OSB New Lawyers Division Pro Bono Challenge Winners





Each year, the Pro Bono Challenge recognizes the lawyers, law firms, and law students who contributed the most time to direct pro bono legal services. Additionally, the Pro Bono Honor Roll annually recognizes all Oregon lawyers who provide at least 40 hours of direct pro bono legal services in the preceding year.



2017 Pro Bono Challenge Winners

Lewis & Clark Law School: Andrew Linden
University of Oregon Law School: Lydia Schlitt
Willamette University College of Law: Andy Blevins
Active Pro Bono: Cheryl Coon
Small Firm (2-7 members): Nachtigal Eisenstein & Assoc.
Medium Firm (8-24 members): Barran Liebman LLP
Large Firm (25+ members): Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Solo Practitioner: Michael Dotten
Individual in a firm (2+ members): Robert Newell of DWT
ONLD Member: James Carrol Roberts




2016 Pro Bono Challenge Winners

Lewis & Clark Law School: Danielle Elefritz
University of Oregon Law School: Zoe Grant
Willamette University College of Law: Katherine Gipson-McLean
Active Pro Bono: Cheryl Coon
Small Firm (2-7 members): Bryant Emerson
Medium Firm (8-24 members): Barran Liebman and Stoll Berne
Large Firm (25+ members): Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Solo Practitioner: Daniel Meek
Individual in a firm (2+ members): Duane Bosworth, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
ONLD Member: Diana McDougle




2015 Pro Bono Challenge Winners

Lewis & Clark Law School: Katharine Edwards
University of Oregon Law School: Giselle Schmitz
Willamette University College of Law: Nina Nolan
Active Pro Bono: John W. “Jack” Lundeen
Small Firm (2-7 members): Schroeder Law Offices PC
Medium Firm (8-24 members): Stahancyk Kent & Hook
Large Firm (25+ members): Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Solo Practitioner: Josephine Townsend
Individual in a firm (2+ members): Kristina Holm, Perkins Coie
ONLD Member: John Salois




2014 Pro Bono Challenge Winners

Lewis & Clark Law School: Zachary Winston
University of Oregon Law School: Skye Frison
Willamette University College of Law: Nate Aggrey
Active Pro Bono: George M. Galloway
Small Firm (2-7 members): Janet Hoffman & Associates
Medium Firm (8-24 members): Barran Liebman LLP
Large Firm (25+ members): Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Solo Practitioner: Sandijean Fuson and J Russell Rain
Individual in a firm (2+ members): Paul Southwick, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP




2013 Pro Bono Challenge Winners

Lewis & Clark Law School: Brittney Plesser
University of Oregon Law School: Allison Rackley
Willamette University College of Law: Samantha Wooten
Active Pro Bono: George M. Galloway
Small Firm (2-7 members): Janet Hoffman & Associates
Medium Firm (8-24 members): Stahancyk Kent & Hook
Large Firm (25+ members): Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Solo Practitioner: William Haberlach
Individual in a firm (2+ members): Timothy Volpert, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP




2012 Pro Bono Challenge Winners

Lewis & Clark Law School: Taya Brown and Amanda Bruen
University of Oregon Law School: Scott Ficklin and Sarah Holloway
Willamette University College of Law: Sarah de la Cruz
Active Pro Bono: George M. Galloway
Small Firm (2-7 members): Janet Hoffman & Associates
Medium Firm (8-24 members): Barran Liebman LLP
Large Firm (25+ members): Stoel Rives LLP
Solo Practitioner: Lana Traynor
Individual in a firm (2+ members): Bob Newell, Davis, Wright, Tremaine




2011 Pro Bono Challenge Winners

Lewis & Clark Law School: Kimberlyt Roegner
University of Oregon Law School: Vannia Glasinovic
Willamette University College of Law: Kirsten Larson
Active Pro Bono: William Howell
Small Firm (2-7 members): Schroeder Law Offices PC
Medium Firm (8-24 members): Stoll Berne
Large Firm (25+ members): Stoel Rives LLP
Solo Practitioner: Risa Davis
Individual in a firm (2+ members): Elisa Dozono, Miller Nash LLP




2010 Pro Bono Challenge Winners

Lewis & Clark Law School: Andrew Phillips
University of Oregon Law School: Jamie Kermode
Willamette University College of Law: April Denton
Active Pro Bono: Bruce H. Anderson
Small Firm (2-7 members): Schroeder Law Offices PC
Medium Firm (8-24 members): Karnopp Peresen LLP
Large Firm (25+ members): Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Solo Practitioner: Janmarie Dielschneider
Individual in a firm (2+ members): Parna A. Mehrbani of Lane Powell




2009 Pro Bono Challenge Winners

Law School: Lewis and Clark
Law Student: Michael Lieu, Lewis and Clark
Active Pro Bono: John Paul "Toby" Graff
Small Firm: Babcock Haynes LLP
Medium Firm: Barran Liebman LLP
Large Firm: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Solo Practitioner: Janmarie Dielschneider
Individual in a firm: Carl Neil of Lindsay Hart Neil Weigler




2008 Pro Bono Challenge Winners

Law School: University of Oregon
Law Student: Risa Davis, Lewis and Clark
Active Pro Bono: Arthur B. Lafrance
Small Firm: Parrilli Renison, LLC
Medium Firm: Garvey Schubert Barer
Large Firm: Stoel Rives LLP
Solo Practitioner: Laura D. Cooper




2007 Pro Bono Challenge Winners

Law School: University of Oregon
Law Student: Kevin Parks, University of Oregon
Individual: Ralph Bloemers
Active Emeritus: John Grove
Active Pro Bono: Gerard Rowe
Small Firm: Parrilli Renison LLC
Medium Firm: Holland & Knight
Large Firm: Stoel Rives LLP
Solo Practitioner: George Galloway


2006 Pro Bono Challenge Winners

Law School: University of Oregon
Law Student: Todd J. Huegli
Individual: Robert D. Newell
Active Emeritus: James R. Park
Active Pro Bono: Alissa Migliore Weaver
Small Firm: Schenker & Bonaparte
Medium Firm: K& L Gates
Large Firm: Stoel Rives LLP
Solo Practitioner: Mark C. McClanahan




2005 Pro Bono Challenge Winners

Law School: University of Oregon
Law Student: Emma Miller, Lewis and Clark Law School
Individual: Robert D. Newell
Active Emeritus: Robert E. Thompson
Active Pro Bono: Alissa Migliore Weaver
Small Firm: Swider Medeiros Haver LLP
Medium Firm: Preston Gates & Ellis LLP
Large Firm: Stoel Rives LLP
Solo Practitioner: George M. Galloway




2004 Pro Bono Challenge Winners

Law School: University of Oregon
Law Student: Emma Miller, Lewis and Clark Law School
Individual: Robert D. Newell
Active Emeritus: Walter D. Nunley
Active Pro Bono: Rosyln Lipton Tucker
Small Firm: Lavis DiBartolomeo PC
Medium Firm: Lindsay Hart Neil and Weigler, LLP
Large Firm: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP




2003 Pro Bono Challenge Winners

Law School: University of Oregon
Law Student: David Eder, University of Oregon Law School
2-5 Member Firm
Total Hours:
Hartfield and Crutchley LLC
2-5 Member Firm
Legal services to the poor:
Hartfield and Crutchley LLC
6-10 Member Firm
Total Hours:
Clark Lindauer Fetherston et al
6-10 Member Firm
Legal services to the poor:
Yates Matthews and Associates PC
11-25 Member Firm
Total Hours:
Gevurtz Menashe Larson et al
11-25 Member Firm
Legal services to the poor:
Holland and Knight LLP
26+ Member Firm
Total Hours:
Tonkon Torp LLP
26+ Member Firm
Legal services to the poor:
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Active Pro Bono Status
Total Hours:
Glen H. Downs
Active Pro Bono Status
Legal services to the poor:
Merrily McCabe
Active Emeritus Status
Total Hours:
Walter F. Brown
Active Emeritus Status
Legal services to the poor:
Walter F. Brown
Inactive Status
Total Hours:
Richard E. Roy
Active Status
Total Hours:
William J. Howe, III
Active Status
Legal services to the poor:
David Mark Bedrick




2002 Pro Bono Challenge Winners

Law School: University of Oregon
Law Student: James McCurdy,
University of Oregon Law School
Sole Practitioner : Barbara Anne Jarvis
Individual: Charles Hinkle
Emeritus/Pro Bono: E. Roy Bashaw
Small Firm: Heller Ehrman White and McAuliffe
Medium Firm: Garvey Schubert Barer
Large Firm: Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP




2001 Pro Bono Challenge Winners

Law School: University of Oregon
Sole Practitioner: Barbara Anne Jarvis
Individual: Brian Posewitz (Tonkon Torp LLP)
Emeritus/Pro Bono: William G. Purdy
Small Firm: Gordon and Meneghello PC
Medium Firm: Gleaves Swearingen Potter and Scott LLP
Large Firm: Miller Nash LLP




1998 Pro Bono Challenge Winners

Sole Practitioner: Leonard Berman, Burce McLaughlin, and Theresa Wright
Emeritus: Alex Byler, Willard Cushing, and Roslyn Lipton Tucker
Small Firm: Olsen & Hoffman and Findling & Johnson
Medium Firm: Garvey Schubert Barer
Large Firm: Lane Powell Spears Luberskey and Miller Nash LLP