My practice is limited to the mediation and arbitration of civil cases. Duden Mediation is independent of the Williams Kastner law firm, where I am a retired member.
For more than 40 years, I represented plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation. Since the 1980's, I have assisted lawyers and their clients in the mediation and arbitration of civil claims. My law practice emphasized claims of professional, product, medical, drug and medical device liability, and insurance coverage issues. I have mediated cases involving all aspects of civil liability, including professional, product, business, insurance, employment and environmental issues.
University of Oregon, LL.B, 1966 University of Oregon, BS, 1963
American College of Trial Lawyers American Board of Trial Advocates Best Lawyers in America: medical malpractice and products liability Oregon State Bar Association: Multnomah County Bar Association - Medical-Legal Committee Oregon Mediation Association
RECENT MEDIATIONS INCLUDE:
Action against health insurer for failure to authorize MRI resulting in paraplegia
Power line trespass claim pending for ten years and twice appealed
Exploding lawn tractor wrongful death claim
Medical negligence allegations of failure to diagnose heart attack resulting in death of 41 year old married father of five.
Medical negligence and fraud allegations against doctor and hospital of unnecessary and not performed surgeries
Medical negligence and negligent credentialing by hospital allegedly resulting in plaintiff's paraplegia
Legal malpractice and excessive fee claim arising out of probate related matters
Motorcyclist alleging brain injuries caused by parties obstructing sight line of motorists
Medical negligence alleging injuries and death from failure to diagnose breast cancer
Fertilizer plant seeking environmental remediation costs from insurer
Significant brain injury to child from infection allegedly due to medical negligence following delivery
Wrongful birth of Down Syndrome child for failure to report test results to mother