In Memoriam

Donald C. Walker, who practiced law in Oregon for 55 years, died April 8, 2001. He was 83.

Walker was born Nov. 2, 1917 and was a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law. He joined the OSB in 1946 and served his clients to the very end of his life. His passions included baseball - for many years, he represented the Portland minor league baseball club - the Oregon & California Railroad land cases and their effects on cities and counties of southern Oregon, and Republican politics. Friend David R. Allen, a Portland lawyer, said of Walker: 'He was a strong and conscientious leader in every way and contributed richly to the civic life of Portland.'

Former Ashland city attorney and municipal judge Jeremiah J. (Jerry) Scannell died July 5, 2001 at his home following an illness. He was 75.

Scannell was born April 10, 1926 in Hartford, Conn., was raised in Springfield, Mass., and attended American International College, Columbia University and Boston College School of Law. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater as a pharmacist's mate.

Admitted to the OSB in 1957, he lived and practiced in southern Oregon during his entire career. He was an assistant district attorney in Medford, city attorney in Shady Cove and Ashland, and municipal judge in Ashland. He retired from law practice in 1996 and involved himself in community and volunteer activities.

Survivors include his son, OSB member Jeremiah J. Scannell III of Coos Bay, a daughter, two sisters and one brother.

Portland lawyer Brian A. Steenson died Aug. 21, 2001 at age 60.

He was born July 30, 1941 in Corvallis and was a graduate of Oregon State University, Willamette University School of Law and New York University, where he received a master's of tax law. Steenson moved to Portland in 1968 and was self-employed as a tax attorney.

Survivors include two sons and a sister.

Long-time law professor Wayne T. Westling died of cancer Aug. 24, 2001. He was 58.

Westling was born July 21, 1943 in Los Angeles and was a graduate of Occidental College in 1965 and New York University School of Law in 1968. He was admitted to practice in Oregon and California and before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Westling first joined the University of Oregon faculty in 1975 as a visiting faculty member - the start of a 26-year relationship with the law school. He joined full time in 1979, teaching evidence and criminal law and procedure. He was nationally known for his roles as director the law school's trial practice program and his teaching in Australia, England, Ireland, New Zealand Scotland. He was an instructor at the National Institute for Trial Practice and an author on such works as Oregon Criminal Practice and the Oregon Evidence Code, among others. His DUII/DWS Deskbook for Oregon Courts still serves as a valuable reference to Oregon judges.

Westling was active in the Lane County Bar Association and served on its board from 1992-94. He was a founder of the local Inns of Court.

Survivors include his wife, Letty, of Eugene.

Lifelong Clackamas County resident and former county circuit court judge Philip K. Hammond died Aug. 30, 2001 in Oak Grove, Ore. He was 91.

Hammond was born Oct. 5, 1909 in Gladstone and was a graduate of the University of Oregon and Northwestern School of Law. He was admitted to the OSB in 1935.

Hammond served as a deputy district attorney for Clackamas County from 1938 to 1941. He practiced law with his father, William Hammond, until he was appointed to the circuit court in 1953. He served on the bench until his retirement in 1974.

During his career, Hammond was president of the Clackamas County Bar Association and the Oregon Circuit Court Judges Association. He also was a justice pro tem of the state supreme court in the late 1960s and taught classes at Northwestern College of Law. He was also active in community organizations, including 35 years with the Boy Scouts. He served as vice president of the Scouts' local council and was honored with the Silver Beaver Award.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene, two daughters, three sons and a brother.


OTHER NOTICES
The Bulletin has also received word of these deaths (more complete notices will appear in our next issue):

Richard Mengler, 89, Corvallis, Sept. 14, 2001; long-time Corvallis lawyer, former circuit court judge and former justice pro tem of the state supreme court.

Jean M. King, 81, Portland, Sept. 25, 2001; former Queen's Bench president, family law expert and key figure among Oregon women lawyers.

Robert A. Leedy, 92, Portland, Sept. 26, 2001; co-founder of Portland's Bullivant Houser Bailey, bar leader and former OSB president (1952-53).

Barrie J. Herbold, 52, Portland, Oct. 19, 2001; founding partner of Markowitz, Herbold, Glade and Mehlhaf, former member of OSB Board of Governors and advocate of professionalism.


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