Susan Hammer

Susan Hammer is an Oregon attorney and mediator. Her association with Sidney Lezak began in 1974 when she was a summer law clerk in the U.S. Attorney’s office. Lezak became an important mentor and friend.  She is the author of  “A Tribute to Sid Lezak: Oregon’s Johnny Appleseed of Dispute Resolution” (OSB Bulletin, June 2006) and “Reflections on Sid Lezak,” the U.S. District Court of Oregon Historical Society, June 10, 2006. 

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  • Sidney I. Lezak (1924–2006)

    Sidney I. Lezak was Oregon’s longest-serving U.S. Attorney, holding the position for twenty-one years, under five presidents. He also was known as the “Godfather of Mediation” for his work in alternative dispute resolution in Oregon and served as a mentor to many. He was affable, gregarious, and motivated by a …

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