Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JULY 2004


Among Ourselves

Portland attorney Samuel W. Asbury recently returned from eight months of duty in Kuwait with the U.S. Navy. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal as well as the Coast Guard Commendation Medal. Photographs of Asbury and his unit are on the web at www.goin-places.com. His practice emphasizes immigration issues, and he welcomes referrals as he rebuilds his law practice.

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Clatsop County District Attorney Joshua Marquis was named 2003 Prosecutor of the Year by Oregon’s state DUII MDT task force at the group’s annual conference in April in Tigard. The honor recognizes his continued work against drunk driving, most notably drafting and lobbying for the passage of laws relating to DUII in the 2003 Oregon legislative session. Marquis has also accepted an invitation to join the board of directors of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, a national organization of attorneys fighting for animal welfare and anti-cruelty issues.

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Trung D. Tu, a litigation associate at McEwen Gisvold, was recently elected to a three-year term as chair of the board of directors of the Asian Pacific Alumni of Notre Dame, and to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Notre Dame Alumni Association. Tu graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1995 with a B.A. in government and international studies, and concentration certificates in Asian studies and peace studies. He received his J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in 2000.

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Peter Robinson, a former assistant U.S. attorney and presently a defense counsel at the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, has published a legal thriller, The Tribunal. The novel is about a U.S. prosecutor defending a Serbian warlord at a war crimes tribunal while scrambling to save his kidnapped daughter. Read a chapter at www. peterrobinson.com.

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Lane Powell attorney Catherine S. Travis has been elected as president of both the ACLU of Oregon board and the ACLU Foundation of Oregon board. Travis, a graduate of Vassar College and Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, is also a member of the ACLU’s Lawyers’ Committee and co-chair of the Development Committee. Travis also serves on the board of directors for the Equity Foundation.

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Robert Weaver received the Multnomah Bar Association’s Professionalism Award at the organization’s annual meeting and dinner in May. Weaver was chosen for the award because of his high level of professionalism and integrity. He is known for not trying cases publicly or with the media, but instead choosing to let the legal system function unhindered by media reports and public opinion. Weaver was the chief federal prosecutor in the case of the United States of America v. Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, et al., which resulted in the conviction and deportation of the bhagwan and some of his followers. Weaver started his own practice in 1987 focusing on complex business and tax litigation and white-collar criminal defense. He has successfully represented a number of individuals in high profile cases, including figure skater Tonya Harding and several NBA players.

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Janine Robben, an Oregon State Bar member since 1980, has received three awards from the Oregon Society of Professional Journalists for newspaper reporting in 2003. The awards, which were announced at the society’s May 15 banquet, were for: first place, investigative reporting, for a four-part series on unsolved murders in the Portland area; second place, news feature, for a story on the "Portland Seven" federal terrorism case called "The Odyssey"; and second place, comprehensive coverage, for coverage of the Portland Seven case. The awards, which were for non-daily newspapers, were for stories Robben wrote as a reporter for the Portland Tribune. She currently is working as a freelance writer for several publications, including the OSB Bulletin and Willamette Week.

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Jerry N. Gauche has been named senior vice president, sales and marketing for National Oilwell, a $2 billion NYSE-listed, Texas-based manufacturer and distributor of oil field equipment and supplies. In addition to his new responsibilities, Gauche continues to serve as the chief process officer for the company.

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Julia Waco is seriously involved in solving people’s problems working as a criminal defense lawyer. But she also loves creating a gentler world in her art. Her new show is called "Burning Gardens," inspired by those delicate weedy flowers that capture their opportunities to grow where they can, and encourage us to reach for our dreams. She invites the bar to join her for her "First Thursday" opening on Aug. 5, 5-10 p.m. at The Attic Gallery, 205 S.W. First Ave.; phone: (503) 222-3850. The show will run through Aug. 31.

 


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