Member Profile: Richard G. Spier

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

Tel: (503) 284-2511
Fax: (503) 284-2519
Website: www.spier-mediate.com

Richard G. Spier regularly travels out of state to Washington

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation

 

Richard G. Spier has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Appellate
Automotive
Aviation
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy/Creditors
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Class Actions
Commercial/Business
Condominiums
Construction
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Discrimination
Elder Abuse
Employment
Family Businesses
Franchise
Health Care
Insurance
Landlord/Tenant
Legal Malpractice
Native American
Non-profit Organizations
Nursing Homes
Partnerships
Personal Injury
Police
Premises Liability
Probate
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Real Estate
Securities
Sexual Harassment
Shareholder Disputes
Title Disputes
Torts
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition
Wage & Hour/FMLA
Wrongful Death

 

BIOGRAPHICAL:

No charge for travel time or travel expense anywhere in Oregon and Washington

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 (with no charge for travel time or travel expense). Rich is listed for Mediation in Best Lawyers in America©.

EDUCATION:

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

Memberships & Affiliations

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 is a Member (2012-2015) of the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors, and President-Elect (2014) of the Oregon State Bar.

Rates

$300 per hour, with minimum billing of four hours; Cancellation or postponement fee of $1,200, if less than 14 days notice; No charge for travel time or travel expense within Oregon and Washington
 
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