Erin Ruff


Erin brings her deep career in conflict management to her role at In-Accord. She is passionate about effective interest-based problem solving. Her other work has included government-connected resolution efforts where she mediated workplace conflicts, resolved court-referred cases, handled community based disputes, and healed parent-teen relationships. She has facilitated victim offender dialogue and served as a neutral to settle foreclosure interventions. Across her career, she has taught and mentored aspiring mediators.

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. She has taught mediation as an adjunct professor at Marylhurst and Portland State Universities, and as a guest lecturer at 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.

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