Member Profile: Jeffrey M. Batchelor

Jeffrey M. Batchelor
Batchelor Mediation & Arbitration
1600 Congress Center
1001 SW 5th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204-1116
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Tel: (503) 219-2345
Fax: (503) 219-2345

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration


Jeffrey M. Batchelor has substantive case experience in the following areas...

ADA Disability
Banking & Finance
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Elder Abuse
Family Businesses
Legal Malpractice
Libel & Slander
Medical Malpractice
Mortgage Foreclosure
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Railroad & Trucking
Real Estate
Sexual Harassment
Shareholder Disputes
Title Disputes
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition
Venture Capital
Wage & Hour/FMLA
Wrongful Death



Jeff Batchelor is a full-time mediator and arbitrator. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he has established himself as one of the preeminent appellate lawyers in the Northwest. He now devotes his energy to the craft of mediating and arbitrating civil cases.

Drawing on his diverse appellate background and his experience as a pro tem circuit judge, Jeff began mediating cases in 1995, six years after he arbitrated his first case in 1989. Jeff has served as a special master in Oregon’s U.S. District Court and as a discovery referee in Multnomah County, Oregon Circuit Court.

Jeff has for years been ranked by Oregon Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 attorneys in Oregon. He was named the Portland Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America in 2010 and again in 2013.


  • Oklahoma State University, 1964-65 (athletic scholarship).
  • Brigham Young University, B.S., 1969 (athletic scholarship).
  • Willamette University College of Law, J.D. 1972 (cum laude; member of law review).

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, 1991-2009 (Secretary, 1996-97; Board of Directors, 1996-2000).
  • Member, Appellate Practice Committee of ABA Appellate Judges Conference, 1998- 2000.
  • Oregon State Bar Appellate Practice Section, 1993-2011 (Executive Committee, 1997-2004; Chair, 2001-02; Chair-Elect, 2000-01; Secretary, 1999-2000).
  • Oregon Rules of Appellate Procedure Committee, 1990-96.
  • Oregon Court of Appeals Settlement Conference Program, 1995-present (Mediator).
  • Oregon Circuit Court Judge Pro Tempore, Multnomah County, 1993-99.
  • Oregon Law Institute, 1997-2010 (President, 2004-2008; Vice President, 2000-03; Secretary, 1999-2000; Board of Directors, 1997-2009).
  • Cancer Care Resources Board of Directors, 2003-06.
  • Green Gables Guest House (for cancer patients) Campaign Finance Cabinet, 1996-97.
  • Facilitator, Understanding Racism Foundation, 1998-2008.
  • Willamette University College of Law Board of Visitors, 1997-2001 (Chair, Scholarship Committee).
  • Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court, Master, then Emeritus, 1994-present.
  • U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society, 1990-present (President, 1997-99; Board of Directors, 1993-present).
  • Oregon State Bar Examination Review Board, 1996-98 (Chair, 1997-98).
  • Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners, 1977-80 (Vice-Chair, 1979-80).
  • Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1974-77.
  • Multnomah Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1989-93 (Chair, 1992-93).


$425 per hour.
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