The following attorneys have filed an application for reinstatement as an active member of the Oregon State Bar pursuant to Rule of Procedure (BR) 8.1:
William E. Carl of Salem, #022679
Mr. Carl stipulated to an 18-month suspension effective November 14, 2012, In re Carl, 26 DB Reporter 36 (2012). Mr. Carl has submitted his reinstatement with the intention of being active as soon as his suspension term is up. Upon reinstatement, he will practice as an associate attorney at the Madras firm Glenn, Reeder & Gassner, LLP.
Steven J. Purkeypile of Fredericksberg, VA, #024320
Mr. Purkeypile relocated to Virginia and accepted a position with the Federal government. Because of this, he no longer needed to maintain active membership with the Oregon State Bar. Since transferring to inactive status in 2007, he has worked as an Operations and Policy Analyst for the Oregon Department of Revenue and as a Supervisory Program Analyst for the Drug Enforcement Administration. Upon reinstatement, Mr. Purkeypile will apply for an attorney position for the Federal government in the Washington, DC area.
Robert C. Rodger of Molalla, #013982
Mr. Rodger transferred to inactive status in 2004 because he was working as a full time instructor and department administrator with Klamath Community College. Active membership was not required. Since that time, he has continued to work in the academic field at various institutions as Dean of Instructional Programs, Director of Religious Education, and as an adjunct instructor. Upon reinstatement, Mr. Rodger aims to open a general practice and immigration firm in the Corvallis area.
The Rules of Procedure require the Board of Governors to conduct an investigation of BR 8.1 reinstatement applications to determine whether applicants possess the good moral character and general fitness to practice law and whether the resumption of the practice of law in this state by the applicants will not be detrimental to the administration of justice or the public interest. Any person with information relevant to these applications is asked to contact promptly the OSB Regulatory Services Division, P.O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281; phone: (503) 620-0222, or toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260), ext. 343.