Pending OSB Member Reinstatements



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:


  • Rebecca T. Gross of Beaverton, OR; #053955

    Rebecca T. Gross of Beaverton, Oregon, was admitted to the Oregon State Bar on September 22, 2005, after graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law. Ms. Gross transferred to inactive status on November 19, 2013.

  • Richard Harry Hart, Jr. of Gleneden Beach, OR; #814991

    Richard Harry Hart, Jr., of Gleneden Beach, Oregon, was admitted to the Oregon State Bar on December 14, 1981. Mr. Hart graduated from California Western School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1974. He transferred to inactive status in Oregon on January 11, 1988, and was later suspended for nonpayment of his inactive fees on July 5, 2005. Mr. Hart is currently an inactive member of the State Bar of California.

  • Walter J. Ledesma of Portland, OR; #923687

    Walter J. Ledesma of Portland, Oregon, was admitted to the Oregon State Bar on September 18, 1992, after graduating from Northwestern School of Law. In May 2017, Mr. Ledesma entered into a diversion agreement following a disciplinary investigation into a grievance. His diversion was terminated for noncompliance in March 2018, and he was subsequently suspended in February 2019 for a period of three months. Mr. Ledesma is required to formally reinstate under Bar Rule 8.1.

  • Olga Simanovsky of Los Angeles, CA; #975192

    Olga Simanovsky of Los Angeles, California, was admitted to the Oregon State Bar on October 23, 1997, after graduating from Northwestern School of Law. Ms. Simanovsky transferred to inactive status on January 31, 2000. Ms. Simanovsky is an active member of the State Bar of California.

  • Katherine Williams of Vancouver, WA; #100526

    Katherine Williams of Vancouver, Washington, was admitted to the Oregon State Bar on March 9, 2010, after graduating from Boston University School of Law. Ms. Williams transferred to inactive status on January 18, 2011, before resigning her membership on January 21, 2013, after relocating to Colorado. Ms. Williams is an inactive member of the Colorado State Bar.



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.