The following attorneys have filed an application for reinstatement as an active member of the Oregon State Bar pursuant to Rule of Procedure (BR) 8.1:
Anthony Johnson of Portland, #050704
Anthony Johnson of Portland was admitted to the Oregon State Bar on April 27, 2005, after graduating from University of Missouri School of Law. He was suspended in 2007 for failure to pay bar fees and comply with MCLE reporting requirements. Since his suspension, Mr. Johnson has worked for Voter Power, developing and managing a clinic that assisted medical marijuana patients with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP). He has helped found and manage clinics that registered qualified patients with the OMMP. During this time he was also self-employed with Duff Johnson Consulting where he consulted clients regarding compliance with Oregonís medical marijuana laws. Recently, Mr. Johnson spearheaded the campaign of New Approach Oregon to legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana in Oregon. Upon his reinstatement, Mr. Johnson plans to engage in the practice of law in the Portland area; assisting businesses comply with Oregonís regulated marijuana laws.
Monica Makin of Chicago, IL, #812725
Monica D. Makin of Chicago, Illinois, was admitted to the Oregon State Bar on September 22, 1995, after graduating from University of Oregon Law School. She resigned from the Oregon State Bar on January 8, 2013, after transferring to inactive status in 2008. At the time of her transfer to inactive status, Ms. Makin was working for Homestead Capital in Portland, OR, and later transferred to Chicago, Illinois. In 2011, Ms. Makin found new employment with Urban Innovations LTD as Vice President of Acquisitions & Asset Management. Ms. Makin plans to continue her employment with Urban Innovations LTD, in Chicago, Illinois, as in-house counsel after her reinstatement.
The Rules of Procedure require the Board of Governors to conduct an investigation of BR 8.1 reinstatement applications to determine whether applicants possess the good moral character and general fitness to practice law and whether the resumption of the practice of law in this state by the applicants will not be detrimental to the administration of justice or the public interest. Any person with information relevant to these applications is asked to contact promptly the OSB Regulatory Services Division, P.O. Box 231935, Tigard, OR 97281; phone: (503) 620-0222, or toll-free in Oregon, (800) 452-8260), ext. 343.