Oregon State Bar Bulletin — NOVEMBER 2005

Moves

David J. Buono and John G. O’Neil have joined Dunn, Carney, Allen, Higgins & Tongue’s business practice. Buono, an attorney with 37 years of experience serving closely held businesses, joins the firm as a partner and will focus on business and commercial law, specifically for the construction industry. O’Neil joins the firm as an associate and will focus on intellectual property law. Previously, the two were with Buono & Block in Portland. O’Neil has experience in both litigation and general business, with an emphasis on intellectual property, and he is a member of the California and Oregon bars.

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After a sabbatical that included earning an LL.M., chairing the Multnomah Democrats and teaching toxic torts, Jeff Merrick has returned to his litigation practice. He welcomes referrals of cases involving injured children and adults, brain injuries and toxic contamination.

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After practicing with Kathy Evans in Salem for many years, Jay Jennings has taken a new direction and will be moving to Portland to work with Harland Financial Solutions as a senior compliance counsel. Evans will continue her estate planning practice in Salem.

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Joseph A. O’Leary has been reappointed as counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the Oregon State Legislature. O’Leary is a former staff attorney with the Multnomah County section of Metropolitan Public Defender and more recently was an associate at the Law Offices of Janet Lee Hoffman.

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Stephanie L.V. Hendricks has joined Lane Powell as an associate in the firm’s litigation department. Before joining the firm, Hendricks served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Paul J. De Muniz of the Oregon Supreme Court. She is a graduate of Willamette University College of Law and received her bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University.

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Parna Mehrbani has joined Lane Powell as an associate in the firm’s intellectual property practice group. Mehrbani worked as a summer associate and law clerk at Lane Powell prior to completing law school. She is a graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School and received her bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Patrick D. Angel and Christopher Lombard announce the merger of their two solo law practices into Angel Lombard LLP. The pair’s new practice focuses on civil litigation, particularly in the areas of employment discrimination and civil rights violations, medical negligence and personal injury. The firm’s new location is in the Oregon Trail Building, 333 S.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 410, Portland, OR 97205. Their phone number is (503) 228-2377; the web address is www.angellombard.com.

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D. Daniel Chandler has moved his law office to Fremont Place II, Suite 302 at 1650 N.W. Naito Parkway in Portland. The zip code is 97209-2534. Chandler’s phone number is (503) 274-1169, and his e-mail is dan@zoninglawfirm.com. He is admitted in Washington and Oregon, and his practice areas include land use, environmental, permitting and Measure 37 claims.

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The law firm of Greenen & Greenen announces that Darin R. Greenen has joined their firm. The 1992 University of Washington law graduate has more than 12 years multinational experience in legal, operations, sales, channels and business development working with Fortune 100 companies. He held a number of positions at Oracle Corporation, including senior director of global platform alliances, and is a former director of Dell and Linux Alliance and other emerging architecture alliances. He also worked in Oracle’s East Central Europe division as corporate legal counsel and was an associate attorney in Saudi Arabia for Wells & Al-Sawwaf.

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David Allen has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the business activities section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Allen received his B.A. degree from the University of Puget Sound and his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. Allen was in private practice in Portland, Salem and Newport, where he also served as a city councilor.

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Denis Vannier has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the corrections litigation unit of the trial division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Vannier received his B.S. degree from Southern Oregon University and his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, where he received the dean’s fellowship for excellence and was associate editor of the Journal of Small & Emerging Business Law. After graduation, he joined DOJ as an honors attorney in the appellate division.

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Tiffany Minus-Martinez has joined Buckley LeChevallier as an associate. Minus-Martinez received her J.D. from the University of Washington in 2002. Her practice emphasizes dissolution of marriage, child custody and adoption.

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Allison O’H. Brennan has joined Buckley LeChevallier as an associate. Brennan received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. Her practice emphasizes business transaction and estate planning.

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Raymond W. Greycloud has joined Buckley LeChevallier as an associate. Greycloud received his J.D. from the University of Washington in 1993. He practices real estate and business law with emphasis on litigation.

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OSB member Richard M. Brown, M.D.,J.D., has accepted the position of environmental health specialist with Oregon Radiation Protection Services. Brown is an alumnus of Lewis & Clark Law School (2004).

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Kevin O’Scannlain, formerly senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, has joined the government affairs practice group of DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary. He joins a group of distinguished professionals who have held a number of high-level government positions, including Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, former House Majority Leaders Dick Armey and Dick Gephardt, former Washington Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn, and former Michigan governor and U.S. Ambassador to Canada, Jim Blanchard.

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Lara Johnson has joined The Don Corson Law Firm. Her legal focus is primarily on civil litigation, with a special emphasis on personal injury and nursing home cases. Johnson has written and lectured on nursing home neglect and abuse and is also published on claims against government entities. She was previously of counsel with Johnson, Clifton, Larson & Corson. Johnson was admitted to the bar in 1993 after graduating from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and before that, McGill University. The firm’s new office location is at 101 East Broadway, Suite 303, Eugene, OR 97401; phone: (541) 484-2525.

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Daniel C. Robertson has been named a shareholder in the firm of Aller & Morrison, in Roseburg. He has been an associate with Aller & Morrison since October 2000 after graduating with honors from the U.O. Law School. His practice focuses on personal injury, wills, trusts, estate planning and elder law. He is a member of the board of directors of the Umpqua Community Development Corp. and FISH Food Pantry. He is president of the board of the Umpqua Actors Community Theatre and secretary of the board of the Neighborhood Partnership Fund. He can be reached at: Aller & Morrison, P.O. Box 880, Roseburg, OR 97470; phone: (541) 673-0171.

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Former Stoel Rives partners Mark J. Fucile and Daniel K. Reising, with a combined 37 years of trial experience, have formed Fucile & Reising LLP, a boutique litigation firm with offices in the Old Town district of Portland. In addition to his work in products and professional liability defense, Fucile is recognized regionally and nationally for his work as an advocate and counselor in legal ethics, lawyer regulatory defense and other lawyer-related litigation. He is a contributing editor and author for the Oregon State Bar’s Ethical Oregon Lawyer and the Washington State Bar’s Legal Ethics Deskbook. He is the ethics columnist for the Multnomah bar’s Multnomah Lawyer and the Washington state Bar News and is a regular risk management contributor to the OSB Bulletin. Reising represents international, national and local clients in all aspects of trials and arbitrations. The new firm will focus on litigation throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, including products liability and professional liability defense, real estate condemnation, commercial disputes and legal ethics. They can be reached at: Fucile & Reising, 115 N.W. First Ave., Portland, OR 97209; fax: (503) 224-4332. Fucile e-mail: Mark@frllp.com; phone: (503) 224-4895. Reising e-mail: Dan@frllp.com; phone: (503) 224-4894.

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Shilo Inns has announced that Philip S. Harris has joined the Portland-based hotel chain. He will immediately assume the position of general counsel and COO and is slated to become general counsel and CEO in May 2006. Harris has many years of experience in the hospitality industry as well as the legal profession. He graduated with honors from Cornell’s Hotel School and he subsequently received his law degree from Lewis & Clark School of Law.

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt tripled the size of its Bend office to seven, adding five attorneys during the past few months. The Bend office specializes in business, real estate and land use, labor and employment, construction, environmental and water law. The following attorneys joined the Bend office during the first half of 2005: Brian Gingerich joined Schwabe as a shareholder, and was most recently a partner with Bend-based Merrill O’Sullivan. He specializes in real estate, business transactions, appellate litigation, employment law and arbitration. Gingerich earned a juris doctor degree from the University of Oregon School of Law. Bethany Graham joined as an associate specializing in labor and employment law. Prior to joining Schwabe, Graham was an associate in the Portland office of Perkins Coie and has served as a federal clerk for Judge Browning of the 9th Circuit. She earned her J.D. from the University of Montana School of Law. Tia Lewis joined as a shareholder, bringing years of experience in the areas of real estate, land use and community association law. Previously Lewis was with Merrill O’Sullivan in Bend. She holds a juris doctor degree from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. Isa Taylor joined Schwabe as an associate with diverse experience in real estate, land use and environmental law. Prior to Schwabe, Taylor was with Gendler & Mann in Seattle. She holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Colorado School of Law. Tom Triplett joined Schwabe in 1965, and has developed a notable reputation for his work in the areas of antitrust and labor law. He is a member of the antitrust, and labor and employment law sections of the ABA. Triplett earned a law degree from Stanford Law School.

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Arnold, Gallagher, Saydack, Percell, Roberts & Potter announces the addition of Diane M. Weisheit as an associate attorney. Weisheit is a 2001 graduate of Wagner College located in Staten Island, N.Y. She received her J.D. in 2004 from the University of Oregon School of Law, where she was an editor for the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation. Her practice will emphasize bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and business law.


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