Oregon State Bar Bulletin January 2002

Moves

Loren Collins has been appointed as assistant attorney general with the trial division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Collins received his J.D. from Willamette University. During law school, he was a clerk in the U.S. Attorney's office. After law school graduation, he practiced in private firms in Corvallis and Salem.

Amanda Marshall has been appointed as assistant attorney general with the family law section of the civil enforcement division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Marshall received her J.D. from Willamette University. During law school, Marshall was a court clerk for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. After law school graduation, she served as a deputy district attorney in Coos County, where she created and oversaw the domestic violence prosecution unit.

Stephan Brady has been appointed as assistant attorney general with the human services section of the general counsel division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Brady received his J.D. from the University of Oregon, where he was student works executive editor of the Oregon Law Review. After law school graduation, he was in private practice in Alaska before joining the Yamhill County District Attorney's office.

Jacquilyn Saito-Moore has rejoined the Washington County County Counsel's office as an assistant county counsel. While attending law school, Saito-Moore clerked at the office handling the state's interest in mental commitment hearings. After passing the bar, Saito-Moore practiced with a law firm in Portland, primarily in the area of workers' compensation. She will concentrate on municipal law, including ordinance enforcement, tax hearings and various public sector issues.

R. Craig Hindley has relocated his office to Columbia Business Center, 9900 S.W. Greenburg Rd., Suite 130, Portland, Ore. 97223-5430; phone: (503) 670-7100; fax: (503) 670-7774; e-mail: attorney@europa.com. He will continue his practice in business, real estate and probate.

St. Andrew Legal Clinic, a non-profit public interest law firm, is opening a two-attorney branch office in Oregon City on Dec. 3. The office will be located at 421 High St., Suite 210, Oregon City, Ore. 97045. Elaine N. Hamm will be the branch manager of the new office. Charles R. Roberts has been hired as a staff attorney. The office will provide representation to low-income persons on family law issues in Clackamas County. The clinic also has offices in Portland and Hillsboro. All clients are charged fees on a sliding scale based on income and resources. Anyone interested in volunteering for St. Andrew Legal Clinic's Night Clinic intake program should call Joel Overlund or Rosie Grove at (503) 281-1500.

Martin R. Capetz has joined J.M. Charter & Associates in Medford. Capetz graduated from Willamette University in 1997 and has been in practice for two years at the Southern Oregon Public Defenders' office. He will focus on criminal defense and civil litigation.

Bill Potter has joined Arnold, Gallagher, Saydack, Percell, Roberts & Potter as principal. A 1978 graduate of the University of Oregon Law School, Potter was formerly a principal at Hershner, Hunter, Neill, Andrews & Smith. He handles business transactions, organizations and planning, focusing on closely held family organizations.

Davis Wright Tremaine has recently hired five new associate attorneys for its Portland office. Craig Gabriel spent one year at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College and then attended Georgetown University Law Center, where he received a J.D. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in international affairs at Columbia University. Gabriel was a U.S. Senate intern during the spring of 2000. Jeffrey G. Nerdin spent one year at Fordham University School of Law and then attended Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, where he received a J.D. He received a B.S. in biology from Lewis & Clark College. Nerdin served as a mediator at The Family Court Mediation Project, The Bronx Family Court, in New York from 1998-99. Jeffrey J. Schick received a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law and a B.A. in history from the University of Portland. Schick worked as an extern in the U. S. Attorney's Office in Oregon during the summer of 1999. Jennifer Ann Williamson received a J.D. from Willamette University and a B.S. in political science from the University of Oregon. Williamson worked as a legislative research assistant for U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield from 1996-97. Ryan J. York received a J.D. and a B.S. in economics from Willamette University. York spent the summer of 1999 as a law clerk for the Oregon Department of Justice, antitrust section.

Boyd P. Burnett joined Virtumundo, Inc. as general counsel in August 2000. Virtumundo is an Internet advertising and marketing company with headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. Burnett previously worked as senior corporate counsel for U.S. Bancorp in Portland. He can be reached at: 4600 Madison Ave., Suite 500, Kansas City, Mo. 64112; phone: (816) 931-1771; e-mail: bburnett@virtomundo.com.

Timothy J. Murphy has relocated his office to 117 S.W. Taylor Street, Suite 200, Portland, Ore. 97204; phone: (503) 417-0444; fax (503) 417-0501. He will continue his practice emphasizing real estate and business matters.

The law offices of Michael E. Knapp have moved to 2355 State St., Salem, Ore. 97301; phone: (503) 391-0664; fax: (503) 399-1929; e-mail: mikeeknapp@aol.com. He will continue his practice emphasizing real estate and business matters.

Beth A. Allen has joined the Portland office of Lane Powell Spears Lubersky as an associate in the firm's labor and employment department. She will advise employers in all phases of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination, discipline and discharge, wage and hour, drafting of policies and handbooks, ADA, FMLA and employment contracts. Prior to joining the firm, Allen was an associate at Tonkon Torp and also served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Mary J. Deits, chief judge of the Oregon Court of Appeals.

The Kerwood Law Firm has relocated its offices to 7105 S.W. Varns St., Suite 200, Portland, Ore. 97223; phone: (503) 244-9800; fax: (503) 244-4000. Gary S. Kerwood will continue his practice in the areas of real estate, business, estate planning and probate.

Brian R. Nielsen has opened a solo practice at 687 Court St., Suite 400, in Salem. Mailing address: P.O. Box 710, Salem, Ore. 97308-0710; phone: (503) 362-3359; fax: (503) 362-6494; e-mail: nielsenlaw@hotmail.com. Nielsen is a joint J.D. and Master of Management graduate of Willamette University. Prior to opening his solo practice, Nielsen was an associate at the Salem firm of Churchill, Leonard, Lodine & Hendrie. His practice will emphasize corporate, real estate and estate planning for small business and real estate professionals.

Davis, Gilstrap, Hearn, Saladoff & Smith in Ashland welcome Jennifer Bridges as an associate. Her practice includes real estate, small business law and litigation. Bridges received a B.S. degree in anthropology from the University of Utah and received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in Portland.

Dan Field has joined Kaiser Permanente as director of regulatory and compliance services. Field will manage the health care organization's legal and regulatory functions, including health plan compliance matters in Oregon and Washington. Previously Field was vice president of legal and regulatory affairs at Myhealthbank in Portland and served as vice president and general counsel of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.

Shannon L. McDonald has joined the business department of Miller Nash. She received her B.A. in economics with a minor in history from the University of Utah. She received her J.D. from Duke University, where she served as executive editor of the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy. McDonald practices general business law. She served as a judicial clerk at the Montana Supreme Court.

Diane L. Grover announces the opening of her new law office as a sole practitioner in the areas of sports, entertainment, immigration and non-profit law. Grover is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law. She can be reached at: Law Office of Diane L. Grover, 317 S.W. Alder St., Ninth Floor, The Loyalty Building, Portland, Ore. 97204; phone: (503) 228-1727; fax: (503) 417-0111; e-mail: diane@groverlaw.com.

David C. Reese has joined the Portland office of Stoel Rives as an associate in the construction and design law practice group. Reese formerly practiced in Michigan, primarily complex business litigation and debtor and creditor rights. He received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

Kornelia A. Dormire has joined the estate planning and charitable organizations department of Miller Nash. She received her bachelor's degree in Spanish and French from the University of Colorado and her master's in Spanish from Middlebury College. She received her law degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, where she was an editor of the law review, The Journal of Small & Emerging Business Law. She focuses her practice on estates and trusts.

Kevin Koliner has joined the litigation department of Miller Nash. He received his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Minnesota and his J.D. from the University of Virginia. He focuses his practice on litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Jennifer J. Roof has joined Miller Nash in the Portland office's litigation department. She received her B.A. from the University of Washington and her law degree from the University of Oregon, where she was associate editor of the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation and a member of the Order of the Coif. She previously served as a judicial clerk at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Roof focuses on commercial litigation and creditors' rights.

Ryan R. Nisle is a new associate in the Miller Nash business department. He received his B.A. history from Iowa State University. He received his J.D. from the University of Oregon, where he acted as associate editor of the Oregon Law Review and was a member of the Order of the Coif. Nisle focuses his practice primarily on business, corporate and securities law, including emerging business, technology and e-commerce.


Ewan W. Rose has joined the business department of Miller Nash. He received his B.A. in economics, with a minor in Spanish, and his J.D. from Duke University. In law school he served as research editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law. Rose practices primarily in general business law.

Justin C. Sawyer has joined the litigation department of Miller Nash. He received his B.A. in political science from Colorado College and his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Sawyer focuses his practice on general litigation, arbitration and mediation.

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