|Address:||215 SW Washington St Ste #200, Portland, OR 97204|
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Jill E. Brittle
I highly recommend Michael Dwyer as an attorney, mediator, and peaceful problem solver. He has over 25 years of experience as an attorney, which gives him a solid foundation of legal knowledge to assist clients in either his role as advocate of neutral mediator. In addition, his mediation approach is one of thoughtful, interest-based negotiation instead of traditional adversarial positioning. He helps clients reach lasting resolutions in a respectful manner. He is widely respected among other Portland family law lawyers - many of us refer our most difficult cases to him for mediation. His work in the Collaborative Divorce field also separates him from most of the other lawyers in Portland, and demonstrates his openness to alternatives to adversarial court system.
As a client of Michael’s, I was impressed with his background and training in conflict resolution. His focus was first on the best interests of our child, not solely on the interests of either parent. It was a relief to work with someone that truly had compassion and actively listened to me and my concerns and questions about family law issues. In addition, Michael was able to connect me with professionals in the field that provided valuable consultation. The Portland metro area is fortunate to have Michael Dwyer. It is not surprising that he was named “Lawyer of the Year” for Family Law Mediation in 2015 and 2017. Well earned and deserved! I would recommend Michael without any hesitation or reservation to a colleague or friend.
I know Michael as a fellow mediator and Collaborative attorney and have had several cases of both types with him. He is an amazing lawyer but more importantly a grounded, wise, caring person who is able to connect on a human level with folks stuck in the thicket of family conflict. For years, Michael has been a leader in the small but growing Portland community of peaceful divorce practitioners, leading us in group study and practice and arranging for nationally acclaimed teachers to train us to improve our skills to better serve the families we work with. If I had a family member or dear friend in need of conflict resolution, Michael Dwyer is at the top of my list I would share with them.
Michael came highly recommended to my former spouse and myself as we were going through our divorce, and with good reason. Having him as our Mediator was the best decision we could have made. Michael is extremely knowledgeable, professional and, most of all, caring. He helped us to focus on what mattered most, and led us to an amicable and fair result that we were both pleased with. I have no doubt that the positive co-parenting relationship that my former spouse and I share today is a direct result of Michael’s guidance. I would refer anyone I care about to Michael without hesitation.
Michael Dwyer is a patient, reliable, warm-hearted attorney and meditator. His expertise in the law has grown into an expertise in thoughtful, caring conflict resolution. He is careful, methodical and decisive on one hand, and, on the other, a good listener who who helps his clients find creative resolutions to difficult problems. Michael has a natural charm that is infectious. It’s no surprise that he is so well respected as both a practitioner and teacher in the collaborative and mediation community.
I can highly recommend Michael Dwyer as a very skilled and caring collaborative divorce attorney and mediator. I have heard only very positive feedback from the clients I have referred to Mr. Dwyer to handle their divorce. He is well respected in the community and other professionals seek him out for mediation training. Not only is he a highly skilled and experienced attorney, he also brings caring and compassion to his work with people navigating the difficult transition of divorce.
I have worked with Michael Dwyer for many years in his role as mediator and attorney. He is competent, efficient, and approaches each family with care and concern. His longstanding commitment to helping families resolve their divorce without undo conflict comes through in every phase of his work. He is honest and emphatic, and listens intently to understand the positions of the parties and then works hard to resolve the issues.
I use Micheal Dwyer as a mediator and am always impressed. He is able to use a wealth of family law experience to bring a reasonable solution to very difficult matters. One thing that sets him apart is that he often finds a way to do it where both sides of the table truly buy in, and understand that the compromises they are making are best for their family. He is very effective, and I highly recommend his mediation services.
Michael is an outstanding mediator and lawyer. I have nothing but the highest praise for his ethics, compassion, and guidance through extremely difficult circumstances. Michael is a man of his word, striving at all times to advocate not only for his clients, but for their children as well. Not only is Michael an excellent attorney; moreover, he is an exemplary human being. Portland is lucky to have him.
Michael Dwyer is a skilled and experienced mediator and collaborative attorney. Michael brings his own valuable insight and compassionate to his cases. His multidimensional vision allows him to assist his clients create solutions specifically designed to meet their individual and family needs. Michael is a valuable resource for anyone wishing to resolve their case in a respectful and fair process.
Michael is a fantastic lawyer and mediator. After working with Michael in a few mediations and as an opposing counsel in a family law matter, I can say with confidence that he is a true asset to the family law and mediation communities in the Portland metro area. He brings a wealth of knowledge to every case and is focused on helping his clients reach durable, non-adversarial resolutions.
Michael is the go-to mediator for my family law clients. He is thoughtful, sensitive, thorough, and everyone I have referred to him has positive things to say. Michael is good with everyone and has a creative approach to the mediation process which helps everyone feel heard and acknowledged. Being a good mediator is more art than science, but Michael is both an artist and a scientist.
I went to Michael Dwyer to mediate my divorce. He kept inaccurate notes with inaccurate figures. He was clearly biased to the other party. He also fancied himself a therapist as he said I "shut down emotionally." It was clear as he was moving back and forth from room to room he was on an hourly scale. The experience was a waste of my time and money.
I have hired Michael to mediate a number of my family law cases because he consistently finds appropriate and equitable resolutions to complicated and seemingly intractable legal issues. Michael is well regarded and recognized by the legal community as being a leader among his peers for alternative dispute resolution in the Northwest.
Michael combines sensitivity to the difficult emotions clients bring to mediation with an ability to create forward movement toward reaching resolutions. He has my utmost respect and trust, and clients I have referred to him have reached the same opinion. I would give more than five stars if allowed.
Michael is a terrific mediator and listener. I have had a pleasure of working with Michael over the past decade and I have tremendous respect for his work and thinking. Wonderful person to work with!