Michael Dwyer was the 2017 Lawyer of the Year for Family Law Mediation in Portland by Best Lawyers of America.  He was previously named the 2015 Lawyer of the Year.

Michael has been consistently recognized for his work in mediation and conflict resolution. He has been listed in Best Lawyers of America for Family Law Mediation since 2009 and in Oregon SuperLawyers for Alternative Dispute Resolution since 2007.

Michael also has a long, distinguished career as a trial lawyer. He has litigated or reached successful settlement in hundreds of litigated cases. He has long been an AV Preeminent rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest lawyer rating given to a lawyer by his peers for skill and ethics.

He frequently speaks, trains and educates other lawyers, law students, mediators, and the public in the areas of conflict resolution and collaborative problem-solving, mediation and negotiation, and communication skills.

Michael served as the 2008-09 President of the Multnomah Bar Association.

Michael attended Notre Dame and graduated magna cum laude from UCLA in 1974. He obtained his law degree in 1977 from Loyola of Los Angeles Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review.


Leading a conflict resolution workshop at Maitripa College