Mick Seidl

November 26, 1957 in Medford, Wisconsin.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
B.A. in Journalism and Political Science, With Honors, 1979

Willamette University
College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1983

Bar Memberships

  • Oregon State Bar 1983
  • Washington State Bar 1984
  • U.S. District Court — Oregon, Western Washington, Eastern Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
  • American Bar Association
  • Multnomah Bar Association

Law Firm Affiliations

  • Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
  • Seidl & Rizzo LLP
  • Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP
  • Seidl Law Office, PC

Professional Distinctions

  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Rating
  • Super Lawyers of Oregon: Commercial Litigation

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Mick Seidl:
In His Own Words

I was born and raised in a small rural town in the Midwest. Bowling, ice fishing, and cheering the Green Bay Packers were the favorite pastimes. My father was the local judge, so I got an early start in the law.

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1979, I married a high school classmate and we migrated West to Salem, Oregon. I attended law school at Willamette University, College of Law. As a new admittee to the Oregon State Bar in 1983, I began my career with a large litigation firm in Portland. I became a partner in Bullivant Houser Bailey PC in 1989.

My formative years in litigation at the Bullivant firm were exciting and inspiring. I learned the craft of litigation from several excellent and highly respected trial lawyers. I was fortunate to be trained during a time when young lawyers could still gain significant courtroom experience.

By the mid 1990’s, I had a growing desire to own my own law firm. I wanted to expand my practice to include representation of plaintiffs as well as defendants. I began the endeavor in 1995, first with the firm Seidl & Rizzo LLP, and later Seidl Law Office, PC.

By 2007, my practice had grown to a point that I needed more staff and administrative support. I joined a medium-size firm in Portland, Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP. I welcomed the additional support and my professional association with that firm for several years.

In 2009, I made the decision to enter the mediation and arbitration field. In order to ensure the independence required for a successful ADR practice, I withdrew from Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP and re-started Seidl Law Office, PC in July 2009.

I enjoy running, hiking, fishing and camping. And true to my roots, I remain an avid Green Bay Packer fan. My bowling game and ice fishing prowess, however, have grown rusty in Oregon.