Scott Meyer has over thirty years of experience as a trial lawyer, practicing in civil litigation. He has handled cases in the circuit courts in most counties in Oregon, the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, and the U.S. District Court.
After graduating from Lewis and Clark Law School in 1981, Scott clerked for a year in federal court and then joined the civil litigation firm of Mitchell, Lang & Smith. He was a partner in the firm from 1988 to 2014 and served as managing partner 1995 to 2002.
Scott served as Pro Tem judge in Multnomah County presiding over jury trials and hearing pre-trial motions from 1992 through 1995. As an Adjunct Professor of Law, Scott taught Evidence at Lewis and Clark Law School from 1991 through 1994.
Serving as an arbitrator and mediator has been a part of Scott’s practice since the 1980s.
As a trial lawyer, he has handled all types of civil litigation in state and federal courts, including employment, personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, professional liability, sex abuse, civil rights, liquor liability as well as a variety of contract and commercial litigation.
He has represented individuals, small businesses, large corporations, non-profits, government entities, and insurance companies.
Scott’s practice is now limited to arbitration and mediation.
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Alternative Dispute Resolution
I was certified as a mediator over twenty years ago and have enjoyed mediating cases as a supplement to my litigation practice since then. As a mediator, I draw on my broad experience representing parties in hundreds of mediations throughout my career. I have a flexible, adaptive approach and work to resolution efficiently.
I can’t promise to settle your case, but I’ll work very hard to help you settle it. I can promise that all participants will be treated respectfully and be given the full opportunity to be heard. No one will leave a mediation session saying “I don’t think he really understood our position,” or “I don’t feel like I had the chance to really explain what happened.”
I started arbitrating cases, as a lawyer and as an arbitrator, in the 1980s when the Mandatory Arbitration Program began in Multnomah County. I have regularly served as an arbitrator since then, as a supplement to my trial practice.
Trying cases before judges and juries in a wide variety of substantive areas has provided broad experience. My goal has been to learn from that experience, including the mistakes. In my view, that is the source of good judgment. I also believe that, in deciding cases, procedural fairness is as important as the correct application of the law.
Available statewide • No charge for travel
When arbitrator appointment is by the court under mandatory arbitration, fees and terms are set forth by statute and local rules.