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James L. Knoll has successfully mediated thousands of cases and arbitrated hundreds more. Since 1996, Jim has focused his practice exclusively on alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. Jim is a past member of the AAA Roster of Commercial Arbitrators Panel; also he is listed in Best Lawyers under Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Jim spent the first 25 years of his career as a trial lawyer, actively involved in construction cases, fidelity and surety law, insurance coverage issues, personal injury and business law. From 1990-1995, prior to his exclusive focus on mediation and arbitration, Jim was a managing partner in a firm with offices throughout the West coast. An Active Participant In His Community
Jim earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School and his Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. He is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington. He's been a board member of the Oregon Law Institute, a provider of continuing education courses in Oregon, and an Adjunct Professor at Lewis and Clark Law School. Jim lives with his family in Portland, Oregon where he is an active participant in the community.
Jim was appointed by the ABA Tort and Insurance Section as its Advisor to the Drafting Committee for the Revised Uniform Arbitration Act for the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. He is a member of the Oregon State Bar. Jim has been an Editor of the Insurance Law CLE book as well as the ADR CLE book. He also served on the Continuing Legal Education Committee, Ad Hoc Committee on the Evidence Code, Federal Practice Committee, Uniform State Laws Committee and the Pleading and Practice Committee.
Professionally, Jim is active in numerous professional organizations, including:
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