Oregon State Bar Bulletin — DECEMBER 2003

Moves

Bradley D. Maier announces the opening of his office at 1001 S.W. Fifth Ave., Suite 1100, Portland, OR 97204. You can contact him by phone: (503) 535-0616, by email: bdm@maierlaw.com, or via the web at www.maierlaw.com. Maier’s practice focuses on U.S. immigration and naturalization law. Previously, he was the coordinator of the Immigration Counseling and Advocacy Program of Lutheran Community Service and a Board of Immigration Appeals accredited representative (1995-2000). He is a board member and treasurer of Harambee Centre, a local nonprofit dedicated to connecting the people of the Pacific Northwest with the people and cultures of Africa.

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William Penn, Justin Jones, and Shari Lane announce the formation of Penn Jones Lane, general civil practice, in Southeast Portland. The members graduated from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Penn emphasizes landlord-tenant issues, mediation and tax law. Jones emphasizes tax and general business law. Lane emphasizes employment law. Contact them at (503) 233-7574 or www.pennjoneslane. com.

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Celia A. Howes joined the firm of Garvey Schubert Barer as an associate in the firm’s Portland office, becoming a member of the litigation group. Howes received her J.D. from the University of Oregon in 2003 and her B.A. in English from Texas A&M University in 2000.

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Edmund Clay Goodman has been named a partner with Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, a national law firm that representing Indian tribes, businesses and organizations. Goodman has practiced Indian law for more than 14 years, and his practice focuses on the areas of Indian housing, natural resources and environment (including Indian water rights), gaming and tribal courts. He previously worked as of counsel to the firm. Goodman also serves as a part-time associate judge with the Tribal Court of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.

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Greg M. Womer has joined Luvaas Cobb in Eugene as an associate, where he will focus his practice in the areas of estate planning, trusts, probate and trust administration, gift and estate tax planning, business and corporate law. Womer previously worked as branch manager for Wells Fargo Financial, Inc. He is a 2003 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law.

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Joseph Dunne has been appointed as a senior assistant attorney general in the human services section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Dunne received his J.D. from Loyola University and his Master of Laws degree from New York University. Dunne was in private practice in Chicago, Bellingham, Wash., and Portland before joining the tax and finance section of the general counsel division in 1995.

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Johanna Matanich has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the business activities section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Matanich received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Matanich worked with DNA-People’s Legal Services in Arizona and the New Mexico Environmental Law Center before joining the government services section of the general counsel division in 1999.

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Marilyn Odell has been appointed as a senior assistant attorney general in the civil recovery section of the civil enforcement division of the Oregon Department of Justice. Odell her J.D. from the University of Oregon. Odell worked as a staff attorney for Lane County Public Defender Services, a private practitioner, a hearings officer and a judiciary counsel for the Oregon Legislative Assembly before joining the commercial and environmental section of the trial division in January 2003.

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Robert Bain and Mark Lansing have relocated their law office across the street from their old one. The new address is: 307 N.W. E St., Grants Pass, OR 97526. Their phone numbers have not changed.

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John K. McIlhenny, Jr., formerly a partner at Sorensen-Jolink, Trubo, Williams and Williams of Portland, has opened an office for the practice of law at 112 W. Meeker, St., Puyallup, WA 98371. McIlhenny recently returned from a year-long sabbatical in El Paso, Texas, where he worked as a volunteer in family assistance and education programs in the local community, worked as a substitute teacher and parented his five-year old twins while his wife attended the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Ft. Bliss, Texas. McIlhenny’s practice will continue to emphasize family law, wills and probate, alternative dispute resolution and issues in military law.

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Marsha R. Skudlarek announces the opening of her law practice at 916 W. 10th St., Medford, OR 97501. You can contact her by phone at (541) 779-5270; fax: (541) 734-4942 and her email address is marshaskud@aol.com. After earning a J.D. from the University of Oregon Law School in 1986, Skudlarek has returned home to the Rogue Valley to launch a general practice, emphasizing appellate law, domestic relations, torts, consumer law, land use planning and zoning law. She continues to offer her experience in appellate practice to attorneys throughout the state, as well as to clients.

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Steven B. Johnson has moved his office to 120 Mistletoe St., Medford, OR 97501. His phone and fax numbers remain the same, as well as his e-mail address. His practice concentrates on criminal defense and family law.

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Jennifer Bellinger Todd has joined the faculty of Willamette University College of Law as an instructor in the legal research and writing program. She has been an attorney in private practice and partner with Clark, Marsh, Lindauer and McClinton. She also served as circuit court judge pro tem for the Marion County Probate Court (1994-2000). Todd was instrumental in the creation of the Marion County Indigent Guardianship Program. She also served as editor-in-chief of the OSB’s Estate Planning and Administration Section newsletter. She currently serves on the study committee for adopting the Uniform Trust Code in Oregon.

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Carolyn Alexander has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the appellate division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Alexander received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. Alexander was a staff attorney and regional director of Legal Aid Services of Oregon before joining the corrections litigation section of the trial division with DOJ in 1999.

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Elizabeth Gordon has been appointed as a senior assistant attorney general in the appellate division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Gordon received her J.D. from Willamette University College of Law. Gordon was a deputy district attorney in Douglas County before joining the financial fraud/consumer protection section of the civil enforcement division with DOJ in 1998.

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William J. Glasgow has become chief operating officer of Fish & Neave, an intellectual property law firm based in New York, with offices in Palo Alto and Washington, D.C. Glasgow, a former partner at Stoel Rives and Perkins Coie, can be reached at (202) 596-9055.

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Jeffrey S. Witt, formerly a trial attorney at Cavanagh and Zipse in Portland, has relocated to Boston, where he has started his own practice. His practice emphasizes civil litigation, insurance and real estate. He can be reached at 6 Beacon St., Suite 200, Boston, MA 02108; phone: (617) 367-7211 and at jeffreywitt@wittlegal.com.

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Watkinson, Laird, Rubenstein, Baldwin & Burgess announces that Elizabeth W. Bauer has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Bauer earned a J.D. from the University of Oregon. Bauer is a member of the Lane County Bar Association. She practices in the areas of health law, business law, estate planning and litigation.

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Debra Thatcher Gilcrest has joined the firm of Datsopoulos, MacDonald & Lind in Missoula, Mont. The graduate of the University of Montana School of Law has practiced law in Eugene with Johnson, Clifton, Larson & Corson and with Michael Phillips. She worked for a plaintiffs’ firm in southeastern Wisconsin before returning to Montana.

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The law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine has expanded its health law practice by adding attorney Ingrid Brydolf, former Legacy Health System counsel and prior associate at the firm. Brydolf returns after five years as assistant general counsel at Legacy, where she provided in-house legal expertise to its four hospital-system in the areas of physician relationships, medical staff and employment. Brydolf obtained her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.

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The Portland office of Perkins Coie announces the addition of Evan S. Reynolds as an associate in the corporate finance group. Reynolds earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He joins Perkins Coie from Foley Hoag in Boston, Mass. where he was an associate attorney in the business department. Prior to then, he was an assistant commonwealth’s attorney for the Office of the Fayette Commonwealth’s Attorney in Lexington, Ky.

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Perkins Coie welcomes back Aaron Courtney as of counsel in the environment group. Courtney rejoins Perkins Coie’s Portland office after working for three years on the faculty at the Lewis & Clark Law School as an adjunct professor and staff attorney at the law school’s environmental litigation clinic. He currently remains an adjunct professor at the school.

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Sylvia M. Cramond has become an associate with the Eugene law firm of Hershner, Hunter, Andrews, Neill & Smith. Cramond graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2003. In law school, she served on the moot court board and at graduation was admitted to the Order of the Coif. Cramond will focus on commercial and business litigation and creditors’ rights.


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