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Who is Clarity Law

Mediator and Attorney, Patrick G. Ward

I am a Mediator and Attorney committed to helping families in crisis and conflict find emotionally healthy and peaceful resolutions. 


  • Current Owner and Founder, Clarity Law LLC
  • Former Senior Assistant Attorney General, Oregon Department of Justice
  • Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 2002
  • University of Portland, Bachelor of Arts


I am committed to ongoing education and training to achieve the highest level of competence as a Mediator and Collaborative Attorney. 

  • Eleven Years of experience and consistent training addressing childhood and family trauma in the court system
  • Co-Parenting Specialist Certification, Mosten-Guthrie Academy
  • Domestic Relations Custody and Parenting Mediation Training, Multnomah County
  • Family Mediation Training, Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County
  • Divorce and Family Mediation Training, Mosten-Guthrie Academy
  • Advanced Family Mediation Training, Mosten Guthrie Academy
  • Conflict Coaching Training, Hillsboro, Hillsboro Mediation Program
  • Facilitation Training, Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center
  • Advanced Mediation Training, Tsipora Dimant, Dimant Resolutions
  • Basic Mediation Training, Tsipora Dimant, Portland Community College
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Training


  • Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Oregon Mediation Association, Standards and Practices Committee
  • Oregon Association of Collaborative Professionals, Board Treasurer
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Clackamas Collaborative Divorce
  • American Bar Association
  • Oregon State Bar


  • Portland Rescue Mission, Shepherd's Door and The Harbor, Volunteer Mediator
  • Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center, Volunteer Mediator
  • Multnomah County Small Claims Program, Volunteer Mediator

Prior to starting a peaceful resolution practice, I litigated hundreds of cases involving parental custodial rights. I witnessed the trauma that children and parents suffered during and after litigation. I am now committed to helping families resolve conflict and minimize emotional trauma.

I am committed to ongoing education in the fields of Mediation and Collaborative Divorce. I spend hundreds of hours a year as an active participant in ongoing trainings and practice groups to ensure ongoing best practices to help find streamlined resolutions for clients and families.

I am the proud father of a daughter and the proud husband of his wife of 27 years. When not helping his clients, I enjoy time with my family, trail running, skiing, or bouldering.


Clarity Law LLC is committed to answering your questions about family law issues in Portland and Northwest Oregon.

Call, email, or use the website to schedule a half-hour consultation with Clarity Law LLC today.