Ransom Blackman announces Kendra Matthews has become a partner in the firm. Matthews will continue to focus on the representation of individuals and entities at odds with the authorities at all levels of state and federal courts.
Arnold, Gallagher, Saydack, Percell, Roberts & Potter announces that Catherine D. Susman has become a shareholder of the firm. Since joining the firm in 2001, Susmans practice has focused on business law, commercial transactions, real estate law and intellectual property.
Michael A. Colbach has moved his law practice to an 1890s Victorian home he recently purchased at 1916 S.W. Madison, Portland, OR 97205. His phone number remains the same: (503) 243-1900. He will be continuing his plaintiffs personal injury law practice.
Gregory Chaimov has joined Davis Wright Tremaines Portland office, where his practice will focus on advising business clients in their dealings with government. For the past decade, Chaimov served Oregons legislature as chief counsel and Oregons attorney general as the attorney in charge of the states most difficult lawsuits. Chaimov received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 1982.
Allan B. Bakalian has joined Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller in Bellevue, Wash., where he will continue his established environmental law practice, specializing in hazardous waste cleanups and litigation, regulatory compliance and defense and real estate transactions. He has 20 years of environmental experience as an EPA assistant regional counsel in Seattle, senior environmental counsel for Univar USA, and most recently as a partner with Marten Law Group in Seattle. A member of the Oregon and Washington bars, he can be reached at 300 Surrey Building, 10777 Main St., Bellevue, WA 98004; phone: (425) 454-3374; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
James F. Dulcich has joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as a shareholder. Most recently, Dulcich chaired the real estate practice group at Miller Nash. He represents developers, buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, lenders and borrowers in all types of real estate transactions. He also represents businesses of all sizes on general corporate matters. Dulcich is a member of the OSB Real Estate and Land Use Section. He is also a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Commercial Association of Realtors and is a board member and secretary of the Oregon Symphony Association.
Jason D. Hayward has joined the Grants Pass law firm of Davis, Adams, Freudenberg, Day & Galli as an associate attorney. Hayward was admitted to the OSB in April 2003. He joins the firm from the Josephine County office of Southern Oregon Public Defender. Hayward will focus on business law, real estate, estate planning and general civil litigation. Hayward earned his J.D. from Ohio State University and his B.A. from Brigham Young University.
Lafky and Lafky announces that Mindy Stannard has become an associate of the firm. Stannard will assist Kevin Lafky in the areas of family law, criminal law, business litigation, personal injury and advising clients in business, real estate and estate planning matters.
Davis Wright Tremaine has named two attorneys to partnership in the Portland office. Wendell Kusnerus focuses his practice on credit recovery and bankruptcy, finance and commercial transactions. Kusnerus previosly was an in-house attorney with US Bancorp for 17 years. Jesse D. Lyon represents clients on business transactions and complex regulatory matters in the food and beverage, hospitality, winery, agribusiness and real estate industries. In 2004, Lyon was selected for the Forty Under 40 Award by Portlands Business Journal.
Cohen Silverman Rowan announces that Roslyn J. Kitchen has been named partner in the firm. She can be reached at 6650 Gunpark Drive, Boulder, CO 80301; phone: (303) 581-0722; www.promolaw.com.
Connie Sue Manos Martin has recently joined the Nadler Law Group. Martins practice involves commercial litigation, environmental, land use and natural resources law and Indian law. She has litigation experience in matters involving complex commercial litigation, environmental insurance coverage, construction and real property disputes, tribal natural resource damage claims, and citizen suits under CERCLA and the Clean Water Act. Martin earned her J.D. from Seattle University in 1996 and is admitted to practice in Washington and Oregon.
Steven Briggs has been appointed chief counsel of the criminal justice division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Briggs received his J.D. from the University of Oregon, where he received the Paul Patterson Fellowship and was a member of the Order of the Coif. After law school graduation, Briggs clerked for the Oregon Supreme Court, worked as an immigration trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice and served as a deputy district attorney in Washington County. In 1998, Briggs joined DOJ as an assistant attorney general in the district attorney assistance section of the criminal justice division, and in 2003 he was appointed attorney in charge of the organized crime section of the criminal justice division.
Chin Ming has been appointed as a senior assistant attorney general in the financial fraud/consumer protection section of the civil enforcement division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Ming received his J.D. from the University of Oregon, where he was a member of Order of the Coif and associate editor of Oregon Law Review. After law school graduation, he was petitions clerk for the Oregon Supreme Court and worked in private practice in Portland.
Jennifer Krumm has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the civil recovery section of the civil enforcement division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Krumm received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. During law school, Krumm was a law clerk for the civil recovery section. After law school graduation, she was in private practice in Portland.
Andrew Carter has been appointed as a senior assistant attorney general in the business transactions section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Carter received his J.D. degree from the University of Oregon. After law school graduation, he was a deputy district attorney in Linn County, assistant county counsel in Clackamas County and worked in private practice in Eugene.
Todd Bauman joins the executive committee of Stoel Rives and will serve a two-year term, shaping policy decisions for the 375-attorney firm. Bauman is a member of the corporate section of Stoel Rives Portland office and has been with the firm since 1987. He is the chair of the firms technology ventures group and has broad experience representing emerging growth and technology companies in private and public financings, SEC reporting and compliance, and acquisitions and divestitures. In his law practice, Bauman has worked with entrepreneurs, CEOs and angel and venture capital investors. He was recently named one of the leading lawyers in Oregon in Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers and Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers for Business in the corporate/mergers and acquisitions category for 2004.
Janmarie Dielschneider announces that after 12 years, she has moved to McMinnville and returned to the full-time practice of law. She has taken a job as an associate attorney with the two-person law firm of Gray & Mercer, located at 404 E. First St., Newberg OR 97132; phone: (503) 538-1350. She will primarily do court-appointed defense work and then other general law issues.
Perkins Coie announces two new partners to the energy practice team in the Portland office: Ivan Gold joined the law firm as a partner. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Gold was the president and founder of Cogeneration Services, a company that developed cogeneration, hydroelectric and other energy projects. Peter Archie, a partner in the firm for over 20 years, is relocating from the Perkins Coie Seattle office to its Portland office. Archie has extensive experience in project financing of power generating and other infrastructure facilities in the U.S. and abroad. He is one of the few transactional lawyers in the Western U.S. to be listed in Euromoneys Guide to the Worlds Leading Aviation Lawyers.
Laura B. Rufolo has joined Johnson, Renshaw & Lechman-Su as an associate. Rufolo is a 2003 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law. She was formerly an associate at the Portland office of Stahancyk, Gearing, Rackner & Kent. Her practice will emphasize family law and estate planning.
Harrang Long Gary Rudnick announces that Judith A. Recchio has joined the firm as of counsel in the Eugene office. Her practice focuses on labor and employment matters and specifically, claims of discrimination and harassment. She is experienced with matters involving:Title VII; the Fair Employment and Housing Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act; the Family and Medical Leave Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; EEOC/DFEH investigations; OFCCP compliance audits; and reductions in force, including issues of WARN compliance and OWBPA compliance.
Barbara Jacobson has joined the Portland office of Preston, Gates & Ellis as a partner, where her practice will focus on complex real estate and finance transactions. Jacobson has more than 20 years of experience in a broad range of real estate law matters, including real estate development, leasing, purchase and sales, foreclosure work and a variety of land use, zoning, permitting, environmental/brownfields and related financing issues. Prior to joining the firm, Jacobson was senior counsel to the Port of Portland, where she was responsible for the performance and oversight of all legal matters pertaining to Portland International Airport and also handled employment and labor matters for the port.
May Trucking Co., a national transportation company headquartered in Salem, has hired Christopher J. Simons as its corporate counsel. Simons was previously a partner in the Salem firm of Schlegel, Jarman & Simons. He is a graduate of the joint degree program at Willamette University, earning his J.D. and MBA in 1997.
Marianne Dugan, previously a partner in Facaros & Dugan, announces that she has opened her own solo practice and has moved her office to 259 E. Fifth Ave., Suite 200-D, Eugene, OR 97401. Her new phone number is (541) 338-7072. She will continue to practice general civil litigation, focusing on the areas of federal environmental law, property disputes, civil rights, employment, professional negligence and personal injury law.
Portland elder law attorney Doug Harrison has joined the Law Offices of Nay & Friedenberg. Previously, Harrison practiced law in Oregon and Washington for approximately 15 years, focusing on representation of private professional guardians, conservators and trustees. His practice will continue to focus on these areas along with estate planning and elder law. He is also a member of the National Guardians Association and the estate planning section of the Oregon State Bar.
Gary D. Hill recently left the firm of Hergert and Associates and opened his own office at 14523 Westlake Drive, Suite 15, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. He can be reached by phone: (503) 624-4840; fax: (503) 684-5808 and e-mail: email@example.com. His practice will continue to focus on wills, trusts, elder law, Medicaid planning and family law.
The DuBoff Law Group announces that Marisa James has become an associate with the firms intellectual property department. James obtained her law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2002. She also coaches a nationally competitive high school mock trial team and participates in community service with her local Rotary Club.
Garvey Schubert Barer expands its land use and condemnation practice with the addition of Cynthia M. Fraser as of counsel in the firms Portland office. Her practice will focus on condemnation and related litigation, including Measure 37 and tax appeals. Fraser returns to private practice after 13 years of public service as a Department of Justice trial lawyer and as Oregon Department of Transportations dispute resolution coordinator for eminent domain acquisitions. Fraser received her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1987 and served as president of that schools alumni board for three years. Fraser presently serves on the Oregon Law Commission Eminent Domain Legislative Work Group and the OSB Dispute Resolution executive board.
EthicsPoint, Inc., a hotline provider for corporate governance and ethics compliance, announces that Amanda L. Mayhew has been named deputy general counsel. Mayhew will advise the corporation on all aspects of its business and continue to manage its contracts and human resources matters. She serves as a member of the OSB Affirmative Action Committee.
The Community Development Law Center, a division of Legal Aid Services of Oregon, announces the addition of two attorneys to its practice advising non-profits that specialize in affordable housing and community development. Karin Guenther came over from Tonkon Torp, where she was a partner in the employment law department. She also has taught as an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. Guenther is a graduate of Notre Dame Law School and Stanford University. Darren Weirnick most recently specialized in tax law as an associate at Stoel Rives. Weirnick received his J.D. at Harvard Law School. He also holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Rice University and an A.B. from Duke University.
The Portland City Attorneys office has hired James G. Rice, who will primarily be working in the litigation section, and Matthew Farley, who has joined the labor and employment section.
Christopher S. Lombard, formerly an associate with the firm of Garland, Lay, Suwada & Hilborn, has announced the opening of a solo practice, which began on May 1, and is located in the historic Pennoyer Building in downtown Portland. Lombards practice will focus primarily on small business representation and employment litigation, while continuing in the areas of domestic relations law and criminal defense.