Oregon State Bar Bulletin FEBRUARY/MARCH 2002


Christina Thacker has also joined the Miller Nash litigation department. She received her B.A. in German and history from Wake Forest University. She earned her J.D. at the University of Michigan, where she served as an articles editor for the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. Thacker focuses her practice primarily on litigation, arbitration, mediation and international law.

Ater Wynne has hired a senior litigation attorney and four new business associates. Jim Davidson(left), a founding partner of a successful 22-lawyer firm in Chicago, litigates cases and resolves business disputes throughout the United States. He joins Ater Wynne with more than 25 years' experience in private practice and prosecuting for the Cook County, Illinois State's Attorney. Davidson's expertise includes national commercial, insurance, employment, intellectual property and software license and service agreement litigation. Joining the firm's business department are Maurice Cassidy and James Bradshaw, recent graduates of Willamette University College of Law. Heather Tourville, also a recent Willamette Law school graduate, has joined the firm's business and public finance departments. Courtney Muraski, a 1999 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law, has joined the firm's public finance department. Previously she clerked for the Hon. Virginia Linder at the Oregon Court of Appeals.

J. Richard Forester of Dispute Resolution Services is relocating his alternative dispute resolution practice to 813 S.W. Alder Street, Suite 310 , Portland, Ore. 97205. He is leaving the friendly confines of Greneley, Rotenberg et. al. to focus on mediation, arbitration, facilitation and hearing officer work in the areas of land use, public policy, environmental and municipal law. He will be sharing space with Donna Silverberg and Charles Wiggins, mediation practitioners and trainers.

Jeffrey Brown will be returning to Wisconsin to serve as the executive assistant to Attorney General Jim Doyle; Doyle has served as attorney general since 1990 and is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor in September 2002. A graduate of Willamette University College of Law, Brown has served as Gov. Kitzhaber's deputy legal counsel since his admission to the bar in 1997. Reach him at Dbrown240@aol.com.

Patrick A. Reagan announces the move of his offices to 1500 S.W. First Ave., Suite 920, Portland, Ore. 97201; phone: (503) 282-1595. He continues concentrating in the areas of estate administration, wills, trusts, personal injury, real property and domestic relations.

Ellen Jones is the new director of career services for Willamette University College of Law. Jones is a 1991 graduate of Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. Prior to joining the Willamette staff, Jones served as a staff attorney and, most recently, as the executive director for the Juvenile Rights Project, a non-profit law firm.

The Deschutes Basin Land Trust has hired its first conservation project manager, Brad Nye. Nye has worked for the Natural Resource Department of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs for the past five years as a habitat policy adviser. Nye attended the University of Oregon and the University of Washington Law School. He practiced with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt in Portland. He has served as a board member for the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council and is on the board of the Crooked River Watershed Council.

Todd M. Peck has joined Bullivant Houser Bailey's Portland office as a member of the firm's business litigation and construction practice groups. His practice focuses on professional liability defense and construction litigation. He received his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law in 1992.

Landye Bennett Blumstein announces the addition of associate Dain J. Paulson. in the firm's Portland office. He will continue focusing his practice on toxic tort litigation, real estate and business litigation, maritime litigation, products liability and personal injury cases. He received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Oregon. While in law school, he served as an associate editor of the Oregon Law Review.

Richard Baroway and Garvey, Schubert & Barer received a leadership award from Cascade AIDS Project for going 'above and beyond' the call of duty in their volunteer leadership and pro bono efforts over the last 10 years. Last year, Garvey, Schubert & Barer represented CAP in its role as a special limited partner in a substantial new low-income housing project in the Portland metropolitan area. Over the years the firm has assisted CAP on matters involving nonprofit corporation law, real estate issues, probates, inter-agency agreements and confidentiality issues.

The law office of Ronald L. Marek announces the addition of Alan S. Lanker to the practice. He will emphasize tax, business and estate planning. Lanker is a graduate of Willamette University College of Law and is a C.P.A. He most recently practiced with Fewel & Brewer as an associate. He may be reached at 810 S.W. Madison Ave., Corvallis, Ore. 97333; phone: (541) 754-1411.

The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has announced the reappointment of Judge Elizabeth L. Perris to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon, effective April 1, 2002. Judge Perris maintains her chambers in Portland. Her new 14-year term expires in 2016. Judge Perris was appointed to the bankruptcy bench in 1984. She served on the Ninth Circuit's Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP) from 1988 to 1993, and was re-appointed to the BAP in 1998. She is a former member of the board of directors of the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C., and currently chairs the FJC Committee on Bankruptcy Judge Education. She also has served on the United States Trustee Director's Advisory Board and as an adjunct professor at the Willamette University College of Law.

U.S. Air Force criminal defense counsel Capt. David J. Western was recently selected to teach at the U.S. Air Force Academy as assistant professor of law. He teaches law for commanders, environmental law and comparative legal systems. Because of his background in linguistics, Western (who speaks four languages) is also teaching French. He is a squadron professional ethics advisor, coach for an international law competition, and a mentor for students learning Arabic. He is a 1997 graduate of Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.

Credence E. Fogo has joined Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom as a litigation associate in the firm's Los Angeles office. She graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1998. She joins the firm after serving as a law clerk for Judge Robert R. Beezer of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Saalfeld, Griggs, Gorsuch, Alexander & Emerick, with offices in Salem and Bend, announces that Caleb A. Williams has recently joined the firm's corporate practice group. Williams received his B.A. from George Fox University and his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law. He will primarily focus on business and corporate law. Linda L. Waugh has recently joined the firm's employment and litigation practice group. She received her B.A. and her J.D. from the University of Hawaii. Before joining the firm, she taught labor law courses for the University of Maryland and worked in the Oregon Legislative Counsel's office.

Hope Del Carlo joined the law office of Phil Goldsmith as an associate in October. She will assist in prosecuting class actions, appeals and representing individuals wronged by financial institutions.

James L. Edmunson has become a shareholder in the Eugene-based law firm of Cary, Wing, Bloom & Edmunson. Prior to his association with the firm in 1996, Edmunson served in the Oregon House of Representatives for four terms from Eugene. He presently serves as chairman of the Democratic Party of Oregon. A graduate of Oregon State University in 1974 and the University of Oregon School of Law in 1983, Edmunson will continue to emphasize workers' compensation and Social Security Disability practice and manage the firm's regional office in Roseburg.

Elizabeth H. Howard has joined Churchill, Leonard, Lodine & Hendrie as an associate. Her practice areas will be water, endangered species and public lands law. She will also practice agriculture and related business law. Howard is a 2001 graduate of the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, where she earned a certificate in environmental and natural resource law. She also received a B.S. in agriculture and resource economics and minored in agricultural sciences at Oregon State University.

Five attorneys have been elected principals of Stoel Rives in the Portland office. Clarence M. Belnavis joined the firm's labor and employment law practice group as an associate in September 1991. He has substantial experience handling various types of employment litigation including disability, racial and gender discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment and wrongful discharge. Jason M. Brauser joined the firm's corporate practice group as an associate in December 1996, practicing corporate and securities law; specifically, he assists public and private companies with mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements of securities, as well as day-to-day corporate governance and other organizational issues. Steven A. Moore joined the firm's real estate practice group as an associate in October 1993. Moore's practice focuses on commercial lending and loan documentation, acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, conveyancing and title matters. Peter D. Mostow joined the firm's natural resources and land use practice groups as an associate in September 1994. He guides clients through the siting and environmental permitting process for gas-fired, wind and hydroelectric power plants, as well as underground natural-gas storage facilities and gas pipelines. Stephen A. Redshaw also joined the firm's litigation practice group as an associate in September 1994. Redshaw concentrates his practice in commercial business and real estate litigation, with a particular emphasis on business torts, sale and lease transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code, commercial evictions, foreclosures and related bankruptcy matters. Courtney W. Wiswall joined the firm's labor and employment law practice group as an associate in February 1997. Her practice is devoted exclusively to employment litigation and counseling employers in employment-related issues. She has federal court jury-trial experience, defending employers against workplace torts, sexual harassment and sex discrimination claims.

Garvey, Schubert & Barer recently launched a new office in New York City. The New York firm of Aieta & Greco has merged its practice into Garvey, Schubert & Barer and will serve as the core of the New York office in SoHo.

Lois M. Cole (formerly Coffey) is pleased to announce the opening of her own practice. Her practice will emphasize bankruptcy, real estate and business law, estate planning, collections and criminal defense. Her office is located at 679 Cottage St. N.E., Salem, Ore. 97301; phone: (503) 362-2674.

On Dec. 1, Martin Dolan, David Griggs and Sue-Del McCulloch established the firm of Dolan, Griggs & McCulloch. Dolan was formerly a partner at Ramis, Crew, Corrigan and Bachrach, heading the employment practice group. Prior to joining Ramis Crew, he was an assistant attorney general for Oregon. Griggs, a former associate in the litigation section of Ramis Crew, holds a joint J.D./MBA from Willamette University. McCulloch was a law clerk at the U.S. District Court for Oregon prior to working as a litigation associate with Ramis Crew. The new firm will focus on employment law.

Bullivant Houser Bailey announces the election of four attorneys to shareholder positions in the Portland office. John Adlard has more than 20 years of experience as a civil trial attorney. He concentrates his practice on the defense of property and casualty cases and has substantial experience in business litigation and bankruptcy law. He graduated from Willamette University College of Law. John Bachofner (top) focuses on insurance coverage, and the representation of automobile and casualty insurers and their insureds in litigation of personal injury claims and coverage disputes. Bachofner received his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law. Scott Brooksby (middle) emphasizes litigation and products liability. Brooksby attended the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. Jay Fountain (lower) advises boards of directors and top management. His practice emphasizes corporate law, protecting trade secrets and designing distribution and franchise systems. He received his J.D. from University of Maryland School of Law.

Bullivant Houser Bailey has added Heather J. Van Meter to its Portland office. She is a member of the firm's litigation practice group. She received her J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in 1998 and is a member of the Oregon, Washington and Alaska bars.

Perkins Coie has added Scott D. Eads to its Portland office, where he is of counsel in the patent litigation group. Eads returns to Portland from the Piper, Marbury, Rudnick & Wolfe law firm in Washington, D.C., where his practice focused on biotechnology law and patent litigation. Formerly, he was an intellectual property litigation associate at Klarquist, Sparkman, Campbell, Leigh & Whinston in Portland.

Clark, Lindauer, Fetherston, Edmonds & Lippold announces that Sean Armstrong has become an associate at the law firm. Armstrong will perform services to clients in the area of general civil litigation.

Kieran J. Curley has joined the Portland office of Miller Nash. Curley focuses his practice on litigation, arbitration and mediation. He previously worked as director of finance for the Sisters of Providence Health System and most recently was a law clerk for the Washington state attorney general's social and health services division.

Brian R. Nielsen opened his solo practice in November at 687 Court St., Suite 400, in Salem. His practice emphasizes corporate, real estate and estate planning for small business and real estate professionals. He can be reached at P.O. Box 710, Salem, Ore. 97308; 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 he was an associate at the Salem firm of Churchill, Leonard, Lodine & Hendrie.

Steven W. Marlowe has joined the Portland office of Miller Nash. He focuses his practice on corporate governance, real estate, and business, corporate and securities law. He most recently worked as an associate for Landerholm, Memovich, Lansverk & Whitesides in Vancouver, Wash., after receiving his law degree from Gonzaga University.

Peggy Crane has joined the Portland office of Perkins Coie as an associate in the environmental law practice. The Baylor University graduate received her J.D. from Tulane Law School in 2001.

Perkins Coie announces the addition of Paul A. Stamnes, where he is of counsel practicing tax law. Stamnes previously was senior attorney with Intel Capital, Intel Corporation and European tax manager for Intel Corporation (U.K.) Ltd. Stamnes received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College and an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Edward L. 'Ted' Simpson has joined the Portland law firm of Samuels, Yoelin, Kantor, Seymour & Spinrad. Simpson will practice tax, business law and estate planning with a major emphasis in retirement plans. He is a graduate of Gonzaga School of Law and he received his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Washington in 1998. Before joining the firm Simpson worked for Deloitte & Touche in the national creative tax services group. He also practiced at the Portland law firm of Hanna & Strader.

Kenneth Wittenberg announces the formation of the Law Offices of Kenneth Wittenberg at 1900 Fox Tower, 805 S.W. Broadway, Portland; phone: (503) 227-1724; e-mail: kwittenberg@ earthlink.net. Wittenberg graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1990. After a federal judicial clerkship, he was an associate at Jenner & Block in Chicago until 1995. He joined Garvey, Schubert & Barer in 1996 and was named a shareholder in 1999. His firm will specialize in complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense.

Karin L. Guenther, Nancy P. Hinnen, Darcy M. Norville and Kurt W. Ruttum have become partners of Tonkon Torp, effective Jan. 1. Guenther is a member of the employment and labor practice group and represents employers and management in all areas of employment and labor in state and federal courts. She also provides counseling and training to employers and their employees, advising managers and human resource professionals on employment problems and on developing sound employment policies. Hinnen works with clients in the corporate finance, transactional and general corporate areas in matters ranging from the initial organization and financing states through public stock offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. She also has substantial experience providing general business advice, drafting contracts for business clients of the firm and advising companies regarding state 'blue sky' regulations and investment adviser regulations. Norville focuses her practice on executive compensation and employee benefits. She advises start-up companies and established businesses, and designs and drafts stock option plans, executive compensation packages and deferred compensation plans. Ruttum rejoined Tonkon Torp in the fall of 2000 in the corporate finance practice group. His practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings and general corporate counseling. He was a partner in 1996 when he left the firm to join a publicly held manufacturing client as vice president and general counsel. Subsequently, he served as vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer at a publicly held software company.

The Harris Law Firm announces that Priscilla Maloney has become an associate in the firm. She was formerly with Multnomah Defenders, as a staff attorney, and has been serving as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in Clackamas County since 1999. Her practice will emphasize family and criminal law. The firm is located at 247 S.E. Washington St., Suite 100, Hillsboro, Ore. 97123; phone: (503) 648-4777; fax (503) 648-0989.

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 mtgrace@shaysnet.com.

Ricardo Menchaca has joined the Multnomah County Section of the Metropolitan Public Defender. Menchaca attended Oregon State University and law school at Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., graduating in 1999, and was admitted to the OSB in April 2000. Prior to joining the Metropolitan Public Defender, Menchaca worked as associate attorney at Bertoni & Todd in Portland.

Paul DeBast has been appointed as acting chair of the Metropolitan Public Defender Services board of trustees. DeBast has served as a member of the board since 1980. Barnes Ellis, former Chair, has been appointed as chair of the new Oregon Public Defense Services Commission. Also, Chief Justice Wallace Carson Jr. has appointed Jonathan Ater to fill the board member position. Ater has been appointed to the board for a term of three years. Ater has more than 30 years experience as a strategic advisor to business enterprises and is partner at Ater Wynne in Portland.

Multnomah Circuit Court Judge William C. Snouffer retired Jan. 1, 2002 after serving 25 years on the bench. In 1976, he was appointed by Gov. Bob Straub to district court, and was later elected; Gov. Vic Atiyea later elevated him to circuit court. When he laments that too much of the court dockets are filled with criminal cases, his wife notes, 'Twenty-five years in a life of crime is enough.' Nonetheless, he hopes to serve as senior judge.

Bullivant Houser Bailey has added Pamela Ly Nicholson to its Portland office. She is a member of the firm's business litigation practice group. She received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 2001.

Sean E. O'Day has joined Gov. John Kitzhaber's staff as deputy legal counsel. He was previously a judicial law clerk for Wallace P. Carson, chief justice of the Oregon Supreme Court.

Anne M. Thompson and her father, Robert E. Thompson, of The Thompson Law Firm, announce the move of their offices to 9400 S.W. Barnes Rd., Suite 300, Portland, Ore. 97225; phone: (503) 292-8990; e-mail: anne@ amthompsonlawfirm.com. They will continue to emphasize estate planning, probate and trust administration and business planning for the closely held business owner.

ASM International N.V. has promoted Todd B. Westersund to global legal counsel of ASM Front-End Businesses. He will continue his current duties as intellectual property officer of ASM America, Inc. He is a 1998 graduate of the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.

Kenneth D. Stephens has been appointed chair of Tonkon Torp's managing board, succeeding Peter H. Koehler Jr. Stephens is a founding partner of Tonkon Torp. He specializes in corporate and securities matters, including the financial services industry. Jon P. Stride, Tonkon Torp partner, specializing in commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation, has been elected to a three-year term on the firm's managing board. Other members of the managing board are Vicki A. Ballou, Ronald L. Greenman and Albert N. Kennedy.

Davis Wright Tremaine has named five attorneys to partnership in the Portland office: Merrill J. Baumann Jr., business, international and technology law; E. Michael Connors, land use, real estate development and commercial real estate transactions; Mark Hackett, employment law and general litigation; Patricia McGuire, construction, product liability, antitrust and general litigation; and Julie Weston, business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and telecommunications.

Carolyn G. Wade has joined Hershner, Hunter, Andrews, Neill & Smith as of counsel. She has practiced law in Eugene for 18 years. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 1980 and University of Oregon in 1983. Since 1983 Wade has developed her practice in creditors' and debtors' bankruptcy matters.

After eight years, Gerald Shean has left the firm Foster, Purdy, Allan, Peterson and Dahlin and has opened his own practice at 145 S. Holly, Suite B, Medford; phone: (541) 245-3136; e-mail: jshean@ internetcds.com. He will continue to practice construction law, real estate law and business litigation.

Mikal J. Apenes has joined the Portland area firm of Williams, Zografos & Peck, which represents employers in union-management relations, labor negotiations, employment discrimination and wrongful discharge, wage and hour disputes and preventive labor relations. He formerly practiced in Santa Barbara, Calif., representing clients in complex business litigation, employment discrimination and class actions.

Foster Pepper & Shefelman announced that Janet Knauss Larsen recently joined the firm's litigation practice group, practicing as an associate. Larsen concentrates her practice in general commercial and complex litigation and dispute resolution, emphasizing business torts, business contracts and employment issues. Previously she was an associate at Kilmer, Voorhees & Laurick in Portland.

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 is also an arbitrator for Multnomah County Circuit Court and the National Association of Securities Dealers. She currently is a member of the OSB House of Delegates and serves on the executive committee of the OSB Litigation Section. Mann's practice focuses on employment, business and real estate litigation, with a particular emphasis on business torts and contract disputes. He represents businesses and individuals in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations. 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 United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Kirtner will focus on employee benefits and healthcare law.

Hertsel Shadian has joined the Portland law firm of McEwen Gisvold. Shadian is a 1997 graduate of the Gonzaga University School of Law and he 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 where his practice also focused on tax, estate planning and general business. He can be reached at 1100 S.W. 6th Ave., Suite 1600, Portland, Ore. 97204; phone: (503) 226-7321; e-mail: hertsels@mcewengisvold.com.

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 Lawyer's Section Committee on Service to the Public, where she is working to bring the Adopt-a-Classroom Project to Oregon. She can be reached at 1100 S.W. 6th Ave., Suite 1600, Portland, Ore. 97204; phone: (503) 226-7321; e-mail: alisonw@mcewengisvold.com

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 its new general counsel. She comes to the port after more than a decade with NW 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; e-mail: jahlen@fdng.com.

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 B.A. from Dartmouth College and 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 2000.

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 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.

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.

Johnston Mitchell has joined the Portland law firm of McEwen Gisvold. He graduated from the 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, where his practice was also primarily was focused on bankruptcy, bankruptcy litigation, bankruptcy appeals and secured transactions. He has been a frequent speaker on bankruptcy issues. He can be reached at 1100 S.W. 6th Avenue, Suite 1600, Portland, Ore. 97204; phone: (503) 226-7321; e-mail: johnstonm@mcewengisvold.com.

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 its 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 Supreme Court. Crooks earned her J.D. at the University of Oregon in the class of 1996.

Dunn, Carney, Allen, Higgins & Tongue has expanded its land use group with the addition of Ty K. Wyman. Before joining Dunn Carney, 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.

Jim Cavanaugh and Jonathan A. Levy announce that they 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

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