Griggs, Gorsuch, Alexander & Emerick, with offices in Salem and Bend, announces
that Misti K. Johnson has recently joined the firm's real estate and
land use practice group. Johnson received her J.D. from the University of Oregon.
Before law school, she held real estate licenses in both Oregon and Washington
and worked for a large residential developer. Johnson's practice will primarily
focus on real estate transactions and land use.
Atkinson has been appointed supreme court coordinator of the appellate division
of the Oregon Department of Justice. Atkinson received his J.D. from Boalt Hall,
practicing first in the private sector and then with the Marion-Polk Legal Aid
Service. He has been with the Department of Justice Appellate Division since
Briggs has been appointed assistant attorney general in the organized crime
section of the criminal justice division of the Oregon Department of Justice.
Briggs received his J.D. from the University of Oregon, where he was Order of
Coif and associate editor of the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation.
His experience includes clerking for the Oregon Supreme Court and serving as
a trial attorney for the Immigration and Naturalization Service and the Washington
County district attorney's office. Briggs joined the criminal division in the
district attorney assistance section in 1998.
Gebhardt has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the business
transactions section of the general counsel division of the Oregon Department
of Justice. Gebhardt received his J.D. from the University of Oregon, where
he was Order of the Coif. Gebhardt practiced with a private firm in Eugene and
as corporate counsel for U.S. Bank in Portland.
Hemann, Robertson, Jennings, Comstock & Trethewy has two new additions to
the firm. Vada A. Salinas, who has a practice in real estate, business
law, finance and construction law, earned her J.D. from the Southern Methodist
University School of Law in Dallas, Texas, in 1995. Prior to joining the firm,
Salinas practiced in Texas. Theresa M. Wade will provide legal services
in the areas of estate planning, elder law and tax law. After graduating from
the Willamette University College of Law in 1999, Wade practiced in Portland.
Wade is a member of both the Oregon and Washington bars.
J. Furrer is pleased to announce the relocation of his office, effective
July 1. Furrer will continue his practice in family law, small business formation
and disputes, wills, trusts and estates. He can be reached at: Suite 100, Sunset
Office Building, 9900 S.W. Wilshire, Portland, Ore. 97225; phone: (503) 296-1390;
fax: (503) 296-1340; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
law firm of Henderson & Bromley was dissolved, and the law firm of Bromley
Newton was created as of July 1. Bruce Newton, who was an associate with
Henderson & Bromley for six years, became a partner in the new firm. John
Henderson, a founding partner of Henderson & Bromley, will continue
his full-time practice with the new firm on an of counsel basis. Bill Bromley
will remain a full-time partner. The practice will continue to focus on real
property, probate and estate planning, business and corporate law, family law,
bankruptcy and personal injury.
Thornburgh has been named executive director of the Oregon Law Center, replacing
Richard Baldwin, who was appointed as a judge to the District 4 (Multnomah County)
Circuit Court. Thornburgh has more than 20 years of experience as a public activist
and previously was director of litigation for Legal Aid Services of Oregon.
He earned bachelors' and law degrees from the University of Oregon and began
working as an attorney with the Indian Law Unit of Idaho Legal Aid Services
in Boise. He came to Portland in 1982 as an attorney for Multnomah County Legal
Aid. He has been an attorney with Oregon Legal Services since 1988.
C. Kreitzberg has relocated her law practice. She will continue to focus
on real estate, wills and estate planning and general business and tax planning.
Previously she was a partner with Allen, Sheridan & Kreitzberg and worked
at Stoel Rives. She was a CPA, a real estate broker and received her J.D. and
masters of management degree from Willamette University. Kreitzberg may be reached
at phone: (503) 223-5552; fax: (503) 691-8459 and e-mail: email@example.com.
E. Torem, previously an associate with the Tacoma office of Williams, Kastner
& Gibbs, has been appointed an administrative law judge for the state of
Washington's Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). In his new position, Torem
will mainly be hearing disputed cases involving the Washington state Department
of Social and Health Services (DSHS) with topics ranging from the setting of
child support amounts to the licensing of nursing homes. OAH provides ALJs to
decide cases for all state agencies that do not employ their own hearing officers,
including the State Patrol, Department of Fish & Wildlife and many others.
of Sept. 3, 2001, the law offices of Gresham attorney Phillip C. Gilbert
have moved to 103 S.E. 223rd Ave., Gresham, Ore. 97030-7481. Phone and fax numbers
remain the same: (503) 465-9600; fax: (503) 465-9601. Gilbert will continues
his practice in the areas of business and personal injury litigation and the
representation of smaller businesses.
Sapina has joined Kramer & Associates as an associate, focusing on family,
consumer, employment and small business law. She earned her J.D. from Northwestern
School of Law of Lewis & Clark College and her undergraduate degree from
the University of Texas at San Antonio. Prior to joining the firm she had a
sole practice. Before attending law school she owned a small business for many
years, acquiring extensive knowledge about the challenges of owning and operating
a business. She also served as a board member of the Sandy Chamber of Commerce.
She speaks Spanish, German and Serbian. Sapina can be reached by phone at (503)
243-2733 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
S. Brier recently joined Willamette University as director of planned giving.
He will help individual donors structure contributions to the university to
best complement their personal financial and estate planning. Brier previously
was of counsel in the Portland office of Stoel Rives, where he practiced federal
income tax law for more than 10 years. Prior to practicing law, he held a number
of faculty positions as a mathematician and statistician. Brier can be reached
at Willamette University, 900 State St., Salem, Ore. 97301; phone: (503) 370-6022;
Gartland, Nelson, McCleery & Wade announces that Heather M. Walloch
has rejoined the firm as an associate attorney, following three years as a litigation
associate with the firm of Sidley & Austin in Washington, D.C. Walloch is
a 1996 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law. Her practice will
concentrate on business transactions, litigation and debtor/creditor matters.
Tompkins has been promoted to director of federal and regional policy/affairs
of Portland General Electric. She will oversee PGE's interaction with the federal
government and federal regulatory agencies, such as the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission. Tompkins has served nine years as an attorney in the company's legal
department as assistant general counsel. Before coming to PGE in 1992, she worked
for five years as deputy district attorney for the Multnomah County.
Allee has joined Legacy Health System as the new director for two major
programs: Legacy Heart Institute and Legacy Organ Transplant Services. Allee
previously worked at Oregon Health Sciences University as director of operations
for cardiovascular, pulmonary, neurophysiology, infant monitoring and transplant
services. She is a registered nurse and has worked with intensive and coronary
care patients. As an attorney she worked for the Oregon Department of Justice,
assisting in the defense of medical malpractice claims. She has also worked
at Managed Healthcare Northwest, a Legacy managed care plan, where she served
as director for quality, utilization, case management, physician contracting
and provider relations.
B. Johnson has left the public defenders office in Bend to open his own
firm in Medford. His practice will concentrate on criminal defense. He will
be working with the law firm of Peter Carini, in the defense of DUIIs.
Johnson can be reached at 814 E. Jackson St., Suite C, Medford, Ore. 97504.
His telephone number is (541) 245-1155, and fax is (541) 734-9818, or e-mail:
Bianes Soto announces the opening of her new law office as a sole practitioner
at 433 S.W. Fourth Ave., Albany, Ore. 97321; phone: (541) 928-6193; fax: (541)
967-8935; e-mail: email@example.com.
She will continue to focus her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate,
guardianships and conservatorships and small corporations.
Nash announces the addition of two new associates. Kathryn J. Ivers joins
the litigation department in the firm's Portland office. Ivers earned a bachelor's
degree at Lewis & Clark College. She earned a master's degree in human rights
and international law and her law degree at Columbia University. As a member
of the litigation department, Ivers focuses on litigation and arbitration, securities
litigation, international law and corporate governance. After working at Cahill,
Gordon & Reindel in New York for more than four years, she moved to Oregon
and most recently practiced as a contract attorney at Smith, Freed, Chock &
Eberhard. She was recently appointed to the board of advisors of the World Affairs
Council. Teresa H. Pearson has joined the business department in the
firm's Portland office. Pearson graduated from the University of California,
Berkeley and earned her J.D. at Duke University. She is admitted to practice
in Oregon and Washington. Pearson's practice focuses primarily on creditors'
rights, insolvency and reorganization. She represents lenders, trade creditors
and other clients in all forums. Pearson most recently practiced for six years
as an associate of Greene & Markley in Portland. She is the editor of the
OSB Debtor-Creditor Section newsletter and a member of the Owen M. Panner American
Inns of Court.
Fowlks & Andr้a Snyder announce the move of their firm to 1607
N.E. 41st Ave., Portland, Ore. 97232 on or about Nov. 1. Their numbers all remain
the same: phone (503) 249-8400; fax (503) 249-8500; e-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org;
M. White III has been named a partner in the Portland law firm of Samuels,
Yoelin, Kantor, Seymour & Spinrad. White will continue to concentrate his
practice in corporate and commercial law with a major emphasis on construction
and real estate law. He has been affiliated with the firm since 1997. He is
a graduate of Willamette University College of Law and is a member of the Oregon
and Washington bars. White has authored instructional materials and course workbooks
for Oregon Contractors Education Services Inc. He also teaches Construction
Contractors Board prerequisite education courses relating to the board, construction
lien law and contract law. Before joining the firm, White represented the state
of Oregon in more than 100 administrative hearings at the Oregon Construction
M. Ginsburg and Spencer M. Neal announce the dissolution of their
partnership, Ginsburg & Neal. Ginsburg will practice as the Law Office of
Richard M. Ginsburg LLC in Hillsboro with emphasis on immigration and nationality
law. Neal will practice as Spencer M. Neal P.C. in Portland with emphasis on
Coie announces the addition of associate Jason Scully to its Portland
office, where he is practicing intellectual property licensing and transactional
law. Scully previously practiced at the San Francisco firm of Fenwick &
West. He received his B.A. degree in psychology from the University of California-Berkeley
and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Donald L. Schmelzer has joined Grantland, Blodgett & Shaw in Medford as an associate. His practice includes criminal defense, civil litigation, estate planning, personal injury and domestic relations. Schmelzer received a B.S. degree from Warner Pacific College and his J.D. from the University of Tulsa, College of Law. He is a native Oregonian and his last employment was as a deputy district attorney at the district attorney's office in Josephine County. He can be reached at Grantland, Blodgett & Shaw, 1818 E. McAndrews, Medford, Ore. 97504; phone: (541) 773-6855; fax: (541) 770-1290; e-mail: email@example.com.