Peter Chamberlain has been actively involved in circuit court annexed arbitrations since the 1980s, uninsured and underinsured motorist arbitrations since the 1990s, and has been engaged in mediation for the last ten years. From 1997 to 2000, and again from 2010 to 2013, he served as a Pro Tem Judge for Multnomah County. In 2004, Peter received mediation training at Willamette University College of Law Center for Dispute Resolution and, since that time, has been an active participant in the Oregon Court of Appeals Mediation Panel. Peter is also a participant in the United States District Court's Volunteer Mediation Program and is a panel member with the Arbitration Service of Portland. Chamberlain Mediation ♦ Arbitration began operation in June of 2008. For more information regarding his credentials, click the "CV" tab.
What makes a good mediator or arbitrator? Experience is important. Peter was involved in private practice as a civil litigator in Oregon from 1978 to 2007. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants, individuals and large and small companies. His practice included jury trial experience, trials to the court, arbitrations, mediations, and appellate work. For more information regarding his experience, click on the "Experience" tab. Representative cases include such varied matters as personal injury, property damage, indemnity, fraud, business disputes, landlord/tenant, defamation, contracts, subrogation, medical malpractice, hospital liability, counseling malpractice, products liability, collections, bailment, conversion, real estate disputes, construction defect, premises liability, trespass, prescriptive easement, commercial disputes, employers liability act, adverse possession, assault, sexual abuse, undue influence, insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, and employment disputes.
The right disposition is also an important trait for a good mediator or arbitrator. Peter is a proven problem solver with strong interpersonal skills and an advocate for open communication. As long as the parties are talking, as opposed to drawing lines in the sand, there is an opportunity for resolution. And, as long as that opportunity exists, Peter will work for you and with you to achieve an equitable resolution. For a list of references, click on the "References" tab. Chamberlain Mediation ♦ Arbitration charges competitive rates. Court annexed arbitrations are conducted at the rates set by the Circuit Courts. The rate for mediation is $400 per hour (effective 1/1/17). Peter is available statewide.