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  • Garrett A. Richardson passed away on November 13, 2015, at the age of 61.

    Garrett attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before earning his law degree. In 1981, he began working for Multnomah Defenders, Inc., a private nonprofit that contracted with the state to provide defenses for indigent defendants. Garrett went on to have a long career as a Portland public defender.

    Garrett is survived by his wife, Kaylynne; his mother, Michaeline Richardson; and his brother.

    • 03/02/2018

      Fay Stetz-Waters JD ’05 was appointed the new Linn County Circuit Court judge by Governor Kate Brown JD ’85 on October 19, 2017. The appointment filled a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Carol R. Bispham Hashagen until the general election in May, which confirmed Stetz-Waters in the position.

    • 07/17/2018

      Al Larsen JD ’77 is both the general counsel and the head of Congressional and Public Affairs for the Office of Inspector General at the Environmental Protection Agency. He reports that he is working under the ancient curse “May you live in interesting times.” Larsen’s role is to ensure that EPA officials, including political appointees at the top of the organization, conduct their activities and lead the agency within the boundaries of the law. Much of this has recently played out in public and before Congress. Larsen says that the barrage of accusations and counter-narratives is constant and deafening, and his shop has to sort it all out and then act—which it has done repeatedly in recent months.

    • 07/12/2018

      David Rosengard JD ’15, LLM ’16 and his wife, Diana Wiener Rosengard BA ’04, JD ’09, bought their first home in Saint Helens, Oregon, in October 2017. They promptly adopted two adorable rescue pitbulls, who keep them busy. David works at the Animal Legal Defense Fund and teaches as a adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. Diana works as a senior manager at a global open-source technology company, while writing novels in her spare time.

    • 07/12/2018

      Diana Wiener Rosengard BA ’04, JD ’09 and her husband, David Rosengard JD ’15, LLM ’16, bought their first home in Saint Helens, Oregon, in October 2017. They promptly adopted two adorable rescue pitbulls, who keep them busy. David works at the Animal Legal Defense Fund and teaches as a adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School. Diana works as a senior manager at a global open-source technology company, while writing novels in her spare time. Her first novel, Spooked, a “New Adult supernatural noir,” is coming out in September 2018.

    • 08/01/2018

      Raymond Crutchley JD ’99 was appointed Deschutes County Deputy District Attorney to the county’s circuit court by Oregon Governor Kate Brown JD ’85, filling the vacancy left by Judge Alta Brady’s recent retirement. Crutchley, 49, is the first African American to serve as an Oregon judge east of the Cascades, the governor’s office noted in its announcement. “Ray Crutchley is a person of unbounded talent, energy, and passion, who embodies the very essence of the American dream,” Brown said. “His diverse life experiences and commitment to justice will serve him well on the bench, allowing him to connect with a wide range of litigants who appear in his courtroom.” Born and raised in Jamaica, Crutchley immigrated to New York at age 11 with his mother, according to a brief biography provided by the governor’s office. He joined the military during college, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1988 to 1992. Upon his honorable discharge from the Marines, Crutchley returned to school and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Queens College in 1995. Following law school and a judicial clerkship with Clackamas County Circuit Judge Raymond Bagley Jr., Crutchley practiced in Northeast Portland and Hillsboro for more than a decade, representing underserved clients in criminal defense and civil matters. He has prosecuted criminal cases as a Deschutes County Deputy DA since 2015.

  • Steven Mitchell Carpenter died July 16, 2016, after a short illness. He was 61 years old.

    Steven was born April 8, 1955, in Miles City, Montana. He attended The Dalles High School in Oregon. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in French, he worked as the assistant regional director of public affairs for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Portland. He then earned a JD, following which he worked in private practice, focusing on products liability and professional malpractice defense.

    Steven joined the Professional Liability Fund (PLF) as a claims attorney in 2000. He spoke and wrote widely on lawyer liability issues, but will be most remembered for his compassion for lawyers facing malpractice claims. Throughout his professional career, Steven made many friends and enjoyed working with many wonderful colleagues.

    A former member of the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus, Steven was an avid supporter of all the arts. His passions included cooking, traveling (especially to France), and his Dobermans.

    Steven is survived by his parents, Don and Juanita Carpenter; his brothers, Mike and Lynn Carpenter; nephew Kyle Carpenter, with his wife Jennifer and their son Conley; nephew Cory Carpenter, with his wife Karyn; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as countless friends.

  •  Passed away on August 27, 2016.

    • 09/01/2014

      Julie Penry JD ’04 was named assistant general counsel at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

    • 10/13/2017

      Julie Penry JD’ 04 and Jay Penry welcomed Charlotte Susannah Penry on May 24, 2017, in Corvallis, Oregon. She joins 5-year-old brother Leon.

    • Rally to the Stars!

      Eric DeWeese JD ’18 explores whether the colonization of space can inspire more sustainable ways of life on Earth in this novel about an extended family facing the increasingly catastrophic effects of climate change.

      Posted 05/12/2018

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