Eric Marvin has joined Million Air, a Texas executive air carrier, as in house counsel. In addition to legal duties, Marvin directs business development and manages flight crews as director of flight operations. He also exercises the privileges of his airline transport pilot certificate as a captain-qualified crew member on a Cessna Citation V jet.
Gov. Ted Kulongoski has appointed Oregon Court of Appeals judge Rives Kistler to the Oregon Supreme Court. He has also appointed attorney Darleen Ortega to fill the Court of Appeals vacancy left by Kistler. Kistler has served as a judge on the Oregon Court of Appeals since Feb. 1, 1999. Prior to serving on the Court of Appeals, Kistler served for almost 12 years as an assistant attorney general in the appellate division of the Oregon Department of Justice, where he argued civil and criminal appeals on behalf of the state before the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Previously, Kistler was a litigation associate for Stoel Rives. Ortega has been a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine since 1998, and was an associate attorney with the firm for three years earlier. She has handled appeals in the Oregon Court of Appeals, Oregon Supreme Court, Washington Court of Appeals, Washington Supreme Court, and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, both as appellant and as respondent. She has also served as an associate attorney at Bullivant Houser in Portland and two law firms in Detroit, Mich.
Gov. Ted Kulongoski has appointed Michael Newman and Lindi Baker to the two vacant positions on the Josephine County Circuit Court bench. Newman graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in urban studies and received a J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law. He currently works as a deputy district attorney for Josephine County. Newman has worked in both the private and public sectors as an attorney. Baker earned her M.S. degree from Southern Oregon University and received a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. She currently serves as judge pro tem for the Josephine County Circuit Court. Judge Baker has also worked in both the private and public sectors. Newman and Baker will fill the vacancies created by the retirement of Judge J. Loyd ONeal in March of 2003 and the retirement of Judge William Mackay in June 2003.
Jason A. Heym announces the opening of his office at 1020 S.W. Taylor St., Suite 300, Portland, OR 97205. You can contact him by phone: (503) 229-7400; fax: (503) 229-7400 and e-mail: jasonheym@ qwest.net. After graduating from Willamette University with both a J.D. and MBA he completed substantial tax work at the University of Florida. Heym handles a general caseload with special emphasis on criminal, business and personal tax issues.
Wendy Radmacher-Willis is the new executive director of the City Club of Portland, a non-profit, research-based civic organization dedicated to community service, public affairs and leadership development. A former assistant federal public defender, Radmacher-Willis graduated from Willamette University in 1988 and Georgetown Law School in 1993. By joining City Club, she hopes to 'work on issues before they become unsolvable.'
Brad Zuke recently moved to Lancaster, Pa., and joined the law firm of Harmon & Davies as an associate. He concentrates his practice on employment law, business governance and compliance, contracts, commercial transactions and real estate development projects.
Graciela Cowger, James Harris and Julie Reed have been named shareholders in Marger, Johnson & McCollom. Cowger joined the firm in 1996 after working as a design and manufacturing engineer for Hewlett-Packard. Cowgers practice focuses on U.S. and international trademark matters, inter partes proceedings with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and Internet domain name disputes. She also boasts an extensive patent prosecution docket and focuses on high technology inventions. Harris worked at Texas Instruments as an engineer and patent agent before joining the firm in 1998. With an extensive background in signal processing and integrated circuit design and fabrication, Harris patent practice focuses on a variety of technologies ranging from networks and processors to consumer electronics. He also has successfully represented, and continues to represent, a number of Northwest clients in patent litigation. Reed was the first in-house patent counsel for Sharp Labs of America before joining the firm in 2000. Previously, Reed served as intellectual property strategy manager at Texas Instruments, responsible for the digital micromirror device (DMD) and digital light processing (DLP) intellectual property. Her patent experience goes beyond the United States to China, Europe, India, Japan and Taiwan.
Constance Crooker has been hired to teach a semester of comparative criminal law to American students studying abroad in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, through the University of Oregons program. She will be there from Sept. 10 to Dec. 7. She can be reached at: Catedrแtico de Siguenza No. 59, Fracc. ROSALอ Campestre, 58270 Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico; home phone: (011-52-443) 324-9469.
Donald L. Schmelzer has joined Southwestern Oregon Public Defenders in Coos County. Schmelzer received received his J.D. from the University of Tulsa in 1999. Previously, Schmelzer worked as an assistant district attorney in Josephine County.
The national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson, known for representing and counseling lawyers, announces the addition of nationally recognized legal ethics lawyer Peter Jarvis, , formerly a partner with Stoel Rives. His litigation practice emphasizes attorney disciplinary and legal ethics matters, as well as general contracts and business issues. He is a frequent writer and speaker on legal ethics issues. He will maintain an office in Portland, at 101 S.W. Main St., Suite 915, Portland, OR 97204.
Matthew D. Kaplan has moved his practice to a new office located at the American Bank Building, Suite 1218, 621 S.W. Morrison St., Portland, OR 97205; phone: (503) 226-3844; fax: (503) 295-2651; www.mdkaplanlaw.com. His practice focuses on plaintiffs personal injury and DUI defense.
Bailey, Pinney & Associates has moved to new offices at 18765 S.W. Boones Ferry Road, Suite 125, Tualatin, OR 97062. The phone number remains the same: (503) 692-8100. The fax number is (503) 692-4817.
Paul Aubry has joined the Washington County section of the Metropolitan Public Defender. Aubry attended Willamette University College of Law, graduating in 2001. He was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2001. Prior to joining the Metropolitan Public Defender, Aubry worked as a law clerk in Salem for Walter J. Todd.
DeAnna Horne has joined the Multnomah County section of the Metropolitan Public Defender. Horne attended the University of Oregon School of Law, graduating in 2002. Prior to joining the Metropolitan Public Defender, Horne worked as a judicial clerk for Judge Edward Jones in Portland.
Bill Redden has joined the Multnomah County section of the Metropolitan Public Defender. Redden attended Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, graduating in 2002, and he was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2002. He worked for the Metropolitan Public Defender both as a research and certified law student and in private practice until joining the Metropolitan Public Defender as a staff attorney.
Joe Hagedorn has joined the Multnomah County section of the Metropolitan Public Defender. Hagedorn attended the William Mitchell College of Law, graduating in 2002. He was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2002. Prior to joining Metropolitan Public Defender, Hagedorn worked as an AmeriCorps attorney with Legal Aid Services of Oregons domestic violence program. Previously he worked as a judicial law clerk for the state of Minnesotas 2nd Judicial District.
Mandi Logelin has joined the Washington County section of the Metropolitan Public Defender. Logelin attended Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, graduating in 2002. She worked for the Metropolitan Public Defender as a certified law student in 2001. Prior to joining the office as a staff attorney, she worked as an associate attorney at Wiseman Law Office in Hillsboro.
John P. Anderson has re-joined the Multnomah County section of the Metropolitan Public Defender. Anderson attended Ohio State University Law School, graduating in 1997. He was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 1997. He worked for the Metropolitan Public Defender from 1999 to November 2002.