Class Notes: 1970s
William Cobb ’74 was selected to fill an upcoming vacancy on the federal bench in Reno. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Roger Hunt picked Cobb to replace U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert McQuaid Jr. on McQuaid’s retirement in September 2011. Cobb is one of two federal magistrates in Reno serving an eight-year term.
Arthur “Art” Curtis ’74 retired after serving as Clark County prosecutor for 30 years. Curtis was lauded for his professionalism and for shaping the prosecutor’s office into a place where attorneys want to spend their careers. He leaves office as Washington’s third-longest-serving county prosecutor in modern times, and he is looking forward to traveling and spending time with his two granddaughters.
Yosef Yacob ’74 wrote an article, “U.S. Immigration Rule(s) Affecting Hijab,” which was published in Immigration Daily. Hijab (Arabic for “to cover”) is a concept of modest dressing that has resulted in a variety of headdresses and veils for Muslim women, and these articles of clothing have become a prominent symbol of religious faith. In several countries this expression of faith has led to political controversies and proposals for a legal ban. The article is available at www.ilw.com/articles/2011,0419-Yacob.shtm.
David Aamodt ’75 joined Markowitz Herbold Glade & Mehlhaf as of counsel after retiring from PGE as associate general counsel.
Emil Berg ’75 authored an annotation on Law Governing Appointment of Receiver as Ancillary Equitable Remedy in Federal Diversity Action, 44A.L.R. Fed.2d241. Berg is a member of the Oregon and Idaho Bars and practices in both states from his office in Boise.
Julie Frantz ’75 was elected director for the Multnomah Bar Foundation for a three-year term. Frantz joined the Multnomah County Circuit Court in 1994 and is the chief criminal judge. She became the first female president of the Oregon State Bar and received the MBA Award of Merit in 1992. She is the former president of the Oregon Law Foundation and the Oregon Circuit Court Judges Association, and serves as the vice president of the National Association of Women Judges.
Johnathan Haub ’76 completed his two-year assignment in Podgorica, Montenegro, as the U.S. embassy’s resident legal adviser. He has returned to the U.S. attorney’s office to resume his duties in the criminal division in Portland. During his detail to Montenegro, Haub assisted in implementing a new criminal procedure criminal code for plea bargaining, asset forfeiture, use of civilian undercover agents, and prosecutor-led investigations. He served as special adviser to the special prosecutor for organized crime, corruption, terrorism, and war crimes and assisted in forming Montenegro’s first multiagency task force to fight organized crime and corruption.
James Richardson ’76 was named the new chair of the Board of Trustees of Lewis & Clark. Richardson, who also earned a bachelor’s degree at Lewis & Clark, is a longtime leader in both the business and nonprofit worlds.
R. Craig Hindley ’77 retired and closed his law office. He practiced for 32 years before Washington County courts, and maintained offices in Beaverton and near Washington Square in Tigard. A solo practitioner, he emphasized business, real estate, and probate, but also practiced domestic relations, criminal defense, and juvenile law.
Charles “Chuck” Tauman ’77 joined the Multnomah Bar Foundation board of directors. In his private practice, he focuses almost exclusively on tobacco litigation.
D. Lawrence “Larry” Wobbrock ’77 was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers during an annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Fellowship in the organization is extended by invitation only to experience trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and collegiality. Currently, there are approximately 5,790 members in the United States and Canada.
Peter Glade ’78 was elected president of the Multnomah Bar Foundation. Glade is a shareholder with Markowitz Herbold Glade in Portland.
John Bradach ’79 relocated Bradach Law Offices. He can be reached at 800 N.W. Sixth Avenue, Suite 209, Portland, Oregon 97209, 503-238-7170.
Michael “Mickey” Morey ’79 announced his transition from the practice of law to working exclusively as a mediator, and the formation of Morey Mediation Services. As a litigator, Morey worked on both sides of the civil bar as an insurance defense lawyer and plaintiffs’ lawyer. He is a member of the Oregon Mediation Association and the ABA Dispute Resolution Section. He can be reached at 503-459-8869, moreymediation.com, email@example.com.