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Richard E. Alexander

  • Richard E. Alexander Arbitrator & Mediator
  • 8909 NW Rockwell Ln.
  • Portland, Oregon 97229


  • Undergraduate: B. S. Oregon State University, 1966
  • Law School: University of Oregon School of Law

Career History

Stoel Rives LLP – since 1977 – Practice now limited to serving as an arbitrator, mediator or member of a dispute review or claims review board panel.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience:

Has served as a mediator or arbitrator in approximately 400 disputes for a period of more than 25 years on a wide range of complex construction and design disputes, including highway and road projects, technology facilities, condominiums, power plants (hydroelectric, nuclear and wind) and commercial projects that ranged from major league baseball parks and power plants with amounts in dispute of more than $100,000,000 to single-family residences involving far less amounts.  He is Chair of the Disputes Review Board for a $5,000,000,000 nuclear power plant project and is listed on the Oregon Department of Transportation Claims Review Board, and the Disputes Review Boards for several projects for the Texas Department of Transportation, among others.

Professional Activities

  • Named Portland, Oregon, Construction Lawyer of the Year – Best Lawyers 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017
  • Recipient of AGC “SIR” Award – 2011
  • Selected as an Oregon “Super Lawyer,” Construction and Surety
  • Listed in “Best Lawyers in America,” construction, construction litigation and professional malpractice law
  • Listed in “International Who’s Who of Construction Lawyers”
  • Member of American College of Construction Lawyers
  • National Group Advisory Board of the “Construction Contractor” by Federal Publications, Inc.
  • Construction Industry Forum of the American Bar Association
  • Construction Industry Arbitration Panel of the American Arbitration Association
  • Associate member, American Institute of Architects
  • Associate member, Construction Specifications Institute
  • Associate member and past chair of the Legal Committee, Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. – Oregon/Columbia Chapter
  • Member, Oregon State Board of Architect Examiners

American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators,American Institute of Architects, Associated General Contractors,Construction Specifications Institute

Representative Articles, Publications, Speeches and Seminars

  • Author, “Top 10 Cutting-Edge Trends in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Avoidance,” Annual Meeting of the Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section, October, 2014
  • Co-editor, The original book and all editions including the 2011 Supplement of Oregon State Bar CLE Book on Construction Law
  • “Construction, Is Integrated Project Delivery the Solution,” Daily Journal of Commerce, August, 2008
  • Author, “The Good, Bad and Ugly of Standard Form Contracts, A Designer’s Perspective,” (2002)
  • Chapter Author, “Subcontractor’s Entitlement to Payment When Owner Fails to Make Payment,” Aspen Construction Law Handbook (1999 and 2005 update)
  • “What Every Construction Arbitrator Must Know about Issues of Contract, Formation, Interrogation and Enforcement,” American Arbitration Association Retreat (October 2001)
  • Author, “A Guide to the AlA Document B141-1997, Construction Briefings” (November, 1998)
  • Chapter Co-author, Design-Build Process – “A Guide to Licensing and Procurement
  • Requirements in 50 States and Canada” (Oregon and Nebraska Law) – Forum Committee on the Construction Industry (1997)
  • Casenote Author, “Contractual Limitation of Liability Clauses for Design Professional
  • Contracts, The Construction Contractor” (October, 1997)
  • Co-author, “Architect-Engineer Liability Under Oregon Law,” Cambridge, Institute (1994)
  • Co-author, “Construction Law Under Idaho Law,” Cambridge Institute (1994)
  • Co-author, “Oregon Construction Law,” Professional Education Systems, Inc. (1988 ed.)
  • Chapter Co-author, “Suing the Construction Lender,” Construction Litigation: Representing the Contractor, Wiley & Sons (1985)
  • Co-author, “Oregon Construction Law,” Professional Education Systems, Inc. (1983, 1984 and 1985 eds.)
  • Past Editor, Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section Newsletter

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of the State of Oregon
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Community Activities

  • Board Member, Chess for Success
  • Past Board Member of the University of Oregon Law School Deans Advisory Council
  • Past Member of the City of Portland Seismic Review Task Force
  • Past Member of the Board of Directors, Architectural Foundation of Oregon
  • Past Legal Counsel to Associated General Contractors of America – Oregon Columbia Chapter

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