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Tonkon Torp has an active mediation and arbitration practice. Our trial lawyers routinely represent clients in ADR venues, and the members of our Mediation & Arbitration group bring their expertise to bear when they serve as mediators or arbitrators. We have had successful mediations even when the parties thought it would be impossible to reach common ground.

Our Mediation and Arbitration group is headed up by Dan Skerritt.  He is one of Oregon's leading trial lawyers.  He has represented clients in many mediations and arbitrations, and is able to draw on this wealth of experience as both an advocate and a mediator to find ways to bring the parties to resolution.  Dan is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and was state chair 2010-2012.  He also is a fellow in the International Society of Barristers, and past state chair for the ISOB.  He handles complex cases, with a particular emphasis on corporate governance and business and commercial disputes.  He has tried a securities class action to a successful completion as a defense lawyer, and has represented both employers and plaintiffs in employment cases.  He is also a recognized expert on attorney fee matters, which is often an important issue in mediating cases that involve fee-shifting contracts or statutes.  Dan was named a top ten Super Lawyer for Oregon in 2014, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in a number of areas for the last several years, most recently in the areas of Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Mediation.  Dan has mediated cases for many leading firms and lawyers in Oregon, and can provide references upon request.
 
Ned Perry is an experienced general commercial litigator and is the past Chair of the Firm's Litigation Department.  His practice emphasizes real estate disputes, and he is often asked to serve as arbitrator in controversies arising out of real estate transactions, commercial and residential leases, and construction disputes.
 
Several other experienced lawyers in the firm are specially requested as arbitrators or mediators because of their excellent reputations among the trial bar, or because of parties' desire to have ADR matters handled by someone with specialized knowledge and experience.
 
Confidentiality is a key factor in mediation and arbitration.  In order to respect the desire for confidentiality, a case list is not provided.  However, we will provide references from those who have used our ADR services.