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Josh practices family law, mediation, estate planning and business law with Wyse Kadish.  He has been with the firm since 1983.  Josh attended Haverford College and Stanford Law School, and has been a member of the Oregon Bar since 1980.  He is an adjunct professor at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, and has taught family law, negotiation, and mediation there regularly for over 20 years.  Since 2006, Josh has been named as one of Portland’s top mediation attorneys by the Portland Monthly and is consistently named as one ofOregon’s Super Lawyers and in 2011 was  named to the Best Lawyers in America list.  Josh has been recognized as a 2012 Five Star Professional, and was a finalist for the 2012 Daily Journal of Commerce Leadership in Law Award.


Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 30%
  2. Family: 30%
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
  4. Business: 20%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Saville W Easley

    Josh Kadish is an excellent attorney. He is a highly skilled attorney and possesses the highest ethical standards. He is also a really good guy with a sense of humor.


    Saville Easley Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lara M. Gardner

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kadish taught a course I took on mediation and arbitration. He is excellent at creating cohesive and compromising agreements between parties.


    Lara Gardner Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

621 SW Morrison Ste 1300
Portland, OR, 97205


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Oregon Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2013
Five Star Wealth ManagerFive Star Professional2012
Oregon Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2012
Oregon Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2011
Sidney Lezak Award for Excellence in ADROregon State Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)2011
Oregon Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2010
Oregon Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2009
Oregon Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2008
Oregon Super LawyerOregon Super Lawyers2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerWyse Kadish LLP1983 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Oregon State BarN/AN/A
Multnomah County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Oregon Mediation AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar Estate Planning and Administration Section newsletterFamilies, Property, Liberty and the Law: Mediation Probate Cases2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Haverford CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lewis & Clark School of LawNegotiation & MediationN/A