Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JULY 2004

Moves

Arnold, Gallagher, Saydack, Percell, Roberts & Potter announces the addition of Jeremy M. Green as an associate attorney. Green is a 2003 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law and earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Warner Pacific College in 2000. His practice will focus primarily on business, real estate and tax law.

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Martin, Bischoff, Templeton, Langslet & Hoffman announces that Scott A. Kamin has become a partner in the firm. He will continue his practice in the areas of taxation, real property law, wills and trusts and business law. The firm also announces that James C. Howe has been elected managing partner. When not distracted by administrative matters, he will continue to concentrate on wills and trusts, business law and real property law.

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Peter Irvine has relocated to Northampton, Mass., where his solo practice focuses on entertainment and small business law. In February, he appeared along with a number of clients on the Academy Awards, singing with Alison Krauss. He can be reached at Law Office of Peter Irvine, 76 King St., Northampton, MA 01060; phone: (413) 587-0008; fax: (413) 280-0845; or by e-mail: peter@ peterirvinelaw.com.

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The Law Office of Kay Hyde-Patton has opened in downtown Eugene in the historically recognized Smeede Hotel Building at 767 Willamette St., Suite 203. Hyde-Patton earned her law degree from the University of Oregon, where she participated in the prosecution clinic and was a member of the moot court board. Her practice emphasizes litigation, business law, property and land use.

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Brian E. Smith has been promoted to senior technology development associate in the University of Oregon Technology Transfer Office. Smith received his J.D. and MBA from Willamette University, and previously worked as an assistant general counsel for the FBI and in a private law practice in Corvallis. Smith also volunteers as a board member for the Corvallis-Benton County Economic Development Partnership.

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Dunn Carney has added trial attorney Dave Rossmiller to its litigation practice. Rossmiller will focus on commercial and insurance coverage litigation. Previously, Rossmiller was an associate with Gordon & Polscer and also Tonkon Torp. Prior to law school, he worked as a reporter for the Phoenix Gazette, where he won awards for his investigative reporting and beat coverage and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Rossmiller received his J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1998.

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Peter A. Haas, a registered patent attorney, has opened a solo practice in intellectual property with emphasis on patent prosecution. Visit www.FlatFee-ip.com for more information, or contact him at 1436 SW Park Ave. #204, Portland, OR 97201; phone: (503) 319-3025; e-mail: PeterAHaas@flatfee-ip.com.

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Sean O’Day has been appointed as an assistant city attorney for the city of Salem. O’Day received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Following law school graduation, O’Day was judicial clerk for the chief justice, Oregon Supreme Court, and later served as deputy legal counsel for the office of the governor. He was in private practice in Portland before joining the city of Salem.

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The Port of Portland has hired Krista Born, former legal counsel at Stoel Rives, as assistant general counsel. She will be responsible for representing the port’s interests in environmental-related legal matters. At Stoel Rives, Born practiced in the areas of environmental and natural resources law, where she pursued environmental insurance claims for contaminated sites and advised clients on complex regulatory matters, particularly water issues. Born’s experience also includes representing clients in water rights adjudications, securing water right permits and transfers and defending agency enforcement actions and citizen suits.

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Blair, Schaefer, Hutchison & Wolfe welcomes lawyers Jonathan R. Gill and Trent Kunz to the firm. Gill concentrates his practice in the areas of business and civil litigation, professional negligence and personal injury. He received his bachelor’s degree from Golden Gate University and his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is licensed to practice in Washington, Oregon and California. Kunz focuses his practice in the areas of business law, estate planning, real estate and taxation. Kunz received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and his LL.M. in taxation from the University of Washington School of Law. He became an adjunct professor at Clark College in 2003. He is licensed to practice law in Washington and Oregon.

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Anne Corcoran Briggs, former member of the Land Use Board of Appeals, has opened a solo practice in downtown Portland. She can be reached at 610 S.W. Alder St., Suite 922, Portland, OR 97205; phone: (503) 223-0067. Briggs’ practice focuses on providing counsel to local governments and special districts in the areas of land use law, annexations and state and federal natural resources permitting.

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The law office of Matthew K. Rossman moved, effective June 1, to One Centerpointe Drive, Suite 330A, Lake Oswego, OR 97035; phone: (503) 968-7588; fax: (503) 968-8489; e-mail: mattlaw @teleport.com (unchanged). Rossman’s practice will continue to focus on personal injury, wrongful death and class action cases.

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The partners of Sussman Shank welcome Heather A. Kmetz as an associate of the firm. Kmetz joins their business department in in all areas of taxation, business law and wealth preservation planning. Kmetz received a degree in journalism from Northwestern University and pursued a career in nonprofit development and public relations prior to receiving her law degree and a federal certificate in taxation from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College.

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Thomas I. Kramer, formerly with Amburgey & Rubin, has become of counsel to Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson. His practice focuses on employee benefit plans, including tax-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans and executive compensation.

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J. Kent Pearson, formerly with Amburgey & Rubin, has become of counsel to Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson. His practice focuses on traditional labor law and employment advice, including administrative hearings, wage-and-hour issues, employment agreements, plant closings and employer policies.

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Cliff Godwin has joined Hodges Commercial Real Estate as an associate concentrating on acquiring and marketing commercial real estate in tax-deferred exchanges for clients transitioning from one commercial real estate investment to another. He will also be continuing his private law practice emphasizing commercial real estate law. He can be reached at 626 Columbia Street S.W., Suite 1-A, Olympia, WA 98501; phone: (360) 943-5079, ext. 215, or at cliff@hodges-commercial.com.

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Miller Nash welcomes James Howsley to the firm’s Portland and Vancouver offices. Howsley is a second-generation Clark County land use attorney. He represents residential, commercial and industrial clients in environmental and natural resource permitting and land use matters in Washington and Oregon. Howsley is a member of the Washington and Oregon state bars. He serves on the government affairs committee for the Building Industry Association of Southwest Washington and is involved in several other development and business industry groups. Before joining Miller Nash, Howsley was an associate with Lane Powell Spears Lubersky and Richard T. Howsley.

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Judith Giers has become of counsel to Hershner, Hunter, Andrews, Neill & Smith in Eugene. She graduated with a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Colorado in 1982 and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston in 1990. Since 1990, Giers has worked in Eugene as a litigation attorney and a professor at the University of Oregon Law School. She will use her legal expertise at Hershner Hunter in appellate and litigation work.

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John K. McIlhenny Jr. has been appointed as an assistant attorney general for the state of Washington, assigned to the tort claims division in Olympia. McIlhenny will be working primarily on a team representing the Washington state’s Department of Social and Health Services. His new business address is: 629 Woodland Square Loop S.E., P.O. Box 40126, Olympia, WA 98504-0126; phone: (360) 459-6600; e-mail: johnm5@atg.wa.gov. McIlhenny, a retired U.S. Army Reserve colonel, remains active with Army families, primarily as a volunteer in the Army Family Team Building program at Fort Lewis. He was formerly a partner at Sorensen-Jolink, Trubo, Williams & Williams in Portland.

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Joan Kelsey, formerly of Beery, Elsner & Hammond, has opened up a solo practice in Tillamook, effective June 1. Kelsey has practiced government and municipal law for over 10 years, including seven years as assistant city attorney in Wilsonville. She will continue to focus on providing service to government entities on both sides of the Coast Range with an emphasis on public contracting, natural resources and land use. Kelsey can be reached at: P.O. Box 520, Tillamook, OR 97141; phone: (503) 842-2349; e-mail: jskelsey@starband.net.

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Ronald Brown has been appointed chief deputy district attorney for Clatsop County in Astoria. Brown was previously chief deputy in the Crook County district attorney’s office and served in the same post in the district attorney’s office in Bend. Brown is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law and will assume primary responsibility for child abuse and sexual assault cases.

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Matthew Werner has accepted the position of general counsel for Pacific Medical Inc., a distributor and manufacturer of medical equipment and supplies throughout the Northwest. He will continue to specialize in general business and regulatory health law. He can be reached at the company headquarters in Livermore, Calif. at (800) 726-9180 or mwerner@pacmedical.com.

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Jenna Mooney has returned to the Portland office of Davis Wright Tremaine after spending a year in the firm’s Seattle office. Mooney, an associate in the employment law and general litigation departments, has been with the firm since 1999. Mooney’s experience includes handling commercial litigation and defending employers in wage and hour, wrongful discharge and discrimination claims, in both state and federal courts.

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Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker announces that Lee K. Shannon has been named partner of the firm in the Portland office. Shannon advises tribes and tribal entities on issues including economic development, gaming, business entity formation, commercial transactions, finance and tax. He is an enrolled member of a Northwest Coastal Salish Tribe (Cowichan Tribe, B.C., Canada). He received a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 1993 and an MBA from the University of Washington Graduate School of Business in 1994.

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Ater Wynne has hired James N. McDermott as an associate in its business department. McDermott, formerly an associate with Ball Janik in Portland, will focus on corporate and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions, SEC-registered offerings, private placements, venture capital financings, SEC reporting and compliance and general corporate counseling and governance. He received his J.D. from University of California Hastings College of Law. He is licensed to practice in California and Oregon.

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Three Oregon partners have been elected to the Davis Wright Tremaine executive committee: Everett Jack and Ben Wolff were elected to three-year terms, and Patricia McGuire was elected to a two-year term. Jack also serves on the firm’s hiring and strategic growth committees and is a vice-chair of the firm’s litigation department. He has tried or arbitrated more than 50 cases through to verdict or decision in diverse array of complex commercial cases, including international arbitrations. Wolff, who maintains offices in Portland and Seattle, focuses his practice on a variety of corporate finance matters. His representative client list includes Starbucks Coffee Co. and various technology and telecommunications companies. McGuire is a litigation partner based in Portland with an extensive trial and litigation practice, covering intellectual property, product liability, life sciences and construction defect suits, employee embezzlement and First Amendment cases. She also serves on the firm’s hiring and diversity committees.


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