Michael L. Doss has gone into private practice, opening Mount Tabor Legal Services, 4506 S.E. Belmont, Suite A, Portland, Ore. 97215; phone: (503) 236-1603; fax: (503) 296-2410; e-mail: His areas of practice include business transactions and advice, estate planning and probate, real estate, adoption and general civil litigation.

The DuBoff Law Group announces that Abby R. Michels of the Willamette University School of Law Class of 2001, has joined the firm's litigation team. Michels has authored an article discussing jurisdiction on the World Wide Web, which is being published in the Oregon Law Journal as well as in England's Entertainment Law Review. She will focus on business litigation, intellectual property and related areas of practice.

Portland General Electric (PGE) has promoted Robin Tompkins to director, federal and regional policy/affairs. Tompkins will oversee PGE's interaction with the federal government and federal regulatory agencies, such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Tompkins has served nine years as an attorney in the company's legal department in the position of assistant general counsel and was previously a deputy district attorney for Multnomah County.

OSB member Thomas K. Rayhel has joined the VanderMay Law Firm of Salem. Rayhel is a 1997 graduate of Syracuse University College of Law. Prior to joining the firm, Rayhel retired from the U.S. Army, and worked for many years in insurance claims, including workers' compensation for SAIF Corp. and several private automobile insurance companies. He intends to develop an insurance defense practice with The VanderMay Law Firm. He will also be handling trial practice in domestic relations, tort and selected plaintiff personal injury cases.

Saalfeld, Griggs, Gorsuch, Alexander & Emerick, with offices in Salem and Bend, announces that Mark D. Shipman has become a shareholder of the firm. Shipman received his J.D. from Willamette University. His practice is primarily limited to advising businesses regarding land use and real estate matters.

Bullivant Houser Bailey announces two elections to the firm's board of directors. Dianne K. Dailey has over 19 years of complex litigation experience with an emphasis in insurance coverage involving first and third-party coverage disputes. She has extensive experience in environmental damage and construction defect claims. Dailey represents individuals and businesses dealing with environmental regulatory issues and insurers in insurance coverage matters in Oregon, Washington and California. She is a member of several professional and civic organizations, including the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel and the Oregon and Washington Bar Associations. M. Taylor Florence has over 15 years of experience litigating complex commercial and products liability claims. A significant portion of his practice is devoted to representing businesses and various industries in technology, health and safety, environmental and employment matters. In addition to serving as a new member of the board of directors, Florence is the shareholder-in-charge of the firm's Sacramento office. Florence is a member of several professional and civic organizations, including the Defense Research Institute, the American Bar Association and the California, Oregon, Colorado and Utah bar associations.

Ross M. Williamson has joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick as an associate with the firm's litigation practice. He graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2001. While attending law school, Williamson served as an articles editor for the Oregon Law Review and worked for a professor as a research assistant. In addition, he spent one summer interning for a judge at the Washington State Court of Appeals in Seattle. Prior to law school, he worked for the Washington State Supreme Court in court administration.

Patrick A. Reagan announces the move of his offices to 1500 S.W. First Ave., Suite 920, Portland, Ore. 97201; telephone: (503) 282-1595, and continues his practice concentrating in the areas of estate administration, wills, trusts, personal injury, real property and domestic relations.

Portland business attorney Michael W. Shackelford has been elected managing partner of Ater Wynne, a regional law firm with offices in Portland and Seattle. He replaces Thomas A. Balmer, who was recently appointed to the Oregon Supreme Court. Shackelford has chaired the firm's business department since 1991. His practice focuses on corporate finance transactions, including venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, and public securities offerings. He will continue to serve on the firm's management committee.

Leslie S. Johnson has joined the firm of Kent Custis, to practice out of the top floor of a comfortable old house near PGE Park, after several years as legal assistant, law clerk and lawyer at Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf. She is admitted to practice in both Oregon and Washington, in state and federal courts, and has appeared in most state courts in the tri-county and southwest Washington area. Her practice will continue to include most types of business litigation, with an emphasis on corporate governance, employment issues, and contract disputes, along with general business advice to professional practices and small businesses.

The law and accounting offices of John B. Gould, CPA, have moved to Suite 280, 4500 S.W. Kruse Way, Lake Oswego, Ore. 97035; his new phone number is (503) 675-6789.

The law office of M. Mark Kemp has relocated to the office of Steven J. Joseph, 901 Washington Ave., LaGrande, Ore. 97850. Phone: (541) 963-4901; Fax: (541) 963-7621; e-mail:

Grenley, Rotenberg, Evans, Bragg & Bodie announces the addition of Paul H. Trinchero to its business litigation group. Trinchero graduated cum laude from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in May 2001 and was an associate editor of the school's Environmental Law Review. He is a 1995 graduate of the University of California at Davis.

The shareholders of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt have elected Mark Long as managing shareholder and David Bartz as president of the regional law firm. The firm also elected Karen O'Kasey to a term on its board of directors. Long and Bartz will continue to serve clients in their law practices - Long as a business and corporate attorney representing businesses, management and investors, and Bartz as a regionally recognized environmental attorney. Long began his legal career with the firm in 1982. His business practice focuses on merger, acquisition, divestiture and other significant business transactions, and corporate and business counseling. He is very active in civic and charitable organizations, including the Board of Trustees for Oregon Graduate Institute, as president of the Metropolitan Family Service Foundation, as vice president of the Emanuel Hospital Foundation, as a director of Youth Exploring Science, and a member of the Advisory Board of Saturday Academy. Bartz joined the firm in 1982 and focuses his practice on the litigation of environmental and construction issues. He is chair of the firm's Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental practice group, as well as on the firm's compensation committee. He has been active in efforts to improve diversity in the legal profession and in 1999 he received the President's Affirmative Action Award from the Oregon State Bar. Bartz has been active in the Understanding Racism Foundation. Long and Bartz will jointly assume the leadership duties that were held for the past seven years by Walter Grebe. Grebe will remain on the firm's board of directors and will assume the title of chair emeritus and will remain active in his law practice, continuing to focus on business and corporate transactions and business counseling to some of the firm's most prominent clients. Since joining Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in 1987, O'Kasey has concentrated her law practice on the defense of employers in administrative and civil litigation matters. She is also one of the firm's senior appellate attorneys, having argued over one hundred cases in appellate courts. She replaces Jill Gelineau, who completed her term on the firm's board of directors.

The firm of Douglas M. Bomarito announces that August E. (Gus) Klatt has joined the firm as associate counsel. Klatt graduated from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark in 1975. He was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 1976 and the Oregon State Bar in 1979. He spent three years working on regulatory hearings for United Parcel Service and three years as in-house corporate counsel for Mercer Industries in Portland. Klatt has spent the last 18 years in private practice in Vancouver, Wash., practicing in Washington and Oregon with emphasis on family law, construction law and criminal misdemeanors. He has been a construction law instructor with the Associated General Contractors since 1979. Klatt will practice civil law with emphasis in Business, personal injury and family law.

Snyder and Associates announces that Christopher J. Kane has joined the firm as an associate attorney. His practice will concentrate on debtor consumer and small business bankruptcy law. Kane earned his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Prior to joining the firm, Kane practiced as a sole practitioner in the areas of Social Security claims, landlord/tenant disputes, employment claims and civil rights. He is certified as an advocate by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Trial Advocacy College and is certified as an arbitrator for the Better Business Bureau Auto Line. Kane can be reached by phone at (503) 225-0880 or e-mail:

Vincent J. Bernabei is relocating his law practice to 9900 S.W. Greenburg Road, Suite 130, Portland, Ore. 97223. The new phone number will be (503) 443-1177. The new facsimile number will be (503) 443-1178. His e-mail address will remain He will continue his practice in civil litigation and family law.

Amy Baggio has joined the Multnomah County Section of the Metropolitan Public Defender. Baggio attended Wake Forest University and Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, graduating in May 2001, and was admitted to the OSB in October 2001. Prior to joining the Metropolitan Public Defender, Baggio worked as a clerk for the Federal Public Defender. Jacqueline Dutton has joined the Multnomah County Section of the Metropolitan Public Defender. Dutton attended Wellesley College and Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Mass., graduating in May 2000. Dutton is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in October 2001. Prior to joining the Metropolitan Public Defender, Dutton worked as a judicial law clerk for Justice Miriam Shearing, Nevada Supreme Court.

Bert P. Krages II has relocated his office to 6665 S.W. Hampton Street, Suite 200, Portland, Ore. 97223. His new telephone numbers are (503) 597-2525 and (503) 597-2549 (facsimile).

Robert C. Laskowski is announces the relocation of his office to 520 S.W. Yamhill, Suite 600, Portland, Ore. 97204-1329, effective Oct. 15, where he will be sharing offices with Kell, Alterman & Runstein; phone: (503) 241-0780; fax: (503) 227-2980; e-mail: As it has for the past 30 years, his practice will continue to involve corporate finance and securities law matters, mergers and acquisitions and general business law.

Ron W. Aitken has become a shareholder in Dole, Coalwell, Clark, Mountainspring & Mornarich. The Roseburg firm has changed its name to Dole, Coalwell, Clark, Mountainspring, Mornarich & Aitken. Aitken joined the firm in February 1997. His practice focuses on civil litigation. Prior to coming to Oregon, Aitken spent eight years trying medical malpractice cases with a Sacramento defense firm. He also worked for three years as an associate with a San Francisco insurance defense firm. Aitken graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1986.

Reeves, Kahn & Hennessy (formerly Reeves, Kahn & Eder) welcomes Timothy L. Murphy and Erin Galli Rohr as new associates. The firm will continue to serve clients in its general civil practice, with an emphasis on real estate, land use, civil litigation, personal injury, probate and family law. H. Philip Eder is enjoying retirement, J. Kristen Gardiner has moved back to New England, where she will continue practicing in the state of Rhode Island, and Cyrus W. Field has relocated his practice to the Law Offices of Nay & Friedenberg.

Patrick L. Stevens has become an associate with the Eugene law firm of Hershner, Hunter, Andrews, Neill & Smith. He graduated from Texas A & M University in 1993 and from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1997. Since that time, he has practiced bankruptcy and creditor's rights litigation in Eugene. Stevens will continue to focus on bankruptcy and creditor's right's litigation with the firm.

Environmental and land use attorney Peter G. Scott has joined Preston, Gates & Ellis as an associate in its Spokane office. Scott practices environmental law and litigation, focusing on energy and water-related matters. He is also an experienced mediator, having served as a volunteer mediator for the Marion County Circuit Court and as an arbitrator with Autoline, the Better Business Bureau's dispute resolution service. He will continue to develop a dispute resolution practice. Scott is a member of the Idaho, Oregon and Washington state bars.

Emma C. Thompson has joined the Eugene law firm of Hershner, Hunter, Andrews, Neill & Smith as an associate. Thompson graduated from the University of Oregon in 1997, and from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2001. She will focus her practice on employee benefits.

Bullivant Houser Bailey has added Michael R. Karber to its Portland and Vancouver offices. Karber is a member of the firm's land use and environmental practice groups. He previously was a senior land use/environmental deputy attorney with the city of Vancouver. Karber continues to focus his practice on land use and environmental law matters and representing commercial, industrial and municipal clients in matters relating to the development and permitting of significant public and private projects. He received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 1993 and is a member of the Oregon, Washington and Arizona state bars.

Daniel Santos, currently as Gov. Kitzhaber's education policy coordinator, has become chief counsel. Santos, who has served the last three governors, is a graduate of Southern Oregon University and Willamette College of Law. Santos has previously worked on juvenile justice and community corrections issues, as well as assisting on legal counsel and citizen's representative matters during the administration's transition into office. Under Gov. Barbara Roberts, he was legal counsel and chair of the Oregon Board of Parole. For Gov. Neil Goldschmidt, he was director of the Commission on Agricultural Labor and a deputy citizens' representative.

Victoria Tullett Blackwell has joined Papa Murphy's International, Inc., as the corporate attorney. Blackwell was formerly employed as a staff attorney with KinderCare Learning Centers Inc. She received her J.D. in 1992 from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College. Blackwell handles all legal matters including franchising, real estate, intellectual property and litigation for Papa Murphy's. She can be reached at: 8000 N.E. Parkway, Suite 350, Vancouver, Wash. 98662; phone: (360) 260-7272.

Bullivant Houser Bailey has added Nancy M. Cooper to its Portland office. Cooper is a member of the firm's employment litigation and counseling practice group. She has over six years of experience specializing in employment advice and counseling for employers. She is the chair of the OSB Legal Ethics Committee and is active on the Multnomah Bar Professionalism Committee. Cooper received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 1995 and is a member of the ABA.

Theodore C. Falk is the new senior director of development and legal affairs of TruePaws Family Pet Insurance Co. He can be reached at 11815 N.E. Glenn Widing Drive, Portland, Ore. 97220; phone: (503) 290-3671; fax: (503) 345-5408; e-mail:

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