"The entire legal profession - lawyers, judges, law teachers - has become so mesmerized with the stimulation of the courtroom contest that we tend to forget that we ought to be healers of conflicts. For many claims, trial by adversarial contest must in time go the way of the ancient trial by battle and blood. Our system is too costly, too painful, too destructive, too inefficient for a truly civilized people."
- Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger, 1984
Welcome to Dispute Solutions, a mediation, arbitration, facilitation, public process, organizational development, and training provider serving individual, commercial and government clients in Oregon, Southern Washington, Northern California and throughout the greater Northwest.
What we do: It's simple physics: Whenever there is movement or progress, there's also some friction. Human progress is no different: even good people trying to achieve good goals can't help sometimes rubbing each other the wrong way -- what we call "progress friction."
Dispute Solutions helps people and organizations deal with "progress friction" and other conflicts constructively and efficiently, so that they can move forward with their real work -- and their real lives. Our tools include education, alternative dispute resolution, and group facilitation. Our practice includes mediation and arbitration of special education, employment, construction, environmental/natural resources, business, real estate, condominium / homeowner association, family law, child custody, bankruptcy, church, and public policy disputes, as well as training, organizational consulting, public involvement facilitation for government agencies, and more.
Please learn more about our practice using the links below. Thanks for visiting!
Scott Bellows, J.D.
Founder, Dispute Solutions LLC
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