James L. Knoll

is a Lawyer in Portland, OR

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Areas of Law


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Contact Information

Currently Employed At 1500 S.W. Taylor St.
Portland, OR 97205-1819

Overall Peer Rating

5 out of 5

  • Meets Very High Criteria of General Ethical Standards
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Experience & Credentials

Admission Details1967, Illinois; 1971, Oregon; 1984, Washington; 1993, Alaska
EducationBrown University, A.B.; University of Chicago, J.D.
Additional Bio Details<b>Earning A Reputation Built On Experience</i></b> <p>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 currently a member of the AAA Roster of Commercial Arbitrators Panel; also he is listed in Best Lawyers under Alternative Dispute Resolution. <p>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. <p><b>An Active Participant In His Community</i></b> <p>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, and state courts in Illinois and Alaska. 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. <p>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. <p><b>Contributing to the Legal Profession</i></b> <p>Professionally, Jim is active in numerous professional organizations, including: <p>·Member American Bar Association <p>·Member Oregon and Washington State Bars <p>·Member ABA Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution <p>·Member of the Board of the Oregon State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section <p>·Member ABA/TIPS Fidelity and Surety Committee <p>·Former Chair ADR Committee of the ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section <p>·Former Chair ABA/TIPS Communications Committee <p>·Former Chair ABA/TIPS Commercial Torts Committee

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