Moves

Ann Boss has been appointed as attorney in charge of the labor and employment section of the general counsel division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Boss received her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. Boss was in private practice in Houston, Texas, and Portland, specializing in commercial and employment litigation. She joined the Department of Justice in 1997 as an assistant attorney general in the labor and employment section.


Steven C. Yates has moved his office to 801 E. Park, Eugene, Ore. 97401; phone: (541) 344-2811; fax: (541) 344-8075.


Lance Sadler, patent attorney with the law firm of Lee & Hayes in Spokane, Wash., has accepted a position as an adjunct law professor at Gonzaga Law School. He is teaching a class this spring, entitled Computer Technology and the Law. He will continue to primarily focus his high-tech law practice on preparation and prosecution of patent applications in complex technologies, including electrical and software-based technologies. He received his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Gonzaga University, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University. He can be reached via e-mail at lance@leehayes.com.


Brian Campf has joined Williams, Dailey, O'Leary, Craine & Love to practice in the areas of mass tort and products liability. Campf has extensive experience litigating tobacco class actions, has been a speaker at national tobacco litigation seminars and is well-versed in other toxic tort and mass injury cases. He most recently participated in the successful prosecution of a lawsuit on behalf of more than 100 plaintiffs that arose from a deadly explosion at a chemical plant near Manhattan, In re Napp Technologies, in conjunction with the New York City firm of Goodkind, Labaton, Rudoff & Sucharow.


OSB member Tara M. Hendison has joined Allen Trust Co. as an assistant trust officer. She received her J.D. at Willamette University College of Law. Prior to attending law school, she was a registered representative with a national broker dealer. She can be reached at 1300 S.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 1800, Portland, Ore. 97201; phone: (503) 292-1041; e-mail: tara@allentrust.com.


Black Helterline has hired Martin F. Medeiros, the former managing technology attorney of the Enterprise Technology Acquisition and Contracts Group of CNF Inc., as a senior attorney. Medeiros represents clients in domestic and international intellectual property, electronic commerce, electronic government and corporate law in North America, the Pacific Rim and the European Union. He has spent his career building intellectual property and technology transaction departments for Fortune 500 companies such as CNF Transportation, American Airlines, Ryder System and The Saint Paul.


Stephanie L.H. Barrie and M. Shawn Jaquiss have joined their law offices to become Barrie & Jaquiss. Their new address is 810 N. Main Ave., Suite B, Gresham, Ore. 97030. The phone number is: (503) 492-1276; fax: (503) 674-9740; or reach them by e-mail at: SLHB@worldnet.att.net.


David P.R. Symes, an attorney with Perkins Coie in Portland, was recently voted partner. Symes' areas of emphasis include employment and personnel law, EEO, FMLA and ADA advice, wage and hour law and wrongful discharge and employment litigation.


Robert Hahn joined Williams, Dailey, O'Leary, Craine & Love on Feb. 1 as an associate specializing in medical negligence and mass torts including phenyl-propa-nolamine (PPA). While attending McGeorge School of Law, Hahn assisted in developing materials that were later published by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). He was an editor of the McGeorge California Initiative Review and interned at the public defender's office.


Nicole Hendricks Putnam has joined the office of Edward L. Daniels of Albany as an associate. Putnam, a native Oregonian, is 1996 graduate of the University of Minnesota School of Law. She joins the office after serving as deputy district attorney for Linn County for the past two years. Her practice emphasizes litigation, focusing in the areas of domestic relations, personal injury, real estate and agricultural law. Putnam will also handle state appellate cases. She is licensed to appear before Oregon state courts and the federal District Court of Oregon.


Former Eugene attorney Jane Nelson Bolin is completing her Ph.D. in health policy and administration at Penn State University and has accepted a tenure track faculty appointment at Texas A&M Health Sciences University School of Public Health in College Station, Texas, beginning in August 2001. She will be teaching in the areas of health law, risk management and human resources management.


The Espell Law Offices announces that it has expanded its practice to include intellectual property representation, becoming the only Corvallis law firm offering such representation. To further assist clients with intellectual property concerns, the firm offers a quarterly e-newsletter, The In-Town Source, and links to informative intellectual property websites through the firm's website at www.espelllaw.com. Kenneth Espell, who is licensed to practice in Oregon and California, can be reached by phone at (541) 752-7550.


Dennis Clark has joined Jeffrey Foote & Associates, expanding the firm's representation in product liability, personal injury and medical negligence. Despite being blinded in a childhood accident, Clark helped design IBM's paperless procurement system and an Air Force security system, and he has successfully defended Hitachi, Tenneco and others in high-tech contract litigation. Before taking up the practice of law, Clark was an accomplished engineer. He earned an M.S. in computer science from UCLA and studied mechanical engineering at Stanford. As an engineer, Clark designed a typing system for quadriplegics and a swimming pool alarm system for child safety. As an attorney, Clark has argued many cases involving age and race discrimination, sexual harassment and the ADA. A 1991 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, he is admitted to the Oregon, California, Washington and Illinois bars.


Barry Nobel, J.D., Ph.D., announces the opening of his new mediation, facilitation and coaching office at 2570 Jackson St., Eugene, Ore. 97405. Nobel focuses on resolving family and other relationship conflicts. He can be reached at (541) 344-3080 and by e-mail at bnobel@hotmail.com.


Smith Freed Chock & Eberhard has added four new associates. Corinne Keith was previously a staff attorney for the Southern Oregon Public Defender in Medford. She earned her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College and her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She practices construction defect litigation. Damien J. Sinnott graduated from Syracuse University College of Law. He also earned an M.A. in international relations from Syracuse's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a B.A. from Whitman College. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced law in Oregon and in North Carolina. Sinnott focuses his practice on personal injury and product liability. Christopher A. Ramras was a U.S. Air Force attorney from 1996 to March 2001. Ramras graduated from Willamette University College of Law and earned a B.A. from University of California at San Diego. He defends personal injury and property damage claims. Geoffrey B. Silverman recently earned an LL.M. in environmental and natural resource law from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. He received his J.D. from Oklahoma City University and his B.A. from St. Louis University. He focuses his practice on construction defect litigation.


The firms of Williams Dailey O'Leary and Craine & Love have merged. The lawyers of the new firm will continue to represent consumers harmed by defective products, dangerous prescription drugs, environmental toxins and other serious injuries, such as elder abuse in nursing homes, defective automobile defects, medical negligence, environmental toxins and general litigation. Mike Williams founded the firm in 1986. He handles cases involving dangerous pharmaceutical products, commercial losses and disabling injuries or death. Williams is past president of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and has served on numerous state and national legal associations and committees. Kathleen Dailey has been a lawyer at the firm for nine years. She specializes in cases involving defective products, elder abuse, personal injury, medical negligence and environmental toxins. Dailey is chair of the Oregon State Bar Procedures and Practice Committee and is parliamentarian of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. Leslie O'Leary, who was a paralegal at the firm for four years before going to law school, specializes in cases involving dangerous pharmaceutical products, including fen-phen (diet pills), DHE-45 and phenylpropanolamine (PPA). O'Leary is a member of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Phi Delta Phi, and a board member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. Diana Craine specializes in cases involving defective products and medical negligence. She is past president of the Oregon Women Lawyers and the Foster Parent Association of Oregon. Linda Love will be handling cases involving defective products. She is the past president of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and the Oregon Workers' Compensation Attorneys.


James W. Durham, past president of both the Oregon State Bar and the Oregon Law Foundation, retired as senior vice president & general counsel of Exelon Corporation following the successful merger of his company, PECO Energy Co., with Chicago's Unicom Corp., to form one of the country's largest utilities. He chose not to move to Chicago and will now serve as a mediator and arbitrator of commercial and public policy disputes, specializing in energy-related matters.


After more than three years in the district attorney's office, Renee S. Moore has joined the firm of Douglas M. Bomarito as an associate in the firm's civil litigation practice. Moore graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1992 and received her law degree at New York Law School in 1995. She clerked for Judge William Keys in Multnomah County Circuit Court after law school.


Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe announces the addition of Michael G. Andrea to its office in Portland, where he will practice energy law and litigation. Andrea was previously a judicial clerk with the Oregon Court of Appeals.


Steve Williams has joined the Multnomah County section of the Metropolitan Public Defender. Williams attended the University of Oregon Law School and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1979. Williams previosuly was as a deputy public defender at the State Public Defender's office.


Elizabeth Wakefield has joined the Multnomah County section of the Metropolitan Public Defender. Wakefield attended Willamette College of Law, graduating in 1997. Previously she was judicial clerk to the Hon. Linda L. Bergman in Portland.


Miller Nash has added five new lawyers. Cheryl L. Feutz joins the Portland office as an associate in the labor and employment department. She is admitted to practice in Oregon, Kansas and Missouri and focuses on employment discrimination litigation and appellate practice. Feutz previosuly was a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Floyd R. Gibson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. Feutz is a graduate of the law school at University of Missouri, Columbia. Vivian Me-Hae Lee joins the Portland office as an associate in the labor and employment department. Lee is admitted to practice in Oregon and focuses on employee benefits. She received her law degree from the University of Oregon and her LL.M. in taxation from the University of Washington. Prior to joining Miller Nash, Lee practiced as a tax associate at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt and clerked for the Hon. David H. Mannheimer of the Alaska Court of Appeals. Keith W. Holman joins Miller Nash as counsel in the environmental practice group of the firm's administrative law and government relations department. Holman concentrates his practice on Clean Air Act, hazardous waste and wetlands regulatory issues. He assists clients with compliance counseling, administrative and legislative representation and litigation. He is licensed to practice in Oregon, the District of Columbia and Georgia. Most recently, Holman served as chief regulatory counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. He has also served as head of the air regulation practice group in the Washington, D.C. office of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and was assistant regional counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Region 4. Kelly S. Hossaini joins the Portland office as an associate in the administrative law and government relations department, focusing on land use law and public law. Previously, she was a planner in Metro's environmental management department. Hossaini received her law degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Cynthia A. McCann joins the Vancouver office of Miller Nash as counsel in the litigation department. McCann has 19 years' experience in civil litigation matters. She has also served as general counsel to business, state agency and educational institutions. She was of counsel at Christopher C.S. Blattner for 10 years and special counsel to Oregon Health Sciences University in 1999. She received her law degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. She was formerly the director and attorney general representative for the Clark County Child Abuse Council and a member of the board of the Child Abuse Intervention Center.


Linda L. Waugh has been selected as assistant executive director of the Oregon Law Commission. The commission reviews Oregon laws to eliminate conflicts and to advance more effective or more modern versions. Waugh has been a staff attorney for the Office of the Legislative Counsel and previously taught business and labor law courses for the University of Maryland. She is a graduate of the University of Hawaii Law School and practiced law in Guam.


Steve Griffin has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the Medicaid fraud unit of the civil enforcement division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Griffin received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. During law school, Griffin clerked for DOJ's trial division. After law school, he was a deputy district attorney in Clatsop and Clackamas Counties before joining the department's criminal justice division in 1999.


Robyn McGinnity has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the business activities section of the general counsel division of the Oregon Department of Justice. McGinnity received her J.D. from the University of Oregon. McGinnity was associate editor and symposium editor of the Journal of Environmental Law & Litigation. During law school, McGinnity clerked for the civil enforcement division of DOJ. After law school graduation, she was a staff attorney at Legal Services of Northeastern Wisconsin. McGinnity returned to DOJ as an assistant attorney general in the human services section of the general counsel division in 2000.


Doran Flowers has joined the Washington, D.C. firm of Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn as an associate. He practices in the areas of corporate transactions and real estate and is experienced in coordinating and managing loan assumptions, including review of enforceability opinions, non-consolidation opinions, pooling and servicing agreements and title. His background also includes commercial leases, title review and survey.


M. Caroline Cantrell and Associates has moved to the historic Forum Building in Northeast Portland. The new address is 525 N.E. Oregon St., Suite 320, Portland, Ore. 97232. Phone and fax numbers remain the same: Oregon: (503) 236-9211; Washington: (360) 694-9025; fax: (503) 236-0209. Caroline Cantrell will continue her bankruptcy law practice, focusing on debtor advocacy, with associates Michael S. Scott and Anya D. Watts.


Benny Won recently joined the investment management and financial services firm of Merrill Lynch as a financial adviser. Having obtained securities licenses as a general securities representative and investment adviser, he will concentrate on the financial planning and investment needs of individuals, businesses and retired clients. From 1976 to 2000, Won was an assistant attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice, working in the appellate division and later in the regulated utility and business section of the general counsel division. Won can be reached at Merrill Lynch, 960 Liberty Street S.E., Suite 110, Salem, Ore. 97302; phone: (503) 362-9556 or (800) 475-7606; fax: (503) 362-9477; e-mail: Benny_Won@ml.com.


Joshua S. DeCristo has joined Bullivant Houser Bailey's Portland office as a member of the firm's general litigation practice group. He received his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in 1999.


Sheila H. Potter has joined Bullivant Houser Bailey's Portland office as a member of the firm's insurance coverage practice group. She received her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1984.


Broady Hodder has joined Davis Wright Tremaine's Portland office, where his practice will focus on corporate and securities law, including corporate finance, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and formation of corporations, joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability companies. Prior to joining the firm, Hodder was an attorney with Gray, Cary, Ware & Freidenrich in Palo Alto, Calif. He received a J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law.


Michael A. Lewis, former manager of public finance with Seattle-Northwest Securities Corp., has left 'retirement' to join the public finance group of Ater Wynne in Portland. For more than 14 years, he was manager of the Seattle-based securities company. His investment banking experience includes primary responsibility for complex transactions in education, public power and municipal enterprise finance. He has also advised state agencies and local governments.


Eric R. Friedman will relocate his practice in June to 2839 S.W. Second Ave., Portland, Ore. 97201. He will continue as a sole practitioner focusing on family and elder law, personal injury and real estate. Phone: (503) 736-1086; fax: (503) 241-3553.


Fritz Paulus recently accepted a position with Metro Regional Services as a real estate negotiator in the open spaces acquisition program. Using monies from Metro's open spaces bond, Paulus will purchase natural areas and trail corridors for Metro's regional park system. He can be reached at 600 N.E. Grand Ave., Portland, Ore. 97232-2736; phone: (503) 797-1588.


Eva S. Herrera has joined the litigation practice group of Harrang Long Gary Rudnick as an associate in its Eugene office. Her practice emphasizes civil litigation. Herrera worked as an honors attorney at the Oregon Department of Justice for two years after her graduation from the University of Oregon School of Law. She is also a member of the State Bar of Texas.


Gregory T. Moawad has joined Bullivant House Bailey in its Portland office as a member of the firm's general litigation and insurance coverage practice groups. He has eight years of litigation experience with the Multnomah County district attorney's office. He received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 1994. +


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