Eva Shih Herrera has joined Hull, Henricks &
MacRae in Austin, Texas, as a litigation associate. Herrera was previously
an associate at Harrang Long Gary Rudnick in Eugene and served as an
honors attorney with the Oregon Department of Justice. Her new contact
information is Bank One Tower, 221 W. Sixth St., Suite 2000, Austin,
Texas 78701; phone: (512) 472-4554; fax: (512) 494-0022; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carol A. Smoots has joined Thelen Reid & Priest
in Washington, D.C., as partner. Smoots represents utility and independent
energy clients in connection with electric and natural gas issues. Prior
to joining the firm, Smoots served as chair of the energy department
at a Washington-based law firm. Smoots is a graduate of Willamette University.
Davis Wright Tremaine has named Julie Weston as
the new chair of the firm's Portland hiring committee. She replaces
Thomas Hiller, who has served as chair since 1993. Weston became
a partner of the firm in 2002. She counsels clients, both publicly and
privately held, with regard to complex transactions, including mergers
and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures and private equity placements.
Johnson, Clifton, Larson & Corson has named Lara
C. Johnson of counsel. Johnson has been an attorney in the firm's
litigation department since 1993. Her practice areas include personal
injury, nursing home litigation, motor vehicle collisions, employment
law and civil rights.
Michele C. Smith has joined Johnson, Clifton,
Larson & Corson as an associate in the firm's litigation department
in the areas of product liability and personal injury. Smith received
her law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law, graduating
first in her class, in December 2001.
Laura Gillespie has joined the Portland law firm
of Gordon & Meneghello as an associate attorney. With the other
attorneys in the firm, Gillespie will focus her practice exclusively
on representing the interests of management in all areas of labor and
employment law. She has been a disability law intern and law clerk with
the firm since January 2001. She can be reached at 1001 S.W. Fifth Ave.,
Suite 1600, Portland, Ore. 97204; phone: (503) 242-4262; e-mail: email@example.com.
Mark M. Williams, P.C. has hired Timothy McNeil
as an associate. McNeil joins Edward Amundson and Williams in providing
elder law, estate planning and guardianship/conservatorship services.
The firm's new address is 1850 Benjamin Franklin Plaza, One S.W. Columbia
St., Portland, Ore. 97258; phone: (503) 224-6229; fax: (503) 225-9878;
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Andrew Solomon has joined the Portland office
of Perkins Coie, where he is an associate in the real estate and land
use practice. Solomon recently was a law clerk in the Oregon Department
of Justice Trial Division in Salem. He completed his J.D. at Northwestern
School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in Portland.
Michael H. Schmeer has been appointed partner-in-charge
for the Portland office of Davis Wright Tremaine. In this role, Schmeer
will provide leadership in several areas including lawyer satisfaction,
client service and development and office management. Schmeer succeeds
Rodney E. Lewis, who has served since 1995. Schmeer, a commercial
finance lawyer, has been with the firm for more than 42 years. His leadership
roles at DWT have included serving as chair of the firmwide executive
committee and chair of the commercial finance department.
Lafky and Lafky announces that Larry L. Linder
has become an associate of the firm. Linder will assist Kevin Lafky
in the areas of employment litigation, business litigation and advising
clients in business and real estate matters.
Tonkon Torp announces the addition of Sonja L. Henning
as an associate of the firm. Henning's practice emphasizes employment
and labor law. She was most recently general counsel with lucy.com,
where her experience included a significant amount of work in corporate
and intellectual property in addition to employment law. Her legal practice
also includes employment and labor law experience at Littler Mendelson
in Los Angeles. She earned her J.D. from Duke University School of Law
and is a member of the Oregon and California bars.
The Law Offices of Philip H. Garrow announces the departure
of colleague and friend Janet Breyer. Breyer, a 1985 graduate
of the University of Southern California School of Law, has decided
to retire from the practice of law and devote her energies to her husband's
new real estate venture. The law offices will continue to represent
Central Oregon working men and women in workers' compensation, Social
Security and related matters.
Arthur P. Klosterman has relocated his law practice
to 180 Church St. S.E., Salem, Ore. 97301. The telephone number, (503)
485-2895, and e-mail address, firstname.lastname@example.org, remain the same.
The fax number has been changed to (503) 371-2495. His practice will
continue to emphasize workers' compensation, personal injury, Social
Security disability and domestic relations/family law.
Jonathan Gill has joined The DuBoff Law Group.
Gill, a graduate of Hastings College of Law, maintained a private law
practice in Monterey County, Calif. for 16 years until his relocation
in 2000 to Washington state, where he has family roots. He is licensed
to practice in California, Oregon and Washington and has a background
in civil litigation and business law and litigation.
Laura Parrish has relocated her office to the
Citizens Building in Eugene. Parrish's practice continues to emphasize
family law, with an emphasis on settlement, mediation and collaborative
negotiation of uncontested cases and trial of contested matters. She
is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Her address
is 975 Oak St., Suite 782, Eugene, Ore. 97401; phone: (541) 485-6162;
fax: (541) 686-0114.
John Horton has joined President Bush's administration
as associate deputy director for White House drug policy in the Executive
Office of the President. Prior to accepting the offer from the White
House, Horton worked as legal counsel to the Oregon House and Senate
judiciary committees, and was most recently a prosecutor with the Multnomah
County district attorney's office in Portland.
Stephen P. Rickles, formerly of Holmes & Rickles,
announces the opening of The Rickles Law Firm. Rickles, current president
of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, was admitted to practice
in Oregon in 1979 and in Washington in 1991. Joining him in the firm
are: James A. Wickwire, formerly with Holmes & Rickles, admitted
to practice in Oregon and in Colorado; and Martin W. Jaqua, formerly
with Gordon & Polscer, admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington.
The firm will continue to bring its combined 61 years of expertise to
the defense of automobile, employment, consumer, construction, premises
liability, professional liability and liquor liability cases. The firm
is located at: One S.W. Columbia Street, Suite 1850, Portland, Ore.
97258; phone: (503) 229-1850; fax: (503) 229-1856; toll-free phone:
Washington Gov. Gary Locke has appointed Jill Johanson
to the Cowlitz County Superior Court bench. Johanson earned a bachelor's
degree in political science from Washington State University, then completed
her law degree at Willamette University, College of Law. She practiced
law in Walla Walla before settling in Cowlitz County in 1989 to work
as an assistant city attorney for the city of Longview. Johanson then
served for nearly nine years as a deputy prosecutor with the Cowlitz
County prosecuting attorney's office. Most recently, she has worked
as a prosecuting attorney for the city of Kelso.
Marger, Johnson & McCollom recently opened
an office in Vancouver to serve the needs of its vast array of clients
in southwest Washington. The firm, which specializes in intellectual
property law, has staffed the office with four attorneys who each earned
electrical engineering degrees (as well as J.D.s). The Vancouver office
is located at 5123 N.E. 94th Ave., Vancouver, Wash. 98662.
Clifton Cannon has joined ZIBA as manager of business
development. Prior to joining ZIBA, Cannon was vice president of sales
and marketing for MODO, a leader of technology and medical transport
manufacturing and design, in Beaverton. Additionally, he practiced corporate
and business law with Black Helterline in Portland. Cannon holds a law
degree from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College
and a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Irvine. In
his 18 years of business experience, he has held management positions
in a range of international, publicly held and closely held companies.
Edward L. Daniels announces that Chelsea Dawn
Lario has joined his office as an associate. Lario is a 1998 graduate
of Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colo., and a 2001 graduate
of Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Her practice
will emphasize litigation, focusing in the areas of domestic relations
and personal injury.
Douglas S. Chiapuzio joined Harrang Long Gary
Rudnick as of counsel with the firm on May 1, 2002. His practice focuses
primarily on business and tax law, with an emphasis in estate planning
and probate, transactions and exchanges. Previously, Chiapuzio was a
sole practitioner for 13 years. He is a member of the Oregon and Washington
bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Tax Court. He practices
primarily out of the firm's Portland office.
Justin D. Gericke joined Harrang Long Gary Rudnick
as an associate with the firm's Portland office in April 2002. His practice
emphasizes insurers' defense, administrative and appellate law. Gericke
worked three years as an associate attorney for Schroeder Law Offices,
where he concentrated primarily on administrative and natural resources
law. He received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis &
Clark College in 1997.
Meuy Fou Chao became an associate with the Salem
office of Harrang Long Gary Rudnick in April 2002. Her practice focuses
on labor and employment law, administrative law and litigation. Chao
is a former law clerk and summer associate with the firm. Chao was a
law clerk with the city attorney's office in Salem. She graduated from
Willamette University College of Law in May 2001.
Jonathan R. Miko became an associate with Harrang
Long Gary Rudnick's litigation practice in the Eugene office in April
2002. Miko was an associate with Landman, Corsi, Ballaine & Ford
in New Jersey, where he defended cases such as accounting malpractice,
professional negligence and claims brought pursuant the Federal Employer's
Liability Act. He also has experience in the areas of insurance coverage,
toxic tort, construction defect and corporate law. Miko graduated from
New York Law School in 1998, and is a member of the Oregon, New York
and New Jersey state bars.
Douglas G. Nash is a new associate in the international
law group and intellectual property and trade transactions group of
Ater Wynne. He provides international law advice to domestic and foreign
companies. He has extensive experience in domestic and international
distribution agreements and technology licensing, international collection,
intellectual property and customs and trade law.
Rochelle Lessner, a former economist and lawyer
for the Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperative and Portland General
Electric Company, has joined Ater Wynne's energy group. She has expertise
in the energy industry providing legal counsel, advocacy and strategy
on litigation, regulatory issues, public and legislative affairs and
Alice Cuprill-Comas has joined Ater Wynne's business
department, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance
and securities. She has extensive experience with technology--
sector emerging growth companies and acquisitions of technology assets. She is licensed in Oregon and Texas.
Katherine Dain, a recent graduate of the University
of Michigan Law School, has joined Ater Wynne's business department
and international law group where she advises domestic and foreign corporations
on business, securities and tax matters.
As of July 1, 2002, Justine Fischer has a new
address: 720 S.W. Washington, Suite 750, Portland, Ore. 97205. The telephone,
e-mail and fax number will remain the same.
Bullivant Houser Bailey has added two attorneys to its
Portland office commercial litigation and construction practices. Susan
L. Ford received her J.D. from George-town University Law Center
in 1994. Timothy J. Calderbank received his J.D. from Northwestern
School of Law.
Stoel Rives welcomes three lawyers to its Portland office.
David Angeli is an associate in the litigation department. His
practice focuses on civil and criminal litigation. Angeli previously
was an associate with Williams & Connolly. He received his law degree
from Georgetown University Law Center and is admitted to the Oregon,
Maryland and District of Columbia bars. Hilary Barnes is an associate
in the bankruptcy and commercial law practice group. Her experience
includes complex commercial litigation and corporate restructuring work.
Barnes previously was an associate with Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
in commercial litigation and corporate restructuring. She received her
law degree from Arizona State University College of Law and is admitted
to the Oregon and Arizona bars. Chad Chambers is an associate
in construction and design law practice group. Previously Chambers was
an associate with Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York, where his
practice focused on antitrust, intellectual property and financial services
litigation. He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law
Center and is admitted to the Oregon and New York bars.