Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JANUARY 2006

Moves

Thorp, Purdy, Jewett, Urness & Wilkinson announce the association of Barry D. Smith as an attorney in its Springfield office. Smith received a B.A. in political science from the University of Oregon in 2002. He returned to the University of Oregon School of Law and received a J.D. in 2005. Smith will have a civil practice, emphasizing business and real estate law, transactions and hospitality law.

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Metropolitan Public Defender Services announces the hiring of three new staff attorneys. Joshua Nasbe joined the Metropolitan Public Defender Sept. 12 and will be working in the Multnomah County office. Nasbe received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and attended The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, graduating in 2003. Previously Nasbe worked as a judicial clerk for the judges in Oregon’s 7th Judicial District. Brian Schmonsees joined the defender’s office Oct. 10, and will be working in the Multnomah County office. Schmonsees received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and attended the University of Oregon Law School, graduating in 2005. Schmonsees worked as a law student for the Metropolitan Public Defender in 2004. HoJung Julia Lee joined the Metropolitan Public Defender Oct. 24, and will be working in the Multnomah County office. Lee received her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and graduated from Temple University, Beasley School of Law in 2003. Prior to joining the Metropolitan Public Defender, Lee worked as a judicial clerk for Judge Ronald Cinniger. In addition to bar membership in Florida, Lee is a member of the Western Prison Project Legal Advisory Committee.

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Harshi M. Liyanage has joined Elliott, Ostrander & Preston as an attorney. Liyanage focuses her practice on immigration and nationality law, particularly business and employment immigration matters. She received an LL.B. from the Faculty of Law, Open University of Sri Lanka, and a J.D. (equivalent) from the Sri Lanka Law College. She also earned a diploma in international affairs from the Bandaranaike Center for International Studies, Sri Lanka. She practiced for four years in Sri Lanka as a corporate and transactional attorney and also worked in a staff position at Stoel Rives.

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Sonia A. Montalbano has joined her practice with the firm of Elliott, Ostrander & Preston. Montalbano will continue to focus on employment and business law, emphasizing litigation. She also handles misdemeanor criminal matters. Montalbano received her J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College and earned a B.A. in philosophy from Hunter College. Prior to joining the firm, Montalbano was a partner in Cobb, Bosse & Montalbano and also a solo practitioner.

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Leigh A. Hudson announces the opening of her law office at 8535 N. Lombard St., Suite 203, Portland, OR 97203. She can be reached by phone: (503) 309-1134; fax: (503) 715-4979 or e-mail: hudsonlegal@qwest.net. Hudson’s practice focuses on bankruptcy and representing injured workers in workers’ compensation cases. Hudson was previously an associate at Sather, Byerly & Holloway, where she represented employers and insurers in workers’ compensation matters.

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Pacific Retirement Services, Inc., of Medford announces the hiring of two corporate attorneys, Steven R. Rinkle and Kenneth M. Tharp. Though they will each focus on their specialties — land use and new projects for Rinkle, and resident and employee issues for Tharp — they will also function as a legal team, remaining abreast of all legal aspects of PRS, its companies and affiliates. Rinkle has practiced law for more than 15 years, including almost 10 years at the Jackson County counsel’s office and six years in private practice at Davis Wright Tremaine in Portland and Honolulu (in the corporations and commercial finance departments). Tharp is an experienced civil litigation attorney, recently spending five years at Frohnmayer, Deatherage, Pratt, Jamieson, Clarke & Moore, specializing in personal injury, insurance law, commercial mediation, employment, real estate and elder law.

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Three new shareholders have been named in the firm of Marger, Johnson & McCollom. Hillary Brooks joined the firm in 2001 after working with Legal Services of North Texas, where she was a litigator focusing on general civil litigation and appellate matters. Her practice focuses on litigation, patent appeals and trademarks, including opposition and cancellation proceedings. She has vast experience in trademark, copyright, patent and trade secret work in a variety of industries, from extreme sports and gaming technology to computer and Internet technology and food labeling. She earned her J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law. Formerly a semiconductor engineer, Hosoon Lee joined the firm in 1998. He has handled numerous domestic and international patent applications, leading to the allowance of several hundred patents. Though specializing in the semiconductor industry, Lee is also knowledgeable about a wide variety of technical areas. With a focus on patent prosecution, Lee is experienced in trademark matters, opinion writing, licensing and contract work. He is a native Korean speaker and reads Japanese. He earned his J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center. Before joining the firm in 1998, Ariel Rogson was with Logicon in San Pedro, Calif., and The Aerospace Corp. in El Segundo, Calif., where he supported mission planning for defense contractors, specifically in the areas of code design, implementation and unit and integration testing. Rogson’s practice focuses primarily on computer software technologies. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Davis; he clerked for the Hon. Gregory G. Hollows and served as senior research editor of the U.C. Davis Law Review.

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Steve Thompson has joined Kirklin Folawn as a partner. He has represented injured persons for nearly 30 years, particularly including plaintiffs in Federal Employers’ Liability Act litigation. Thompson will assist the firm in expanding its catastrophic injury practice. His practice also includes commercial and product liability litigation. He was a partner for over 20 years in Bricker, Zakovics, Querin, Thompson & Ritchey and is a member of the Owen M. Panner American Inn of Court. He is a past recipient of the OSB President’s Public Service Award.

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Douglas D. Smith announces the formation of the FranchiseSmith law firm and the addition of his sons, Ryan D. Smith and Bradley D. Smith, to the practice. Doug Smith has specialized in franchise law since 1981. He focuses his practice on the representation of established and start-up franchisors nationwide and internationally. Ryan Smith represents business clients in business transactions, business organizations and estate planning. He represents franchisees in dispute resolution and represents franchise purchasers in purchase negotiations. He is a 2003 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law. His brother, Bradley, focuses on the representation of businesses, franchise systems, franchisees and new franchise purchasers and counsels them in: franchise licensing, distribution, and development transactions; selection and registration of trademarks and other intellectual property matters; business organization issues and dispute resolution. He is a 2004 graduate of the Pepperdine University School of Law. The Smiths can be reached at (503) 625-9696. Visit www.FranchiseSmith.com for additional contact and biographical information.

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Joshua M. Barrett recently joined Lime Financial Services as vice president and counsel. Lime is a nationwide non-prime mortgage lender with corporate headquarters in Lake Oswego. Barrett advises the company on business, tax, regulatory and compliance matters. Lime also remains a client of Barrett’s previous firm, Black Helterline in Portland.

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Stahancyk, Kent, Johnson & Hook announces three new additions to their Oregon offices. Trisha J. English joins the main Portland office. She received her B.A. in communications from the University of Washington in 2002 and her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law. She specializes in trusts, estate planning and charitable giving and will be practicing family law and estate planning. Jill M. Huebschman also joins the main Portland office. She graduated with a B.S. in business administration from Pepperdine University and received her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law. She will be specializing in family law. Morgan D. Diment joins the Central Oregon team. Diment previously worked for his father’s firm, Diment & Walker of Eugene in the areas of domestic relations, criminal law and general civil litigation. He has also worked as a law clerk for Clark & Duvall of Eugene and Veralrud & Assoc. of Eugene. He graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in speech communication and received his J.D. from the University or Oregon School of Law in 2004. He will be specializing in family law.

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Saalfeld Griggs, with offices in Salem and Bend, announces that Mary Carter has recently joined the firm’s real estate and land use practice group. Carter received her bachelor’s degree from Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., and her law degree from the University of Oregon. Her practice will focus on real property and land use matters.

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Harrang Long Gary Rudnick announces that two lawyers have joined the firm’s Portland office. Craig L. Leis practices labor and employment law. His experience includes counseling employers on risk management techniques to avoid litigation, as well as serving as an advisor on issues such as wage and hour laws, harassment, retaliation, drafting and updating employment policies, hiring and termination and non-compete agreements. Leis received his law degree from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, where he served as associate editor of the Capital University Law Review. He is admitted to practice in Oregon and Ohio. Jona J. Maukonen joined the firm’s litigation practice group after serving as a judicial law clerk for Oregon Supreme Court Justice Rives Kistler. She received her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law, graduating Order of the Coif. She was also a member of the University of Oregon Law Review. During law school, she also served as director of the Women’s Law Forum, as a member of the executive committee of the Loan Repayment Assistance Program, and she worked as a law clerk with the Trial Division of the Oregon Department of Justice. She was admitted to the bar in 2004.

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Alex Roth moved to Washington, D.C., and has recently joined the D.C. Bar. He works as a financial analyst for a $35 billion federal lending program that supports the development of freight rail infrastructure. The program is part of the Federal Railroad Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation. He can be reached at alexander.roth@fra.dot.gov.

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Michelle Barton is a new associate in Miller Nash’s litigation department and will focus her practice on commercial and business litigation. Barton received both her B.A. and her law degree from the University of Notre Dame, where she was executive editor of the Notre Dame Law Review. Before joining Miller Nash, she was a summer associate at Bullivant Houser Bailey, a law clerk for the Legal Aid Services of Oregon in Multnomah County and a law clerk to the Hon. Frederick J. Martone of the U.S. District Court, District of Arizona.

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Jeff Sagalewicz is a new associate in Miller Nash’s litigation department and will focus his practice on commercial and business litigation. Sagalewicz received both his B.A and his law degree from the University of Oregon, where he graduated second in his class and was the articles editor for the Oregon Law Review. He worked at Miller Nash as a summer associate in 2004 and was a law clerk at the Oregon Department of Justice in 2003.

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James J. McIntyre announces the opening of his law office at 4535 S.W. Laurelwood Ave., Portland, OR 97225. His contact information is: phone: (503) 546-0696; fax: (503) 546-2236; e-mail: jimjmci@aol.com.

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Connie Tsai, a new associate in Miller Nash’s business department, will focus her practice on business and commercial finance. She received her B.S. from Harvard College and her law degree from the University of Virginia, where she was on the editorial board of the Virginia Tax Review. Tsai worked at Miller Nash as a summer associate in 2004 and was a summer associate at Smith, Hulsey, & Busey in Jacksonville, Fla. in 2003.

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Luvaas Cobb announces that Brian M. Thompson has joined the firm and will focus his practice in the areas of estate planning, elder law, federal income taxation, business law, probate and charitable organizations law. Thompson, who has practiced in this area since 1993, is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law. He can be reached at (503) 484-9292.

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Marti McCausland joins Marger Johnson & McCollom as a new associate with extensive technical and engineering expertise. She came from Intel Corporation’s patent and licensing department, where she analyzed top architecture, networking, graphics and software patents for offensive and defensive purposes. She will focus on patent law. Her extensive software development resume includes online trivia games for Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League; multi-media games for Microsoft, Mattel, and Purple Noon; and accounting software in C and C++ for the construction industry. She earned her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and her B.A. in mathematics with a computer science minor from Smith College.

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Tonkon Torp announces that Paul W. Conable and Michael W. Fletcher have been elected partners of the firm effective Jan. 1, 2006. Conable focuses primarily on commercial litigation. Fletcher concentrates on assisting companies with general business law needs. Conable earned his J.D. in 1997 from the Northwestern College of Law at Lewis & Clark College. His commercial litigation clients include companies, directors and officers from within the technology and energy industries. Fletcher earned his J.D. in 1997 from the University of Missouri and is also a CPA. His focus is on representing private companies and lenders in a variety of business law areas, including mergers and acquisitions and loan transactions. Previously, Fletcher served as vice-president of Affordable Equity Partners, Inc., and served as an Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals judicial law clerk.

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Brian DeMarco has been appointed legal counsel with the Oregon Judicial Department, office of the State Court Administrator. DeMarco earned B.A. degrees in political science and urban affairs from American University and his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. Previously, he worked at the state of Oregon real estate agency and was in private practice in Portland and McMinnville.

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Arthur P. Klosterman has moved his office to 388 State St., Suite 615, Salem, OR 97301. His phone number remains (503) 485-2895; his e-mail address remains salemattorney@juno.com, but his fax number has changed to (503) 485-0651. He continues to emphasize the following areas of practice: workers’ compensation, Social Security disability, family law, personal injury and unemployment insurance compensation.

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Priscilla A. Maloney announces that as of Dec. 1, 2005, Dan C. Maloney has joined her law practice, forming the partnership of Maloney & Maloney. Dan was with the State Public Defender in Salem for over 12 years — the last four years specializing in death penalty litigation. Maloney & Maloney will emphasize trial and appellate litigation and is located at 618 N.W. Glisan, Suite 203, Portland, OR 97209; phone: (503) 226-1090; fax: (503)241-3147.

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Laurie Shertz has a new office location: 121 S.W. Salmon, 11th Floor, Portland, OR 97204. Phone: (503) 471-1332; fax: (503) 296-5669; e-mail: laurie@lshertzlaw.com. Shertz will continue to concentrate on providing quality defense to clients charged with crimes in the federal and state courts of Oregon.

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The DuBoff Law Group announces that James Filiault has joined the firm’s litigation team. He is an experienced litigator, previously associated with Perkins Coie and Ball Janik. Filiault will continue to focus on litigation, including the firm’s complex business litigation, intellectual property litigation and employment litigation.

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Scott L. Strahm has moved his law office to King City, where he will continue to practice estate planning and elder law. He welcomes referrals from domestic relations and personal injury law firms (and looks forward to continued relationships with firms in those areas). Strahm’s practice includes guardianships and conservatorships as well as special needs trust planning. Contact him at (503) 639-8800. The new office is located at 15405 S.W. 116th Ave., Suite 112, King City, OR 97224.

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After more than 20 years of public service in the Oregon Department of Justice as an assistant attorney general, Shelley K. McIntyre has left the agency for a senior consulting position with Parametrix, an engineering, planning and environmental sciences firm with offices in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and New Mexico. McIntyre is part of the firm’s environmental planning and policy section, where she will focus on NEPA and other regulatory compliance projects.

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Lane Powell announces the election to shareholder of two attorneys in their Portland office. Victoria D. Blachly is a civil trial attorney who works on a wide range of litigation issues, including employment, insurance, personal injury, premises liability, professional liability, trust and fiduciary litigation and will contests. Blachly received her B.A. from Washington State University and her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Jeffrey W. Knapp is a member of the firm’s employee benefits practice group and has significant experience in all aspects of employee benefit plans. His expertise encompasses health and welfare benefits as well as qualified and nonqualified retirement plans. He is a past president of the Portland chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Conference. He received his B.A. from Washington and Lee University and his J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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Garvey Schubert Barer announces that two lawyers from the firm’s Portland office have been promoted to owners, effective Jan. 1, 2006. Joy Ellis joined the firm as an associate in 2003 and practices in the areas of labor and employment law, litigation and sustainable business. Her background includes litigation defense in state and federal courts, as well as defense of administrative claims before the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries, the Washington Human Rights Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ellis is experienced in alternative dispute resolution and serves as consultant to and advocate for employers on a wide range of employment law issues. Michael O’Connor joined the firm as an associate in 2000 and practices business and commercial litigation, class action litigation and labor and employment law. He was a vital part of the firm’s success representing Taco Bell Corp. in a wage and hour class action. O’Connor is a past recipient of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Michael E. Haglund Award for public service. He will serve as president of the Oregon Club of Portland in 2006.

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After 10 years in private practice in Portland, Chris Bell has taken a new direction and has joined Deschutes County as assistant legal counsel. Bell received his B.A. degree from the University of Washington and his J.D. degree from Willamette University College of Law. He will assist in advising Deschutes County in municipal, land use, employment and real estate law and will represent the county in litigation.

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Harrang Long Gary Rudnick announces that three lawyers will become shareholders of the firm on Jan. 1, 2006. Kathryn Brotherton’s practice focuses on providing general counsel advice to municipal and governmental agency clients. Her expertise includes public works, planning, land use and environmental law. She is the chair of the Land Use and Environmental Law section of the Lane County Bar Association. She has taught courses at the University of Oregon, College of Education concerning law and governance and law and schools. Craig J. Capon’s practice focuses on trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts throughout Oregon and state courts in Washington. He regularly volunteers as a judge for moot court and client counseling competitions at the University of Oregon School of Law. Capon is a member of the executive committee of the OSB’s New Lawyers Division and also serves as a district representative for Washington and Oregon to the Young Lawyers Division of the ABA. Bob Steringer’s practice emphasizes complex litigation as well as real estate and business transactions, including shareholder and commercial disputes. He was recently appointed by the OSB Board of Governors to the Public Service Advisory Committee for the January 2005-December 2007 term.

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Matthew Singer has joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick’s government law practice. He previously represented businesses, municipalities, school districts and individuals in all aspects of civil litigation in state and federal courts. Singer earned his J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School and a certificate in environmental and natural resources law as well. He served as the notes and comments editor on the law review, Environmental Law.

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Landye Bennett Blumstein welcomes Benjamin R. Buhayar as an associate with the firm. Buhayar will focus his practice on real estate transactions, taxation and corporate law. He graduated from Tufts University in 2000 and from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2005. During law school, he clerked for the tax department at Precision Castparts and served as an intern with the tax minimization practice group at Ernst and Young. From 2000 to 2002, he was a research associate at Harvard Business School.

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Rick Pope has joined Kirklin Folawn as a partner. For the past 25 years, Pope has represented clients in commercial and complex business disputes, including business tort, intellectual property and product liability litigation, as well as insurance coverage actions for policyholders. He was formerly with Newcomb, Sabin, Schwartz & Landsverk, where he was a lawyer and partner for 22 years.


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