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CHUCK CORRIGAN BIOGRAPHY


EMPLOYMENT:

2007 to present: Law Office of Charles E. Corrigan, P.C.; Corrigan ADR. Mediation and arbitration services.

1985 – 2007: Ramis Crew Corrigan, LLP (and predecessor partnerships). Associate, 1985-88; partner, 1988 – 2007. Chair, Litigation Department. Civil litigation and appeals in state and federal court, representing individuals, businesses and local governments.

1984 – 1985: Office of Multnomah County Commissioner Caroline Miller. Chief of staff.

1981 – 1984: Metropolitan Public Defenders Office, Portland, Or. Represented defendants charged with serious felonies, including murder.

1976 – 1981: Directing Attorney, Evergreen Legal Services, Walla Walla and Vancouver offices. Individual and class action litigation on behalf of low income clients in state and federal court.

1972-1973: Multnomah County (OR) Legal Aid Service. Paralegal (VISTA volunteer). Law student summer intern 1974, 1975.

1970-1972: United States Navy. USS Reeves (DLG 24); Naval Guided Missile School (did not complete). Lieutenant (junior grade) when honorably discharged as a Conscientious Objector.


EDUCATION:

B.S. in Economics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 1970.

J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 1976.

 
ATTORNEY RATING SERVICES:

Martindale-Hubbell, AV ( highest rating available for legal ability and ethical practice)

2011 Oregon Super Lawyers, Alternative Dispute Resolution


JUDICIAL SERVICE:

Judge Pro Tem, Multnomah County Circuit Court

 
APPROVED MEDIATOR FOR:

Oregon Patient Safety Commission’s Early Discussion and Resolution Program

Arbitration Service of Portland

U.S. District Court Volunteer Mediator Program

Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program

Multnomah County Court Mediation Program

 
APPROVED ARBITRATOR FOR:

American Arbitration Association

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (Finra)

Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington County Circuit Courts

Arbitration Service of Portland

 
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS:

Presenter, ADR 2010: A New Perspective, Oregon State Bar, 2010

Presenter, Mediation and Arbitration in Oregon, Learn from the Experts, Oregon Law Institute, October, 2007

Presenter, Not Just the Basics : Excelling at Mediation and Arbitration, Oregon State Bar, December, 2006

Presenter, Fundamentals of Arbitration in Oregon, Oregon State Bar, 2006

Presenter, The Seminar Group, Eminent Domain seminars, 1999 to 2010. Topics included: Trying an Eminent Domain Case; Inverse Condemnation; Ballot Measure 39-Attorney Fee Issues; Evidentiary Issues in Condemnation Cases

Author, Damages, Oregon State Bar CLE, Chapter 28, Land Sale Contracts

Author, Oregon State Bar Litigation Journal, two-part article, “What Does it Take for a Taking in Oregon?” 


MEMBERSHIPS:

Oregon State Bar Association

United States District Count, District of Oregon

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, and Clark County Bar Associations

PAST MEMBERSHIPS:

Washington State Bar Association

United States District Court, Eastern District of Washington

United States District Court, Western District of Washington

Multnomah County Bar Association, Chair, Judicial Screening Committee

Multnomah County Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Executive Committee


COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Pro bono representation of Family Abuse Prevention Act petitioners in contested restraining order hearings

Pro bono counsel, Transition Projects, Inc.

2008-2012 : Volunteer, SMART (Start Making a Reader Today)

2008-2009: Volunteer, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)


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