Member Profile: Susan Hammer

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

Tel: (503) 222-5949
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Website: www.susan-hammer.com

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Early Neutral Evaluation

 

Susan Hammer has substantive case experience in the following areas...

ADA Disability
Arts (Fine, Performing)
Aviation
Banking & Finance
Civil Rights
Commercial/Business
Contract Disputes
Cross Cultural
Debt Collections
EEOC
Education
Employment
Energy Sector (Oil, Gas)
Entertainment Sector
Environmental
Family Businesses
Health Care
Insurance
Intellectual Property
Land Use/Planning
Landlord/Tenant
Libel & Slander
Local Govt./Municipalities
Media & Communications
Medical Malpractice
Native American
Non-profit Organizations
Nursing Homes
Partnerships
Personal Injury
Police
Postal
Premises Liability
Probate
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Negligence
Public Policy
Real Estate
Religious Institutions
Securities
Taxation
Torts
Trusts / Estates
Workers' Compensation
Wrongful Death

 

BIOGRAPHICAL:

Ms. Hammer is  recognized in the Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2012Oregon Super Lawyers, 2006-2011 and  the Top 25 Oregon Women Lawyers, 2011.. She is a Distinguished Fellow in the International Academy of Mediators and Chair of the IAM Program and Education committee.  

Susan has served as a mediator since 1988 and has mediated over 1,500 disputes. She is a member of the Oregon  State Bar Association.

EDUCATION:

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

ADR TRAINING

  • Master Mediator Institute, Claremont Gradulate University, March 2011, "Wired for Empathy:  Understanding Human Connection, Trust and Effective Decision Making" ;
  • Master Mediator Institute, U.C.L.A., October 2009, "Integrative Decision Making" ;
  • Master Mediator Institute, Duke University, March 2009, Cognitive Neuroscience and Decision Making
  • Resolving Conflict in the 21st Century , April 2009, with Ken Cloke, Len Riskin and Julie McFarlane.
  • International Academy of Mediators conference training, twice annually since 2002
  • 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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Academy of Mediators: Distinguished Fellow, 2001- present
  • Senior Fellow, Willamette University College of Law, Center for Dispute Resolution
  • CPR  Panel member, 2009 to present
  • Oregon State Bar ADR Section, Executive Committee: 1999-2004
  • Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission, Vice-chair: 1992-1996
  • American Arbitration Association: Panel Member, 1999-present
  • JAMS/Endispute: Panel Member, 1989-1991
  • U.S. Arbitration and Mediation: Panel Member, 1988-1994
  • JAMS/Endispute: Panel Member, 1987-1989

Rates

Full day: $4,000 for a full day mediation. $400/hr. for time exceeding 10 hours of preparation and mediation. Half Day: $2,000 for a half day mediation. $425/hr for time exceeding 5 hours of preparation and mediation.
 
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