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Durward W. Parkinson, Mediator & Arbitrator, Kennebunk, Maine.

Durward W. Parkinson

Bergen & Parkinson LLC
62 Portland Road, Suite 25
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Tel: (207) 985-7000
Cell: (207) 468-9915
Fax: (207) 985-7707
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Recognized to Maine Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Facilitation & Systems Design, Med-Arb
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Mr. Parkinson has extensive experience as mediator or arbitrator in a wide variety of civil cases including real estate, business, employment, municipal/land use and family matters.

He has co-mediated with a Superior Court Justice in a case involving ownership and right-to-use a prominent beach in Maine. The case involved 100+ beach-front owners, 100+ back-lot owners, the Town and State. This complex mediation extended four full days and resulted in settlement mechanism for majority of parties. Additional experience with multi-party cases involving insurance companies, lenders and governmental entities.

Case Experience

  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Partnerships
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts


  • Brown University, A.B., Brown University: BA – 1979
  • University of Virginia: JD – 1982
  • Executive Mediation Training at Mediation Works, Boston, MA – 2008
  • Training the Trainer at Mediation Works, Boston, MA – 2009
  • Employment Law Mediator Training, at Scheinman Institute of Conflict Resolution, Cornell ILR, New York, NY – 2011
  • Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills, ABA Section on Dispute Resolution, Philadelphia, PA – 2009
  • Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills, ABA Section on Dispute Resolution, Boston, MA – 2012
  • Solutions in Seattle, ABA Section on Dispute Resolution, Seattle, WA – 2015

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association: Section on Dispute Resolution
  • Maine Association of Dispute Resolution Professionals
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • York County Bar Association

Rates Information

$275 per hr. No charge for travel up to 120 miles.

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