Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JULY 2003

Moves

Steve Krohn has been appointed as a senior assistant attorney general in the torts and employment section of the trial division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Krohn received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. After law school graduation, he was in private practice in Hawaii and Portland. Krohn joined the Department of Justice in 1984 in the Trial Division. He transferred to the general counsel division, labor and employment section in 1989.

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The law firm of Wallace W. Lien P.C. welcomes two associate attorneys. Stephanie L. Doherty received her J.D. from Willamette University College of Law. While attending Willamette, she received the order of the barristers and was co-editor of the Willamette Law Online Oregon Supreme Court and Court of Appeals publications in 2000-2001. She will focus her practice primarily in the area of commercial and real property litigation. Jonathan P.B. Sushida-Bunch received his J.D. and certificate of dispute resolution from Willamette University College of Law. While attending Willamette, he was a member of the Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution and a writer for Willamette Law Online 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. He will focus his practice in the area of real property and land use law.

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Michael C. Dotten has been named co-chair of Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe’s energy national practice group. Dotten is a shareholder in the firm’s Portland office.

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Michelle A. Blackwell joined the intellectual property practice group at Harrang Long Gary Rudnick. Her practice consists of counseling clients regarding domestic and international trademark selection, clearance, use, protection through registration and enforcement, licensing and merchandising, and general copyright and domain name matters. She also assists clients in developing global strategic plans for the use, registration and protection of their trademark portfolios, as well as educating executives and internal corporate personnel on proper clearance and use of marks.

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Douglas A. Stringer has joined Garvey Schubert Barer as of counsel in the firm’s Portland office. Stringer joins the firm’s litigation group with an emphasis on business litigation and white-collar criminal defense. Stringer received his J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 1983. He was previously a trial attorney with the Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, in The Hague, Netherlands.

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Joy Ellis joined the firm of Garvey Schubert Barer as a senior associate in the firm’s Portland office. Ellis joins their litigation and labor & employment groups with an emphasis on business litigation and employment law. Ellis received her J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 1995. Previously, she was an associate with Perkins Coie.

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt announces that internationally recognized product liability lawyer William B. Crow will join the firm as a shareholder. Crow comes from Miller Nash where he has been a partner since 1966. In 2000, Crow was named one of Oregon’s 10 best litigators by the National Law Journal. He is in the international Who’s Who of Product Liability Defense Lawyers.

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Eugene L. Grant has joined Davis Wright Tremaine’s Portland office as partner, where his practice will focus on real estate and land use. Grant has been mayor of the City of Happy Valley since 1998 and is currently serving his second four-year term. Prior to joining the firm, Grant spent 24 years at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. He is a member and past chair of the OSB Real Property and Land Use Section.

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E. Bradley Litchfield has joined Hutchinson, Cox, Coons, DuPriest, Orr & Sherlock in Eugene. Litchfield graduated from Brigham Young University, the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, and also earned an LL.M. from the J. Rueben Clark School of Law in Provo, Utah. He has practiced law for eight years and is licensed to practice in Oregon and British Columbia. His practice will focus on commercial and business litigation as well as creditors’ rights.

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Bend’s largest law firm is expanding — adopting a new logo, hiring new associates, expanding their practice areas; but the firm is also shrinking — their name, that is. The law firm previously known as Karnopp, Petersen, Noteboom, Hansen, Arnett & Sayeg is streamlining the name to simply Karnopp Petersen. The firm’s attorneys practice in the areas of corporate and business law, real property, land use, natural resources and water law, estate planning, probate, Indian affairs, personal injury and general litigation.

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Cara J. Frey has joined Davis Wright Tremaine’s Portland office as an associate, where her practice will focus on mergers and acquisitions, securities law and employment law. Previously Frey was an associate at the San Francisco firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin. She received her juris doctorate with honors from the University of Washington School of Law.

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Ryan Kahn has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the appellate division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Kahn received his J.D. from the University of Oregon. Kahn joined the department as an honors attorney in September 2000 and was later appointed an assistant attorney general in the business activities section of the general counsel division.

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Tom Cowan has been appointed as a senior assistant attorney general in the commercial and environmental section of the trial division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Cowan received his J.D. from Willamette University. Cowan was in private practice in Portland before joining the business activities section of the general counsel division in 1993. Approximately two years ago, Cowan transferred to the labor and employment section.

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Rahela Rehman has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the human services section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Rehman received her J.D. from the University of Calgary. Rehman has served as a prosecutor for the Manitoba Department of Justice, a juvenile trial attorney for Multnomah Public Defenders and a deputy district attorney in Multnomah County.

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Steven Powers has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the appellate division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Powers received his J.D. from Willamette University. During law school Powers was a public honors clerk/extern for Justice Susan Leeson of the Oregon Supreme Court, and following graduation he was a petitions clerk for the Oregon Supreme Court. Powers joined DOJ in the appellate division in a limited duration position in February 2002.

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Herbert Harry has been appointed as a senior assistant attorney general in the labor and employment section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Harry received his J.D. from the University of Oregon, his Master of Law degree from the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s School and a Military Leadership degree from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Harry has held a variety of positions with the Army, most recently as supervising attorney/deputy staff judge advocate at Fort Carson, Colo.

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Cosgrave Vergeer Kester announces the addition of four new attorneys — and a new location. As of March 1, 2003, the firm’s new location is in the Fox Tower at 805 S.W. Broadway, 8th Floor, Portland. Richard W. Miller has joined the firm as a partner. Miller has practiced the past six years as a sole practitioner under the name of Richard Miller & Associates. He brings to Cosgrave more than 25 years experience in the areas of real property, business, estate and trust planning, and administration and taxation. Jill D. Laney, of counsel, has also joined the firm’s business practice group. Laney’s practice focuses on the formation of business entities, mergers and acquisitions and real estate matters. She serves as a hearings officer for the Department of Human Services. Derek J. Ashton and David C. Ferro have joined the firm as associates. Before entering private practice, Ashton served as deputy district attorney for Multnomah County, where he litigated major felony cases. His practice focuses on civil litigation, with an emphasis on the defense of personal injury, products liability, insurance fraud claims and white collar criminal defense. Ferro is a recent transplant from the East Coast where he practiced law in Maryland and the District of Columbia. His practice focuses on civil appeals in state and federal courts, insurance coverage and litigation and defense of professional liability claims.

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Michael J. Hansen retired as legal counsel for Marion County on May 30. He is looking forward to pursuing other interests, including volunteer work. Hansen served in the legal counsel’s office for more than 18 years, the last seven as legal counsel. Jane Ellen Stonecipher, former senior assistant legal counsel, was appointed by the Marion County Board of Commissioners to serve as the new Marion County legal counsel, effective June 1.

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Aukjen T. Ingraham has been hired as an associate attorney at Portland firm Ransom, Gilbertson, Martin and Lefkowitz. Ingraham, who speaks Spanish, received her J.D. and Masters of Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico in 2002. Her practice will focus on workers’ compensation benefits, personal injury and Social Security disability benefits.

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Christopher M. Boyd has joined Smith, Freed & Eberhard as an associate. He received a B.A. in history from Washington State University, graduating magna cum laude in 1998. He received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Boyd’s practice emphasizes insurance defense in the southwest Washington area.

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Billie J. Eidson has joined Smith Freed & Eberhard as an associate. She attended the University of Alaska at Anchorage, graduating in 1994 with B.A. in English. She graduated from Syracuse University College of Law in 1999. Eidson’s practice emphasizes insurance defense.

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Kay B. Wakefield welcomes Julie M. Zavin to the firm as an associate. Zavin is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Washington and California. Her practice will focus primarily on estate planning, business transactions and real estate. Zavin received her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law and her bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Effective June 1, Scott W. McGraw announces the completion of the transfer of his primary location back to the Willamette Valley at Salem. His mailing address is: P.O. Box 4719, Salem, Ore. 97302; his Salem phone number remains (503) 391-8879; his new fax number is (503) 371-0313. He continues to be available through his Bend phone number of (541) 330-8198; however, he requests that all correspondence be sent via the Salem mailing address. He will continue his practice throughout the state as a professional fiduciary in the most problematic of protective and probate proceedings.

 


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