Nationwide Dispute Resolution & Avoidance: Startups, Small Business, Creatives, Professionals

Nationwide services:

Adam Wilson — (207) 699-9957 —

Adam Wilson is a Stanford lawyer who provides dispute-related services to startups, small businesses, creatives, and other professionals nationwide:

  1. Dispute Avoidance Training;
  2. Coaching / Mentoring for Dispute Prevention & Resolution; and
  3. Mediation / Serving as a neutral mediator.

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I use technology to provide affordable rates and nationwide access.  Click here for fees and logistics.

The goal:  Keep you on track — keep your time and money focused on your business — by:

  1. Taking steps to avoid disputes; and
  2. If a dispute/lawsuit does occur, taking steps to end it well.

My experience helps in 4 ways:

  1. Pre-dispute training — to avoid/prevent;
  2. Pre-dispute coaching/mentoring — to mitigate/reduce;
  3. During-dispute coaching/mentoring — to resolve; and
  4. During dispute mediation — when a mediator is needed.


My experience:

  • trained hundreds of employees in avoiding disputes, issues, and exposure;
  • trained and mentored management and executives;
  • mediator for about 200 small commercial and financial disputes and lawsuits to date;
  • selected to court mediation rosters here in Portland;
  • a high-end litigator for almost a decade at top-tier law firms in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco;
  • prepared business litigation nationwide for mediation, arbitration, trials, and appeals — antitrust, intellectual property, and multi-party complex commercial litigation;
  • clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, handling all types of business litigation coming before a federal appellate judge.

My legal, negotiation, dispute prevention, mediation, and mentoring experience has included:

  • business persons, lawyers, and creatives;
  • startups, growing small businesses, and large corporations;
  • industries and spaces including high tech, software, memory chips, manufacturing, agriculture, human resources, and sales forces.

I’m also a creative who is an entrepreneur myself:

  • one of my small businesses is as a commercially successful visual artist;
  • I create and sell works in markets such as New York, Los Angeles, and London;
  • I conduct business with a variety of art world companies and corporate collectors of various sizes;
  • My creative work involves contract, licensing, intellectual property, and other startup-related issues.


J.D., Stanford Law School, 1999.  Moot Court, Stanford Law Review.

B.A., Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1994.

  • The service is dispute prevention training, coaching, and/or neutral resolution (mediation)
  • I do not represent parties as a lawyer;
  • Neither the service nor this site provides legal advice;
  • As such, no attorney-client relationship forms.

Adam Wilson — (207) 699-9957 — — Art Museum District — 180 High Street #14 — Portland Maine 04101

One block from the Westin Harborview Hotel; two blocks the Portland Art Museum.


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