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Brian B. Egan

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PO Box 1673
(408 SW Monroe #L-130)
Corvallis, OR 97339-1673
USA
(541) 740-0540
Fax: (541) 243-8932

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Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Disputes are uncomfortable — very often painful — and will consume your energy voraciously. As a skillful and experienced mediator, Brian can help you come to an acceptable solution efficiently, cost-effectively, and as comfortably as possible. He will help you discuss and resolve your divorce, parenting plans, business/partnership dissolution, business-consumer, and neighborhood disputes in a patient yet practical manner. He will partner with your attorney(s) to ensure that the solutions are legally acceptable and can be submitted to the courts, at lower cost to you than using the attorney(s) alone.

Professional Background

During 26 years with Hewlett-Packard, Brian managed engineering groups for over two decades, also working as an organization development consultant and facilitator. This experience provided extensive insight into how people work together to solve problems; it helped Brian refine both his interpersonal facilitation skills and his problem-solving processes.

Since 1999, Brian has owned and operated Clarity, a consulting practice specializing in organizational change, facilitation, training, and conflict resolution.

Brian is a proud seven-year Vietnam-era veteran of the US Air Force.

Experience

Brian has mediated over 700 cases since 2001. In addition to his professional practice, he is a volunteer mediator with Neighbor-to-Neighbor Mediation Service and is a former member of their board. Brian was 2016 President of the Oregon Mediation Association, and is in his seventh year of Board service.

Degrees

M.S. Organization Development, Pepperdine University, 1999; BS Computer Engineering, San Jose State University, 1987; AS Electronics Technology, Arapaho Community College, 1976.

Certified Professional FacilitatorTM (CPF).

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
March 2001    Community Outreach / Prof. Sam Keltner    Basic Mediation (32 hours)
Mar 2001    Community Outreach / Prof. Sam Keltner    Small Claims Mediation (8 hours)
Jun 2001    Community Outreach    Mediation observation and critique (2.0 hours)
Jul 2001    Community Outreach    In-service training (2.0 hours)
Aug 2001    Community Outreach    Mediation observation and critique (3.0 hours)
Dec 2001    Community Outreach    In-service training (1.0 hours)
Mar 2002    Community Outreach     In-service training (2.0 hours)
Jun 2002    Community Outreach     In-service training (2.0 hours)
Oct 2003    Linn-Benton Mediation Services    In-service training (2.0 hours)
Dec 2003    Linn-Benton Mediation Services    In-service training (2.0 hours)
Feb 2006    University of Oregon Law School    Seminar:
Apr 2006    Linn-Benton Mediation Services    In-service training (1.0 hours)
May 2008    Linn-Benton Mediation Services    Resolving Conflicts in Meetings (25 hours)
Feb 2009    Linn-Benton Mediation Services    In-service training (2.0 hours)
May 2009    Linn-Benton Mediation Services / Dr. Sam Imperiati    In-service training (1.5 hours)
Aug 2009    Linn-Benton Mediation Services    In-service training (2.5 hours)
Sep 2009    Dr. Jim Melamed    Mediating Divorce Agreement (40 hours)
Oct 2009    Linn-Benton Mediation Services    In-service training (2.0 hours)
Oct 2009    ASTD/Oregon Mediation Assn    Workplace Mediation SIG (1.5 hours)
Nov 2009    Linn-Benton Mediation Services    Divorce mediation observation/critique (1.5 hours)
Nov 2009    Oregon Mediation Assn.    OMA Conference sessions (16 hours)
Nov 2010    Oregon Mediation Assn.    OMA Conference sessions (16 hours)
Nov 2011    Oregon Mediation Assn.    OMA Conference sessions (16 hours)
Jul 2012    Collins Institute    Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program (24 hours)
Nov 2012    Oregon Mediation Assn    OMA Conference sessions (16 hours)
Aug 2013    Mediation Case Manager    Foreclosure Avoidance Program refresher (16 hours)
Nov 2013    Oregon Mediation Assn    OMA Conference sessions (16 hours)
Nov 2014    Oregon Mediation Assn    OMA Conference sessions (16 hours)
Jan 2015    Marion County Bar Assn    High Conflict Symposium (8 hours)
Jun 2015    Oregon Mediation Assn    Mindfulness
Nov 2015    Oregon Mediation Assn    OMA Conference sessions (16 hours)
April 2016    Oregon Mediation Assn    Implicit Bias
Nov 2016    Oregon Mediation Assn    OMA Conference sessions (16 hours)

Approach

As a non-attorney mediator, Brian's primary focus is in getting past the placing of blame so that both parties can concentrate on creating a solution. This often involves getting the parties to truly listen to each other, then trying to get them to understand each others' true interests. Brian is very skilled at knowing when things are being withheld and when miscommunication has occurred.

From a process standpoint, he will get all issues on the table, and then will subdivide big problems into smaller, easier-to-solve ones. Brian's engineering background is well balanced by his empathy and people skills, so results and feelings are both considered.

Fees

Fees are based on the type of case, and can be adjusted depending on the circumstances of the parties:
  • Family and/or divorce: $175 per hour.
  • Business disputes and/or partnership dissolution: $200 per hour.
  • Small Claims: Neighborhood, person-to-person, landlord-tenant, and other cases that might otherwise be taken to Small Claims Court: $75 for up to two hours, $50 per hour thereafter. (Less expensive than court.)
  • Facilitation: $175 per hour.

Other Information

Diversity: Brian has lived in both England and Germany, and is the proud parent of a gay son. He understands that there are many ways to view the world and the people in it, and will help willing people to come to peaceful solutions regardless of their circumstances.

Facilitation: As a trained and experienced facilitator, Brian can help you plan and accomplish your event's or meeting's objectives. He is skilled at leading brainstorming, idea generation, and teambuilding during strategic planning and organization-change efforts. Brian holds a Certified Professional FacilitatorTM (CPF) credential from the International Association of Facilitators.

Training: Brian teaches a variety of classes on people-related workplace topics, including Managing Conflicts in Meetings (2 days), Project Management (5 days), and Management and Supervision (4 days).

Foreclosure Mediation:Brian facilitates foreclosure cases through the Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Program.

Arbitration: Brian is a securities arbitrator with FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). He can arbitrate other cases — rather than mediate them — with prior, fully informed agreement of the parties.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Art
  • Autism
  • Automotive
  • Business (55 facilitated)
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education (100 facilitated)
  • Elder
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • LGBT
  • Marital Mediation
  • Maritime
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Patent
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Police
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Special Education
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Trust Management
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Staff Developer

References available upon request.

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