Jim adds value to the dispute resolution process by applying his diverse experience and unique skills to help effectively resolve complex and often emotional disagreements. As a mediator, Jim is wise, creative and effective. As an arbitrator, he is objective, knowledgeable and decisive. In either role Jim is a great listener.
Jim's more than 40 years of broad experience coupled with highly-developed skills as a trial attorney, communicator, negotiator and decision-maker helped him develop a special capacity to assist in resolving complicated disputes.
Jim has a well-developed judicial temperament. He is unbiased and fair. He understands the roles of the parties, their goals and seeks to achieve a win/win solution in mediations and rational decisions in arbitrations.
A member of the Oregon, California and Washington bar associations, for more than 40 years Jim developed a stellar reputation as a pre-eminant transactional and trial attorney. Read more
A friend once described Jim as “an extraordinary businessman who is also an exceptional lawyer.” Read more
Serving as General Counsel to the California Assembly Ways and Means (Minority) Committee nearly four decades ago, Jim provided valuable counsel on the fifth largest governmental budget in the world. Read more
Recognized as a reasonable and balancing voice, Jim has served on trade association Boards of Directors, such as the American Electronics Association (Oregon) and the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). Read more
As a Counselor of Real Estate (CRE), Jim has provided intelligent, unbiased real estate guidance that achieved win/win results. Read more
Jim has developed, managed construction and operated massive real estate projects and facilities. Read more
GOVERNMENT & CIVIC LEADER
COUNSELOR OF REAL ESTATE®
B.S. in Business Management and Finance, Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management, Provo, Utah (1975)
Juris Doctor, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California (1979)
Certificated, "Mediating the Litigated Case,"Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University
Continuing Legal Education as a student and instructor in accredited practical, skills and ethics related courses totaling more than 600 hours
Best Lawyers in America
Martindale Hubbell A-V Rated
Oregon State Bar Association
Washington State Bar Association
California State Bar Association
Oregon Mediation Association
The Counselors of Real Estate
National Association of Realtors
RECOGNITION AS A LAWYER
No two successful mediations are exactly alike. But there are some common principles that, if applied, substantially increase the likelihood of success.
Serving as a mediator, Jim Zupancic utilizes the knowledge, processes and skills taught at the world renown Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. He also exemplfies principles taught by Dr. Stephen R. Covey, his former professor at the BYU Marriott School of Management, and author of the acclaimed Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. The Hon. Patricia M. Killingsworth (Atlanta, GA) has clearly articulated how attorneys can best help their clients in achieving a successful mediation in Seven Habits of Highly Effective Advocates in Mediation. Jim Zupancic believes in the STAR approach, and his experience teaches by following this approach, and the Seven Habits principles, that parties have a much higher likelihood of success in his mediations. Jim is co-author of ADR in Oregon, Chapter 19, Real Estate Disputes (Oregon State Bar, 2019 ed.)
Address: 24691 SW Cascade Vista Lane, Wilsonville, OR 97070
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONNECT WITH JIM, PLEASE EMAIL TO OR CALL HIM AT 503-638-3714 OR 503-277-9966. HE WOULD BE HAPPY TO CONSULT WITH YOU WITHOUT CHARGE ABOUT YOUR DISPUTE BY TELEPHONE OR EMAIL.
Please do not send any confidential information to Jim Zupancic before an ADR agreement is established. You will be provided with instructions by email with the ADR agreement.