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Class of 1983

  • GB
    • 09/01/2011

      Was selected by Washington Governor Chris Gregoire to replace retiring Superior Court Judge James Warme. Bashor has been carrying out judicial duties part time since 1999, when judges appointed him court commissioner. He will have to run for election this fall for the remaining year of Warme’s four-year term, and he will have to run again in the fall of 2012 to retain the seat. He says he intends to continue the work he’s been doing to increase people’s access to justice, part of which involves adding legal forms to the Superior Court website, which he redesigned, and linking them to a free translation program.

  • DC
    • 09/01/2011

      Deborah Caldwell JD ’83 is owner of Caldwell Human Resources, which provides HR services for dental practices. Following advanced training in workplace mediation, facilitation and training, employment law, and human resources, Caldwell has worked with groups and conferences in Oregon and elsewhere. She created Caldwell Human Resources after a career that included school administration and teaching educational psychology and related courses at Pacific University.

  • ND
    • 09/01/2013

      Joined ADR Support Services Panel News. He
is a shareholder in the law firm of Walstead Mertschin in Longview, Washington, where he maintains an active general civil litigation practice. His work involves representing both plaintiffs and defendants concerning insurance defense, personal injury, wrongful death, insurance coverage, real property, and commercial matters.

  • JK
    • 09/01/2013

      Was named in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA, American’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Keeney is a shareholder with Tonkon Torp in Portland, and his real estate practice includes acquisitions and sales, financing, commercial leasing, and land use permitting. He represents local, regional, and national property owners and developers in a wide range of transactional matters and assists clients in land use proceedings before local governments.

  • JK

    Julie A. Keil passed away November 24, 2015.

    Julie received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Minnesota. After earning her JD, she worked for Portland General Electric Company for 20 years. Julie was responsible for the license and water rights issues surrounding PGE’s five Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-licensed hydropower projects. She joined GEI Consultants in February 2015 as a senior consultant.

    Julie served as president of the National Hydropower Association from 1997 to 1998 and of the Northwest Hydroelectric Association. Most recently, she was chair of the Low Impact Hydropower Institute. Over the course of her career, she testified before four congressional committees regarding the need to reform the relicensing process for hydropower projects. She also served on the federal advisory committee for the interagency task force that considered improvements to the licensing process. In 2003, she received the industry’s highest honor, the Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award.

  • Molly Marcum JD ’83
    • 11/19/2015

      Was named in the 2015 and 2016 issues of Best Lawyers magazine for her work in health law. Marcum serves on the executive committee of the Oregon State Bar Health Law Section and the board of directors of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, and is a member of the Lewis & Clark Law Alumni Board. She is a shareholder with Keating Jones Hughes.

  • Connie Elkins McKelvey JD ’83
    • 09/01/2014

      Joined Lindsay Hart as a partner. McKelvey’s practice focuses on professional liability, health law, medical malpractice, dental malpractice, representation before professional licensing boards, and HIPAA policy and security. Her work has earned her recognition in Oregon Super Lawyers and U.S. News Best Lawyers. She can be reached at

  • Max M. Miller Jr. JD ’83
    • 09/01/2014

      Was appointed to serve on the Oregon State Bar’s Sustainable Future Section Executive Committee. The section supports sustainability within the Oregon legal profession by running educational programs, examining the integration of law and sustainability, and encouraging discussion about the needs and interests of future generations.

    • 09/01/2013

      Was named in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA, American’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Miller is a shareholder with Tonkon Torp in Portland, and he chairs the firm’s environmental and natural resources practice group.

  • Denise Minor JD ’83
    • 02/01/2015

      With business partner Christina Eanes is the owner of MindSpring Metro DC, a company dedicated to executive and employee professional and personal development and coaching.

    • 12/31/2014

      Retired from her position on December 31, 2014, as a supervisory special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation after over 28 years of service. As a Lewis & Clark Law School graduate, she was eligible to become an FBI agent under the law program before training at the FBI Academy. She used the language skills she developed studying French at Colorado College to conduct FBI investigations in French-speaking countries.

  • Turid Owren JD ’83
    • 09/01/2013

      Was named in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA, American’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Owren is a shareholder with Tonkon Torp in Portland, and heads the firm’s immigration practice group, advising clients on employment-related immigration and naturalization.

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