Oregon State Bar Bulletin — APRIL 2007
Among Ourselves

Stephen A. Hutchinson, founding partner of the firm of Hutchinson, Cox, Coons, DuPriest, Orr & Sherlock in Eugene, was recently honored when he and his wife were inducted into the Marist High School Hall of Fame. Hutchinson is a past president of the Marist School Board, a past president of the Parents and Alumni Association and a past board member of the Marist Foundation. The award honors recipients for outstanding service to the school community over an extended period of time.

Jeff Bachman has been elected to the board of directors of Amnesty International USA. AIUSA is the 365,000-member U.S. section of the international human rights advocacy organization that won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977. Bachman is an environmental law specialist in the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s office of compliance and enforcement.

The Oregon chapter of the Federal Bar Association announces its officers and directors for 2006-2007: Helle Rode, president; Katherine Heekin, president-elect; Richard J. Vangelisti, immediate past-president; Courtney W. Angeli, vice president; Jacqueline Tommas, treasurer; Seth H. Row, secretary. Serving as directors are David Angeli, Clarence Belnavis, Benjamin M. Bloom, Jeff Bowersox, Hon. Anna J. Brown, Kathryn Cottrell, Sivhwa (Hwa) Go, Chelsea Grimmius, Todd A. Hanchett, Kristin Olson, Susan D. Pitchford, Peter C. Richter, Seth H. Row, Owen L. Schmidt, Tim W. Snider, Edward T. Tylicki and Kelly A. Zusman.

Gov. Kulongoski has announced the appointment of Nicholas Fish to the Oregon Cultural Trust. Fish, an attorney at Meyer & Wyse, Portland, has been an advocate for restoring arts education in public schools and a community leader in Oregon for nearly a decade. He has served as the director of the Volunteers of America Oregon, as a member of the dean’s advisory board for Portland State University’s College of Urban and Public Affairs and as a commissioner for the Housing Authority of Portland.

Kathryn A. Hall has been elected president for 2007 of the Oregon Hunter Jumper Association, a statewide nonprofit organization with a membership of nearly 500 horse owners, trainers and riders. Hall owns several horses that compete in the hunter and jumper disciplines, including two that have received national awards. Hall’s law practice is dedicated to equine legal matters.

Lynn Nakamoto, managing shareholder of Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf, Portland, was recently honored for her efforts to promote the advancement of diversity in Oregon. The John Grigsby-Jim Vegher Investments in Dignity Award was presented to Nakamoto at the Equity Foundation’s Seventh Annual Investments in Dignity Awards and Auction, held in Portland on Feb. 15. The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution of time and energy to champion Equity Foundation’s mission to build communities that embrace the dignity and worth of all people. Nakamoto concentrates her practice on civil appeals and business and employment litigation, representing both employees and employers.

Stahancyk, Kent, Johnson & Hook has received the Heritage Award for genealogical excellence for a website focusing on the history of its Vancouver office. The family law and estate planning firm is located in the historic Charles Brown House in Vancouver, Wash. Built 140 years ago, the house is named for one of its most notorious residents, a president of the First National Bank who came to an untimely death in 1901. Read more about it at www.charlesbrownhouse.com.

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