I am O. Meredith “Met” Wilson Jr., the principal and proprietor of Wilson Dispute Resolution in Portland. As a mediator, I do not decide anything. My role is to facilitate discussions between the two parties in an effort to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution to the dispute. I can offer an opinion if one is requested, but the outcome rests completely with the parties involved and their legal counsel.
Mediation is a voluntary process. By participating in mediation, both parties commit to participate fully and negotiate in good faith. However, either party or the mediator may suspend or terminate the mediation after it is started.
The mediation process is nonbinding. If a settlement cannot be reached, the parties leave mediation and can continue negotiations or prepare for trial.
My Commitment To Participants
I subscribe to the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators developed jointly by the American Arbitration Association, the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution and the Association for Conflict Resolution. Among other things, this assures participants that I will:
- Remain impartial
- Provide the participants the sole right to determine the outcome
- Disclose matters that may affect whether the parties think I have a bias
- Maintain confidentiality of all information that is shared during the mediation process
Contact Wilson Dispute Resolution
If you are an attorney who has used mediation or arbitration effectively in the past, you already know the key characteristics of a strong mediator: integrity, intelligence, a commitment to preparation and effective communication. I strive to bring these attributes to every case in which I participate.
My 40 years of legal experience across a wide array of commercial and business issues often proves useful. I welcome the opportunity to review your legal matter and recommend the best course of action. Contact me to schedule an appointment.
I work with clients in Greater Portland and throughout Oregon and the Washington.