Mediation

PHILOSOPHY

I believe that cases should proceed to trial only after the parties have engaged in a good-faith effort to resolve their dispute. A trained mediator can facilitate that effort by identifying areas of agreement and disagreement, breaking through apparent logjams, and helping the parties think about their underlying goals and interests.

I have a broad range of legal experiences that I bring to this process. I have worked as a corporate litigator, a local prosecutor, and a plaintiff’s trial lawyer. I clerked for federal judges at both the trial and appellate level. I have tried many cases to verdict in Oregon state and federal courts, and I have litigated complex motions and appeals. After more than twenty years, I have seen it all, from a variety of perspectives.

SUBMISSIONS

I prefer to receive submissions from the parties several days before the scheduled mediation.  Depending on the complexity of the case, I might ask to schedule a conference with each party prior to the mediation.

LOCATION

I am available to mediate cases anywhere in Oregon.  Due to COVID-related restrictions, I am currently doing mediations using Zoom.

FEES

Half day — $1,500

Full day — $3,000

Hourly rate for additional time — $400 per hour

Unless the parties agree otherwise, I divide the fees equally among all of the parties to the mediation.

AVAILABILITY

I still have available dates in 2022, and I am scheduling mediations in 2023. I can schedule mediations on short notice and on weekends if necessary.

Devlin Law, P.C., 434 NW 19th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209

john@johndevlinlaw.com

(503) 228-3015