Maren L. Calvert

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As a commercial litigator, I have litigated, mediated, and arbitrated real estate matters, complex business transactions, and health care disputes.  I have worked for and negotiated with the federal government in legislative affairs, administrative law, fiscal law, and regulatory compliance.  I like to solve difficult problems and with such a diverse background, I tend look for unique intersections between seemingly divergent disciplines to identify uncommon and enduring solutions.  Civil Collaborative Law adopts a similar perspective, empowering business leaders to carefully analyze, creatively approach, and thoughtfully resolve business disputes.   If the business relationship must survive the dispute, Civil Collaborative Law is often the most effective approach.

Using collaborative law principles, I also work with businesses and government to actively listen, reframe questions, and collaboratively develop public policy, through a process called Collaborative Governance.


Admitted to practice in Washington (2018), Hawai`i (2002), and California (2001).  Oregon bar application pending. 

Civil Collaborative law training (2018).  Georgetown University, Certificate in Legislative Affairs (2012).  American Council on Exercise, Behavioral Change Specialty Certificate (2016)