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Lisa Amato, Mediator, Portland, Oregon.

Lisa Amato

Amato Mediation
P.O. Box 13483
Portland, OR 97213
Tel: (503) 789-3262
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Recognized to Oregon Chapter for Mediation
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  • Practice Commenced2009
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)350
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24)75
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Lisa Amato is a commercial litigation mediator and dispute resolution consultant. She has been working with parties throughout the Pacific Northwest since 2009.

Ms. Amato’s approach draws from her litigation experience representing plaintiffs and defendants to explore, appreciate and evaluate the parties’ nuanced and inherent concerns, objectives, and challenges. She mediates a broad range of disputes including employment and civil rights, business transactions, breach of contract and business torts, professional negligence, probate and elder, and real property rights.

Ms. Amato approaches each mediation with an emphasis on transparency, thoughtful evaluation, and curiosity. She understands that a path forward involves difficult decisions and compromises, and values the parties’ intelligence and experience.

Prior to Ms. Amato’s career as a full time mediator, she maintained a civil trial practice since 1992 and tried cases to verdict in state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Agricultural
  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Native American
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Institutions
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation


  • B.S. from the University of Portland
  • J.D. from Willamette University College of Law.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Academy of Mediators Mentorship Program
  • Leadership positions on the Oregon State Bar ADR Section and Labor & Employment Section
  • Federal Bar Association ADR Executive Committee
  • Oregon Mediation Association
  • Actively participates in other professional legal organizations

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