Oregon State Bar Bulletin JULY 2002


Eva Shih Herrera has joined Hull, Henricks & MacRae in Austin, Texas, as a litigation associate. Herrera was previously an associate at Harrang Long Gary Rudnick in Eugene and served as an honors attorney with the Oregon Department of Justice. Her new contact information is Bank One Tower, 221 W. Sixth St., Suite 2000, Austin, Texas 78701; phone: (512) 472-4554; fax: (512) 494-0022; e-mail: eherrera@hhm-llp.com.

Carol A. Smoots has joined Thelen Reid & Priest in Washington, D.C., as partner. Smoots represents utility and independent energy clients in connection with electric and natural gas issues. Prior to joining the firm, Smoots served as chair of the energy department at a Washington-based law firm. Smoots is a graduate of Willamette University.

Davis Wright Tremaine has named Julie Weston as the new chair of the firm's Portland hiring committee. She replaces Thomas Hiller, who has served as chair since 1993. Weston became a partner of the firm in 2002. She counsels clients, both publicly and privately held, with regard to complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures and private equity placements.

Johnson, Clifton, Larson & Corson has named Lara C. Johnson of counsel. Johnson has been an attorney in the firm's litigation department since 1993. Her practice areas include personal injury, nursing home litigation, motor vehicle collisions, employment law and civil rights.

Michele C. Smith has joined Johnson, Clifton, Larson & Corson as an associate in the firm's litigation department in the areas of product liability and personal injury. Smith received her law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law, graduating first in her class, in December 2001.

Laura Gillespie has joined the Portland law firm of Gordon & Meneghello as an associate attorney. With the other attorneys in the firm, Gillespie will focus her practice exclusively on representing the interests of management in all areas of labor and employment law. She has been a disability law intern and law clerk with the firm since January 2001. She can be reached at 1001 S.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 1600, Portland, Ore. 97204; phone: (503) 242-4262; e-mail: lgillespie@gordon-law.com.

Mark M. Williams, P.C. has hired Timothy McNeil as an associate. McNeil joins Edward Amundson and Williams in providing elder law, estate planning and guardianship/conservatorship services. The firm's new address is 1850 Benjamin Franklin Plaza, One S.W. Columbia St., Portland, Ore. 97258; phone: (503) 224-6229; fax: (503) 225-9878; e-mail: mwilliams@mwilliamslaw.com and tmcneil@mwilliamslaw.com.

Andrew Solomon has joined the Portland office of Perkins Coie, where he is an associate in the real estate and land use practice. Solomon recently was a law clerk in the Oregon Department of Justice Trial Division in Salem. He completed his J.D. at Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in Portland.

Michael H. Schmeer has been appointed partner-in-charge for the Portland office of Davis Wright Tremaine. In this role, Schmeer will provide leadership in several areas including lawyer satisfaction, client service and development and office management. Schmeer succeeds Rodney E. Lewis, who has served since 1995. Schmeer, a commercial finance lawyer, has been with the firm for more than 42 years. His leadership roles at DWT have included serving as chair of the firmwide executive committee and chair of the commercial finance department.

Lafky and Lafky announces that Larry L. Linder has become an associate of the firm. Linder will assist Kevin Lafky in the areas of employment litigation, business litigation and advising clients in business and real estate matters.

Tonkon Torp announces the addition of Sonja L. Henning as an associate of the firm. Henning's practice emphasizes employment and labor law. She was most recently general counsel with lucy.com, where her experience included a significant amount of work in corporate and intellectual property in addition to employment law. Her legal practice also includes employment and labor law experience at Littler Mendelson in Los Angeles. She earned her J.D. from Duke University School of Law and is a member of the Oregon and California bars.

The Law Offices of Philip H. Garrow announces the departure of colleague and friend Janet Breyer. Breyer, a 1985 graduate of the University of Southern California School of Law, has decided to retire from the practice of law and devote her energies to her husband's new real estate venture. The law offices will continue to represent Central Oregon working men and women in workers' compensation, Social Security and related matters.

Arthur P. Klosterman has relocated his law practice to 180 Church St. S.E., Salem, Ore. 97301. The telephone number, (503) 485-2895, and e-mail address, salemattorney@juno.com, remain the same. The fax number has been changed to (503) 371-2495. His practice will continue to emphasize workers' compensation, personal injury, Social Security disability and domestic relations/family law.

Jonathan Gill has joined The DuBoff Law Group. Gill, a graduate of Hastings College of Law, maintained a private law practice in Monterey County, Calif. for 16 years until his relocation in 2000 to Washington state, where he has family roots. He is licensed to practice in California, Oregon and Washington and has a background in civil litigation and business law and litigation.

Laura Parrish has relocated her office to the Citizens Building in Eugene. Parrish's practice continues to emphasize family law, with an emphasis on settlement, mediation and collaborative negotiation of uncontested cases and trial of contested matters. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Her address is 975 Oak St., Suite 782, Eugene, Ore. 97401; phone: (541) 485-6162; fax: (541) 686-0114.

John Horton has joined President Bush's administration as associate deputy director for White House drug policy in the Executive Office of the President. Prior to accepting the offer from the White House, Horton worked as legal counsel to the Oregon House and Senate judiciary committees, and was most recently a prosecutor with the Multnomah County district attorney's office in Portland.

Stephen P. Rickles, formerly of Holmes & Rickles, announces the opening of The Rickles Law Firm. Rickles, current president of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, was admitted to practice in Oregon in 1979 and in Washington in 1991. Joining him in the firm are: James A. Wickwire, formerly with Holmes & Rickles, admitted to practice in Oregon and in Colorado; and Martin W. Jaqua, formerly with Gordon & Polscer, admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington. The firm will continue to bring its combined 61 years of expertise to the defense of automobile, employment, consumer, construction, premises liability, professional liability and liquor liability cases. The firm is located at: One S.W. Columbia Street, Suite 1850, Portland, Ore. 97258; phone: (503) 229-1850; fax: (503) 229-1856; toll-free phone: (800) 669-1850.

Washington Gov. Gary Locke has appointed Jill Johanson to the Cowlitz County Superior Court bench. Johanson earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Washington State University, then completed her law degree at Willamette University, College of Law. She practiced law in Walla Walla before settling in Cowlitz County in 1989 to work as an assistant city attorney for the city of Longview. Johanson then served for nearly nine years as a deputy prosecutor with the Cowlitz County prosecuting attorney's office. Most recently, she has worked as a prosecuting attorney for the city of Kelso.

Marger, Johnson & McCollom recently opened an office in Vancouver to serve the needs of its vast array of clients in southwest Washington. The firm, which specializes in intellectual property law, has staffed the office with four attorneys who each earned electrical engineering degrees (as well as J.D.s). The Vancouver office is located at 5123 N.E. 94th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98662.

Clifton Cannon has joined ZIBA as manager of business development. Prior to joining ZIBA, Cannon was vice president of sales and marketing for MODO, a leader of technology and medical transport manufacturing and design, in Beaverton. Additionally, he practiced corporate and business law with Black Helterline in Portland. Cannon holds a law degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College and a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Irvine. In his 18 years of business experience, he has held management positions in a range of international, publicly held and closely held companies.

Edward L. Daniels announces that Chelsea Dawn Lario has joined his office as an associate. Lario is a 1998 graduate of Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colo., and a 2001 graduate of Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Her practice will emphasize litigation, focusing in the areas of domestic relations and personal injury.

Douglas S. Chiapuzio joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick as of counsel with the firm on May 1, 2002. His practice focuses primarily on business and tax law, with an emphasis in estate planning and probate, transactions and exchanges. Previously, Chiapuzio was a sole practitioner for 13 years. He is a member of the Oregon and Washington bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court. He practices primarily out of the firm's Portland office.

Justin D. Gericke joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick as an associate with the firm's Portland office in April 2002. His practice emphasizes insurers' defense, administrative and appellate law. Gericke worked three years as an associate attorney for Schroeder Law Offices, where he concentrated primarily on administrative and natural resources law. He received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 1997.

Meuy Fou Chao became an associate with the Salem office of Harrang Long Gary Rudnick in April 2002. Her practice focuses on labor and employment law, administrative law and litigation. Chao is a former law clerk and summer associate with the firm. Chao was a law clerk with the city attorney's office in Salem. She graduated from Willamette University College of Law in May 2001.

Jonathan R. Miko became an associate with Harrang Long Gary Rudnick's litigation practice in the Eugene office in April 2002. Miko was an associate with Landman, Corsi, Ballaine & Ford in New Jersey, where he defended cases such as accounting malpractice, professional negligence and claims brought pursuant the Federal Employer's Liability Act. He also has experience in the areas of insurance coverage, toxic tort, construction defect and corporate law. Miko graduated from New York Law School in 1998, and is a member of the Oregon, New York and New Jersey state bars.

Douglas G. Nash is a new associate in the international law group and intellectual property and trade transactions group of Ater Wynne. He provides international law advice to domestic and foreign companies. He has extensive experience in domestic and international distribution agreements and technology licensing, international collection, intellectual property and customs and trade law.

Rochelle Lessner, a former economist and lawyer for the Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperative and Portland General Electric Company, has joined Ater Wynne's energy group. She has expertise in the energy industry providing legal counsel, advocacy and strategy on litigation, regulatory issues, public and legislative affairs and economics.

Alice Cuprill-Comas has joined Ater Wynne's business department, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities. She has extensive experience with technology--
sector emerging growth companies and acquisitions of technology assets. She is licensed in Oregon and Texas.

Katherine Dain, a recent graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, has joined Ater Wynne's business department and international law group where she advises domestic and foreign corporations on business, securities and tax matters.

As of July 1, 2002, Justine Fischer has a new address: 720 S.W. Washington, Suite 750, Portland, Ore. 97205. The telephone, e-mail and fax number will remain the same.

Bullivant Houser Bailey has added two attorneys to its Portland office commercial litigation and construction practices. Susan L. Ford received her J.D. from George-town University Law Center in 1994. Timothy J. Calderbank received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law.

Stoel Rives welcomes three lawyers to its Portland office. David Angeli is an associate in the litigation department. His practice focuses on civil and criminal litigation. Angeli previously was an associate with Williams & Connolly. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and is admitted to the Oregon, Maryland and District of Columbia bars. Hilary Barnes is an associate in the bankruptcy and commercial law practice group. Her experience includes complex commercial litigation and corporate restructuring work. Barnes previously was an associate with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in commercial litigation and corporate restructuring. She received her law degree from Arizona State University College of Law and is admitted to the Oregon and Arizona bars. Chad Chambers is an associate in construction and design law practice group. Previously Chambers was an associate with Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York, where his practice focused on antitrust, intellectual property and financial services litigation. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and is admitted to the Oregon and New York bars.

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