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

October — 10/6, 10/11, 10/13, 10/14, 10/18, 10/20, 10/21, 10/24, 10/25, 10/26, 10/27, 10/31

November — 11/1, 11/2, 11/3, 11/4, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9, 11/10, 11/11, 11/14, 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18, 11/21, 11/22, 11/23, 11/28, 11/29, 11/30

December — 12/1, 12/5, 12/6, 12/7, 12/8, 12/9, 12/12, 12/13, 12/14, 12/15, 12/16, 12/19, 12/20, 12/21, 12/22, 12/23, 12/26, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29, 12/30

January — 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/9, 1/10. 1/11, 1/12, 1/13, 1/19, 1/20, 1/23, 1/24, 1/25, 1/27. 1/30, 1/31

I can schedule mediations on weekends if necessary.

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

john@johndevlinlaw.com

(503) 228-3015