Sam Imperati

Sam Imperati, J.D., is the Executive Director of the Institute for Conflict Management, Inc. He has been highly effective in resolving complex disputes, managing matters where emotions run high, and training individuals and groups to help them navigate the intersection of logic and emotion.  Please see CV for details.

ADR Experience

Please see CV/BIO for details.

The below number of cases arbitrated and mediated are guestimates because I have not kept count.   The number of hours at the table are more indicative of my experience over my 29+ years of fulltime ADR practice.  Happy to discuss the specific background/experience you are looking for and I’ll tell you candidly if I’m not the best fit for the fuss!

Areas Of Practice

  • Accidents
  • Automotive
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction (all areas)
  • Contracts
  • Education
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Government
  • HOA
  • Insurance
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Natural Resources
  • Non-Profits
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology
  • Police
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate (all areas)
  • School/Education
  • Securities
  • Special Education
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Trust Management
  • Workplace





Fees and Provisos

Both hourly and day rates available.  Please inquire.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • I have taken and given ADR trainings around the country since 1992.


  • 2006 – 2021 Best Lawyers in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
  • Oregon State Bar ADR Section Lezak Award
  • Orgon Mediation association Lezak Award
  • 10/10 AVVO rating

Publications & Presentations



  • JD, University of California at Davis - King Hall School of Law 1979

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