Oregon State Bar Bulletin — NOVEMBER 2002

Moves

As of Oct. 2, 2002, Sonia Montalbano has returned from a two-month sabbatical. Montalbano, formerly of Cobb, Bosse & Montalbano, will be continuing as of counsel to the firm, which has changed its name to Cobb & Bosse. Montalbano will also be maintaining her own private practice. She can be reached at (503) 516-8459, or via e-mail at soniamon@earthlink.net.

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After 12 years with the Office of Public Defense Services, Jesse Wm. Barton has moved into private practice, opening his own office in downtown Salem. His address is 161 High St. S.E., Suite 250, Salem, Ore. 97301. He can be reached by telephone at (503) 391-6283 and by e-mail at jessbarton@msn.com.

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C. Michael Arnold has joined Arnold Law Office. His practice focuses on personal injury cases, civil litigation and municipal prosecution for the city of Eugene. Arnold Law Office will continue to be a full-service civil practice with Arnold adding municipal prosecution to the firm. He graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2001. He may be reached at 142 W. Eighth Ave., Eugene, Ore. 97401; phone: (541) 338-9111; fax: (541) 485-7742; website: www.ArnoldLawFirm .com; e-mail: mike@arnoldlawfirm.com.

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Eldon F. Caley announces his availability for arbitration and mediation services in Southern Oregon. He can be reached at 326 Rose, Roseburg, Ore. 97470; phone: (541) 672-8877; fax: (541) 672-2740; e-mail: caley@mcsi.net.

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Attorneys Anthony Davis, Dale Dixon, Kim Kirby and Jim Kuzmich have opened Davis Dixon Kirby, a new firm headquartered in Portland. Davis, Dixon and Kuzmich, formerly of Davis Wright Tremaine, have teamed up with sports attorney Kirby, who will manage the firm’s Irvine, Calif., office. Davis Dixon Kirby specializes in intellectual property, media, sports, entertainment and technology. Clients include the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Tripwire, Inc., Allegiance Telecom, Inc. and many other entertainers, athletes, media and technology companies. They can be reached at 519 S.W. Third Ave., Suite 601, Portland, Ore. 97204; phone: (503) 727-2500; and 19200 Von Karman Ave., Suite 600, Irvine, Calif. 92612; phone: (949) 622-5433.

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Daniel Garner has been promoted to manager of Extended Coverage Programs at Freightliner in Portland. He is responsible for sales and marketing of extended coverage on all makes of commercial vehicles manufactured by Freightliner, which is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America.

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Welch, Bruun & Green has moved offices to 4380 S.W. Macadam, Suite 120, Portland, Ore. 97239. The phone number remains (503) 221-0870; fax: (503) 221-0515; e-mail: wbgatty@pcez.com. The practice continues to emphasize personal injury, workers’ compensation and Social Security matters.

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Lee M. Hess P.C. announces the relocation of offices to the 1000 Broadway Building at 1000 S.W. Broadway, Suite 1780, Portland, Ore. 97205; phone: (503) 273-8674; fax: (503) 273-8803; e-mail: lee@lmhpc.net. Hess’ practice will continue to emphasize business and commercial litigation, creditors’ rights and real estate.

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Blair Bobier announces the opening of the Law Offices of Blair Bobier. Bobier, the founder of Oregon’s Pacific Green Party and the party’s first gubernatorial candidate in 1998, will emphasize environmental and land use issues; services for non-profits, small businesses, artists and musicians; and wills, trusts and contracts. He will continue to provide consulting and lobbying services for public interest organizations. Reach him at the Crees Building, 230 S.W. Third St., Suite 203, P.O. Box 1233, Corvallis, Ore. 97339; phone: (541) 752-3322; fax: (541) 752.3311; website: www.bobierlaw .com.

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Michael A. Lehner and Carl R. Rodrigues announce the formation of Lehner & Rodrigues, still located at 1500 S.W. First Ave., Suite 1015, Portland, Ore. 97201; phone: (503) 226-2225; fax: (503) 226-2418. They also announce the addition of new associate Christopher Dennis Bell, a 1996 graduate of Willamette Law School and former general counsel for NuWave Communications. The firm will represent individuals, corporations and insurers in civil litigation in federal and state courts in Oregon and Washington.

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Wallace, Klor & Mann announces that Sandra K. Haynes has joined the firm. Haynes is a former member of the Oregon Workers’ Compensation Board. She has written or participated in the decisions of thousands of workers’ compensation cases during her eight years as an employer representative.

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Smith, Freed & Eberhard welcomes Kathryn Ivers. Ivers received her J.D. from Columbia University. Prior to her recent move to Portland, Ivers lived in New York City and started her legal career in September 1995 at Cahill, Gordon & Reindel as a litigation associate. Ivers’ practice includes first party property and coverage analysis.

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt has joined forces with Columbia IP Law Group, a leading patent law firm with offices in Portland, Seattle and the Silicon Valley. Columbia IP Law Group’s founder, Al AuYeung, a recognized high-technology patent and intellectual property lawyer, will join Schwabe as shareholder will co-chair Schwabe’s intellectual property practice along with Mike Cohen. AuYeung will also co-chair Schwabe’s new media and convergence technology group with Don Krahmer Jr. Four other patent lawyers are also joining Schwabe’s existing intellectual property law group.

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Maria E. Andrade has resigned as managing attorney at the Oregon Law Center’s Ontario office to open a private practice in Boise, Idaho. Andrade will continue to work on issues affecting low-income and Spanish-speaking communities. Her practice will focus on immigration, plaintiff’s employment, fair housing and civil rights law. Andrade was recently appointed to the Idaho State Bar’s IOLTA fund committee. Admitted to the California, Oregon and Idaho bars, Andrade welcomes referrals from eastern Oregon. She may be reached at Andrade Law Office, 623 W. Hays St., Boise, Idaho 83702; phone: (208) 336-9197; fax: (208) 345.0050; e-mail: maria@andradelegal.com; website: www.andradelegal.com.

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Jana Toran has been named as the legal department’s director at TriMet. She will manage the litigation and transactional activities of the department and its attorneys and paralegals. Prior to joining TriMet, Toran was in private practice specializing in personal injury litigation. In addition, TriMet has added two attorneys to its legal department. Kimberly Sewell, formerly of Allstate Insurance, will be assistant general counsel. Sewell will continue her litigation practice on behalf of TriMet. John Acosta, senior deputy general counsel, will provide business and legal counsel to the operations, capital projects and finance divisions. He was formerly with Stoel Rives.

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Bradley J. Schrock has joined the DuBoff Law Group. Schrock previously worked in the Portland office of the Seattle firm of Karr Tuttle Campbell and in Japan for a Toyota Group company, Aisin Seiki, in the intellectual property department. He will continue focusing on business litigation, licensing, technology development, emerging companies and cross-cultural transactions involving Japan.

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David M. Orf announces he has changed his location to 900 W. Eighth St., Medford, Ore. 97501; phone: (541) 772-8494; fax: (541) 773-6790; e-mail: dmorf@internetcds.com. His practice continues to be restricted to criminal defense and welcomes referrals.

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The law and accounting offices of John B. Gould, a certified public accountant and attorney, has moved to 4500 Kruse Way, Suite 270, Lake Oswego, Ore. 97035.

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Linda Friedman Ramirez has relocated to St. Petersburg, Fla., where she is re-establishing her practice in federal criminal defense and civil litigation involving non-citizens. Ramirez was admitted to practice in Florida in 1997 and is admitted to practice in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. In June 2002, Ramirez received the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association President’s Award for her advocacy on behalf of Hispanics in Oregon. She continues to be of counsel to Sam Hochberg & Associates in Portland and can be reached for Florida referrals by e-mail at lfr@spanishlaw.com.

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C. Randall Tosh has been appointed city attorney for the city of Salem. Tosh, a partner at Corrigall, McClintock & Tosh, had been with the firm for nearly eight years, emphasizing municipal law. He has been city attorney for the cities of Elkton, Coos Bay, Port Orford and Glendale, and counsel for the Port of Port Orford and Powers Health District. Before joining the firm, he was a legal research and writing instructor at the University of Oregon School of Law. Tosh earned his J.D. at the University of Iowa in 1990.

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Fred Ruby has been appointed an assistant attorney general in the civil recovery section of the civil enforcement division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Ruby received B.A. degree from Harvard University and his J.D. from the University of Oregon. He has been in private practice in Portland and serves as the president of the Beaverton City Council.

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Lisa Udland has been appointed an assistant attorney general in the civil recovery section of the civil enforcement division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Udland received her J.D. from Willamette University. She has been in private practice in Portland and Salem and most recently was a securities enforcement officer in the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, division of finance and corporate securities.

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Andrew Logerwell has been appointed an assistant attorney general in the trial division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Logerwell received his J.D. from Willamette University. He has been a law clerk at DOJ and a judicial law clerk in Lane County.

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Milton E. Gifford has moved his office to 1481 Gateway Blvd., P.O. Box 247, Cottage Grove, Ore. 97424. He can be reached by telephone, (541) 942-7914, or fax, (541) 942-9581.

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Birdwell, Janke & Durando announces that Deborah B. Blyveis, W. Frank Elsasser and Richard A. Wilhelm have become associates of the firm. Blyveis, formerly a patent examiner in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a B.A. in economics. Elsasser, formerly associated with Ball Janik in its litigation department, holds a B.S. in ocean engineering and a M.S. in civil engineering. Wilhelm, formerly associated with Miller Nash in its intellectual property department, holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and a B.S. in economics.

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The Portland office of Holland & Knight announces the addition of Courtney C. Dippel as an associate in the firm’s litigation department. Dippel clerked with the firm during the summer of 2001. She received a B.A. in sociology from Hope College and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School in May 2002.

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S. Renee Jacob has joined Holland & Knight as an associate and will practice in the areas of low-income housing, federal taxation, and partnership law and formation. Having worked six years at Deloitte & Touche, Jacob has career experience as a certified public accountant working with low-income housing developers and syndicators. Jacob is a member of the ABA Taxation Section, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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Susan Alterman recently joined Holland & Knight as senior counsel practicing real estate and land use law. She represents owners and developers of commercial and multi-family property in acquisitions, land use permitting, financing, leasing and sales. She is a member of the Oregon, Washington, and Colorado bars, is a frequent speaker and program planner on related legal issues, and is active in the real estate community, including service on the board of REACH Community Development, a non-profit housing organization.

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Holland & Knight partner Mark A. von Bergen recently was appointed executive partner of the firm’s Pacific Northwest offices in Portland and Seattle. He practices primarily business and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and venture capital. He is a frequent lecturer and author in the areas of business and securities law and was the chair of the OSB Securities Section and co-chair of the Northwest Securities Institute.

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Kevin L. Jones has joined McDonald’s Corp. as east division counsel in Philadelphia. Jones will concentrate in areas of commercial transactions, franchise law and real estate law. Prior to joining McDonald’s, he was an associate at Arthur Andersen. He earned his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College in 1999. He can be reached by e-mail at kevin.jones@mcd.com.

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Gary Borden P.C. announces the opening of its new eastside office location at 8040 S.E. Center St., Portland, Ore. 97206. The westside office and Clackamas office locations and telephone number remain the same, (503) 261-1335; there is a new fax number, (503) 772-1360. The firm continues to serve individuals who are injured on the job or in motor vehicle accidents and welcomes referrals.

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Robert K. Lau announces the opening of his solo law practice focusing on patents, copyrights, trademarks and general intellectual property issues. Lau is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His office is located at 322 N.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 227, Portland, Ore. 97209; phone: (503) 228-3377; fax: (503) 228-5599; e-mail: robertlau@ip-pdx.com.

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Joan S. Kelsey, formerly assistant city attorney for the city of Wilsonville, is now of counsel to Beery & Elsener. Kelsey will continue to practice exclusively in the area of municipal law, with an emphasis on land use, public infrastructure development and financing and public contracts.

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Norman L. Lindstedt has relocated his offices to 1212 Standard Plaza, 1100 S.W. Sixth Ave., Portland, Ore. 97204. His phone, (503) 227-7904, and fax, (503) 242-1217, remain the same.

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Clark L. Deichler has become an associate of Grantland, Blodgett & Shaw. He will focus on general civil litigation, domestic relations and criminal defense. He received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 2001. Prior to the practice of law, Deichler spent six years as an active duty military officer in the army, serving tours with the 2nd Infantry Division, Korea and the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.

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Frank T. Mussell, formerly a senior assistant attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice, has opened a new firm. It will focus on the practice of administrative law with an emphasis on representing professionals in disciplinary matters before their licensing boards. The firm will also represent plaintiffs in professional dental malpractice cases. As an assistant attorney general for 21 years, Mussell represented the Board of Dentistry, the Board of Pharmacy, the Board of Nursing and other health-related licensing boards. Mussell also represented the Board of Accountancy, the Liquor Control Commission and the Oregon Board of Maritime Pilots. Mussell can be reached at 1515 S.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 1022, Portland, Ore. 97201; phone: (503) 293-0645; fax: (503) 296-2816; e-mail: ftm@attbi.com.

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Lynn M. Myrick of Grants Pass has opened his own office after 27 years with his firm Myrick, Adams, Davis & Day. His new office is at 620 S.W. Fourth St., Suite 101, Grants Pass, Ore. 97526; phone: (541) 479-5444; e-mail: familylaw@myricklaw firm.com. He continues to concentrate his practice on domestic relations and general litigation. His former partners continue their firm under the name Davis, Adams & Day.

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Russell S. Collins has joined Kutak Rock, in Omaha, Neb., as an associate in the firm’s litigation practice group. Collins, a member of the Oregon State Bar since 1997, was associated with Corbett Gordon & Associates in Portland before moving to Omaha. At Kutak Rock, he continues to represent employers in litigation and administrative proceedings and to render day-to-day advice, as well as to practice in the area of general commercial litigation. Collins may be contacted at 1650 Farnam St., Omaha, Neb. 68102; phone: (402) 346-6000; fax: (402) 346-1148; e-mail: russell.collins@kutakrock.com.

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Smith Freed & Eberhard welcomes Dudley W. Gaouette. Gaouette received his received his B.A. in political science from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his J.D. from California Western School of Law. Gaouette’s practice includes legal defense in civil cases concerning personal injury, wrongful death and asbestos litigation.

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The Medford firm of Fowler & McNair announces the addition of Joseph R. Davis as an associate. Davis previously practiced as a deputy district attorney in Multnomah County. Davis received his J.D. from the University of Oregon.

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Sarah E. Silberger announces the formation of her law office at 3439 N.E. Sandy, PMB 619, Portland, Ore. 97232; phone: (503) 939-4008; e-mail: silberger@msn.com; website: www. silberger.com. Silberger graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1995 and practiced in the Seattle area doing commercial litigation in private practice before returning to Oregon to work at Lane County Legal Aid in Eugene. Her practice includes family law, misdemeanor criminal defense, business law and civil rights. She is available for contract work in any of these areas and as wells as commercial litigation, consumer law, labor and employment law and tort law.

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James R. Vestigo has joined in partnership with David M. Blair to form Blair & Vestigo, with offices in West Linn and Damascus. Practice will focus on business, real estate, labor and employment mediation and arbitration, estate planning, family law, intellectual property, secured transactions and personal injury. Vestigo was most recently senior attorney and director of leasing for Hollywood Entertainment Corp., a nationwide retailer doing business as Hollywood Video. Blair most recently served as director of labor and employee relations with Oregon Health & Sciences University.

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David R. Auxier has joined Yturri Rose. Auxier is formerly from Portland, where he maintained a trial practice for more than 12 years. His practice emphasizes civil trial work, representation in personal injury trials and general trial matters. Auxier received his law degree from Willamette University in 1990 and undergraduate degree from the University of Idaho in 1987.

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Jim Carpenter and Ryan S. Joslin have left the Kilpatricks firm in Mount Vernon, Ore., to establish their own firm, Carpenter & Joslin, located at 601 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, Ore., 97845; phone: (541) 575-3800; fax: (541) 575-3805. Carpenter & Joslin also have an office location in Burns/Hines area, located at 120 S.W. Circle, Hines, Ore; phone: (541) 573-6110; fax: (541) 573-6112. Mail should be directed to the office in John Day.


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