples since 1997 and has a Master's Degree in conflict resolution from Portland State University. Mediation services are also available for "families dealing with the issues of care for aging family members," parent-teen issues, and grandparent visitation issues. Mediation costs $190 per hour, with any emails, phone calls, or other communication between sessions billed at the same hourly rate.

Portland, OR(503) 236-2892

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Heinson & DeDobbelaere

Heinson & DeDobbelaere is a "little firm" with a "big name" in Clackamas. Practice areas include business law, injury and claims, wills and probate law, and arbitration and mediation. The firm's mediation services are described in client testimonials as helpful and as opening up conversations between parties.

Clackamas, OR(503) 479-6223

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Lauren M. MacNeill, JD, LCSW

Lauren M. MacNeill, JD, LCSW offers family mediation and therapy in Portland. Practice areas for mediation include divorce, domestic partnership dissolution, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, post-divorce decree modifications, adoptions, and elder care. Family mediation is $150 per hour for matters not connected to a court proceeding, and between $200 and $250 for family matters where a court motion or document has been or will be filed.

Portland, OR(503) 380-8528

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Leibenguth Law

Leibenguth Law is the Portland law office of Scott Leibenguth, a divorce and family law attorney-mediator. The firm's mission is to "free families from the emotional and financial chaos that entangles parents and children in conflict by developing thoughtful, creative solutions to their problems." The firm claims to settle "nearly 90 percent of cases," even those involving high-conflict custody and divorce disputes.

Portland, OR(503) 943-6343

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Matthew M. House, JD

Matthew M. House, JD is a Beaverton family and divorce mediator whose goal is to "seek an outcome that is clear, detailed, and complete" for both parties in a divorce or family dispute. Most typical mediations consist of three sessions of two hours each, plus a one-hour report review session. Total fees are usually between $800 and $1,400 for the mediation sessions plus a fee of $400 to $600 for drafting a final mediation report document.

Beaverton, OR(503) 643-5284

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Mead Law

Mead Law is a Tigard law firm established in 1987 to protect the "rights of Oregon-based businesses and individuals." Practice areas include business law, real estate law, trust and estate law, and alternative dispute resolution. The firm's attorneys have over 27 years of litigation experience and also offer mediation services, where they bring "transparency and candor to the negotiating table."

Tigard, OR(503) 214-2712

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Paikea Mediation

Paikea Mediation is a Portland company offering mediation, coaching, training, and group facilitation services. The company's divorce mediator understands mediation as a "mindful process by which people can end their marriage or committed relationship" and as a "self-directed, voluntary process" where the mediator serves as a neutral third party to facilitate difficult conversations.

Portland, OR(971) 998-6895

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Richard G. Spier, JD

Richard G. Spier, JD is a Portland mediator who works through lawyer referral only. Mr. Spier established his practice in 1992 as a litigator and now works exclusively as a mediator. Services are only available for cases where all parties are represented by legal counsel. Mr. Spier is listed in the American Arbitration Association and the International Mediation Institute.

Portland, OR(503) 284-2511

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Ron Rhodes Mediation & Arbitration

Ron Rhodes Mediation & Arbitration is a Portland company that can "open the door to the right solution" through clear communication. Ron Rhodes has 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer, and in 2007 focused his practice exclusively on mediation and arbitration. A full-day mediation costs $3,200 plus $350 per hour for any excess hours. A half-day mediation is $1,700 plus $350 per hour for any excess hours. Preparation work is included in these fees.

Portland, OR(503) 222-1783

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Scott Meyer

Scott Meyer is a Portland mediator and arbitrator with over 30 years of experience as a trial lawyer practicing civil litigation. Attorney Meyer has been listed in Oregon Super Lawyers in 2013 and 2014 and as a Top Attorney in Oregon in Portland Monthly in 2014. He became a certified mediator over 20 years ago and uses a "flexible, adaptive approach" to achieve resolutions efficiently. Mediation and arbitration services are $275 per hour for all work conducted before, during, and after the actual mediation. There is a $500 minimum fee and the final bill is typically divided equally between the parties.

Portland, OR(971) 888-4451

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Stoll Berne

Stoll Berne is a Portland law firm "deeply rooted in the great Northwest and nationally recognized for outstanding work for more than 35 years." The firm features an "environment of personal integrity and professional excellence" and believes in social responsibility. Areas of practice include antitrust litigation, internal investigations, intellectual property litigation, and securities compliance and defense. In a client testimonial, the firm's team is described as reaching a "complete achievement" of client objectives during arbitration.

Portland, OR(503) 227-1600

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The Family Mediation Center

The Family Mediation Center was founded in 1980 in Portland and specializes in divorce, family, and interpersonal conflict. The company's goal is to "provide a forum for people in dispute to negotiate acceptable and mutually beneficial settlements." Mediation is available for separations, divorce, post-divorce conflicts, premarital agreements, domestic partnership dissolution, workplace disputes, inheritance issues, and other family conflicts. The company also provides training and seminars in conflict resolution.

Portland, OR(503) 248-9740

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