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Best Mediators & Arbitrators in Portland
2021

Why These Mediators & Arbitrators?

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

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

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 97005

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Arbitrator and Mediator

Erica C. Glaser has been working as an arbitrator and mediator for the past eight years and as an attorney in Portland for 23 years. Glaser has represented clients in many arbitration hearings. She is a professional neutral who serves in UM and UIM arbitration panels. As a proud member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, she has hundreds of successful mediations under her name. Erica Glaser graduated from The University of Oregon Law School.

2612 NE 23rd Ave
Portland, OR 97212

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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 97204

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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 97231

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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 97005

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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 97212

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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 $3,600 plus $350 per hour for any excess hours. A half-day mediation is $1,900 plus $350 per hour for any excess hours. Preparation work is included in these fees.

Portland, OR 97201

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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 97202

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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 97205

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