Michael Dwyer has been named Lawyer of the Year 2019 for Family Mediation in Portland by Best Lawyers of America. This is the third time he has been so honored, as Michael was previously honored as Lawyer of the Year in 2017 and 2015.
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 taught family and divorce mediation in 2018 as an adjunct professor at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine College of Law.
Before specializing in mediation, he had a long career as a trial attorney – as a federal prosecutor and criminal defense attorney; as a plaintiff’s and defense lawyer in civil tort cases; and as a family lawyer.
Michael served as the 2008-09 President of the Multnomah Bar Association.