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  • January 31
    Steven Mitchell Carpenter BA ’77, JD ’91
  • August 17
    Leslie “Les” Carlough JD ’93
  • August 17
    Stuart “Stu” Sugarman JD ’91
  • November 2
    Brian Orazetti JD ’96
  • October 21
    Class Notes–1990s
  • June 23
    Class Notes—1990s
  • March 13
    Class Notes—1990s
  • February 9
    Brian Costello B.A. ’96
  • October 16
    Janice (Jan) Hirsch JD ’93
  • October 3

    This edition of Class Notes includes law submissions received through July 1, 2014, and undergraduate and graduate submissions through June 10, 2014.

  • September 12

    Includes news received from January 9 through July 1, 2014.

  • September 11
    Helping to protect young athletes from the consequences of concussion
  • May 1
    Class Notes - 1990’s
  • March 13
    We invite you to help preserve Krista’s legacy by making a gift.
  • February 18
    Class Notes: 1990s
  • February 13
    Class Notes - 1990s
  • February 13
    The wind howled and snow fell fast and hard, making it difficult to see the road. Paramedic Victor Hoffer J.D. ’92 plowed through the storm, intent on helping a pregnant woman in labor in a nearby hotel.
  • February 13
    In November, Patty Cassidy M.S. ’94 led a group of senior citizens outside to put their raised gardens to bed for the winter. Standing or working from wheelchairs, they pulled up old perennials, raked and turned the dirt, and planted a crop of Austrian winter peas to infuse the soil with nitrogen.
  • February 12
    Nestled in a rustic campground at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in New York state, Susan Kirtley B.A. ’95 fiddled with her tape recorder. The hot, still air seemed to magnify her nervousness as she sat down to interview noted comic artist Lynda Barry.
  • October 22
    Class Notes - 1990s
  • May 30
    Class Notes - 1990s
  • Bjorn Hinrichs B.A. ’94
    May 29
    On a summer day in 2007, Bjorn Hinrichs B.A. ’94 and his 3-year-old son, Sawyer, were exploring the front yard of their Lake Oswego, Oregon, home—digging in the dirt, turning over rocks, and inspecting bugs. A noisy bird with a red head and fluffy red chest flew in and landed. Sawyer was captivated—and curious.
  • Greg Scholl J.D. ’95
    May 29
    Greg Scholl J.D. ’95 headed home from his day job at the Metropolitan Public Defender’s Office in Hillsboro, Oregon, to grab his trombone and don a black tuxedo, bow tie, and cummerbund. He hustled over to a local church and joined the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra on stage. Then, for the next two hours, he exchanged legal briefs for sheet music, leading the low brass section through performances of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 2 and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
  • February 19
    Class Notes - 1990s
  • Andrew Bradburn B.A. ’85, Tessa Idlewine B.A. ’09, and Brian Drischell B.A. ’93
    February 13
    Andrew Bradburn B.A. ’85, Tessa Idlewine B.A. ’09, and Brian Drischell B.A. ’93: Crowds roar and cheer as celebrities walk the red carpet outside Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Cameras click staccato style and flashbulbs dazzle as reporters wrangle movie stars for live interviews at the annual Academy Awards ceremony.
  • October 7
    Class Notes - 1990s
  • Ken Westin B.A. ’99
    June 5
    Ken Westin B.A. ’99 developed technology that allows laptop and smartphone users to track their devices and capture photos of thieves.
  • June 5
    Class Notes - 1990s
  • Patrick Fleming B.S. ’92, Brannon Riceci B.S. ’92, Tim Parsons B.A. ’91
    June 5
    Patrick Fleming B.S. ’92, Brannon Riceci B.S. ’92, and Tim Parsons B.A. ’91 create interesting one-bowl meals with exotic flavors at Boke Bowl.
  • January 21
    Class Notes - 1990s

Blurbs

  • Thomas B. Powers JD ’98 has been appointed circuit judge for Oregon’s Tenth Judicial District, which encompasses Union and Wallowa Counties. His term began April 1, 2017. Powers most recently managed a solo practice in Enterprise, Oregon, where he handled indigent criminal defense cases and civil matters, and represented small businesses. Previously, Powers practiced for more than a decade at Williams Love O’Leary & Powers, PC, where he represented plaintiffs in medical device negligence cases. Powers also served as a senior assistant attorney general in the Financial Fraud/Consumer Protection Section of the Oregon Department of Justice.

  • Ramona L. Monroe JD ’93 has been promoted to partner at the Anchorage, Alaska, office of Stoel Rives LLP, effective January 1, 2017. Her practice focus is natural resources law for the oil and gas industry, mining industry, and renewable energy sector. In addition to her legal practice, Monroe is trustee-at-large of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, serves on the board of directors of the Alaska Miners Association, and is past president of the Alaska Association of Professional Landmen.

  • Wendy Manley JD ’90, a partner at California firm Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, joined the Environmental Law Section Executive Committee of the Alameda County Bar Association.

  • Was selected by Gratiot County commissioners to be the county’s new administrator. Cordes has been a county counselor in Oregon, a trial court administrator, and a deputy county administrator. From 2009 until 2015, she was Clerk of Court/Court Unit Executive, U. S. District Court, for the Western District of Michigan.

  • Is executive director for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. In his new role, Randall leads the development and execution of the department’s initiatives for balanced management of the state’s natural resources. He previously served the department as deputy director, as assistant director for energy and minerals, and, prior to that, as federal lands coordinator.

  • Was appointed undersecretary of the California Natural Resources Agency by Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr. Gibson has served as deputy secretary and general counsel at the California Natural Resources Agency since 2014. He served as general counsel at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife from 2010 to 2014, where he was assistant chief counsel the prior two years.

  • Was appointed by Ohio Governor John Kasich to the Holmes County Municipal Court. Hyde has been a trial attorney and counselor of law for a private practice since 1994. He is also the acting assistant law director for the city of Ashland Law Director’s Office.

  • Received a 2016 Women of Vision Award from the Daily Journal of Commerce. The awards recognized women who are shaping the built environment in Oregon and Southwest Washington through their leadership, mentoring efforts, community involvement, and promotion of industry diversity. Krawczuk is senior counsel at Perkins Coie.

  • Became the CEO at Healthwise in Boise, Idaho, on July 1, 2016, after the retirement of founder and CEO Donald W. Kemper. This is Kyte’s second stint at Healthwise, having served as its general and outside counsel for 15 years beginning in 1990. Prior to rejoining Healthwise, he served as the president and CEO of the nonprofit Adventist Risk Management. Previously, he was general counsel at the world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Washington, D.C., and CEO and general counsel for Pacific Press Publishing Association in Nampa, Idaho.

  • Was elected president of the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation board of directors. Wray, a trial lawyer and managing partner with the Portland civil litigation firm Bodyfelt Mount LLP, focuses on the defense of product and general liability civil litigation matters. She has defended a range of products, including medical equipment, hand tools, printing presses, Murphy beds, bicycles, forklifts, automatic doors, and toilets. In recent years, she has been involved in mass tort litigation of latex gloves, vaccines, fen-phen, pain pumps, and metoclopramide. Wray acts as local counsel to Chrysler on all automotive product defect claims in Oregon. In addition, she has represented general contractors and electricians in Employer Liability Act cases. Some of her most notable successes have been in crafting pretrial resolutions for clients in catastrophic injury cases.

  • Was named in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the category of medical malpractice law—defendants.

  • Relocated the headquarters of Wiscarson Law, the only firm in Oregon to dedicate its practice primarily to special education law for families, to 3330 NW Yeon Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97210. In addition to special education law, Wiscarson Law provides legal counsel for other disability-related issues, such as guardianship and higher education, and provides assistance with navigating agency services. Wiscarson and her staff have shepherded thousands of Oregon and Washington families through the region’s public school districts and educational service districts on behalf of their special needs children. She can be reached at 503-727-0202 and www.wiscarsonlaw.com.

  • Was named president of the board of directors of the Resource Development Council (RDC) of Alaska for the 2016–2017 term. RDC is a statewide business association of individuals and companies from Alaska’s oil and gas, mining, forest products, tourism, and fisheries industries. Fjelstad is a partner in Perkins Coie’s environment, energy, and resources practice and managing partner of the firm’s Anchorage office.

  • Was named in the 2016 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for her work defending civil litigation matters. Wray is managing partner at Bodyfelt Mount LLP.

  • Was appointed to the board of directors for Friends of Baseball. The nonprofit organization offers programs to youths in underserved and rural communities to create opportunities for success on and off the baseball and softball field. Hagedorn is a partner at Tonkon Torp LLP and chairs the firm’s state government relations and public policy practice group. He is a long-time public affairs professional, offering comprehensive government affairs services for the firm’s clients at the state, local, and regulatory levels. He is also a lifelong baseball fan who is in the third generation of players in his family.

  • Was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to the Washington Division I Court of Appeals, which covers King, Snohomish, Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties. Mann is a partner at Gendler & Mann, LLP, in Seattle. His law career spans more than two decades and he has extensive experience in environmental and land use litigation and appeals. Mann has also served on the board of directors and as president of the Washington Environmental Council, the Northwest Fund for the Environment, and the Marymoor Velodrome Association. He has been named a Washington Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics magazine for the past 10 years.

  • Was sworn in as the 88th president of the State Bar of Nevada on July 30, 2016, by Nevada Chief Justice Ron Parraguirre. Scott, who is the first African American to hold the office, has served on the State Bar of Nevada’s Board of Governors since 2006. He is a past president of the Clark County Law Foundation, the Clark County Bar Association, and the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association. Scott is an assistant city attorney with the civil division for Las Vegas, where he advises the Las Vegas City Council and the Las Vegas Planning Commission on land-use, zoning, planning, and ethics issues. He has been with the Las Vegas City Attorney’s office since 1996.

  • Was appointed by the President and Vice-President of the Navajo Nation to the new Council of Economic Advisors. The council will work with the executive branch to help develop economic activities on the reservation and will focus on developing the private sector economy. Formerly a law professor at Lewis & Clark, where he still teaches Indian law courses, Miller is a professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and a tribal judge.

  • Joined Polsinelli PC’s environmental and natural resources practice as a shareholder. Stotts has experience representing clients in environmental regulatory and administrative matters, enforcement matters, private party suits, compliance counseling, and corporate and property transactions. She has represented clients in the areas of air, water, Superfund, and hazardous waste law. Her work also includes assisting clients in commenting on proposed agency rulemaking. Stotts, who spent the last 18 years as an environmental law attorney and partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP, has been included in the environmental law section of Best Lawyers in America since 2013 and has been recognized in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for environmental law since 2009.

  • Joined Farleigh Wada Witt, a full-service business and financial services law firm in Portland, Oregon. Cruz’s practice focuses on commercial finance, corporate finance, and general business. He has over 20 years of experience representing banks, commercial lenders, and other financial service providers in complex commercial loan transactions. Cruz currently serves as a commissioner for the Portland Development Commission and is on several nonprofit boards.

  • Was appointed executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources by Governor John Hickenlooper. Randall had served as the interim director of the department since February 2016. He served as the deputy executive director from 2010 to 2016, and assumed the additional role of chief operations officer in 2014. Randall has played instrumental roles in numerous departmental projects, ranging from new regulatory standards at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to shaping Colorado’s approach to natural resource management on federal lands.

  • Was appointed to the Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter Leadership Board. Blachly is a partner with Samuels Yoelin Kantor in Portland. 

  • Has left his job with the Oregon State Bar to go to China with his wife, Jane, where they are teaching students about intercultural communications, business writing, world events, Western culinary skills, and tourism. Morrill says that he and his wife are learning about China and its 5,000-year cultural history as part of the exchange.

  • Was appointed by his partners as the new managing partner of Ring Bender LLLP, a national environmental law firm with offices in Portland, Orange County, Miami, and Pittsburgh. Bender says he is honored by their trust and looks forward to maintaining the firm’s deep and abiding commitment to heartfelt advocacy on behalf of its municipal, nonprofit, and corporate clients around the country.

  • Was named to succeed founder Donald W. Kemper upon his retirement as the CEO of Healthwise, effective July 1, 2016. Kyte returns to Healthwise after spending the last six years as president of the nonprofit Adventist Risk Management, a risk-management insurance broker and administrator. He was also president and CEO of affiliate Gencon Insurance Company. While with Adventist Risk Management, he led the organization to improved performance and reduced costs, while significantly increasing revenue growth. Prior to that, Kyte served Healthwise as general counsel and in other key roles from 1990 to 2009.

  • Was appointed Alaska’s public defender for the next four years. Steiner has practiced law at the state’s public defender agency for seven years.

  • Joined Lathrop & Gage’s energy practice team in Denver as of counsel. Experienced in oil and gas title examination and litigation, Clark previously was with Fox Rothschild. Prior to that, she was an oil and gas title examination and transactional attorney and litigator at a full-service law firm. Clark has also reviewed and drafted various transactional documents ranging from oil and gas leases, ratifications, and extensions to seismic agreements and mineral deeds.

  • Was named to the Multnomah County Circuit Court to fill a vacancy created by the transition of Judge Youlee You to the U.S. District Court. A partner at Ater Wynne, Bottomly focused her practice on employment and health care law, and she has worked as an arbitrator and mediator for business disputes.

  • Abra Ancliffe B.A. took part in the University of Texas at Austin’s Guest Artist in Print Program residency in November 2014. She translated astronomical drawings from the John F.W. Herschel Collection at the Harry Ransom Center into typographical visualizations using the Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection and the resources of the DESL2 Publication Studio. Throughout the residency, Ancliffe collaborated with students to produce the new works.

  • Robert Blunt B.A. lives in eastern Pennsylvania with his wife, Danielle Walters ’95, and their three kids: a daughter, 7, and twin boys, 5. He is in his fourth year of a tenure-track job in religious studies and Africana studies.

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