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HON. LYLE VELURE
University of Oregon School of Law, JD, 1966
University of Oregon, BS (Economics), 1963
- Mediator/Arbitrator for:
Judicial / Legal Experience:
Private practice of law: 1966 – 1993, Medford and Eugene
Panel Member, United States Arbitration and Mediation: 1989 - 1993
Circuit Court Judge (Lane County): 1994 - 2007 (Senior Judge Status, July 2007)
Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Oregon School of Law: 2004 - 2005 (Developed and taught a course on Insurance and Commercial Mediation)
Admitted to practice Oregon, US District of Oregon and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Council on Court Procedures (1978-1981); Oregon State Bar House of Delegates, 1996-1999; Oregon State Bar Task Force on Advertising. Service on Bar Committees: Practice and Procedure; Workers Compensation; Joint Committee with the Medical Profession; Federal Practice and Procedure (Chair). Editorial Board of the Litigation Journal (1999-2003); Lane County Bar Legal-Medical Committee; Lane County Federal Court Committee (Chair, 1988). Awarded the 1997 OSB President’s Membership Service Award for outstanding volunteer law-related services to the public. Named by Lawdragon Magazine as one of 500 Leading Judges in America in 2006. In 2008, Judge Velure was a visiting professor, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies.
Former school board member; Oregon State Public Employee Relations Board (1973-1975); State of Oregon Criminal Justice Council (1992-1993, Chair); volunteer assistant football coach (Sheldon High School 1986-1989), and Kidsports Football Coach (1983-1985).
Professional presentations have been made to various insurance, commercial, judicial and bar groups in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Toronto, and New York. Articles have been published in both state and national journals.
ADR Background: (Notable Mediations)
Sex abuse cases and bankruptcy reorganization plan involving the Archdiocese of Portland; sex abuse cases involving other churches and organizations; construction defect cases involving several developments such as Trendwest, Southshore, The Capes, several condominium projects throughout Oregon and residential mold cases; the Springfield Rock Quarry case (commercial reorganization case), intellectual property cases, employment cases involving both the public and private sector, numerous tort and medical malpractice cases, the Hyundai semiconductor plant (construction case), and the breast implant litigation in Oregon.