Brian B. Egan

Clarity Mediation and Facilitation LLC

Corvallis, OR 97339-1673
USA
(541) 740-0540
Fax: (541) 243-8932

Schedule Mediation Session

Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified

*** SPECIAL SERVICE: ONLINE MEDIATION IS AVAILABLE! We conduct mediation online via Zoom. You can resolve disputes from the safety of your home, from anywhere in the world. Please contact us for details. ***

Disputes are uncomfortable — very often painful — and will consume your energy voraciously. As a skillful and experienced mediator, Brian can help you come to an acceptable solution efficiently, cost-effectively, and as comfortably as possible. He will help you discuss and resolve your divorce, parenting plans, business/partnership dissolution, business-consumer, and neighborhood disputes in a patient yet practical manner. He will partner with your attorney(s) to ensure that the solutions are legally acceptable and can be submitted to the courts, at lower cost to you than using the attorney(s) alone.

Professional Background

In 1999, Brian founded Clarity Mediation and Facilitation LLC, a consulting practice specializing in conflict resolution and facilitating organizational change events and processes.

During 26 years with Hewlett-Packard, Brian managed engineering groups for over two decades, also working as an organization development consultant and facilitator. This experience provided extensive insight into how people work together to solve problems; it helped Brian refine both his interpersonal facilitation skills and his problem-solving processes.

Brian is the proud father of a gay son, and a seven-year Vietnam-era veteran of the US Air Force.

Experience

Brian has mediated over 1300 cases since 2001. In addition to his professional practice, he is a volunteer mediator with Neighbor-to-Neighbor Mediation Service and is a former member of their board. Brian was 2016 President of the Oregon Mediation Association, serving seven years on the OMA Board; he received OMA’s Spirit of Mediation Award in 2019. He also is a securities Arbitrator for FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Degrees

M.S. Organization Development, Pepperdine University, 1999; BS Computer Engineering, San Jose State University.Certified Mediation Practitioner, Academy of Professional Family Mediators.

Certified Professional FacilitatorTM (CPF).

Training

Dates Trainer(s) Title
2001 Community Outreach / Prof. Sam Keltner Basic Mediation and Small Claims Court (46 hours)
2008 Linn-Benton Mediation Services Resolving Conflicts in Meetings – Developed and Taught (25 hours)
2009 Dr. Jim Melamed Mediating Divorce Agreement (40 hours)
2009 ASTD/Oregon Mediation Assn Workplace Mediation (1.5 hours)
2012, 2013 Collins Institute Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program (24 + 16 hours)
2015 Marion County Bar Assn High Conflict Symposium (8 hours)
2015 Oregon Mediation Assn Mindfulness
2016 Oregon Mediation Assn Implicit Bias
2017 Neighbor-to-Neighbor Mediation Parent-Teen Mediation (16 hours)
2011, 2018 Neighbor-to-Neighbor Mediation Manufactured Home Community Mediation (2+2 hours)
2019 Acadamy of Professional Family Mediators On-line Mediation (5 hours)
2020 Mediate.com Mediating Workplace, Property and Commercial Disputes Online (20 hours)
2020 Mediate.com Online Family Mediation: Mediating Divorce and Family Agreement
Ongoing (Various) Countless seminars and professional development courses.

Approach

Brian’s primary focus is in getting past the placing of blame so that both parties can concentrate on creating a solution. This often involves getting the parties to truly listen to each other, then trying to get them to understand each others’ true interests. Brian is very skilled at knowing when things are being withheld and when miscommunication has occurred.From a process standpoint, he will get all issues on the table, and then will subdivide big problems into smaller, easier-to-solve ones. Brian’s engineering background is well balanced by his empathy and people skills, so results and feelings are both considered.

As a non-attorney mediator, Brian works in synergy with the parties’ attorneys. He is skilled in recognizing when questions or issues require an attorney’s involvement, and is careful to refer the parties to their respective attorneys for personalized advice and actions.

Fees

Fees are based on the type of case, and can be adjusted depending on the circumstances of the parties:

  • Family and/or divorce: $200 per hour.
  • Business disputes and/or partnership dissolution: $225 per hour.
  • Small Claims: Neighborhood, person-to-person, landlord-tenant, and other cases that might otherwise be taken to Small Claims Court: $75 for up to two hours, $50 per hour thereafter. (Less expensive than court.)
  • Facilitation: $200 per hour.
  • Out-of-area travel: $1.00/mile or by arrangement.

Special rates apply to clients referred by the CLC-managed Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Other Information

Diversity: Brian has lived in both England and Germany, and is the proud parent of a gay son. He understands that there are many ways to view the world and the people in it, and will help willing people to come to peaceful solutions regardless of their circumstances.Facilitation: As a trained and experienced facilitator, Brian can help you plan and accomplish your event’s or meeting’s objectives. He is skilled at leading brainstorming, idea generation, and teambuilding during strategic planning and organization-change efforts. Brian holds a Certified Professional FacilitatorTM (CPF) credential from the International Association of Facilitators.

Training: Brian teaches a variety of classes on people-related workplace topics, including Managing Conflicts in Meetings (2 days), Project Management (5 days), and Management and Supervision (4 days).

Foreclosure Mediation:Brian facilitated 100 foreclosure cases through the Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Program, and is available to mediate outside of that program.

Arbitration: Since 2007, Brian has been a securities arbitrator with NYSE and then FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). He can arbitrate other cases — rather than mediate them — with prior, fully informed agreement of the parties.

Areas of Practice

  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Copyright
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use
  • Landlord – Tenant
  • LGBTQ
  • Marital Mediation
  • Maritime
  • Natural Resources
  • Non Profits
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Patent
  • Personal Injury
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Real Estate
  • School/Education
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Small Claims
  • Technology
  • Trust Management
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Strategic Planning
  • Conflict Coach
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Staff Developer

References available upon request.