Oregon State Bar Bulletin — NOVEMBER 2003

Moves

Robin Morris Collin has joined the faculty at Willamette University College of Law in Salem as a professor of law. Morris Collin taught at Willamette last year as visiting professor, following 10 years as a tenured member of the faculty at the University of Oregon School of Law. She began her teaching career at Tulane Law School and McGeorge Law School of the University of the Pacific. Previously she was a staff attorney in the credit practices division of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection in Washington, D.C.

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Barran Liebman has added two attorneys: Kristin L. Bremer joined the firm Sept. 15 as an associate, representing management in employment matters. She earned her J.D. from Willamette University College of Law, where she acted as the symposium editor of the Willamette Law Review. Kimberly A. Sordyl joined the firm on March 24. She practices in the areas of employment litigation, employment discrimination and appellate law. She received her J.D. from University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, where she acted as the law review case and comment editor. She served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Michael F. Cavanagh of the Michigan Supreme Court. She is admitted to practice in Oregon and Michigan.

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The firm of Walker & Warren in Portland is now Walker, Warren, & Watkins.

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Cyrus W. Field has relocated to Washington’s San Juan Islands, where his practice emphasizes estate planning, elder, art and water law. Previously, he was an associate at Nay & Friedenberg and at Reeves Kahn & Eder, in Portland. He can be reached at P.O. Box 367, Shaw Island, WA 98286; phone: (360) 472-1223; e-mail: cyfield@rockisland.com.

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Davis Wright Tremaine has hired two new associates for the Portland office. Jeff Lindberg, who received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, recently worked as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Virginia L. Linder at the Oregon Court of Appeals. He plans to focus his practice on litigation, appellate practice and government relations. Trinh C. Tran received a juris doctorate from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. He plans to focus his practice on litigation and intellectual property law.

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Timothy A. Bailey has joined the practice of Donald R. Crane as a partner. They had practiced together from 1972 until 1988, when Bailey left the firm to become CEO and president of KMSB Health Plans. In the fall of 2000, he retired as senior vice president of Regence Bluecross Blueshield of Oregon. The offices of Crane & Bailey are located at 303 Pine St., Suite 201, Klamath Falls, OR 97601; phone: (541) 882-1230; fax: (541) 850-4128.

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The U.S. Senate has confirmed President Bush’s nomination of U.S. Attorney Michael W. Mosman of Portland to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. He will fill a vacancy created in May 2000 when Judge Robert E. Jones took senior status. Mosman joined the Department of Justice in 1988 as an assistant U.S. attorney for the district of Oregon. He was appointed U.S. Attorney in 2001. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, he engaged in private practice in Portland from 1986 to 1988. He previously served as law clerk to Judge Malcolm Wilkey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1984-85) and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell (1985-86).

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Babb Heatherman, in Bend, announces that Bethany Flint Groener has joined the firm as an associate. Groener graduated from the University of California at Irvine and Whittier College of Law. She will handle general civil litigation, including contract, construction and real estate law, and will manage family law cases.

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Gregory M. Abel has joined the Ashland law offices of Thomas C. Howser. His areas of practice include trial litigation, criminal defense, driving (DUI-DWI) and general practice. He can be reached at (541) 482-2621 or info@ashlandlaw.com.

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Lou Savage has been appointed senior policy adviser to the director of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS), ending 10 years in private legal practice in Portland. As an attorney, he represented businesses and individuals in licensing, enforcement and administrative law matters before state and federal agencies. Previously he was district director to then-Congressman (now U.S. Senator) Ron Wyden and executive director of Multnomah County Legal Aid.

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Arnold, Gallagher, Saydack, Percell, Roberts & Potter announces the addition of Andrew P. Parks and Megan B. McAlpin as associate attorneys. Parks is a 2002 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law. Previously he was an associate attorney with Davis Wright Tremaine in Portland.. His practice will focus primarily on commercial litigation and insurance defense. McAlpin was a law clerk for the Oregon Department of Justice and the Salem firm of Saalfeld Griggs. Her practice will include business law, estate planning and general litigation.

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Grenley, Rotenberg, Evans, Bragg & Bodie announces the addition of Brian R. Cable to its business group. Prior to joining the firm, Cable worked with Tonkon Torp, practicing corporate law with an emphasis on securities, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions. Cable graduated from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in May 2001.

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Richard G. Helzer and James S. Cromar announce the Nov. 1 opening of their new civil and criminal law firm, Helzer & Cromar. The new address is: 4900 S.W. Griffith Dr., Suite 245, Beaverton, OR 97005; phone: (503) 626-2889. Roger D. Scarbrough is associate attorney of the firm.

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Ted Falk has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the business transactions section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Falk received his J.D. from Yale Law School. Falk’s background includes practicing with private Portland firms and serving as in-house counsel for health care companies.

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Steve Lastomirsky has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the business transactions section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Lastomirsky received his J.D. from the University of Florida. Lastomirsky has been in private practice in Portland, Florida and California.

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Amelia E. Heath has joined the Portland office of Holland & Knight as an associate. Heath works in the firm’s private wealth services practice area, where she represents clients in various matters including estate and business succession planning, federal income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxation, and charitable giving. Previously Heath served as law clerk to Hon. Thomas A. Balmer of the Oregon Supreme Court.

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Janene Sohng has joined the Portland office of Holland & Knight as an associate. Sohng works in the firm’s private wealth services practice area, where she represents clients in various matters, including estate and business succession planning, federal income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxation, and retirement benefits planning. Sohng is a member of the ABA Section on Taxation. She earned J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

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Perkins Coie’s Portland law office celebrated its 20th anniversary by relocating to the Pearl District. The firm will occupy three and one-half floors of the 'Block 2' building in the Brewery Block development. Perkins Coie has more than 60 attorneys in Portland more than 550 attorneys altogether in the Northwest. It will be one of the largest corporate tenants in the Pearl District and the first law firm in the area. Perkins Coie recently was selected by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America.

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David A. Rhoten and Lawrence W. Andrews, of the David A. Rhoten Law Office, welcome Jeffrey M. Strickland as the newest member of the firm. Strickland graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 2003 and was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in September. His interests are in business law, real estate and estate planning.

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Warren K. Bruhn has joined the litigation department of The DuBoff Law Group. His practice concentrates on complex business and intellectual property litigation. Bruhn earned his J.D. at the University of California at Davis. He comes to the firm from the Umpqua Valley Public Defender in Roseburg, where he served as a full time litigator for more than four years. Bruhn is a past president of the Douglas County Bar Association, and he leaves behind many good friends in that county.


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