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About Peter

Peter H. Koehler, Jr., is the principal of Koehler ADR, LLC, which offers arbitration and mediation services for commercial and sports-related business disputes. Peter retired in October 2014 as Vice-President, Legal, for NIKE, Inc., where he managed the global Legal Department and advised the business. Prior to NIKE, Peter was a partner with Tonkon Torp LLP, Portland Oregon, including serving as the Managing Partner from 1997–2002. Peter attended Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, receiving a J.D, in 1982, and graduated with Distinction from Stanford University in 1978. He has served on a number of non-profit boards, leading many of them, including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (President 2015-2018), Classroom Law Project (President 2016-2018), Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (past President), the Volunteer Lawyers Project (past President), Artists Repertory Theatre (past President), and the Multnomah County Legal Services for the Poor Committee (past President). He also serves as a Trustee of the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation in Portland, Oregon.

Peter and his wife Noel Hanlon, a poet, live in north Marion County on a working farm.