Moves

 

Saalfeld, Griggs, Gorsuch, Alexander & Emerick, with offices in Salem and Bend, announces that Misti K. Johnson has recently joined the firm's real estate and land use practice group. Johnson received her J.D. from the University of Oregon. Before law school, she held real estate licenses in both Oregon and Washington and worked for a large residential developer. Johnson's practice will primarily focus on real estate transactions and land use.

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Bob Atkinson has been appointed supreme court coordinator of the appellate division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Atkinson received his J.D. from Boalt Hall, practicing first in the private sector and then with the Marion-Polk Legal Aid Service. He has been with the Department of Justice Appellate Division since 1984.

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Steven Briggs has been appointed assistant attorney general in the organized crime section of the criminal justice division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Briggs received his J.D. from the University of Oregon, where he was Order of Coif and associate editor of the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation. His experience includes clerking for the Oregon Supreme Court and serving as a trial attorney for the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Washington County district attorney's office. Briggs joined the criminal division in the district attorney assistance section in 1998.

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Rob Gebhardt has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the business transactions section of the general counsel division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Gebhardt received his J.D. from the University of Oregon, where he was Order of the Coif. Gebhardt practiced with a private firm in Eugene and as corporate counsel for U.S. Bank in Portland.

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Garrett, Hemann, Robertson, Jennings, Comstock & Trethewy has two new additions to the firm. Vada A. Salinas, who has a practice in real estate, business law, finance and construction law, earned her J.D. from the Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas, in 1995. Prior to joining the firm, Salinas practiced in Texas. Theresa M. Wade will provide legal services in the areas of estate planning, elder law and tax law. After graduating from the Willamette University College of Law in 1999, Wade practiced in Portland. Wade is a member of both the Oregon and Washington bars.

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Patrick J. Furrer is pleased to announce the relocation of his office, effective July 1. Furrer will continue his practice in family law, small business formation and disputes, wills, trusts and estates. He can be reached at: Suite 100, Sunset Office Building, 9900 S.W. Wilshire, Portland, Ore. 97225; phone: (503) 296-1390; fax: (503) 296-1340; e-mail: sass@fishnet.com.

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The law firm of Henderson & Bromley was dissolved, and the law firm of Bromley Newton was created as of July 1. Bruce Newton, who was an associate with Henderson & Bromley for six years, became a partner in the new firm. John Henderson, a founding partner of Henderson & Bromley, will continue his full-time practice with the new firm on an of counsel basis. Bill Bromley will remain a full-time partner. The practice will continue to focus on real property, probate and estate planning, business and corporate law, family law, bankruptcy and personal injury.

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David Thornburgh has been named executive director of the Oregon Law Center, replacing Richard Baldwin, who was appointed as a judge to the District 4 (Multnomah County) Circuit Court. Thornburgh has more than 20 years of experience as a public activist and previously was director of litigation for Legal Aid Services of Oregon. He earned bachelors' and law degrees from the University of Oregon and began working as an attorney with the Indian Law Unit of Idaho Legal Aid Services in Boise. He came to Portland in 1982 as an attorney for Multnomah County Legal Aid. He has been an attorney with Oregon Legal Services since 1988.

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Donna C. Kreitzberg has relocated her law practice. She will continue to focus on real estate, wills and estate planning and general business and tax planning. Previously she was a partner with Allen, Sheridan & Kreitzberg and worked at Stoel Rives. She was a CPA, a real estate broker and received her J.D. and masters of management degree from Willamette University. Kreitzberg may be reached at phone: (503) 223-5552; fax: (503) 691-8459 and e-mail: dkreitzesq@aol.com.

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Adam E. Torem, previously an associate with the Tacoma office of Williams, Kastner & Gibbs, has been appointed an administrative law judge for the state of Washington's Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). In his new position, Torem will mainly be hearing disputed cases involving the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) with topics ranging from the setting of child support amounts to the licensing of nursing homes. OAH provides ALJs to decide cases for all state agencies that do not employ their own hearing officers, including the State Patrol, Department of Fish & Wildlife and many others.

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As of Sept. 3, 2001, the law offices of Gresham attorney Phillip C. Gilbert have moved to 103 S.E. 223rd Ave., Gresham, Ore. 97030-7481. Phone and fax numbers remain the same: (503) 465-9600; fax: (503) 465-9601. Gilbert will continues his practice in the areas of business and personal injury litigation and the representation of smaller businesses.

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Anna Sapina has joined Kramer & Associates as an associate, focusing on family, consumer, employment and small business law. She earned her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College and her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Prior to joining the firm she had a sole practice. Before attending law school she owned a small business for many years, acquiring extensive knowledge about the challenges of owning and operating a business. She also served as a board member of the Sandy Chamber of Commerce. She speaks Spanish, German and Serbian. Sapina can be reached by phone at (503) 243-2733 or e-mail: asapina@cs.com.

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Stephen S. Brier recently joined Willamette University as director of planned giving. He will help individual donors structure contributions to the university to best complement their personal financial and estate planning. Brier previously was of counsel in the Portland office of Stoel Rives, where he practiced federal income tax law for more than 10 years. Prior to practicing law, he held a number of faculty positions as a mathematician and statistician. Brier can be reached at Willamette University, 900 State St., Salem, Ore. 97301; phone: (503) 370-6022; e-mail: sbrier@willamette.edu.

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Doyle, Gartland, Nelson, McCleery & Wade announces that Heather M. Walloch has rejoined the firm as an associate attorney, following three years as a litigation associate with the firm of Sidley & Austin in Washington, D.C. Walloch is a 1996 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law. Her practice will concentrate on business transactions, litigation and debtor/creditor matters.

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Robin Tompkins has been promoted to director of federal and regional policy/affairs of Portland General Electric. She will oversee PGE's interaction with the federal government and federal regulatory agencies, such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Tompkins has served nine years as an attorney in the company's legal department as assistant general counsel. Before coming to PGE in 1992, she worked for five years as deputy district attorney for the Multnomah County.

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Maggie Allee has joined Legacy Health System as the new director for two major programs: Legacy Heart Institute and Legacy Organ Transplant Services. Allee previously worked at Oregon Health Sciences University as director of operations for cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurophysiology, infant monitoring and transplant services. She is a registered nurse and has worked with intensive and coronary care patients. As an attorney she worked for the Oregon Department of Justice, assisting in the defense of medical malpractice claims. She has also worked at Managed Healthcare Northwest, a Legacy managed care plan, where she served as director for quality, utilization, case management, physician contracting and provider relations.

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Steven B. Johnson has left the public defenders office in Bend to open his own firm in Medford. His practice will concentrate on criminal defense. He will be working with the law firm of Peter Carini, in the defense of DUIIs. Johnson can be reached at 814 E. Jackson St., Suite C, Medford, Ore. 97504. His telephone number is (541) 245-1155, and fax is (541) 734-9818, or e-mail: steve@dui-oregon.com.

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Denise Bianes Soto announces the opening of her new law office as a sole practitioner at 433 S.W. Fourth Ave., Albany, Ore. 97321; phone: (541) 928-6193; fax: (541) 967-8935; e-mail: sotolaw@proaxis.com. She will continue to focus her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianships and conservatorships and small corporations.

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Miller Nash announces the addition of two new associates. Kathryn J. Ivers joins the litigation department in the firm's Portland office. Ivers earned a bachelor's degree at Lewis & Clark College. She earned a master's degree in human rights and international law and her law degree at Columbia University. As a member of the litigation department, Ivers focuses on litigation and arbitration, securities litigation, international law and corporate governance. After working at Cahill, Gordon & Reindel in New York for more than four years, she moved to Oregon and most recently practiced as a contract attorney at Smith, Freed, Chock & Eberhard. She was recently appointed to the board of advisors of the World Affairs Council. Teresa H. Pearson has joined the business department in the firm's Portland office. Pearson graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and earned her J.D. at Duke University. She is admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington. Pearson's practice focuses primarily on creditors' rights, insolvency and reorganization. She represents lenders, trade creditors and other clients in all forums. Pearson most recently practiced for six years as an associate of Greene & Markley in Portland. She is the editor of the OSB Debtor-Creditor Section newsletter and a member of the Owen M. Panner American Inns of Court.

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Richard Fowlks & Andrιa Snyder announce the move of their firm to 1607 N.E. 41st Ave., Portland, Ore. 97232 on or about Nov. 1. Their numbers all remain the same: phone (503) 249-8400; fax (503) 249-8500; e-mail addresses: rick@fowlks-snyder.com; andrea@fowlks-snyder.com; and attorneys@fowlks-snyder.com.

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Van M. White III has been named a partner in the Portland law firm of Samuels, Yoelin, Kantor, Seymour & Spinrad. White will continue to concentrate his practice in corporate and commercial law with a major emphasis on construction and real estate law. He has been affiliated with the firm since 1997. He is a graduate of Willamette University College of Law and is a member of the Oregon and Washington bars. White has authored instructional materials and course workbooks for Oregon Contractors Education Services Inc. He also teaches Construction Contractors Board prerequisite education courses relating to the board, construction lien law and contract law. Before joining the firm, White represented the state of Oregon in more than 100 administrative hearings at the Oregon Construction Contractors Board.

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Richard M. Ginsburg and Spencer M. Neal announce the dissolution of their partnership, Ginsburg & Neal. Ginsburg will practice as the Law Office of Richard M. Ginsburg LLC in Hillsboro with emphasis on immigration and nationality law. Neal will practice as Spencer M. Neal P.C. in Portland with emphasis on civil rights.

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Perkins Coie announces the addition of associate Jason Scully to its Portland office, where he is practicing intellectual property licensing and transactional law. Scully previously practiced at the San Francisco firm of Fenwick & West. He received his B.A. degree in psychology from the University of California-Berkeley and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

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Donald L. Schmelzer has joined Grantland, Blodgett & Shaw in Medford as an associate. His practice includes criminal defense, civil litigation, estate planning, personal injury and domestic relations. Schmelzer received a B.S. degree from Warner Pacific College and his J.D. from the University of Tulsa, College of Law. He is a native Oregonian and his last employment was as a deputy district attorney at the district attorney's office in Josephine County. He can be reached at Grantland, Blodgett & Shaw, 1818 E. McAndrews, Medford, Ore. 97504; phone: (541) 773-6855; fax: (541) 770-1290; e-mail: don_schmelzer@hotmail.com.


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