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MEMBER PROFILE: Richard G. Spier

Oregon mediator Richard Spier
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Richard G. Spier
Richard G. Spier, JD, Mediator
2536 NE 28th Ave
Portland, OR 97212

Tel: (503) 284-2511
Fax: (503) 284-2519
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Richard G. Spier has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
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Biographical Notes:

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President, Oregon State Bar (2015)

Rich Spier opened his full-time practice as arbitrator and mediator in Portland, Oregon, in 1992, following practice as a litigator in prominent Portland firms. He now serves only as mediator. He started his legal career as law clerk for two years to the Chief Judge of the US District Court, District of Oregon.

Having handled several thousand engagements as arbitrator or mediator, Rich is among the most highly experienced lawyer/neutrals in the Pacific Northwest. As a full-time mediator, Rich no longer engages in the private practice of law for clients, but is proud to maintain active membership in the Oregon and Washington State Bars.

He welcomes engagements throughout Oregon and Washington. Rich is listed in Best Lawyers in America© (Portland Lawyer of the Year for Mediation, 2014 and 2016) and in Super Lawyers.


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  • B.A. (with great distinction), Stanford University, Phi Beta Kappa
  • J.D. (magna cum laude), Cornell University, Order of the Coif


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Memberships & Affiliations:

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Rich has served as Chair of the Oregon State Bar Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Chair of the Oregon State Bar Committee on Federal Practice and Procedure, member of the Oregon Board of Bar Examiners, and member of the Oregon State Bar Disciplinary Board Trial Panel. He was President of the Oregon State Bar (2015).


Rates: $400 per hour, with minimum billing of four hours; Cancellation or postponement fee of $1,400, if less than 14 days notice;
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