Erin Ruff


Erin brings with her a deep career in conflict management. She is passionate about effective, interest-based problem-solving. She also works with Clackamas County Resolution Services, where she mediates workplace cases, teaches and mentors volunteer mediators, and resolves small claims, community, and parent-teen cases. Additionally, she facilitates victim-offender dialogue and foreclosure interventions.

Erin began her career as a mediator in 1996 and worked for the Oregon Judicial Department as a mediator and dispute resolution policy advisor for 12 years.  She has facilitated dozens of groups, including State and County collaborative policy and rule-making groups. In addition, she teaches conflict management theory and technique to students aged 10 to 99.  Erin has also developed and delivered specialized courses for attorneys, judges, law enforcement officers, and staff members, therapists, social workers, and parents. Additionally, she was an adjunct professor at Marylhurst University and Willamette College of Law.

Erin holds a BA from Claremont McKenna College and both a JD and Certificate in Dispute Resolution from Willamette University College of Law.  She lives in West Linn with her husband and two middle school-aged children. She is a Girl Scout leader, knitter, and Portland Thorns supporter.

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