Karen M. Williams has joined Lane Powell Spears Lubersky in the Portland office as a partner in the firm's real estate department. Williams practice areas include urban renewal law, public financing, real estate, environmental law and the Endangered Species Act. Williams was previously general counsel at the Portland Development Commission, where she provided legal advice on most major urban renewal projects in the city of Portland. Her most significant project was negotiating for the city and PDC on the development of the airport light rail and the Portland International Center with Bechtel, Trammell Crow, the Port of Portland and TriMet.

Perkins Coie has added Michael S. Gadd to its Portland office, where he practices corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and securities law. Gadd practiced as a litigator for five years before completing his MBA and returning to the practice of law as an associate at Ater Wynne in Portland. He earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan.

Paul Unger has joined the staff of Sen. George Allen of Virginia as legislative counsel. Allen, a former governor of Virginia and son of the late coach of the Redskins and Rams, is chairman of the subcommittee on International Operations and Terrorism of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and chairman of the subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Unger can be reached at (202) 224-0964 or at

Perkins Coie has added James E. Till to its Portland office, where he practices bankruptcy and business law. Till was most recently a law clerk to Hon. Leslie Tchaikovsky, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California. Prior to that he was a law clerk to Hon. William T. Bodoh, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Ohio. He is a 1998 graduate of the University of Miami School of Law.

Perkins Coie has added Dina S. Glassman to its Portland office, where she practices commercial litigation and counsels on labor and employment law issues. Glassman was previously an associate at the law firm Piper, Marbury, Rudnick & Wolf in New York. She earned her J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

The law offices of attorney John S. Henricksen have relocated to 725 Portland Ave., Gladstone, Ore. Attorney Jon F. Strock will also relocate to this same location.

M. Shawn Jaquiss and Stephanie L.H. Barrie have opened their new law firm, Barrie & Jaquiss. It will focus on the areas of family and estate law such as divorce, custody, child support, stepparent adoption, wills, trusts, Social Security, Medicaid, probate, conservatorships and guardianships. They can be reached at: 810 N. Main St., Suite B, Gresham, Ore. 97030; phone: (503) 492-1276, fax: (503) 674-9740.

Dian S. Rubanoff has become of counsel with the Portland area firm of Williams, Zografos & Peck, which represents employers in union-management relations, labor negotiations, claims for discrimination and wrongful discharge, wage and hour disputes and preventative labor relations. Rubanoff received her J.D. in 1991 from Whittier College School of Law and was formerly a partner with Lane Powell Spears Lubersky. She also was recently appointed to the OSB Board of Bar Examiners.

Kenna L. West has joined the Portland office of Reinisch, Mackenzie, Healey, Wilson & Clark as a member of the firm's litigation team. She received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 1999.

OSB member Mark Olsen has joined Ernst & Young's national office as a member of the mergers and acquisitions group. Olsen focuses his practice on tax matters associated with corporate and partnership transactions. He received his law degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Prior to joining the firm he was with the Portland office of Arthur Andersen. He can be reached at 555 California St., Suite 1700, San Francisco, Calif. 94104; phone: (415) 951-3100; e-mail:

John Buehler and Karen Buehler are moving their offices to 340 Oswego Pointe Drive, Suite 204, Lake Oswego, Ore. 97034-3230, effective May 4. Their phone number, (503) 603-0600, and fax number, (503) 603-0606, remain the same.

The law office of David R. Auxier has moved to 3333 N.W. 35th Ave., Portland, Ore. 97210. The telephone and fax numbers will remain the same.

Ralph H. Schlegel and Bruce E. Jarman announce that on Jan. 1, their friend and associate, Christopher J. Simons, became a partner of the firm. Simons graduated from the joint degree program at Willamette University in 1997 and has been an associate with Schlegel & Jarman since then. The name of the firm is now Schlegel, Jarman & Simons. The firm will continue to emphasize the representation of businesses, estate planning and elder law.

Gina McClard is the new associate director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute of Northwestern School of Law. Within the institute, she directs the Crime Victim Appellate Clinic. She brings seven years of experience in victim's rights work with special emphasis on violence against women. She was formerly legal counsel for the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault. She can be reached at (503) 768-6855 or

Debbie Minder is the newest attorney in the Jackson County county counsel's office. As assistant county counsel her duties include civil litigation, contract drafting and review and advising numerous county departments (including the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport, Health and Human Services and Human Resources) on a variety of legal issues. Minder served the last four years as a deputy district attorney in Medford. She completed more than 60 jury trials with a high percentage of convictions. After graduating from Southern Oregon University with a B.S. degree in business administration, she went on to graduate from University of Oregon School of Law. She can be reached by phone: (541) 774-6167; e-mail:

Diana Craine and Linda Love, formerly of Craine and Love, have merged with Williams, Dailey & O'Leary. The firm of Williams, Dailey, O'Leary, Craine and Love will continue to handle cases involving defective products, dangerous prescription drugs, environmental toxins and other serious injuries. Craine will be handling cases involving Sulzer hip implants, phenylpropanolamine (PPA), medical negligence and general litigation. She has served on various OSB committees including the Council on Court Procedures. Craine is past president of Oregon Women Lawyers (1994) and a graduate of Willamette University College of Law. Love will be handling cases involving ProteGen Sling and other mass torts. She is the past president of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (1997-1998) and the Oregon Workers' Compensation Attorneys (1991-1994), and is a past recipient of the Joyce A. Harpole Award. Love is also a graduate of Willamette University College of Law. The combined firm's address and contact information is 1001 S.W. 5th Ave., Suite #1900, Portland, Ore. 97204; phone: (503) 295-2924.

After more than seven great years with Dunn, Toole, Carter & Sosnkowski in The Dalles, Ore., Alexandra E. Sosnkowski has resigned from the firm to devote more attention to her new daughter. She is continuing to represent the city of Hood River and has not sworn off private practice altogether. She can be reached at 208 Third St., Hood River, Ore., 97031; phone: (541) 387-5223; fax: (541) 386-9352; e-mail:

Judith L. Woodruff is the new director of grant programs at Northwest Health Foundation, an charitable foundation supporting projects to promote the health of the people of Oregon and Southwest Washington. NWHF's grant program distributes approximately $3 million annually to a variety of programs and projects. Previously, Woodruff was an assistant attorney general in the Oregon Department of Justice charitable activities section, where she had oversight of charitable trusts, charitable gaming, professional solicitors and non-profit organizations. Woodruff can be reached at 1500 S.W. First Ave., Suite 850, Portland, Ore. 97201-5884; telephone: (503) 220-1945; e-mail: judith@

Patricia Ferrell-French has moved her office to a new location as of May 1: 1742 Willamette Falls Drive, West Linn, Ore. 97068; phone: (503) 656-4154; fax: (503) 656-4947; She will continue to practice in the areas of real property, family law, contract and consumer rights.

Patchen Haggerty has joined the intellectual property team of The DuBoff Law Group She is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Law and attended the Northwestern School of Law as a visiting student for her third year, specializing in trademark, copyright and related areas of intellectual property law.

George Tamblyn, who relocated to Seattle and passed the Washington bar in 1985, has more or less retired from active legal practice (having recently participated in two large cases against Boeing and Microsoft, separately). He received a masters degree in history from the University of Edinburgh last December and is teaching history part time at Seattle Central Community College and loving it. He is also leisurely pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Washington. He was admitted in Oregon in 1964. You figure out his age. He is an example that it is never too late to consider a career change. +

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