Lawrence L. Taylor has opened his own law office in downtown Portland. His practice will continue to emphasize criminal defense matters in Oregon, Washington and federal courts. He also handles family law, personal injury and other litigation matters. Taylor has practiced law in Oregon since 1992, first for public defender offices in Coos and Douglas Counties and for the past seven years, in private practice. His office is located at 1020 S.W. Taylor St., Suite 230, Portland, OR 97205; phone: (503) 228-2578; fax: (877) 865-9193; e-mail: LawWizard@ureach.com.
Wallace W. Lien, P.C. welcomes Dan B. Atchison and Thomas D. Johnson to the firm as associate attorneys. Atchison received his B.A. degree in political science from the University of Oregon and his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in 2003. At Willamette, he was active in trial and moot court competitions, winning the local Pace Environmental Law Moot Court competition and representing Willamette at the national competition in White Plains, N.Y. while also serving as magistrar (president) for the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity for the 2002-2003 academic year. He will focus his practice on land use and business litigation. Johnson, an Oregon native, has been practicing law since 1996. He is a graduate of Eastern Oregon University and Lewis & Clark Law School. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked for many years in child and adolescent mental health. He will focus his practice on real estate and other litigation.
Keith D. Semple has joined the firm of Malagon, Moore & Jensen as an associate. His practice will include workers compensation law, personal injury and Social Security disability.
Donna Bennett has been appointed as attorney in charge of the labor and employment section of the general counsel division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Bennett received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark Law College. She was in private practice in Portland and served as director of human resources for Crook County before joining the Department of Justice in February 2003.
Sharon O. Heth has been named vice president, charitable services, for Allen Trust Co. She has more than eight years of combined legal and charitable planning experience. Previously, she was associate director of planned giving for Oregon Health and Science University Foundation and Doernbecher Childrens Hospital Foundation. A graduate of the University of Washington and Willamette University College of Law, Heth is a member of the Oregon, Washington and California bars and is a member of the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable.
Paul Smith has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the appellate division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Smith received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude, Order of the Coif and Order of the Barristers. Smith was a clerk for the Oregon Court of Appeals before joining the Department of Justice as an honors attorney in the fall of 2002.
Erika Hadlock has been appointed as the assistant solicitor general in the appellate division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Hadlock received her J.D. magna cum laude from Cornell Law School, where she was Order of the Coif and managing editor of Cornell Law Review. She practiced with a private firm in Portland before joining the Department of Justice in 1995. She then served as a hearings officer for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and judicial clerk for U. S. District Judge Anna Brown. Hadlock returned to the appellate division in 2001.
Tracy White has resigned her partnership with Sather, Byerly & Holloway to pursue a career in teaching. She is currently attending Pacific University full-time to obtain a masters degree and a teaching license. She hopes to be an elementary school teacher by September 2005.
Miller Nash welcomes Mareesa Elmquist to the firms Portland and Seattle offices as an associate in the firms business department. Elmquist concentrates her practice primarily on health and hospital law. Before joining Miller Nash, she practiced as an associate for Stoel Rives, served as a judicial clerk for Judge David C. Stewart, Alaska Court of Appeals, and worked as a research assistant at the University of Edinburgh School of Law.
Pacific Continental Bank has hired Maria Seip, formerly of Gaydos, Churnside & Balthrop, as assistant vice president and associate general counsel in the banks special credits department. Seip, a 2001 graduate of the University of Oregon Law School, will join Barbara Roman Shields, vice president and general counsel/ special credits manager. Shields has been with the bank since 1999.
David Landrum started work as a deputy city attorney for the city of Portland, effective July 6, 2004. Landrums practice will focus on tort litigation defense. After graduating from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1994, Landrum was admitted to practice and spent a year in Texas. From June 1995 through December 2001 Landrum served as an assistant attorney general, and from January 2002 through June 2004, as a senior assistant attorney general in the trial division of the Oregon Department of Justice.
Allan H. Coons announces the reopening of his law practice with his daughter, Juliana E. Coons, at Coons & Coons, 875 Country Club Road, Eugene, OR 97401; phone: (541) 683-1900; e-mail: email@example.com. Allans law focus is personal injury, Social Security disability, civil rights and workers compensation. Julianas law focus is business law, contracts, family law trusts and estates.
Saalfeld Griggs announces that Shannon M. Raye has recently joined the firms litigation practice group in Salem. Raye obtained her bachelors degree in sociology, from Boston College in 2000. She obtained her law degree from Boston College Law School in 2003, graduating cum laude. Rayes practice will focus on business litigation, creditors rights and construction law.
The Portland city attorneys office has hired Shane Abma, formerly with Davis Wright Tremaine. Abma will be working primarily with the Bureau of Licenses to assist in the collection of fees and taxes owed to the city and Multnomah County.
Portland attorney Rob Kline announces the opening of his solo law practice, Kline Law Offices, P.C. His practice focuses on personal injury, employment matters and business litigation. Kline graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1998, and most recently was a business litigation associate at Bullivant Houser Bailey. He can be reached at 522 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97204; phone: (503) 224-6246; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geordie Duckler is now operating under the new name of The Animal Law Practice. Duckler and Laura Ireland Moore will continue to specialize in handling all animal-related legal issues statewide, including veterinary malpractice, ownership disputes, nuisance claims, animal control violations, pet trusts, breeding contracts, equine claims and the loss or harm to companion animals. Both Duckler and Ireland Moore are adjunct professors of animal law courses at Lewis & Clark Law School, and Ireland Moore is also the executive director of the National Center for Animal Law. Reach them at www.animallawpractice.com or (503) 546-8052.
Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson announces the expansion of its practice, which exclusively represents management in labor and employment law matters, to include the highly technical area of employee benefits law. Tom Kramer has joined the firm to head this practice group. Veteran management attorney Kent Pearson also has joined the firms team of labor and employment law attorneys. Kramer joins Bullard after nine years at Portland law firm Amburgey & Rubin. Since 1983, he has represented employers in the areas of qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans. Pearson began his career with Portlands former Spears Lubersky firm (now Lane Powell Spears Lubersky) in 1982 and joins Bullard after 15 years at Amburgey & Rubin.
Real estate attorney J. David Zehntbauer has joined Dunn, Carney, Allen, Higgins & Tongue as of counsel to support its real estate and land-use practice. Zehntbauer will focus on real estate as well as corporate law. Previously, Zehntbauer was a partner with Hughes & Zehntbauer in Portland where his practice focused on real estate, corporate law and estate planning. Zehntbauer attended Willamette Universitys College of Law and the Atkinson Graduate School of Management, where he received a J.D. and his MBA in 1996.
Richard Maizels has moved his office. His new address and fax are: 621 S.W. Morrison, Suite 1300, Portland, OR 97205; phone: (503) 223-2126; fax: (503) 273-9135. Please note that the phone number is unchanged, but the fax number is new. Maizels will continue to offer his arbitration and mediation services.
Heather Pauley has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the labor and employment section of the general counsel division of the Department of Justice. Pauley received her J.D. from the University of Oregon, where she was a member of Law Review and Order of the Coif. During law school, Pauley was an extern with the Oregon Supreme Court. After law school graduation, she served as law clerk to the Nevada Supreme Court.
Christopher Gregory of the Baron Law Firm announces that he has moved to the Big Island of Hawaii.
The Portland office of Perkins Coie announces the addition of Cody M. Weston as an associate in the litigation group. Weston earned his B.A. in government from Harvard College in 1991, and received his J.D. from University of Oregon School of Law in 1998. He joins the firm from the Center for Law and Military Operations in Charlottesville, Va., where he was director of joint operations. Previoulsy, Weston was a staff judge advocate for the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit at Camp Lejeune, N.C.
On Aug. 2, the Law Office of Leonard Berman relocated to 4711 S.W. Huber St., E-3, Portland, OR 97219; phone/fax: (503) 473-8787. His practice areas include personal injury, criminal defense, civil rights, corrections and police abuse.
Lane Powell Spears Lubersky announces that Neil Kimmelfield has joined the firm as a partner in the tax group, bringing 25 years experience as a tax attorney. He will work in the firms Portland office. Kimmelfield comes to Lane Powell from Ball Janik, where he was a tax partner for 11 years. He has litigated tax cases in several federal courts, has helped to structure numerous real estate and business transactions, and regularly advises clients on tax issues. He is the author of the three-volume treatise Taxation of Passive Activities, as well as numerous articles on topics in taxation law.
Scott Sharp joined the Washington County section of the Metropolitan Public Defender on Aug. 2. He received his B.A. from Washington State University in Russian language and literature and received his M.A. from the University of Washington in Slavic languages and literature. Sharp attended Loyola Law School, receiving his J.D. in 2002. He was admitted to the OSB in 2003. Before joining the Metropolitan Public Defender, Sharp worked as an associate in the law offices of Daniel Snyder. He is a volunteer for the National Lawyers Guilds Military and Counseling Project, helping people get out of the military.
Shawn Nolan joined Buckley LeChevallier as an associate attorney in February 2004. She obtained her bachelors degree in political science from Appalachian State University, her graduate degree in international affairs from Georgetown University and her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in 2001. Nolan practices civil litigation and employment law.
Kenneth P. Dobson, formerly of Cable, Huston, Benedict, Haagensen & Lloyd, has announced the formation of the Dobson Law Firm. The firm emphasizes contaminated site cleanups, toxic torts, hazardous and solid waste management, water and land use law, creditors rights and general business litigation. Visit www.oregonenvironmentallaw.com for more information.
Stahancyk, Gearing, Rackner & Kent welcomes new associate Stephen L. Brown to the firms Bend office. His primary focus is family law and estate planning. A native Central Oregonian, Brown received a B.S. in political science from the University of Oregon and law degree from Suffolk University Law School in 2002. Prior to attending law school, Brown lived in Japan for three years where he taught English. During law school, he clerked at the firm of Lawson & Weitzen in Boston. Following graduation from Suffolk Law School, he worked at a Massachusetts real estate law firm and an insurance defense firm.
David R. Koch has been appointed to serve as the county counsel for Coos County. Koch is a 1999 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law; he earned a masters degree for environmental studies from the University of Oregon in 2000. Koch has served as the assistant county counsel for Coos County for the past two years.
Johnson, Clifton, Larson & Schaller announces the addition of Doug Schaller to the firms name. For the past 18 years, Schaller has represented clients injured as a result of product defects, auto and truck collisions, and medical negligence. Don Corson has withdrawn from the firm.
Marger, Johnson & McCollom announces the addition of two new shareholders. Craig Rogers joined the firm in 1999. His practice focuses on litigation, licensing, opinion work, clearance studies and patent prosecution. Rogers serves as chair-elect of the OSB Intellectual Property Section and is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Kevin Ross specializes in patent prosecution, with a focus on shepherding start-up and pre-IPO companies. Ross worked as an application programmer before joining the firm in 2001. Ross is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The VanderMay Law Firm is moving, effective Sept. 1, to the third floor, Suite 340, in the Capitol Center located at 388 State St., Salem, OR 97301.