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Michael J. Scott

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Mike has acted as a neutral in over 2400 alternative dispute resolution matters throughout the Western United States. Each of these matters typically involves somewhere between six to 20 different counsel, parties and insurers. He is the managing partner of the Scott Hookland LLP which is located in the Portland, Oregon suburb of Tigard.

Mike's service as a neutral has primarily related to construction/design and defect claims, insurance coverage issues, legal malpractice claims, substantial personal-injury/employer liability matters, business issues as well as damage issues arising from: condominiums, townhomes, apartments, single family residences, schools, public improvements, landslides, shopping centers, office buildings, manufacturing facilities, hospitals, hotels/motels, fractional ownerships and subdivisions.

Mike's service as a mediator or as a referee has often been under a court-issued Case Management Order.

Bar Admissions and Professional Activities and Recognitions:

  • Oregon State Bar, admitted 1983
  • Construction Law Section member (Chairperson, 1987-88)
  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee member, 1994-97
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section member
  • U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, 1984
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America for Construction Law, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in the Pacific Northwest 2016
  • Selected as Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year for Litigation-Construction 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Selected to Super Lawyers for Alternative Dispute Resolution and Construction Litigation, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Oregon Law-Related Education Program nka Classroom Law Project Member, 1985-90 Chairperson, State Board of Directors, 1988-90
  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College Alumni Association President, 1990-91
  • Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry member


Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon B.A., with high honors, 1978
Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon J.D. 1983

Community Activities:

  • Seaside Oregon Family Adventures Surfing (SOFAS), Founder and Board of Directors 2014 - , Bringing families together through surfing. Providing free/low cost "Polar Bears & Penguins" surf camps for North Coast parents and children which are offered in conjunction with the Seaside Surf Shop, Oregon Surf Adventures and the Clean-Up Set.
  • "Treasure the Beach", A SOLVE Project Oregon affiliated beach clean-up program for Seaside Oregon, Co-Founder 2006 -
  • SOLVE awards: 2007: Best First Time Project, 2013: Best Community Group in the State
  • National Small College Rugby Organization (NSCRO), Member National Advisory Board, 2012 - 2013
  • Willamette University, Salem, Oregon. Willamette Rugby Football Club, Head Coach 2007 - 2013
  • Pacific Northwest Rugby Football Union, Mens Division 2 Collegiate Coordinator, 2008 - 2013
  • Beaverton Barbarians Rugby, (U-19) Head Coach 2006 - 2009
  • Friends of Beaverton Football (High School), President 2005 - 2008
  • Beaverton Football Association, Inc. dba Beaverton Football, (Youth Football) President 1999-2004, Coach 1999-2004
  • Tualatin Valley Youth Football League, Wellnitz Sportsmanship Award Recipient 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2004, Lomardi/Montavon Division Co-President 2000-2003, THPRD Field Liason 2000-2003
  • Raleigh Hills Little League, Coach/Manager 1995-2002; T-Ball Coordinator 1998-2002
  • West Hills Soccer, Board Member 1997-98, Coach 1994-98
  • Tigard Chamber of Commerce, President 1989-90
    • Recent Publications and Presentations:

      • Presenter: Oregon and Washington Panels at 5th Annual Pacific Northwest Construction Defect Seminar (2014)
      • Mediation of Oregon Construction Disputes: Time for a Change...... or Time for a Checklist of the Who, What, Why, When, Where and How; The Seminar Group (2011)
      • Arbitration and Mediation CLE, Supplements for Chapters on Using Arbitration and Commercial Arbitration, Oregon State Bar, Co-Author (2008)
      • Construction Defect Claims, Clark County Washington Bar Association, Co-Author (2005)
      • Oregon Construction Law CLE, Chapter on Construction Liens, Oregon State Bar, Author (1989, 1993, 1997) Co-Author (2004)
      • Law for Design Professionals in Oregon, Chapt. "Mock Mediation of a Condominium Project," Lorman Business Center, Inc. (2003)
      • Construction Claims and Bankruptcy Court, Multnomah County Bar CLE, Co-Author (2002)
      • Oregon and Washington Construction Lien and Bond Law, Lorman Education Services, Co-Author (2001)

      Personal Information:

      Born Pendleton, Oregon, January 4, 1956
      Married: wife Laurie A. Scott; Two Married sons, Stephen M. Scott and wife Christine and Matthew L. Scott and wife Laura.

Our Offices in Tigard and Eugene Oregon
Tel: 503.620.4540
Fax: 503.620.4315

Mailing: P.O. Box 23414 Tigard, Oregon 97281
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