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Ronald E. Rhodes, Mediator & Arbitrator, Portland, Oregon.

Ronald E. Rhodes

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Rhodes Mediation & Arbitration
200 SW Market St. Suite 1777
Portland, OR 97201
Tel: (503) 222-1783
Fax: (503) 222-9003
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Recognized to Oregon Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration
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  • Practice Commenced2007
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/3/23)260
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/3/23)350
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Ron spent the first 30 years of his law practice as a trial lawyer litigating personal injury cases, wrongful death cases, construction defect and construction work site injury cases. He has also been involved in lawsuits involving business torts, large property damage claims and allegations of fraud and defamation. He also provided legal services in drafting commercial lease agreements, agency contracts as well as property acquisition contracts. 

Since 2007, he has served as a mediator or arbitrator in hundreds of cases involving the above areas of law mentioned as well as cases involving breach of contract, employee dishonesty, employee discrimination as he has served as a referee in claims involving fire loss appraisals, and property damage and physical injury to personal and business property. 
Over the years as a trial attorney Ron has worked with attorneys from virtually every corner of the state of Oregon and has advocated on behalf of his clients in jury trials in all but nine Oregon County Courthouses. He has mediated or arbitrated hundreds of civil law suits on behalf of his clients. He enjoys the reputation as a worthy advocate by his peers and by the judges he has appeared before. He is recognized for his cordial people skills, his strong legal skills and for practicing law with the highest integrity.

Case Experience

  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Personal Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Torts
  • Wrongful Death


Ron earned his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College and his Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon. He is admitted the state and federal courts of Oregon. He received his initial mediation training at the University of Washington, School of Law – Professional Mediation Skills Institute.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of Oregon State Bar 
  • Member of Oregon Mediation Association 
  • Neutral member Oregon Association of Defense Counsel 
  • Neutral member of Oregon Trial Lawyers’ Association 
  • Member of Oregon State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Construction Section and Litigation Section

Rates Information


Mediations--$1900 minimum for half day (4 hour)  mediations and $3600 for a full day (8 hour).  Time in excess of minimum times at $350 and hour.

Arbitrations--Court mandated $1400 for 1/2 day and $250 an hour in exces of 4 hours

Panel Arbitrations:  $2000 for half day and $4000 for full day...balance in excess of minumums times @ $400 an hour.

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