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Class of 2002

    • 09/17/2015

      Kristine Bingman JD ’02 joined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s employee benefits and employment practice teams. Bingman brings more than 12 years of experience advising employers on health and welfare plans and employment law matters, including wage and hour, leaves of absence, state and federal disability laws, harassment and discrimination, and responding to complaints filed with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.

    • 09/01/2014

      Shelly Damore JD ’02 joined Jordan Ramis’ litigation practice group. Damore focuses on employment and discrimination matters, personal injury, commercial general liability, and business disputes. She has tried numerous cases in both Washington and Oregon state courts, as well as in the U.S. District Court in Portland and the Western District of Washington federal courts. A six-time winner of the Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Star award, she was a fellow to the Oregon State Bar Leadership College in 2010. Damore also served as a planning commission member for the City of Camas, Washington, from 2007 to 2011.

    • 05/27/2015

      Lorne Dauenhauer JD ’02 joined Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart as a shareholder in the firm’s Portland office. He focuses a large portion of his practice on qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, such as employee stock ownership plans, multiemployer (Taft Hartley) pension plans, and executive and equity-based compensation arrangements.

    • 01/07/2018

      Peter Irvine JD ’02 was awarded the Massachusetts Bar Association Community Service Award on September 28, 2017. The award recognizes Irvine’s ongoing effort to provide access to legal services for artists, elders, tenants, and other underserved individuals. After a career as a professional musician, most notably in the band Cordelia’s Dad, Irvine became an attorney specifically to assist those creative professionals who have difficulty understanding, dealing with, or negotiating their legal needs. He has been providing pro bono or reduced-fee services to individuals and communities in need through the free Hampshire Elder Law Program (H.E.L.P.) and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in Massachusetts. Irvine also volunteers as a housing court lawyer, represents transgender individuals in discrimination cases, and works for reduced fees for nonprofit organizations such as local arts and theatre groups, including the Western Massachusetts Sacred Harp Community.

    • 09/01/2014

      Peter Irvine JD ’02 has a small-town general practice in Northampton, Massachusetts—but with a twist. In addition to handling real estate, criminal defense, small business advising, and other typical matters, Irvine also practices entertainment law, acts as a music manager, and tours with his own band. Playing percussion and singing with Tim Eriksen and the Trio de Pumpkintown has taken him to Singapore and various parts of the United States, including Portland’s Alberta Rose Theatre. The group is recording an album for release in 2015.

    • 09/01/2014

      Sara Kobak JD ’02 was named shareholder at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt. Kobak specializes in appellate litigation and has significant experience before the Oregon Court of Appeals, the Oregon Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She also has assisted with briefing before the U.S. Supreme Court at both the certiorari and merits stages. Kobak is a volunteer attorney with the Ninth Circuit Pro Bono Program and has served on the Associates Committee for the Campaign for Equal Justice. Most recently, she has been serving as pro bono counsel in a death-penalty post-conviction proceeding.

    • 02/13/2019

      Erin Keys MacDonald JD ’02 became a managing partner at Karnopp Petersen LLP, a full-service business law firm based in Bend, Oregon, effective January 1, 2019.

    • 07/30/2018

      Erin Keys MacDonald JD ’02, a partner in the trusts and estates department of Karnopp Petersen LLP, was recently elected a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estates Counsel (ACTEC). Keys MacDonald is one of 36 new fellows elected to ACTEC from across the United States, England, and Canada. She regularly counsels clients in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, tax planning, and charitable giving.

    • 03/02/2018

      Erin Keys MacDonald JD ’02 was named a fellow by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), an organization of peer-elected lawyers and law professors who are skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts, estate planning, and probate procedure, as well as the administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors, and incompetents.

    • 05/15/2015

      Andrew Moratzka JD ’02 was named one of the top 50 energy and environmental trailblazers in the United States by TheNational Law Journal. Moratzka is a partner at Stoel Rives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    • 05/13/2015

      Jeanette Schuster JD ’02 was named chair of the environmental and natural resources practice group at Tonkon Torp. Schuster’s practice focuses on advising clients on compliance with complex regulatory requirements under federal, state, and local environmental statutes and regulations; buying and selling contaminated property; regulatory agency enforcement defense; and contaminated site investigation and cleanup (including of the Portland Harbor Superfund Site). She also conducts environmental due diligence on complex corporate transactions and advises clients on issues related to the siting and permitting of renewable energy projects.

    • 02/01/2015

      Jeanette Schuster JD ’02 was elected partner at Tonkon Torp, where she is a member of the environment and natural resources practice groups. Schuster provides advice and practical solutions on environmental compliance and enforcement matters and on commercial and real estate transactions for clients in diverse industries large and small. She was also named to the board of directors of Women in Environment (WIE), a Pacific Northwest organization focused on furthering professional development and opportunities for environmental professionals in the region. The organization hosts events and education programs, and provides opportunities for networking and mentoring.

    • 04/26/2017

      Xiomora Torres Mattson JD ’02 has been appointed to the Multnomah County Circuit Court by Oregon Governor Kate Brown JD ’85. Previously, Torres Mattson was a senior assistant attorney general at the Oregon Department of Justice.

    • 02/28/2019

      Mark Urioste JD ’02, a former Sonoma County prosecutor and current court commissioner, was appointed to a superior court judgeship by Governor Jerry Brown. From 2003 to 2005, Urioste served as a research attorney and judicial assistant to King County (California) Superior Court Judge Julie Spector. He also worked briefly as an associate at Babin and Seeger before joining the Sonoma County District Attorney’s Office in 2006.

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