For more than ten years, Scott T. Cliff has served as a court-approved arbitrator for the Circuit Courts in Clackamas and Multnomah counties. Lawyers and parties entrusting their cases to him discover him to be dedicated to providing an ample, fair and impartial hearing as well as a well-reasoned and clearly-written decision.

As a lawyer who has represented both plaintiffs and defendants, Scott approaches each case with a balanced perspective and a desire to issue findings of fact and conclusions of law free from the bias and prejudice that can creep into the thinking of even the most well-intentioned practitioner after too many years on “one side of the tracks.”

Types of cases arbitrated as a court-appointed arbitrator include:

  • Business
  • Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Consumer
  • Breach of contract
  • Personal Injury

Dispute Resolution

"Disputes may be common, but they are not inevitable. The key to avoiding or quickly resolving disputes is having the proper mechanisms in place to manage related issues. Acting proactively before issues arise and formal dispute resolution treatments become mandatory is beneficial"

American Arbitration Association


Arbitration (n.) The process by which the parties to a dispute submit their differences to the judgment of an impartial person or group appointed by mutual consent or statutory provision.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language