Mediation and Arbitration Services

Individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations often find themselves in disputes that can, or are required to, be resolved through mediation or arbitration. Mediation and arbitration can also be viable alternatives to litigation. Dunn Carney’s mediators and arbitrators employ their years of substantive legal experience and specific training to serve as neutrals in the dispute resolution process.

Our mediators and arbitrators bring to the table experience in negotiations, transactions, civil litigation, trial and appellate work. They draw on their deep expertise and understanding of commercial and residential real estate, construction, insurance, agriculture, environmental, employment, corporate and professional liability matters to  identify issues quickly and develop creative solutions.

We draw on our deep experience to listen with understanding, identify issues quickly and develop creative solutions for resolution.


Mediator and Arbitrator Expertise

Real Estate

Dan Drazan, Partner  Real Estate and Mediation

Dan Drazan has been practicing law for more than 20 years, primarily in the field of real estate transactions. Dan has a solid understanding of the real estate industry, including serving on the Commercial Association of Brokers – Oregon/SW Washington’s board of directors since 2015 and legal forms committee since 2008. Dan completed mediator training in 2015, and accepts engagements to serve as a mediator involving commercial and residential real estate disputes.


Construction and Design

Bill Joseph, Partner Arbitrator, Mediator, Construction Team Leader

Bill Joseph leads the firm’s Construction and Design Team. He has 20 years’ of experience advising clients from across the construction landscape. He has successfully concluded matters and resolved disputes involving entity formation, insurance and bonding, bidding, contracting, design, and workouts.  Throughout his career, Bill has represented clients in mediation, arbitration, court trials and appeals.

Bill is available to act as a mediator and also serves as an arbitrator through the Multnomah County Circuit Court’s Mandatory Arbitration Program and the Arbitration Service of Portland.