Chuck Levin, formerly a staff attorney at Headwaters
Inc. and Oregon Advocacy Center, has become a land protection specialist
with the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, based in Athol, Mass.
Levin received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of
Law in 1986, and a master's degree in landscape design from the
Conway School of Landscape Design, Conway, Mass., in 2000. He can
be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Revised e-mail address.)
Nancie Potter Arellano and Carter M. Mann have been
elected partners of Foster Pepper & Shefelman. Arellano concentrates
her practice in complex litigation and business disputes , with
an emphasis on securities, officers' and directors' liability, contract
claims and business torts. She has particular experience in business
valuation and proxy contest litigation, civil racketeering, unfair
competition and controversies involving real property. Mann's practice
focuses on employment, business and real estate litigation, with
a particular emphasis on business torts and contract disputes. Mann
received his J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo
in 1991, where he was a member of the Buffalo Law Review. He received
his B.A. from Colgate University in 1984.
Jeffrey D. Kirtner has become a partner with the Eugene
law firm of Hershner, Hunter, Andrews, Neill & Smith. He graduated
from the University of Texas School of Law in 1995. Kirtner's previous
legal experience includes a clerkship with the U.S. 5th Court of
Appeals. Kirtner will focus on employee benefits and healthcare
Hertsel Shadian has joined the Portland firm of McEwen
Gisvold. Shadian, a 1997 graduate of the Gonzaga University School
of Law, received his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Washington
School of Law in 1998. His practice focuses on tax, estate planning
and general business. Shadian was formerly with the firm of Hanna,
Kerns & Strader. He can be reached at 1100 S.W. Sixth Ave.,
Suite 1600, Portland, Ore. 97204; phone: (503) 226-7321; e-mail:
Alison B. Wyner has joined the Portland law firm of
McEwen Gisvold, focusing on commercial litigation and real estate.
She is active in various bar, civic and charitable activities, including
Big Brother/Big Sister Program, coaching the Jefferson High School
mock trial team through the Owen H. Panner Inns of Court and serving
on the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section's Adopt-a-Classroom
Project. She can be reached at 1100 S.W. 6th Ave., Suite 1600, Portland,
Ore. 97204; phone: (503) 226-7321; e-mail: alisonw@
Heather L. Grossman has joined the litigation and
public land group of Preston Gates & Ellis as an associate.
Grossman focuses her practice in the areas of commercial and complex
litigation as well as municipal and energy law. Her recent work
includes supervising teams of attorneys in large-scale discovery
responses in complex litigation cases, including matters regarding
healthcare law, patent infringement, antitrust, software licensing
disputes, negligence and warranty claims.
Carla L. Kelley has joined the Port of Portland as
general counsel. She comes to the port after more than a decade
with Northwest Natural, including serving as the energy company's
deputy general counsel since 1998. Previously she worked as an associate
at Miller, Nash, Wiener, Hager & Carlsen, and at the Bonneville
Power Administration's office of general counsel. She has also served
as director of information services for Reed College, worked for
the Energy Policy Institute and the Western Psychiatric Institute
Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh, and as a lecturer for Toyama
University in Japan.
Jennifer L. Ahlen has joined the office of Foreman,
DeGeurin, Nugent & Gerger in Houston, Texas. The firm specializes
in white-collar criminal defense and federal government investigations.
Prior to joining the firm, Ahlen was an associate at Hoevet, Snyder
and Boise and has also served as a public defender in Washington
and Lane counties. Her new contact information is 300 Main St.,
Houston, Texas 77002; phone: (713) 655-9000; fax: (713) 655-1812;
Tessa Sugahara has been appointed as an assistant
attorney general with the labor and employment law section of the
general counsel division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Sugahara
received her J.D. from the University of Oregon. Previously she
was in private practice in Portland before joining the DOJ in a
limited-duration position in the human services section in August
Steve Wolf has been appointed as an assistant attorney
general with responsibility for attorney general opinions and public
records work in the general counsel division of the Oregon Department
of Justice. Wolf received his J.D. from Willamette University. He
was a clerk for the Oregon Supreme Court and spent several years
in private practice with a Portland firm before joining DOJ in the
government services section of the general counsel division.
Bill Brickey has bee appointed as attorney-in-charge
of the civil recovery section of the civil enforcement division
of the Oregon Department of Justice. Brickey received his J.D. from
Willamette University. He spent many years in private practice in
Albany, specializing in business and contract litigation. He also
was trial counsel for SAIF before joining DOJ as an assistant attorney
general in the trial division in 1996.
Kate Cottrell has been appointed as an assistant attorney
general in the corrections litigation section of the trial division
of the Oregon Department of Justice. Cottrell received her J.D.
from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Cottrell
was judicial clerk for Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge William
Keys and a Multnomah County deputy district attorney.
Johnston Mitchell has joined the Portland firm of
McEwen Gisvold. He graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law
in 1992. His practice focuses on bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation,
bankruptcy appeals, secured transactions and general business. Mitchell
was previously with Bullivant Houser Bailey and has been a frequent
speaker on bankruptcy issues. He can be reached at 1100 S.W. Sixth
Ave., Suite 1600, Portland, Ore. 97204; phone: (503) 226-7321; e-mail:
Shannon O'Fallon has been appointed as an assistant
attorney general in the natural resources section of the general
counsel division of the Oregon Department of Justice. O'Fallon received
her J.D. from the University of Oregon. After law school graduation,
O'Fallon was a clerk for Superior Court Judge Charles Cranston in
Alaska and has since served in the Alaska attorney general's office
as an assistant attorney general.
Haglund, Kirtley, Kelley & Horngren has changed
the name of the firm to Haglund, Kirtley, Kelley, Horngren &
Jones to include partner Timothy J. Jones. Jones concentrates his
practice in the areas of construction injury, medical and hospital
negligence, auto accidents, personal injury and injury or death
due to drunk driving, and liquor liability.
Perkins Coie announces the addition of Sarah Crooks
to the Portland office, where she is an associate in the litigation
practice. Crooks was most recently a law clerk to both Hon. Owen
M. Panner, U.S. District Court, and Hon. Susan M. Leeson, Oregon
Jim Cavanaugh and Jonathan A. Levy have combined their
law practices under the firm name of Cavanaugh Levy and will continue
business at their current address. The firm will emphasize estate
planning, estate and trust administration, retirement benefit planning
and tax-exempt organizations.
Preston Gates & Ellis has named two new partners
in its Portland office. Jillian R. Bruce advises the cities of Oregon
City, Troutdale and Hillsboro on municipal and real estate issues.
Prior to joining the firm in 1998, Bruce served as a lobbyist for
five years before the California state legislature. She also served
as general counsel for a large real estate development firm in the
San Francisco Bay area. Linda Johannsen's practice focuses on bankruptcy,
creditors' rights, commercial law and secured transactions. She
is experienced in lending transactions, including traditional secured
financing, agricultural lending and maritime financing. She also
has experience in workouts of all types including judicial and non-judicial
foreclosures and receiverships.
Dunn, Carney, Allen, Higgins & Tongue has expanded
its land use group with the addition of Ty K. Wyman. He was previously
with Stoel Rives and Perkins Coie. He has specialized in land use
law since beginning his legal career in 1993. His experience includes
such areas as permits subject to the Telecom Act of 1996, obtaining
entitlements for retail developers, preparing narratives, hearing
memoranda and findings to secure all types of local government entitlement.
Kimberly A. Marsh has joined Bullard Smith Jernstedt
Harnish. Marsh relocated from Seattle, where she practiced employment
litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts involving
discrimination and harassment under the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, ERISA,
Title VII, sections 1981 and 1983, breach of contract and various
similar state law claims; personnel policies and practices, and
Tonkon Torp announces four departmental appointments:
Mark F. LeRoux has been re-appointed chair of the business department.
His practice emphasizes federal, state and local taxation, as well
as general business. He joined Tonkon Torp in 1985, becoming a partner
in 1990. Kurt W. Ruttum has been appointed vice-chair of the business
department. His practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, public
and private securities offerings and general corporate counseling.
He began his career with the firm in 1986 and was a partner in 1996
when he left to join a publicly-held manufacturing client. He rejoined
the firm in the fall of 2000 and was re-admitted as a partner in
January 2002. Scott G. Seidman has been appointed chair of the litigation
department. His practice focuses on business-related litigation
in such areas as antitrust, securities, employment and general business.
He joined the firm in 1983 after practicing law with Brobeck, Phleger
& Harrison in San Francisco. He has been a partner since 1989.
Philip S. Van Der Weele has been appointed vice-chair of the litigation
department. He is a general business litigator specializing in antitrust
counseling and antitrust litigation. Before joining Tonkon Torp
in 1986 (and becoming a partner in 1991), he practiced in Michigan.
Van Der Weele's clients include NIKE, Portland General Electric
and Olympus America, Inc.
Garvey, Schubert & Barer announces that Larry
J. Brant, Stephen J. Connolly and Robert C. Weaver, Jr. have been
re-elected as co-managing directors of the firm's Oregon office.
Mark E. Friedman and Larry J. Brant have been elected to the executive
committee of Garvey, Schubert & Barer.
Debra Pilcher, Brandon J. Baxter and Christopher Knight
have joined the law firm of Jaqua & Wheatley as associates.
Pilcher most recently served as corporate counsel for Hynix Semiconductor
Manufacturing America and will focus her practice in the area of
business transactions and litigation. Baxter graduated from the
University of Oregon School of Law in 2001. Knight is a 2001 graduate
of the University of Texas School of Law. Both will provide support
to the firm's litigation practice.
Julia Markley has joined the Portland office of Perkins
Coie where she is a general litigation associate. Markley was recently
a law clerk to Hon. R. William Riggs of the Oregon Supreme Court.
Prior to that, she was a judicial extern to United States District
Court Judge Ancer L. Haggerty.
Richard (Dick) T. Howsley, James D. Howsley and Patrick
D. Holmes have joined Lane Powell Spears Lubersky and will practice
in the areas of land use, real estate, environmental and natural
resources. Prior to joining Lane Powell as a partner, Richard Howsley
was president of his own Clark County, Wash. firm founded in 1992.
Previously he was a partner and past president of Landerholm, Memovich,
Lansverk & Whitesides, a director of Clark County's regional
government, and in 1974 he was executive director of Oregon's Rogue
Valley Council of Governments. James Howsley joins Lane Powell as
an associate. He received his J.D. from Willamette University College
of Law where he was president and vice president of the Willamette
University Environmental Law Society. Patrick Holmes joins Lane
Powell as an associate. Holmes also received his J.D. from Willamette
University College of Law where he was a member of the Willamette
University Environmental Law Society. He holds two undergraduate
degrees from Washington State University, one in environmental science
and one in biology. Lane Powell recently opened an office in Vancouver's
Riverview Tower, located at 900 Washington Street.
Judith Armatta has accepted a one-year appointment
as the Coalition for International Justice's (CIJ) liaison at the
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The
Hague, The Netherlands. CIJ is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization
whose goal is to facilitate the historic work of the International
Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.
Sandra K. Haynes is joining Garrett, Hemann, Robertson,
Jennings, Comstock & Trethewy as counsel to the firm. In her
practice, Haynes will defend employers and insurers in workers'
compensation and employment law cases. She represents clients before
administrative forums and state trial courts, and is experienced
with claims management and mediated settlements. Haynes was appointed
by two Oregon governors to serve two consecutive terms on the State
of Oregon Workers' Compensation Board, acting as an employer representative
from 1993-2000. Prior to her service on the board, she practiced
as a workers' compensation defense lawyer.
Five attorneys have joined Smith Freed & Eberhard.
Stephen E. Archer earned a B.A. in history from Santa Clara University
and received his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law.
He has recently served as the chair of the Pro Bono Committee of
the Lane County Bar. Archer's practice includes the defense of health
care professionals and institutions in personal injury cases. New
associate Maeghan L. Maloney received her B.A. from Swarthmore College
and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Maloney defends personal injury
and property damage claims. Before joining the firm she was a Henry
Luce Fellow at the Association of Women for Action and Research
in Singapore. Peter D. Motley is an associate who received both
his B.A. (in telecommunications and film) and his J.D. from the
University of Oregon. While in law school at UO, Motley served as
an associate editor for the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation.
His practice includes coverage opinions, personal injury defense
and construction defects. Associate Steven M. Yarosh joined Smith
Freed & Eberhard with an undergraduate degree in marketing research
from the University of Central Florida and a J.D. from Northwestern
University School of Law. Most recently, he served as an assistant
U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C. Yarosh practices personal injury,
wrongful death and nursing home litigation. Jennifer A. McCauley
also joined Smith Freed & Eberhard. She received a B.A. in political
science from the University of Massachusetts and her J.D. from Northwestern
School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. McCauley's practice
includes construction defect litigation.
Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue has expanded
its land use group with the addition of Ty K. Wyman. Previously
Wyman was with Stoel Rives and Perkins Coie. He has specialized
in land use law since beginning his legal career in 1993. His experience
has covered a broad array of topics, including permits subject to
the Telecom Act of 1996, obtaining entitlements for retail developers,
preparing narratives, hearing memoranda and findings to secure all
types of local government entitlement. He has particular expertise
in issues related to traffic impact mitigation, including traffic
impact fee credits, development agreements and negotiating approval
conditions. Wyman has presented seminars on road and access in Oregon,
salmon in the Northwest and highway access.
Louis D. Savage has joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick
as of counsel in its Portland office. Savage specializes in administrative
law, government regulation, litigation and employment law. He has
experience working with many federal agencies including the Department
of Agriculture, Department of Labor, Department of Transportation,
the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission and Tobacco and Firearms. Prior to joining
the firm in 2001, Savage was an owner with Garvey, Schubert &
Barer in Portland. He also served four years as district director
for U.S. Rep. Ron Wyden, and was the executive director of Multnomah
County Legal Aid Service from 1991-95.
Chin See Ming has been promoted to partner in the
Portland office of Perkins Coie, where he has a general litigation
practice. He serves on the Volunteer Lawyers Committee of the ACLU
and on the Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners. He received his
J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law, where he was associate
editor of the Oregon Law Review and a member of Order of the Coif.
Neil Nathanson has been promoted to partner in the
Portland office of Perkins Coie. His practice focuses on corporate
finance and securities law, mergers and acquisitions and computer
and Internet law. He is active in the Software Association of Oregon
and has worked with Legal Services for Children in San Francisco.
He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School.
Thomas L. Evans has been elected a shareholder of
Banner & Witcoff's Portland office. Evans has significant experience
in the prosecution of U.S. patent applications. His accomplishments
have included the successful briefing and argument of two appeals
before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, and the prosecution
of reissue applications.
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt announces the addition
of attorneys Michael T. Garone and Robert L. Harrington to the firm's
Portland office. Garone is a new shareholder in the firm's employment
law practice group and brings more than 20 years of experience in
all aspects of collective bargaining. Harrington will be of counsel
to the firm's patent and trademark practice group, having conducted
a successful patent law practice for more than 30 years. Also new
to the Portland office are attorneys Chris Burdett, Kristina L.
Carey, Kate Brooke, Paul J. Fordenbacher, Henry W. Gerock III, Roman
D. Hernandez, Jeffrey R. Jones, Mario D. Madden, Neda D. Soofi and
Joshua P. Stump.
Reed Smith announces the addition of Timothy M. Rutten
as of counsel to the government relations group in its Washington,
D.C. office. He is the fourth person from Verner Liipfert to join
Reed Smith's expanding government relations practice in the past
five months. Rutten's practice focuses on the representation of
corporations, associations, local and state governments and Native
American tribes before Congress, the administration and federal
agencies. He regularly advises clients on issues related to appropriations,
tax, transportation, the environment and natural resources policy.
Prior to joining Reed Smith, Rutten practiced in the Federal Affairs
and Legislative group of another Washington, D.C. law firm, and
before that at a Portland, Ore.-based firm. Before entering private
practice, Rutten served for seven years in a number of positions
on the staff of Senator Mark O. Hatfield, including legal counsel,
legislative assistant, field representative and assistant press
secretary. Rutten received his J.D. and Certificate of Alternative
Dispute Resolution Processes in 1992 from Willamette University
College of Law, and his B.S. from Oregon State University in 1987.
Foster Pepper & Shefelman recently named Gregory
L. Powell managing partner, who takes over the reins from Michael
R. Silvey. After five successful years of leadership, Silvey returns
to a full-time real estate practice and chair of the Portland office's
real estate practice group. Powell, a partner at the firm since
1998, concentrates his practice in corporate and pass-through entity
acquisitions, joint ventures and diversification. He has substantial
experience in federal tax planning for domestic entity structuring.
Tonkon Torp announces that four attorneys have joined
the firm as associates. Brian R. Cable practices business law with
an emphasis on corporate securities. He earned his J.D. at Northwestern
School of Law of Lewis of Clark College. He received his B.A. from
Washington State University. Paul W. Conable focuses his practice
on commercial litigation. He received his J.D. from Northwestern
School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. He earned an M.S. from
Ohio State University and a B.A. from Tufts University. Christopher
D. Erickson practices business law with an emphasis on corporate
securities. He earned his J.D. at the University of Oregon School
of Law and a B.S. from the University of Oregon's College of Business.
Geoffrey D. Strong concentrates his practice on corporate finance
and general business law. He earned his J.D. at the Northwestern
School of Law of Lewis of Clark College and a B.S. from Western
Eva Jo Temple has joined the Pendleton office of Mautz,
Baum & O'Hanlon, as an associate attorney. Temple received her
J.D. from University of Oregon Law School in 1996. She then spent
two years working with a private law firm in Eugene before returning
to her hometown in 1998 to work at the public defenders office.
Temple's practice will focus primarily on civil litigation, business
and real estate law.
Murray S. Petitt and Janice E. Hatton have become
shareholders with Thorp, Purdy, Jewett, Urness & Wilkinson.
Petitt's practice concentrates on domestic relations, criminal law
and creditor rights. Hatton practices primarily in the areas of
estate planning and elder law.
Denise B. Soto is moving her law practice to: 939
S.W. Elm St., P.O. Box 1045, Albany, Ore. 97321; phone: (541) 917-0111;
fax: (541) 917-0333; e-mail: email@example.com. She will continue
to focus her practice on estate planning, probate, guardianships
and conservatorships and small corporations.
Eugene lawyers William R. Sharp and Edward T. Monks
and the law firm of Morrow, Monks & Sharp have moved to: 1200
High St., Suite 150, Eugene, Ore. 97401.
The Malheur County District Attorney's announces the
arrival of its newest deputy. Philip Alan Johnson II received his
J.D. from Willamette University and a B.S. in Political Science
from the University of Oregon. He served as executive editor of
the Willamette Journal of International Law & Dispute Resolution
during law school and was a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa.
Kelly R. Tilden has joined Black Helterline where
her practice will focus on business and employment litigation and
immigration law. Tilden received a bachelors degree in French and
art history from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa., and her J.D.
from Willamette University College of Law.
Mark M. Williams has relocated his offices to the
Benj. Franklin Plaza, Suite 1850, One S.W. Columbia St., Portland,
Ore. 97258-2040. His telephone remains the same: (503) 224-6229;
new fax is (503) 225-9878, and e-mail remains firstname.lastname@example.org.
He will continue to emphasize elder law, guardianship/conservatorship
and attorney ethics.
Mary Chaffin has been named regional trust manager
for U.S. Bank's private client group. In her new position Chaffin
is responsible for overseeing the monitoring and evaluation of trust
administration and providing leadership-level expertise to senior
management, trust personnel and clients regarding trust products,
services, programs and processes. Chaffin served as senior corporate
counsel at U.S. Bancorp from 1988 to 1999, and she had her own law
practice from 1999 to 2001.
Lindsay, Hart, Neil & Weigler announces that Corinne
Sam will be joining the firm as an associate attorney. Sam is has
served two years as a judicial clerk and deputy magistrate in Alaska.
She graduated in 1999 from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis
& Clark College, where she was managing editor of the Environmental
Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue, based in downtown
Portland, has merged with Duncan & Associates, formerly located
near Lake Oswego. The new firm retains the Dunn Carney name and
location. Dunn Carney has long been one of Portland's ten largest
firms, and the four-lawyer Duncan firm brings the total Dunn Carney
legal roster to 48. Both firms represent closely held businesses
in a wide range of industries, including real estate, manufacturing,
wholesale, retail, construction, telecommunications and financial