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David D. Schlachter
Crossroads Resolution Group, LLC

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2030 NE Holman St.
Portland, OR 97211
Fax: 503-841-6266


Description of Practice

My background and experience allows me to help clients address the issues which are threatening their ability to lead their organizations and businesses, while also helping individuals repair and restore relationships necessary to reach a lasting resolution. I specialize in providing assistance to churches and para-church organizations in conflict resolution. I also serve community groups and organizations.

Professional Background

• Tilly & Graves P.C - June 1979 – January 2001 - Partner, Managing Shareholder - Denver, Colorado

• Peterson Dymond Reagor LLP - February 2001 – December 2010 Partner, Of Counsel - Denver, Colorado

• Peacemaker Ministries - February 2005 – January 2012 - Vice President Billings, Montana

• Crossroads Resolution Group, LLC - January 2012 – current Principle - Portland, Oregon

Licensed attorney in Colorado & Oregon


I have served as a mediator and arbitrator since my certification in 1999 as a Certified Christian Conciliator™, serving as a Vice President for Peacemaker Ministries, directing The Institute for Christian Conciliation, from 2005 – 2012. In this role, I oversaw the delivery of mediation and arbitration services for Peacemaker Ministries handling several hundred cases. I have served as a mediator and arbitrator on many of these cases, involving a variety of complex business and organizational matters, ranging from family business disputes, intellectual property, real estate, construction, personal injury, contract, and partnership disputes.

I oversaw, and served as a team lead on conciliation teams serving churches and organizations experiencing leadership and operational disputes, handling mediation/conciliation sessions in churches, schools, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.

I am a Conciliation Panel member for the Institute for Christian Conciliation, serving as a mediator and arbitrator. (



• 1979, J.D., University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado

• 1976, B.S., Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana

Certification & Bar Admissions

• Certified Christian Conciliator™ - 1999

• 1979, State of Colorado Bar Registration #9947

• U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

• U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

• Admitted pro hac vice in Kansas, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Wyoming


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1999    Peacemaker Ministries - Institute for Christian Conciliation    Certified Christian Conciliator - 120 hrs


Simply finding a solution is not complete, if doing so occurs outside of the influence of your personal convictions and faith, or ignores the personal relationship connected to the challenge. I provide services which help businesses and organizations evaluate their existing culture of addressing changes and disagreements and resolve the presenting issues. I also help them develop long term plans to change their conflict resolution culture to one that allows individuals to transform damaged relationships into ones which use collaborative work to resolve their disputes and proactively improve their effectiveness. I provide interactive training for leadership and managers to effectively help and guide their teams to apply resolution principles and skills that allow them to transform workplace conflicts into healthy relationships and productive teams. My services assist businesses, organizations and churches which are threatened with division and loss of mission due to conflicts within the leadership of the organization or within the organizational membership.

These services are provided using a faith based model, utilizing the Rules of Procedure - The Institute for Christian Conciliation).


Fees are determined based on the complexity of the matter and the type of service requested. I provide both per diem rates as well as hourly. My goal is to provide the requested services at a cost that is affordable for the client, and sustainable for me.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Business
  • Congregational (10 facilitated)
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Cross Cultural (1 facilitated)
  • Employment
  • Faith Based (60 facilitated)
  • Intellectual Property
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational (5 facilitated)
  • Partnership
  • Trademark
  • Workplace (3 facilitated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Online Arbitrator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.