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.
C. Yates has moved his office to 801 E. Park, Eugene, Ore. 97401; phone:
(541) 344-2811; fax: (541) 344-8075.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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: email@example.com.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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.
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. +