Professional Details

James C. Melamed, J.D.
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PO Box 4157
Sunriver, OR 97707
541 345 1629


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Jim emphasizes maximized problem-solving and use of the Internet. Jim has been providing mediation services and training since 1983.

Professional Background

Jim Melamed founded The Mediation Center in Eugene in 1983 and is co-founder of Jim served as Executive Director of the Academy of Family Mediators from 1987-93 and is past-Chair of the Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission.


Jim Melamed offers family and organizational mediation services in the western United States. Jim has been mediating since 1983 and has completed nearly 2,000 disputes.


Jim holds a B.A. with honors from Stanford University in Psychology (1978) and a J.D. (law) degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1982.


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1988    John Haynes, Lois Gold, Joan Kelly, Steve Erickson, others    40-hour training
1989    Robert D. Benjamin    40 hour divorce mediation training
2003    Peter Robinson - Randy Lowry    40 hour civil mediation course
2003    Randy Lowry    Get Busy, Get Paid in Irvine, CA


Jim believes in "maximized mediation" wherein participants are assisted to reach agreements that seek to maximally satisfy their respective interests, in contrast to "barely sufficient agreements."


Jim charges $250/hr for his professional services.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Business (40 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (140 mediated)
  • Divorce (all issues) (1,300 mediated)
  • Education
  • Intellectual Property (10 mediated)
  • Land Use (20 mediated)
  • Online Mediation (40 mediated)
  • Organizational (200 mediated)
  • Partnership (60 mediated)
  • Probate (40 mediated)
  • Special Education (20 mediated)
  • Sports
  • Technology (20 mediated)
  • Workplace (30 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Systems Designer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator

References available upon request.