Susan Evans Grabe is the new public affairs director for the Oregon State Bar, filling the large shoes of Bob Oleson, who retired from the Oregon State Bar in June 2003. The new public affairs department staff attorneys are David Nebel and Jill Mallery. Nebel comes to the bar from the Oregon Law Center. Mallerys prior position was at Freightliner.
Douglas Pahl and Scott Eads were recently voted partners of Perkins Coie in Portland. In addition, Stephen Feldman was voted to of counsel. Pahls areas of emphasis include bankruptcy, creditors rights and commercial litigation. Currently he is serving on the U.S. District Court local rules committee and is chair of Opal Creek SRA Federal Advisory Committee. Eads is a registered patent attorney whose practice emphasizes litigation of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes, as well as biotechnology law and litigation. Eads also provides advice and counseling concerning a broad range of intellectual property matters. Feldman handles a wide variety of commercial litigation matters, and he specializes in insurance coverage disputes and intellectual property litigation.
Portland mediator and arbitrator Bill Schultz will be closing his practice by the end of June 2004. Schultz and his wife are joining staff of The Arthur Morgan School in Burnsville, N.C., where they will work as educators, house parents and administrators. The non-sectarian school, located in the mountains of western North Carolina, is organized around Quaker values of simple living, consensus decision-making and non-violent conflict resolution. Schultz worked as a trial and appellate attorney at the former Pozzi, Wilson & OLeary law firm and was a referee/administrative law judge for the Workers Compensation Board before starting his own mediation practice in 1998. After July 1, he can be reached at The Arthur Morgan School, 60 AMS Circle, Burnsville, NC 28714; phone: (828) 675-4262; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian W. Hicks has joined Tonkon Torps wealth-planning practice group, in the Portland office. Hicks counsels private foundations and public charities on issues affecting tax-exempt organizations. Hicks was most recently with Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, Calif. He is a 1998 graduate of Boston College Law School.
W. Benjamin Lackey has joined Tonkon Torps corporate finance group, which helps companies plan and navigate mergers, acquisitions, public offerings and other challenges related to business development and growth. Lackey, a 1994 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, represents clients in asset and stock acquisitions and sales, securities transactions, mergers and venture capital acquisition and investment. He most recently was with the New Orleans firm of Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrθre & Denιgre.
David J. Petersen has joined Tonkon Torps real estate group, representing landowners and developers on property transactions, zoning, environmental compliance, permit procedures and litigation. Petersen previously practiced land-use law in California for Bingham McCutchen in Walnut Creek. He also was a criminal investigator with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Petersen earned a law degree in 1998 from the University of California at Berkeley.
David R. Allen has returned his practice to downtown Portland, where he focuses on estate planning. He is chair-elect of the Beaverton Chamber of Commerce and a member of the board of the Washington County Public Affairs Forum.
Jim Stewart has joined Idea Advocates Law Group, a Portland firm serving small and emerging businesses that are 'idea-centric,' as its newest advocate. Stewart will advise start-up and growing companies and individuals in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and related business matters. He joins founding members Karin McKercher and Lois Huffman. Stewart, most recently an associate with Marger Johnson & McCollom, has 18 years experience as an intellectual property attorney. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (patent) bar.
Camilla Boyte has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the commercial and environmental section of the trial division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Boyte received her J.D. from the University of Oregon, where she was articles commentator/symposium editor for the Journal of Environmental Law. Boyte held a marine policy fellowship for the U.S. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. She was a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice specializing in environmental litigation.
Donna Maddux has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the organized crime section of the criminal justice division. Maddux is assigned to the Tobacco Compliance Task Force. She received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College. During law school, Maddux served as an extern for the U.S. District Court of Oregon and a certified law clerk for the Washington County district attorney. Maddux joined DOJ in September 2002 as an honors attorney.
Youlee Yim You has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the corrections litigation section of the trial division. You received her J.D. from the University of Washington. You was an assistant attorney general in the appellate division from 1992-94. She relocated to Brooklyn, N.Y., where she was deputy bureau chief for the Kings County district attorney. Most recently, she served as capital case staff attorney for the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
Edward 'Mac' McCullough has joined the municipal finance practice in the Portland office of Preston, Gates & Ellis. He has more than 24 years of experience with federal tax laws that affect public finance and is nationally recognized for his experience in Section 103 tax law. McCullough also has participated in transactions as bond counsel, underwriters counsel and borrowers counsel. Previously, McCullough practiced public finance law at Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, Hawkins Delafield & Wood, Hunton & Williams and Pepper Hamilton, all nationally recognized municipal bond firms.
Three new attorneys have joined the Metropolitan Public Defender Services. Christopher OConnor joined the Multnomah County section in January. He attended the University of Oregon and the University of Oregon School of Law, graduating in 2002. OConnor was admitted to the OSB in 2002. Previously, OConnor worked as an associate at the Law Offices of Janet Lee Hoffman. Alex Bassos rejoined the Multnomah County section in March. Bassos attended Michigan State University and Indiana University Law School, graduating in 1995. He was admitted to the OSB in October 1998. Previously, Bassos was a private criminal defense attorney in Lansing, Mich., and from 1998 to 2002, he worked as a staff attorney for the Metropolitan Public Defender in both the Multnomah and Washington County offices. Harry Carson joined the Multnomah County section in March. Carson attended Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, graduating in 2003. He was admitted to the OSB in 2003. Prior to joining the Metropolitan Public Defender as a staff attorney, Carson worked for nine years as an investigator for the Metropolitan Public Defender.
Dolan, Griggs & McCulloch announce its office relocation, effective March 15. The firms new address is 1130 S.W. Morrison St., Suite 630, Portland, OR 97205; phone number remains the same, (503) 228-7500. The new fax number is (503) 243-1188. The firm will continue its civil litigation practice emphasizing employment and condemnation law.
James Namiki has joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as an associate in the firms Portland office. Namiki specializes in patent prosecution, infringement analysis, client counseling and patent litigation. He prepares and prosecutes patent applications relating to business logistical systems, semiconductor devices, wireless communication systems, medical devices, networking applications and voice activation systems. He previously was an associate for firms in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Virginia and D.C. bar associations and is an active member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the ABA and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Portlands firm of Duden Neiman has formally joined Williams, Kastner & Gibbs in Portland. Prior to formation of their firm, attorneys Paul R. Duden and Eric J. Neiman were partners in the historic Portland law firm of Lamar Tooze. They represent national and local clients in drug and medical device product liability claims, hospital and negligence claims, personal injury, professional liability and property damage claims, insurance coverage, commercial, environmental and real estate law.
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt announces the promotion of four attorneys to shareholders in the firms Portland office. Neil Cole specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance, focusing on the forest products industry. He is a member of the Oregon and Washington state bars, is a long-time volunteer for the American Red Cross and currently serves on the Pacific Northwest regional blood services board for the American Red Cross. Heidi Mandt has expertise in product liability and insurance law and is the publicity liaison for Schwabes commercial litigation practice group. She is a member of the Multnomah Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel and is a member of the Oregon, Washington and Idaho State Bars. Kristine Pizzuti specializes in real estate and land use law. She is admitted to practice in Oregon and is a member of the Multnomah Bar Association, the OSBs real estate and land use section and is a member of the board of directors for Camp Fire Boys & Girls Mt. Hood Council. Anne Talcotts law practice focuses on product liability defense with an emphasis on pharmaceutical litigation. She is admitted to practice in Oregon, Washington and the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. She was chair of the OSB Product Liability Section in 2003, continues to serve on its executive committee and formerly edited the sections newsletter. Talcott currently chairs the national Young Lawyers seminar of the Defense Research Institute, and she has spoken at DRIs drug and medical device seminar, young lawyers seminar and product liability seminar.
Cindy Botsios Danforth announces the opening of her law office at 433 West 10th Ave., Suite 101, Eugene, OR 97401; phone: (541) 431-0500; fax: (541) 344-6266; e-mail: email@example.com; website: www.cindydanforthlaw.com. Danforth is a former assistant attorney general for the state of Oregon. She represents clients in matters relating to employment and torts law, civil rights litigation, administrative appeals and special education law. She received her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law.
Bromley Newton announces the addition of Daniel J. Stotter as an associate attorney. Stotter is a 1989 graduate of the University of Oregon Law School. Prior to joining Bromley Newton, he was with Bahr & Stotter Law Office and most recently in a solo practice. He will focus primarily in land use, natural resource law, federal and state civil litigation, trials and appeals, Freedom of Information advocacy and other general practice areas.
Barker Law Firm and Barker Arbitration & Mediation are moving to 1000 S.W. Broadway, Suite 1700, Portland, OR 97205, effective April 5. The phone and fax numbers are unchanged.
Heather Jones has joined the Multnomah County section of the Metropolitan Public Defender. Jones attended Kenyon College in Ohio and the Ohio State University College of Law, graduating in 2000. She was admitted to the Oregon State Bar in 2003. Prior to joining the Metropolitan Public Defender, Jones worked as a staff attorney at Multnomah Defenders. She worked for the Metropolitan Public Defender as a research student in 2000.
Mark A. Crabtree has joined Aitchison & Vick as an associate attorney in the firms Portland office. His practice will focus on labor and employment law. Crabtree is a 2001 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law and previously worked as an associate attorney with Duden Neiman and as a law clerk to the Hon. Robert McQuaid Jr., U.S. District Court of Nevada.
Dallas lawyer David Doyle announces the opening of his branch office in Salem. The office is located at 475 Cottage Street, N.E., Suite 120, Salem, OR 97308; phone: (503) 370-4567. Doyles practice will continue to focus on personal injury cases, civil litigation and land use. The main office for Doyle Law Firm is located at 140 S.E. Mill St., Dallas, OR 97338.
After seven years in Japan, Joseph Gourneau has moved from Miyake & Yamazaki in Tokyo, where he specialized in international business transactions, to Kenoff & Machtinger, an entertainment law boutique in Los Angeles. Gourneau will focus primarily on entertainment transactions, particularly those with a Japanese component.
Davis Wright Tremaine has named four attorneys from its Portland office to partnership: Eric L. Dahlins primary practice areas are commercial litigation, media and communications law. Kathleen R. Dent practices employment law (litigation and advising) and general litigation. Broady R. Hodder handles corporate finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, business and corporate, emerging business and technology and life sciences. Peter S. Leichtfuss practices in the areas of real estate and construction (transactional and litigation), fair housing and commercial leasing.
Charles H. DeLacey has joined the San Francisco law firm Weisberg & Miller. He continues to emphasize family law matters, focusing on dissolutions involving complex business and equity ownership issues. DeLacey can be contacted at Weisberg & Miller, 654 Sacramento Street, Third Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111; phone: (415) 296-7070; fax: (415) 296-7070; e-mail: cdelacey@ wmlawfirm.com.
After nearly two decades of managing an office in Bend for Legal Aid Services of Oregon and a legal aid program in New Mexico, Bob Turner is joining Slothower & Petersen. The Bend law firm specializes in real estate, business, construction and appeals. Turner can be contacted at (541) 389-7001.
Matthew Lay has been named special counsel to the associate chief counsel (passthroughs and special industries) for the Internal Revenue Service. He will continue to specialize in the taxation of partnerships and S corporations. Lay recently completed a six-month detail analyzing tax shelters for the senior counsel to the chief counsel.
Ron Messerly, who has been with Snell & Wilmer since 2000, was elected to partner in the firms Phoenix office. His practice is concentrated in construction, insurance, government contracting, and complex real estate development transactions. Messerly received his J.D. from Willamette University. He is former vice president and general counsel of Holt & Haugh Land Development and former vice president of Holt & Haugh Construction Co.
Case & Dusterhoff announces that Margaret H. Leek Leiberan has joined the firm. She is a 1976 Harvard Law graduate who has specialized in appellate practice. She continues to offer her services with the evaluation and handling of state and federal appeals. She can be reached at The 9800 Professional Building, 9800 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, Suite 200, Beaverton, OR 97005; phone: (503) 641.7222; fax: (503) 643.6522; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe announces that Doug Goe, vice chair for the firms public finance practice in the Pacific Northwest, has been named partner-in-charge of the firms Pacific Northwest office. Goe focuses on public finance and municipal bond law, including federal, state and tribal tax and securities law issues. He is bond counsel to many Oregon and Washington state departments, commissions and boards, and numerous Oregon cities and counties. He also is bond counsel to the City of Spokane. Goe is nationally known for his work with Indian tribal governments on tax-exempt financing, BIA-guaranteed loans, and gaming and economic development projects.
Patrick L. Stevens has joined Hutchinson, Cox, Coons, DuPriest, Orr & Sherlock, a general practice law firm in Eugene. Stevens graduated from Texas A & M and the University of Oregon School of Law. He has had an active practice in the Eugene area for six years that focuses on civil litigation, creditors rights and construction law. Stevens can be reached at (541) 686-9160.
Patrick Ward has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the torts section of the trial division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Ward received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College, where he was a member of law review. Before attending law school, Ward was corporate development manager for the Portland Art Museum. After law school graduation, he joined DOJ as an honors attorney, serving in the appellate and trial divisions.
Sussman Shank welcomes back Michael Levelle as a special counsel with the firm. Levelle, who was with Sussman Shank from 1994 to 2000, rejoins the business department. He has extensive experience handling guardianships and conservatorship issues that involve financial and health care decision-making when a persons ability to handle his or her affairs is in question. He is a member of the Oregon and Washington State bars.
Kathleen J. Hansa has joined the law firm of Williams, Zografos & Peck as special counsel. Hansa, formerly a partner at Cosgrave, Vergeer & Kester, will continue to represent employers in the litigation of labor and employment law disputes and preventive labor relations.
Jean Fogarty 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. Fogarty received her J.D. from the University of Oregon. Following law school graduation, Fogarty was judicial clerk for the Oregon Court of Appeals and was in private practice in Portland before joining the Department of Justice, general counsel division, in 1984. In 1997, she transferred to the family law section of the civil enforcement division.
Glenn Driveness has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the business transactions section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Driveness received his J.D. degree from the University of Montana. Driveness has served as deputy county counsel of Hill County, Montana, trial supervisor for CACI Inc. and senior counsel for Mentor Graphics.
Mike Colbach has relocated, effective May 1. He can be reached at 1400 S.W. Montgomery St., Portland, OR 97201; phone: (503) 243-1900; e-mail: email@example.com.
Brett Bender announces the opening of his own law office in downtown Portland. He will continue to emphasize family law, although he is expanding his practice to include small business and entertainment law. He can be reached at 1000 S.W. Broadway, Suite 2400, Portland, OR 97205; phone: (503) 223-6337; fax: (503) 241-2249; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maggie Finnerty has joined TraderSource, Inc. as vice president, business development. The financial services company discovers, evaluates and monitors commodities trading advisers and assists clients in selecting suitable futures managers for their portfolios. Prior to joining TraderSource, Finnerty practiced law in the corporate, securities and finance group at Stoel Rives.
Bob Udziela has moved his office. He can be reached at P.O. Box 5310, Beaverton, OR 97007; phone: (503) 649-3435. He emphasizes appeals, research and writing, and trial support.
Brett J. Hall has opened a solo practice, primarily focusing on the areas of business planning, construction litigation and criminal defense. His office is located at 5160 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy., Suite 206, Portland OR 97221; phone: (503) 244-3959; e-mail: email@example.com. Hall graduated from Willamette University College of Law in May 2003 and passed the 2003 July bar exam. He works in the tri-county metro area and Tillamook County.
Lake Oswego attorney Tim Wilborn announces the move of his office to West Linn. The new mailing address is 2020-C S.W. 8th Ave., PMB #294, West Linn, OR 97068; the phone number, (503) 697-7019, is unchanged. Wilborn specializes in federal court appeals of Social Security Disability claims.