Services & Fees
An arbitrator should conduct an orderly hearing, allow the parties’ representatives to try their own cases, write clear decisions, and get decisions out on time.
A mediator should press hard for a settlement without being bossy.
The bulk of my arbitration practice deals with labor & employment, split about 50-50 between private and public sectors.
Private sector: Lumber, paper, mining, grocery, health care, law practice, communications, power, maritime, hotel, restaurant, warehousing, etc.
Public sector: Police, firefighting, schools, ports, utility districts, states, counties, cities, federal agencies.
Issues: Discharge, discipline, demotion, alcohol and drugs, harassment, discrimination, absenteeism, work performance, arbitrability, layoffs,new contract terms, management rights, overtime, pay & fringe benefits, strikes, subcontracting, etc.
Rosters: FMCS; Oregon ERB.
Mediation experience in a diverse set of cases, including employee termination, sexual harassment, employee benefit plan, multi-party personal injury, landlord-tenant, and consumer.
Member, Oregon Mediation Association (workplace mediation group); past chair, Oregon State Bar Section on Labor & Employment Law; former director, Willamette University Center for Dispute Resolution; former vice-chair, Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission.
Teaching at Willamette Law School included the Dispute Resolution course; teaching at the University of Washington Law School included the Negotiation course.
- Lumber & Paper: AWPPW & Weyerhaeuser, Nippon Paper, WestRock, Georgia-Pacific; IAM & Weyerhaeuser.
- Maritime: Inland Boatmen’s Union & Crowley Marine; Inland Boatmen’s Union & State of Alaska; EGT, LLC & ILWU.
- Police & Fire: Las Vegas Metro Police & Las Vegas Police Protective Assoc; Las Vegas Metro Police & Las Vegas Police Managers and Supervisors Assoc; State of Washington & Washington State Patrol Troopers Assoc; Tualatin Valley Fire & IAFF.
- Municipal: City of Fairview & Teamsters.
Labor cases: $2,000 per day for hearing, research, study, writing, and travel time. A hearing day is any portion of a day up to eight hours. Time for travel, research, study, and writing is prorated.
Employment cases: $2,000 per one-half day (includes a 4-hour hearing plus up to two hours of pre-hearing conferences). $350 per hour for additional time spent.
$2,000 per one-half day (includes a 4-hour session plus up to two hours of pre-session conferences). $350 per hour for additional time spent.
Expenses: Actual cost of reasonable expenses for travel, meals, and lodging.
Cancellation: $2,000 for each scheduled hearing or session unless notice received 14 or more days prior.
Postponement: No fee for postponement; $2,000 for each scheduled hearing or session if the case is later cancelled.
All fees and expenses are split evenly between the parties unless otherwise agreed.