My neutral practice is informed from my experience as a litigator and a businesswoman.  My practice is based on the principles of integrity, thoughtful evaluation, and curiosity about the nature of the dispute to discover unique ways to approach a situation. I use techniques and tools that are innate and learned through my direct mediation experience and advanced study. 

In 2008, I began an intense study of mediation principles, techniques, and practices and then began mediating disputes. My studies never cease. I continually challenge myself to learn and expand my skill set.

After decades of bringing parties through a settlement conference, or a mediation focused exclusively on driving a settlement, often at the personal cost of a party's business or personal dignity, I realized that we all deserve a better process. Parties and their attorneys deserve a process that respects different viewpoints and individual goals, recognizes that a path forward involves difficult decisions and compromises, and values the intelligence and skills of attorneys, the parties and their representatives. That is the cornerstone of my mediation practice.

 

AMATO MEDIATION
503.789.3262 
lisa@amatomediation.com