O. Meredith Wilson, Jr.

O. Meredith Wilson, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Portland, OR

Wilson Dispute Resolution
 | 202 NW 20th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209
Phone: 503-972-5090
Fax: 503-972-5091
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006
Licensed Since: 1965
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Attorney Profile

Met Wilson represented clients including Southern Pacific Transportation Company, First Interstate Banks of Oregon, California and Washington and Wells Fargo Bank in business and commercial disputes. He practiced with the Lane Powell firm and its predecessors for 40 years. He has been AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell since the 1970s. In August 2005, he established Wilson Dispute Resolution to become a full time neutral. He arbitrates and mediates through service providers including the American Arbitration Association, Arbitration Service of Portland, American Health Lawyers, FINRA and by private engagement. He has more than 100 hours of formal training as a mediator and  additional training as an arbitrator through the AAA and FINRA. His special expertise includes real estate, securities claims, banking and finance, transportation law, contracts, business torts, construction issues, employment issues, health care and insurance coverage. References are available on request. Please visit the above website and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals Website for more details.

About Meredith Wilson, Jr.

Admitted: 1965, Oregon

Professional Webpage: http://www.nadn.org/met-wilson


  • Graduated magna cum laude, 1965, Law Review 1963-65, Case Editor 1964-65, Order of the Coif., University of Minnesota Law School

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Mediate.com certified mediator. Certified by International Mediation Institute in 2009 on the basis of feedback from counsel with whom he mediated. The feedback digest from the IMI website says: Mr. Wilson's service as a mediator has consistently been rated highly by parties and counsel for whom he has mediated. Parties and counsel who have used Mr. Wilson would overwhelmingly use his services again and would, without hesitation, recommend him to others.  Typical of the comments reflecting Mr. Wilson's acceptability are: (i) In any case that requires very clear thinking and judgment, he is excellent. His mind is wonderfully quick; (ii) He is very talented, smart, insightful and calm; (iii) Met Wilson is an exemplary mediator; (iv) Has an excellent reputation for fairness and integrity in the legal community; and (v) One of the best mediators in Portland.Mr. Wilson's mediation skills and abilities are rated as highly effective.  Typical of feedback received in this regard are: (i) Met's skill in understanding the issues and being able to communicate them is exceptional; (ii) Has the ability to deal with egos and understanding the inner-workings of a substantial law firm; and (iii) Has the ability to manage complex, multi-party negotiations, keeping us all on track.  Mr. Wilson is also highly regarded for his ability to effect a positive outcome. For example, one provider of feedback noted that he is effective in getting parties to resolve their dispute.  While another noted that he is very intelligent, understands human nature and gets the parties to be realistic and resolve the case in a very professional manner.Costs were widely reported as reasonable in the context of the value of the disputes mediated by Mr. Wilson, and in general a very high degree of satisfaction was reported.No reportable negative comments have been received since Mr. Wilson's designation as an IMI Certified Mediator., 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Oregon Board of Bar Examiners, 1972-76, Chair 1974-75. Board of Review for the Oregon Bar Exam 1981-83, Chair 1982-83. University of Oregon Law School Board of Visitors, 1978-82, one year as Chair. University of Minnesota Law School Board of Visitors, 1993-97. Pro tem Circuit Court Judge in Multnomah County 2008-2012.
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Section of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer Mediator in Multnomah County Circuit Court (small claims cases) since 1996. Volunteer Circuit Court Pro Tem Judge hearing summary judgment motions 2007-2012. Oregon State Bar fee arbitration panel. Mediation panel for the Oregon Court of Appeals since the mid 1990s. Arbitration of expedited and consumer cases for the American Arbitration Association.
  • Member of the volunteer mediator panel for the US District Court of Oregon.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter (one of three) for the OSB ADR section two hour presentation on Ethics in Mediation December 2, 2009. Presenter (one of four) for the Inn of Court one hour program on Maximizing in Mediation., Presenter on mediation topics., Ethics in Mediation, Maximizing in Mediation, OSB ADR Section and Owen M. Panner Inn of Court, 2009
  • Presentations (oral and written) on mediation and ethics in mediation to Inns of Court in Eugene and Portland and for the Oregon Law Institute program in Portland in October, 2007. Presentations (oral and written) for Practicing Law Institute UCC Skills programs in New York City and San Francisco in 1988 on "Injunctions Against Honor of Letters of Credit," "Wrongful Dishonor" (of checks or items) and "Stopping Payment."

Representative Clients:

  • Clients are lawyers for parties in arbitration and mediation. They include: Kevin O'Connell, Michael J. Esler, Christopher H. Kent, Steven K. Blackhurst, Paul T. Fortino, David B. Markowitz, John McGrory, Michael Simon, Richard M. Layne, Joel Parker, Darien S. Loiselle, Daniel F. Knox, Gordon Carey, William D. Brandt, Craig Russillo, David Axelrod, Mark LeCoq, John M. Berman, Robert J. McGaughey, Erick Haynie, Jason Hirshon, Cally Korach, Jeff Kleinman, Jeff Hanson, Frank Lagesen, Jason Pistacchio, Tom Murphy, Nick Hendersen, Robert L. Carey, Maryann Yelnosky, Jeff Edelson.

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Investment Brokers
  • Real Estate
  • Retailers
  • Transportation
Office Location for O. Meredith Wilson, Jr.

202 NW 20th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209

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Last Updated: 11/28/2018

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