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NW-based, national provider of dispute resolution, facilitation, mediation, decision-making, planning, team-building, and training services.
Seasoned attorney. Assistant Corporate Counsel, Nike. Private practice representing individuals and unions. Judge Pro Tempore. Chair, Oregon Bar’s (OSB) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section. Taught leadership, negotiation, ethics, & decision-making at Willamette MBA & environmental dispute resolution at Lewis & Clark Law. Experience in everything from “Admiralty to Zoning.” Highly effective in resolving complex, high-conflict cases, mediating multi-party disputes, and facilitating cross-sector partnerships. Value-added proposition: the ability to organize a mass amount of information in a short period, synthesize it, present it clearly, and facilitate/mediate diverse groups of sophisticated and passionate stakeholders toward resolution. Sam displays a tireless work ethic and gets the job done. Trains nationally on ADR topics and is an engaging keynote speaker.
AWARDS: 2006 – 2019 Best Lawyers in America. Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating, AV Preeminent. 10/10 AVVO rating.
BA, Humanities, magna cum laude, University of Santa Clara. JD, University of California at Davis – King Hall. Law Review, ENVIRONS, and Judicial Intern – Ninth Circuit. Articles: www.mediate.com/icm/pg23.cfm & 2018 “ADR in Oregon” Editorial Board.
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