Oregon State Bar Bulletin — AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2006
Moves

Dorothy S. Cofield has moved Cofield Law Office to the Beaverton Round, located at 12725 S.W. Millikan Way, Suite 300, Beaverton, OR 97005; the telephone number remains (503) 675-4320. Cofield will continue to focus her practice on all aspects of land use law, including rural and urban development permits, zoning issues, Measure 37 claims, representation at local hearings and appeals. Cofield served as co-counsel for the prevailing party in the U.S. Supreme Court case, Dolan v. City of Tigard. Cofield is an active member of the real estate and land use section and works on land use law improvement legislation. She recently served as an appointee for the Metro Measure 37 Taskforce.

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Effective July 22, the firm of Breathouwer & Gilman is relocating to 1120 KOIN Center, 222 S.W. Columbia St., Portland, OR 97201. Phone and fax numbers remain unchanged:(503)·450-9331 (phone); (503) 525-5680 (fax).

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Tonkon Torp has launched a new government relations and public policy practice, led by former Portlander Mark L. Cushing, who is returning to the firm after more than a decade on the East Coast. The new government relations practice emphasizes high-level strategic counsel and advocacy on federal, state and local government issues affecting private and public companies. In addition to working with clients on legislative and regulatory matters, Cushing returns to Tonkon Torp as a partner based in Portland and will continue to maintain an active Washington, D.C. practice, allowing the firm to expand its presence in that region.

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Keri Trask Lazarus, formerly a sole practitioner in Salem, has joined Churchill Leonard Lawyers in Salem. She is a graduate of Willamette University. Her practice emphasizes personal injury, transactional business and litigation. She is admitted to practice in Washington and Oregon.

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Jonathan P. Sushida, formerly of Sushida Law Office, has joined Churchill Leonard Lawyers in Salem. Sushida is a graduate of Willamette University whose practice emphasizes land use, real property transactions and business.

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt has announced the appointment of attorney Jeffrey A. Oswald to the firm’s roster. He specializes in office, commercial, multifamily and retail acquisitions and dispositions, as well as leasing, financing and tax deferred exchanges. Previously he served as general counsel for Hayden Properties in Lake Oswego. Earlier, he worked at Harsch Investment Services and Capital Development Co., as well as two law firms headquartered in the Pacific Northwest.

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John E. Gutbezahl announces the opening of his private practice after nine years as a prosecutor in Oregon and Washington. His office is located at 4000 S.W. Kruse Way Place, Building 2, Suite 340, Lake Oswego, OR 97035. His practice will emphasize Oregon, Washington and federal criminal defense, personal injury, estate planning, elder law, real estate and business law. He can be reached as follows: (503) 594-1919; fax: (503) 697-1497; email: gutbezahl@hotmail.com.; web: www.gutbezahl.com.

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Serena Hewitt has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the government services and education section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Hewitt received her J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & College, where she received the Dean’s Fellowship for Excellence and was a member of the Environmental Law Review. Hewitt has worked as a reference librarian and archivist for the New York Botanical Garden and as a librarian for the Multnomah County Library, as well as a law clerk for DOJ.

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Leah C. Lively has returned Lane Powell as a shareholder in the firm’s litigation department, where she will focus on employment litigation. She has extensive experience defending employers against claims of harassment, discrimination and wage and hour violations. The Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College graduate is a member of the Oregon and California state bars. She was an associate with Lane Powell from 2001 to 2004.

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Steve Marlowe has been appointed as an assistant attorney general in the tax and finance section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Marlowe received his J.D. from Gonzaga University and his master of laws degree from the University of Washington. Marlowe was in private practice with law firms in Portland and Vancouver, Wash., before joining the Department of Justice in 2004.

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Darren Weirnick has been appointed as an assistant attorneys general in the tax and finance section of the general counsel division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Weirnick received his J.D. from Harvard University. Weirnick has practiced at a private Portland firm and was a staff attorney for Legal Aid Services of Oregon’s Community Development Law Center.

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The partners of Tonkon Torp have elected Michael M. Morgan to chair the firm’s managing board. Also elected to the board are Kenneth D. Stephens, Ronald L. Greenman and Kurt W. Ruttum. They join Darcy M. Norville, who was elected in 2005. Morgan is a senior partner in the firm’s energy, telecommunications and regulated industries practice group. Stephens, a founding partner, specializes in corporate and securities matters and has extensive experience in debt and equity financings, take-over contests and secondary securities markets. Greenman’s business law practice focuses on securities, finance and corporate acquisitions, and counseling growing companies. Ruttum’s practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings and general corporate counseling. He is past chair of the firm’s business practice group.

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt announces the appointment of attorney A. Jeffery Bird as shareholder. Before joining the firm, Bird served as a partner in the law office of Garvey Schubert Barer in Portland. He specializes in three practice areas: business law, corporate finance and securities law, and mergers and acquisitions. Bird earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia.

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Standard Insurance Company welcomes attorney Julie Bolt to its litigation team. Most recently Bolt clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Anna J. Brown for five years. Prior to the clerkship, Bolt was a partner with Martin, Bischoff, Templeton, Langslet & Hoffman in Portland.

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Lorey Freeman has been appointed deputy legislative counsel for the Oregon Legislature. Freeman has specialized in administrative law for the Oregon Law Center since 1996 and has worked in non-profit legal services offices since 1980. She has served as chair of both the health law section and the administrative law section of the OSB.

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Alison Hohengarten has joined Pahlisch Homes Inc. as corporate counsel in their Bend headquarters. Hohengarten graduated from Willamette University College of Law and the Atkinson Graduate School of Business and has practiced law in Bend for the last four years. She is currently the president of the Deschutes County Bar Association and a board member for the Central Oregon Builders Association.

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Holly Robinson has recently accepted a position as associate staff director for the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging, in Washington, D.C. She will serve as project director for the Older Americans Act-funded National Legal Assistance Support Project and administer the Partnerships in Law and Aging mini-grant program.

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Barran Liebman has elected Karen L. O’Connor to the firm partnership. O’Connor practices in the areas of employment litigation, employment discrimination, and labor relations and has been with the firm five years. She received her J.D. degree from University of Oregon, where she acted as the editor in chief of the Oregon Law Review. She served as a judicial clerk to the Hon. Malcolm F. Marsh, of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon from 1995 to 1997. She sits on the board of Make A Wish Foundation and is admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington.

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Dana Heinzelman announces the opening of her law office in the historic Pearce Building in downtown Salem. Heinzelman is a 1998 graduate of the University of Utah College of Law and practiced in Salt Lake City for seven years. Now admitted to the practice of law in both Utah and Oregon, Heinzelman is accepting referrals for all types of civil cases , including personal injury, domestic relations, juvenile delinquency or dependency cases and general civil litigation. She can be reached at 317 Court St. N.E., Suite 203, Salem, OR 97301; phone: (503) 364-9099; fax: (503) 581-2260; e-mail: legalrodent@yahoo.com.

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D. Charles Mauritz and Thomas M. Jones have joined the firm of Duffy Kekel. Previously with Davis Wright Tremaine, Mauritz and Jones will continue to concentrate their practices on estate planning and administration, wealth transfers and business succession planning. Mauritz will continue to assist clients in eastern Oregon through the Baker City office.

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Anthony H.B. Wilson announces the opening of his new law office at 21825 S.E. Stark St., Suite C, in Gresham. His phone number is (503) 667 6789; fax: (503) 669 7703; and e-mail: ahbwilson@fastmail.net. Wilson is accepting new clients and referrals for all types of domestic relations matters.

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Shanon Gray announces the opening of his private practice, SG & Associates. For three years he was a deputy district attorney, handling felony drug and property cases. His practice will emphasize identity theft, handling all matters surrounding the issues that arise for victims of I.D. theft. Additionally, he will be doing contracts, criminal defense and personal injury. Gray can be reached at: 6650 S.W. Redwood Lane,-Suite 330, Portland, OR 97224; phone: (503) 957-9699; e-mail: shanongray@comcast.net, shanongray@hotmail.com.

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Dana Busch, former staff attorney for Social Security’s Office of Hearings and Appeals, has opened an office at the Law Offices, 521 S.W. Clay, Suite 107, Portland, OR 97201. He will represent Social Security disability claimants, and he welcomes referrals. His phone number is (503) 243-1079, e-mail: dana@buschlawoffice.com, and fax: (503) 226-1321.

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Daniel J. Stotter announces the opening of a new office at 541 Willamette St., Suite 202, Eugene, OR 97401; phone: (541) 345-3800. He is a former associate of Bromley Newton in Eugene. Stotter will continue to provide legal services in the areas of land use, Oregon public records/FOIA access, general civil litigation and appeals, environmental law and civil rights. He can be reached via e-mail at: dstotter@qwest.com.

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Gevurtz Menashe has added Sharnel K. Mesirow as an associate attorney. Her practice will focus on dissolution, child custody, modification of child support orders and name changes. She is a member of the OSB House of Delegates and assists with the Sri Lanka Tsunami Relief Fund. Mesirow received her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law.

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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt has announced the appointment of attorney Caroline R. Guest to the firm’s roster. Before joining the firm, Guest served as a shareholder for Harrang Long Gary Rudnick in Portland. Guest defends public and private employers of all sizes in state and federal employment litigation, including sexual harassment, disability, age, race and gender discrimination, wrongful discharge and breach of contract. Guest earned her J.D. from the University of Oregon, where she was awarded the Paul Patterson Fellowship for exemplary leadership, integrity and dedication to public service.

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Deborah Posen has joined the faculty of Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico, leading their paralegal studies program. She completed a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting at University of Oregon in June 2005. Her mixed media installation, DomRel, may be viewed at the Lane County Law Library, 125 E. Eighth Ave. in Eugene, through September 29. She can be reached by e-mail at debposen@hotmail.com.


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