About Lisa

“Be the change you wish to see in the world…

– Ghandi

Lisa Brown

Arbitrator, Mediator, Attorney

Lisa Brown Attorney, LLC
Lisa Brown Dispute Resolution
(503) 887-2436

Arbitration and Mediation
Training for Employers
Employment Advice

U.S. District Court of Oregon
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

J.D., George Washington
B.S., Northwestern University (Phi Beta Kappa)
Swarthmore College

Lisa is passionate about providing quality, cost effective legal services, with a strong focus on risk management.

Having litigated commercial and employment cases for many years, Lisa enjoys the opportunity to assist parties in resolving disputes through arbitration and mediation as a cost-effective alternative to litigation.

Lisa is a frequent speaker on alternative dispute resolution, recognizing the importance of educating litigators, in-house lawyers, business owners and transactional attorneys on the value of using arbitration agreements as a risk management tool.

Lisa works with employers to facilitate internal employment disputes before they escalate into litigation. Relying on her extensive experience litigating ADA claims, Lisa uses her knowledge to facilitate the ADA interactive process between employers and employees as well as discussions between students, teachers, and school districts in developing and implementing Section 504 plans.

Lisa also offers facilitation and mediation services for families, residents, and long-term care facilities, assisting them in developing care plans and resolving issues that arise in implementing the care plans.

Lisa has been teaching a three day Internal Investigation Certification class for several years and also investigates internal employment complaints relating to harassment, discrimination, retaliation and other employment matters.

Lisa has the highest rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell for her legal abilities and professional ethics. 

Professional Associations & Training

  • American Arbitration Association, Commercial Arbitration Panel
  • Arbitration Service of Portland
  • Washington Balance Billing Arbitration Panel
  • Oregon State Bar Fee Arbitration Panel
  • Washington State Bar Arbitrator Ethics CLE
  • American Arbitration Association Mediator
    Certification, New York
  • Oregon Court Mandated Arbitration Panels
  • AV Preeminent Peer and Judicial Review Rating Martindale-Hubbell: 30 years
  • Virginia Balanced Billing Arbitration Panel
  • HRCertification Trainer:  Internal Investigations



  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Oregon Women Lawyers
  • Oregon State Bar ADR Section
  • Past Chair Federal Bar Association ADR Section
  • Washington State Bar ADR Section

Types of disputes

  • All areas of employment (discipline, discharge, discrimination, harassment, leaves, seniority, health and welfare benefits, contract interpretation, wage and hour, noncompete)
  • Contracts and contract interpretation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Personal Injury
  • Property Issues
  • Franchises
  • Fee disputes
  • Medical Billing disputes
  • Confidentiality of Medical Records and HIPAA
  • Partnership Disputes

Industries Served:

  • Retail grocery
  • Retail jewelry
  • Public/private schools and higher education
  • Medical clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Health care Providers
  • Law firms
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Professional services
  • Long term care providers
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Property management
  • Trucking
  • Pharmacy
  • Real estate partitions
  • Probate disputes
  • Insurance disputes (health care, property, coverage)
  • Personal injury claims
  • Manufacturing
  • Franchises
  • Homecare providers
  • Hospitality

“I had learnt the true practice of law. I had learnt to find the better side of human nature and to enter men’s hearts. I realized the true function of a lawyer was to unite parties riven asunder. The lesson was so indelibly burnt into me that a large part of my time during the twenty years of my practice as a lawyer was occupied in bringing about private compromises of hundreds of cases. I lost nothing thereby –not even money, certainly not my soul.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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