Oregon State Bar Bulletin — JUNE 2008
Bar People


Among Ourselves

Ball Janik associate Aaron R. Harmon has successfully completed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council. According to the council’s directory of accredited professionals, Harmon is the only such certified attorney practicing in Oregon. He has demonstrated a complete understanding of green building practices and principles and the USGBC’s Green Building Rating System.

Ater Wynne appellate attorney Lori Irish Bauman has authored an article published in the most recent issue of The Appellate Journal of Practice and Process. The article, titled "Class Certification and Interlocutory Review: Rule 23(f) in the Courts," critiques the federal circuit courts’ application of FRCP 23(f), which provides for appellate review of class action certification decisions. The article appears in Vol. 9, Issue 1 of the journal, published the first week of March.

Oregon Women Lawyers announced that it has awarded Trudy Allen, senior vice president and general counsel for U.S. Bank Equipment Finance, the 2008 Justice Betty Roberts Award for promotion of women in the law. Allen has served on the board of directors and as historian of OWLs, and is a respected role model and advisor to many of Oregon’s leading attorneys. Allen is well known for her significant accomplishments in preserving the history of women lawyers. Most recently, her efforts culminated in the completion of the new History of Women Lawyers display at the Oregon State Bar.

Jennifer Ahlen Carroll was recently named a Texas Rising Star lawyer. This honor is given to the top 2.5 percent of up-and-coming attorneys under the age of 40 in Texas. Carroll is an attorney with Foreman, DeGeurin and Nugent in Houston, which specializes in state, federal and international white collar criminal defense. Carroll is a member of the Texas and Oregon bars and has previously worked for Hoevet, Snyder and Boise, the Public Defender Services of Lane County and the Metropolitan Public Defender in Oregon.

Stoel Rives attorney J. Walter Sinclair and chief operating officer Robert Hirshon were key participants in the International Association of Defense Counsel Corporate Counsel College conference, held in Chicago April 24 and 25, 2008. Sinclair, a principal in Stoel Rives’ Boise office, is the dean of the IADC Corporate Counsel College. Hirshon moderated a panel discussion on the high cost of litigation. Sinclair, who has acted as corporate litigation counsel for numerous national and international corporations, focuses on complex commercial litigation matters. Hirshon, who is now a full-time manager of Stoel Rives and no longer practices law, served as president of both the Maine Bar Association and Maine Bar Foundation and is a past president of the ABA (2001-02).

Laura Schroeder was elected to the board of directors for the United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage, a professional society whose multi-disciplinary membership shares an interest in the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of irrigation, drainage and flood control works; agricultural economics; water law; and environmental and social issues affecting irrigated agriculture. Also, at the 60th anniversary dinner of the Oregon Groundwater Association on March 7, Schroeder was one of three recipients of the 2008 Time Dedication Award. OGWA assists groundwater professionals in developing meaningful state licensing requirements, legislation, education and related subjects affecting the ground water industry.

Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf managing shareholder Lynn Nakamoto has been recognized as one of the top businesswomen in Portland. Nakamoto received an Orchid Award at the 2008 Women in Business Party & Expo, held April 24, 2008, at the Oregon Convention Center. She was one of 25 women featured in the April 25 issue of the Portland Business Journal. Award recipients are selected based on significant accomplishments in their profession combined with exceptional involvement in the community. Nakamoto is an active community volunteer and civil rights advocate who volunteers as pro bono cooperating counsel for the ACLU in Oregon, and serves as a board member for the Q Center, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community center in Portland. She has received several honors for her efforts to promote the advancement of diversity, including the Judge Mercedes Deiz Award, which recognized her outstanding contributions in promoting minorities in the legal profession and the community, and the Equity Foundation’s John Grigsby-Jim Vegher Investments in Dignity Award.

 


Moves

Matthew D. Kaplan has relocated his practice to the Umpqua Bank Plaza, One S.W. Columbia St., Suite 1850, Portland, OR 97258; phone: (503) 226-3844; fax: (503) 229-1856; e-mail: matthew@mdkaplanlaw.com; websites: www.mdkaplanlaw.com and www.oregon-dui.com. Kaplan’s practice remains focused on representing individuals in civil litigation matters including serious personal injury claims, wrongful death actions, injuries to children, motor vehicle crashes and premise liability. He also continues to focus his criminal practice on representing those charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants.

Williams Kastner, a Pacific Northwest- based law firm, announces that Thomas A. Ped has been elevated to member (partner) status in the firm’s Portland office. Ped’s practice focuses on construction, general litigation, professional liability and product liability.

Suzannah Newman recently moved to the central administrative office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon as assistant director of administration. Newman received her J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School. Previously, Newman worked as an administrator in the Multnomah County office of LASO and as a judicial clerk.

Bill Prentice has joined Ater Wynne’s energy group as of counsel. Prentice has nearly 20 years of experience providing counsel to major Northwest power companies. He advises energy clients on complex transactions involving wind, solar, geothermal, natural gas, coal and hydro power projects.

Crowell Ing announces that R. Grant Cook and Michael S. Elliott have joined the firm. Cook clerked for the Hon. Robert Selander. He is a graduate of Willamette University College of Law with a certificate in dispute resolution. Cook’s practice areas include international trade, trademark and patent litigation. Elliott graduated from Willamette University College of Law in 2007 with a certificate in law and government. Elliott’s practice areas include patent and trademark litigation.

Chris Cline has joined Wells Fargo as the wealth management director for Oregon and southwest Washington. Cline has more than 16 years of experience in planning and administering estates of high net worth individuals. He was previously a partner and estate planning attorney at Holland & Knight in Portland. He also worked as an attorney at Lane Powell in Portland and at the Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro law firm in San Francisco.

Yoona Park has joined Stoll Berne as an associate. Park is a 1999 graduate of Dartmouth College and a 2007 graduate of Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College. Her practice will emphasize complex business and intellectual property litigation.

Attorneys Laura Parrish and Karrie McIntyre announce their new firm, Parrish and McIntyre, and the firm’s new location at 777 High St., Suite 102, Eugene, OR 97401. Parrish and McIntyre will continue to assist clients in family law, domestic relations, mediation and collaborative law. Parrish and McIntyre provide more than 40 years of combined litigation experience to their clients.

Dan Lindahl announces the opening of the Lindahl Law Firm. Lindahl was formerly a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey, where he chaired the firm’s appellate department. His new firm will specialize in appellate litigation in Oregon and Washington and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Lindahl has more than 23 years of experience as an appellate litigator with over 130 cases argued to appellate panels, and he has been recognized by both Oregon Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America in the appellate-law category. The firm can be reached at 121 S.W. Morrison St., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97204; phone: (503) 241-4099; fax: (503) 241-5013; e-mail: Dan.Lindahl@LindahlLawFirm.com;website: www.LindahlLawFirm.com.

The Portland office of Stoel Rives welcomes Aaron Courtney to its resources, development and environment practice group. He focuses on compliance, permitting and litigation issues under the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act and federal and state environmental clean-up laws. Courtney was formerly with: Perkins Coie; Miller, Nash, Wiener, Hager & Carlsen; and Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe. From 2000 to 2003, he was a full-time faculty member at Lewis & Clark law school, where he continues to teach as an adjunct professor.

Keil M. Mueller has joined Stoll Berne as an associate. Mueller is a 1999 graduate of Williams College and a 2005 graduate of New York University School of Law. His practice will emphasize complex business and securities litigation.

Julie Samples and Mavel Morales, both of the Oregon Law Center , have moved from the Oregon Law Center’s Woodburn and Ontario offices, respectively, to the new Hillsboro location of the Oregon Law Center, 328 W. Main St., Suite A 200, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Both Samples and Morales focus on representing migrant and seasonal farmworkers on a variety of employment-related matters. They can be contacted at (503)726-4381 or juliesamps@yahoo.com and mavelolc@yahoo.com, respectively.

Brooksby Kaempf, a civil litigation firm, announces the opening of its new law firm in downtown Portland. The firm, founded by Scott Brooksby and John Kaempf, former equity shareholders with Bullivant Houser Bailey, offers insurers, businesses and individuals comprehensive litigation services. They will focus on: personal injury defense and products liability litigation; church and religious organization defense; and risk management consulting for businesses and insurers.

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt recently named Jeff Bird as co-leader for the firm’s finance and securities group, Carmen Calzacorta as group leader for the general business practice group, Christopher Lewis as group leader for the intellectual property practice group and Margaret Hoffmann as co-leader for the products liability practice group. Bird has more than 25 years of experience assisting clients with complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, tender offers, proxy contests, divestitures for public and private companies, corporate finance, securities law and venture capital transactions. Calzacorta focuses her practice in the areas of corporate and securities law with an emphasis on securities law compliance, corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate matters. Hoffmann has focused her products liability litigation practice for the past 18 years in the areas of personal injury defense with an emphasis in the defense of pharmaceutical companies for ethical drugs and medical devices. She also has significant expertise in employment-related work, concentrating on the defense of employers in administrative and civil litigation matters. Lewis focuses his practice in the areas of patent prosecution, intellectual property litigation and assisting clients with patent portfolio strategy and management. Lewis is an adjunct professor of law at the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, where he teaches patent litigation strategy.

Shawn M. Lindsay has joined Lane Powell as an associate in the intellectual property and business practice groups. Lindsay’s primary areas of focus are representing clients with a wide variety of intellectual property needs, including representation in the following areas: software licensing, Internet, domain names, establishing IP rights, acquiring and transferring IP rights, preserving IP rights, and enforcing and defending IP rights. Previously, Lindsay was an attorney with Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf.

The Oregon Law Center has opened an office in Hillsboro to serve migrant and seasonal agricultural workers. The office is located at 328 W. Main St., Hillsboro, OR 97123. All staff members speak Spanish and English, and one person also speaks Mixteco Bajo; another person also speaks Mixteco Alto. For more information about the office, please contact Julie Samples, managing attorney, at (503) 726-4381 or juliesamps@yahoo.com.

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt announces that Devon Zastrow Newman has joined the firm as an associate in its Portland office. Newman will add to the firm’s intellectual property litigation group. She focuses her practice in representing clients in patent, trademark and copyright actions in federal court. She is also a registered patent attorney and has prosecuted domestic and foreign biotechnological and chemical patents and trademark applications for leading U.S. companies, universities and government institutions.

Alison Kean Campbell has been selected to serve as the deputy metro attorney for Metro, the regional government of the Portland metropolitan area. Campbell, a 1988 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, has been a senior assistant attorney at Metro since 1996.

Robert M. (Kim) Lusk announces the move of his law practice to The Water Tower Building, 5331 Macadam Ave., Suite 356, Portland, OR 97239. He will be sharing space with Rodney H. Grafe. Lusk has been in private practice in the Portland metropolitan area for the past 29 years and will continue to handle family law matters, adoptions, probate and protective proceedings, estate planning, personal injury cases, and Social Security disability claims. He can be reached at (503) 595-5376; fax: (503) 768-9130; or e-mail: robert@robertmlusk.com.

Metropolitan Public Defender announces that James D. Hennings will retire as of June 30, 2008, after 37 years of service as its executive director. During his tenure, the office grew from one office with two attorneys to two offices with approximately 140 employees, 60 of whom are attorneys. Over the years, 23 alumni have become judges and many more have become leaders in the Oregon bar, including the first minority president and the first female president of Oregon State Bar. In 2007, the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association awarded Hennings the Ken Morrow Lifetime Achievement Award.

Chin See Ming is the new legal director for the ACLU of Oregon — a milestone in that this is the first time in its 50-plus year history that the Oregon affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union has a legal director who is an attorney. Ming brings years of experience to the job, including as a former ACLU of Oregon board member and as member and chair of the ACLU Foundation of Oregon’s Lawyers Committee. Ming received his law degree from the University of Oregon, where he was associate editor of the Oregon Law Review and graduated as a member of the Order of the Coif. After clerking for the Oregon Supreme Court for two years, he was an associate and partner at Perkins Coie in Portland prior to becoming a senior assistant attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice in 2005.

U.S. Army Col. Robert C. Jones has been selected to assume command of the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), headquartered in Draper, Utah. Jones received his B.S. and commission from Oregon State University, his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law, and his M.S. from the United States Army War College. Jones commanded a Special Forces A-Team during the first Gulf War, and left his position as a deputy district attorney for Multnomah County in 2002 and has since served in a variety of assignments, most recently as director of operations for Special Operations Command, Pacific, where he directed the planning and execution of all special operations within the Asia-Pacific region. Jones is a published strategist, with particular expertise in unconventional warfare and counterinsurgency operations in a post-Cold War, globalized world.

Arnold Gallagher Saydack Percell Roberts & Potter announces that Benjamin M. Kearney has joined the firm as shareholder. Kearney is a 2001 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law. After law school he served four years active duty as an attorney in the Army’s office of the general counsel in the Pentagon. His principal areas of practice include business transactions, business formations, business acquisitions and sales, estate planning and probate.

Angela Kuhn has been appointed as assistant attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice in the civil enforcement division. Kuhn received her J.D. from the University of Tulsa College of Law. Prior to joining the department, Kuhn worked as a public defender in Pendleton.

Michael Smith has been appointed senior assistant attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice in the civil enforcement division. Smith received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Chicago. Prior to joining the department, he was a deputy district attorney in Jackson County.

Christopher Luttkus has been appointed assistant attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice in the business transactions section of the general counsel division. Luttkus received his J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School. Previously, Luttkus was in private practice.

Stahancyk, Kent, Johnson & Hook announces that Grace Y. Lee, attorney at the Portland office, has been elected as a shareholder of the firm. Lee’s emphasis is family law.

Jeffrey Wheeler has been appointed as assistant attorney general with the Oregon Department of Justice in the business transactions section of the general counsel division. Wheeler received his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law. Previously, Wheeler worked as a legislative analyst for the Oregon Department of Transportation and as an attorney for a private firm in Ontario.

Rosemary A. Colliver has joined the intellectual property, trade and technology practice group at Tonkon Torp as an associate. Her practice focuses on copyright and trademark issues, including litigation as well as licensing, recording and other intellectual property agreements. Colliver has represented entertainment, publishing and technology companies as well as individual artists in music, television and film. Most recently she was an associate in one of Portland’s major law firms. She has appeared as a television legal commentator on issues of DVD copyright infringement and piracy.

 

In Memoriam

Kathleen Boyd Nachtigal died March 20, 2008, of the effects of long-term Alzheimer’s disease. Her husband predeceased her on July 4, 2000.

Kathleen Evelyn Boyd was born June 13, 1932, and raised in St. Paul, Minn., where she married Fred Carl Nachtigal in 1950. Upon her husband’s graduation from medical school and internship, the family settled in Vernonia, where Nachtigal’s husband established a medical practice. She and her family later moved to Hillsboro.

As her children grew, so did Nachtigal’s interests. She became active in politics, which sparked an interest in social issues and matters beyond Hillsboro. She began attending college and later attended Northwestern School of Law, where she graduated second in her class in 1968. She was one of only four women in that class. She then began practice in Hillsboro.

After eight years in private practice, she took the position of executive director of the Juvenile Law Center in Multnomah County, where she advocated for juvenile justice. Under her management, the law center flourished, reshaping the nature of juvenile legal representation. In 1978, she ran for circuit court for Multnomah County. When she won that race, she was one of only a handful of women on the bench in Oregon. She brought her belief in fundamental fairness and common sense to her position.

Nachtigal served on the Wage and Hour Commission, the Oregon Juvenile Justice Committee, Tualatin Valley Mental Health Center, Harry’s Mother, East Youth Service Center and the Portland Habilitation Center among others. She was also an active member of the ACLU and had a strong belief that all people should be treated equally. She was an active member of the American Judges Association and was a past president of the American Judges Foundation.

After retirement in 1993, she remained active in the Beaverton Orchid Society, the Portland Habilitation Center and the Master Gardener’s program.

Survivors include two sons, a daughter and five grandchildren.


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