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Oregon mediator Susan Hammer
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Susan Hammer
Dispute Resolution Services
25 NW 23rd Place, Suite 6-473
Portland, OR 97210-5599

Tel: (503) 222-5949
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Susan Hammer has experience in the following areas of Civil Law:
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Biographical Notes:

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Ms. Hammer is  has been recognized in the Best Lawyers in America each year since 2005 and in Oregon Super Lawyers each year since 2006.  She was named the Oregon Mediation Lawyer of the Year in 2012 by Best Lawyers. She has been a Distinguished Fellow in the International Academy of Mediators since 2001 and a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals since 2010.  She has been listed in Who'sWhoLegal since 2015.

Susan has served as a mediator since 1988 and has mediated over 2,000 disputes. She is a member of the Oregon  State Bar Association.


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  • Willamette University College of Law, JD - 1976
  • University of Puget Sound, BA in Political Science, Honors, 1971
  • Austria-American Institute, Vienna, Austria, 1970


  • International Academy of Mediators, twice yearly conferences since 2001
  • Master Mediator Institute, Claremont Graduate University, "Wired for Empathy:  Understanding Human Connection, Trust and Effective Decision Making" ;
  • Master Mediator Institute, U.C.L.A.,  "Integrative Decision Making" ;
  • Master Mediator Institute, Duke University, Cognitive Neuroscience and Decision Making
  • Resolving Conflict in the 21st Century, with Ken Cloke, Len Riskin and Julie McFarlane.
  • American Arbitrations Association training, 2002, 2003 and 2004
  • Masters Forum, Pepperdine University, 2000
  • National Employment Mediation Service Training by ADR Associates, 1998.
  • Institute for Conflict Management Training, 1994-1995
  • United States Arbitration and Mediation Training, 1988


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Memberships & Affiliations:

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  • International Academy of Mediators, Distinguished Fellow, since 2001
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, since 2010 
  • Senior Fellow, Willamette University College of Law, Center for Dispute Resolution
  • CPR  Panel member, 2009 to 2013
  • American Arbitration Association: Panel Member, since 1999.
  • U.S. Arbitration and Mediation: Panel Member, 1988-1994
  • JAMS/Endispute: Panel Member, 1987-1991


Rates: Full day: $5,000 for a full day mediation. $500/hr. for time exceeding 10 hours of preparation and mediation.
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