I spent more than fifteen years as a litigator at one of Portland’s most well-established and respected firms. My practice focused on complex business disputes, class actions, securities, consumer, wage and hour, antitrust, and appeals. I have appeared in state and federal courts in Oregon and elsewhere, at both the trial and appellate levels. As an advocate I frequently represented clients in mediation, and in 2006 I began working as a neutral myself—first as an arbitrator, and then as a mediator.
Since 2013 I’ve mediated dozens of cases in a variety of subject areas, including breach of contract, tort, landlord/tenant, real property, employment, and insurance disputes. In 2015, I served as the chair of the Oregon State Bar’s Alternate Dispute Resolution Section. I’m a frequent contributor to the Oregon State Bar’s continuing legal education materials, and have written and spoken on topics such as class actions, civil discovery, alternative dispute resolution, and business litigation. While I no longer represent clients as an attorney, I maintain active membership in the Oregon State Bar.
Please see my resume for further information regarding my background, training, and experience.