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From 1970 to 1979

  • MH

    Michael Harrison Hicks died of cancer June 19, 2015, at home in Vancouver, Washington. He was 72.

    Born April 21, 1943, in Vancouver to Glen and Helen Hicks, Mike was raised in Clark County and graduated from Hudson’s Bay High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, where he particularly enjoyed his time as a member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

    Mike practiced law in Clark County and the surrounding areas for 42 years before retiring in 2014. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and hunting.

  • William Cobb JD ’74
    WC
    • 09/01/2011

      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 JD ’74
    AC
    • 09/01/2011

      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.

  • John Hart JD ’74
    JH
    • 10/07/2016

      Was named in the 2017 issue of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of medical malpractice law—defendants and personal injury litigation—defendants.

    • 07/28/2015

      Was named in the 2015 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for his work in medical malpractice law and personal injury litigation. Hart, a partner at Hart Wagner, has been honored in every issue of the magazine since its debut.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was named a 2015 Best Lawyer for his work in medical malpractice law and personal injury litigation.

  • Chris Helmer JD ’74
    CH
    • 02/17/2015

      Presented a CLE, International Law Issues in Domestic Litigation, to the Multnomah Bar Association, with Lewis & Clark Associate Professor of Law George K. Foster. The presentation addressed how to handle some of the most common issues that arise in international civil litigation in the United States. Among the topics covered were personal jurisdiction, sovereign immunity, forum non conveniens, antisuit injunctions, extraterritorial discovery, enforcement of arbitration agreements and awards, and enforcement of foreign judgments.

    • 09/01/2013

      Was profiled in the January issue of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin. Helmer is a partner with Miller Nash.

  • Steve Kantor JD ’74
    SK
    • 07/15/2016

      Was named an Oregon Jewish Community Foundation’s Legacy Society Honoree, together with his wife, Elaine Kantor. The award recognizes the couple’s longstanding dedication to and support of Portland’s Jewish community and OJCF. Kantor is a past president and one of the founding members of the organization, as well as an inaugural member of the foundation’s professional advisors group.

  • John “JP” Powers JD ’74
    JP

    On the morning of February 10, 2017, John “JP” Powers JD ’74 lost his valiant fight with acute myeloid leukemia. He passed away at home in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his beloved wife, Charlotte, by his side.

    JP was born to Opal and Clifford Powers on April 28, 1950, in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from North Hollywood High School in 1967 and completed his undergraduate degree at Occidental College in 1971. JP then moved to the Pacific Northwest for law school. He was one of the youngest individuals ever admitted to the Oregon State Bar.

    JP worked for two county district attorney offices in Oregon before he opened his own Portland law practice, which specialized in DUI defense and personal injury cases. He brought great compassion to his work and was driven to help others. Honored to represent his clients, JP also assisted them with finding serenity in their lives, including through introduction to AA.

    Devoted to sports from an early age, JP had a lifelong love for the Los Angeles Dodgers. His greatest passion as he grew older was golf. He even considered becoming a professional player. At the time of his passing, he had amassed almost 50 putters in his quest for perfection.

    JP will be forever missed for his quick wit, his disco dance moves, his sense of humor, his love for his family and friends, and the fullness with which he lived every day. He was devoted to Charlotte and to the children they each brought to their marriage—Sarah, Ben, Lindsey, and Mike. JP brought light into their lives, as well as those of their partners, his grandchildren, and his sister Linda and her family.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that remembrances in JP’s memory be sent to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (lls.org).

    Posted 04/26/2017

    • 09/01/2013

      Was honored as a Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. Powers has been a criminal defense lawyer in Portland for more than 30 years.

  • LS
    • 07/07/2016

      Became administrator for Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division. Savage recently returned to Oregon after spending two and a half years providing consulting and training on law reform issues to attorneys in North Africa and the Middle East. A member of the Oregon State Bar, he has spent his career working on consumer and business issues in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors. Savage served as Oregon insurance commissioner from 2012 to 2013 and directed DCBS legislative activity as senior policy advisor from 2003 to 2012. Before joining the state, he served as director of Multnomah County Legal Aid and state director for Oregon Congressional Representative Ron Wyden’s office. Savage also spent 10 years in private law practice.

  • YY
    • 09/01/2011

      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.

  • David Aamodt
    DA
    • 09/01/2011

      Joined Markowitz Herbold Glade & Mehlhaf as of counsel after retiring from PGE as associate general counsel.

  • BB
    • 09/01/2013

      Wrote and published a techno-thriller, Proteus, about a genetically modified oil-eating organism that goes awry.

  • John Bennett JD ’75
    JB
    • 02/01/2015

      Was named an Oregon Super Lawyer in 2014 and 2015. Bennett is a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey.

  • Emil Berg JD ’75
    EB
    • 05/15/2015

      Presented a CLE program—Ethical and Malpractice Issues Arising From Association and Consultation Relationships Between Attorneys Not in the Same Firm—at the January 16, 2015, meeting of the Idaho State Bar’s Litigation Section.

    • 09/01/2013

      Presented a CLE program, Differences Between Idaho and Oregon State Court Practices and Procedures, in Boise, Idaho. Berg practices in Oregon and Idaho.

  • Julie Frantz JD ’75
    JF
    • 02/01/2015

      Was elected president of the National Association of Women Judges. Frantz is the first from Oregon to hold the position. She has served on the Multnomah County Circuit Court bench since 1994, and is Chief Criminal Judge. 

    • 09/01/2011

      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.

  • Gary Grenley JD ’75
    GG
    • 10/19/2016

      Was invited to join the board of directors for Edison High School, a private school in Portland dedicated to assisting students with learning challenges. Grenley has been on the Board of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), which trains and supports volunteers who assist foster children in the juvenile justice system, for eight years. He is also serving on the law school’s Board of Visitors. Grenley is an owner at Garvey Schubert Barer and has been a trial lawyer for over 40 years, concentrating in securities, real estate, corporate disputes, class actions, and other complex litigation in state and federal courts.

    • 04/17/2015

      Received Lewis & Clark Law School’s 2015 Distinguished Business Law Graduate Award. The honor recognizes demonstrated exemplary leadership. Grenley is a partner in Garvey Schubert Barer’s business litigation practice in Portland. 

  • John B. Lewis JD ’75
    JL

    The Honorable John B. Lewis passed away June 7, 2016. He was 69 years old.

    John received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Portland State University. He became a sole practitioner shortly after earning his JD and was named a Hillsboro municipal court judge in 1980. John was a Washington County district and circuit court trial judge from 1993 to 2006, the last seven years of which he was the presiding family and juvenile court judge.

    Following his 2006 retirement, he started a mediation and reference judge practice with another retired judge, Al Bonebrake. John handled hundreds of cases in this capacity, ranging in type from civil and domestic relations to contracts, personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice.

    John is survived by his wife, Linda, and a daughter. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that gifts be made to a Lewis & Clark Law School scholarship in John’s name.

  • CM
    • 08/03/2016

      Was named in the 2016 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for his work in real estate. Markley is a founding partner of the Greene & Markley law firm.

    • 07/21/2015

      Was honored in the 2015 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Markley, a founding partner of the law firm Greene & Markley, was recognized in the real estate category.

  • SM
    • 09/01/2013

      Returned to private practice, rejoining his former law firm—now Glazer, Maurer & Peterson—in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Maurer served as presiding judge of the Clackamas County Circuit Court from 2006 through 2010. His practice emphasizes personal injury, family law, criminal defense, and general civil litigation.

  • Johnathan Haub JD ’76
    JH
    • 09/01/2011

      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.

  • HL
    • 04/08/2016

      Was elected to chair the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s four-state energy and fish and wildlife planning agency. Lorenzen, of Pendleton, Oregon, is an attorney, licensed professional electrical engineer, and third-generation dry land wheat farmer. He was first appointed to the council in August 2012. In April 2015, he was reappointed and unanimously confirmed by the Oregon Legislature. Previously, he was a partner in the law firm of Corey, Byler, Rew, Lorenzen & Hojem, where he continues to serve as of counsel. Lorenzen has served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, a member of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, a member and chair of the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission, and a member and president of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.

  • James Richardson BS ’70, JD ’76
    JR
    • 09/01/2014

      Was named the 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.


  • SC

    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.

  • CC

    Constance “Connie” Emerson Crooker died April 10, 2015, at her home. She was 68 years old.

    Connie was born July 23, 1946, in Portland, Maine, to Reverend Charles W. Crooker and Elizabeth (MacGregor) Crooker Bates. She earned a BA from Reed College.

    Connie established a criminal defense practice focusing on the Hispanic community and led efforts in Oregon to professionalize the use of interpreters in the courts. She was also the first woman in Oregon to contract with the state to run a Public Defenders office, serving the community of Tillamook for many years.

    Following her retirement Connie avidly pursued a wide array of interests, including skiing, hiking, camping, dancing, singing, and playing the guitar. She also relished traveling abroad and studying foreign languages. One of her passions was writing. Connie wrote and published several books, including Melanoma Mama: On Life, Death, and Tent Camping, in which she shared her experiences on a solo cross-country trip to celebrate her unexpected reprieve from ongoing cancer treatments, and Doc Jackson’s Letters Home: A Combat Medic’s 1968 Letters From Vietnam, which was released on April 30, 2015, the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam conflict.

    Survivors include her three siblings and their spouses: Carol and Deane Farnsworth, Charles and Adrian Crooker, and Catherine Crooker and Griff O’Brien. Connie
    is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

  • Frank Dillow JD ’77
    FD
    • 09/01/2013

      Was appointed to serve as chair of the Realtor Commercial Alliance of the Northern Virginia Association of in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Dillow serves as an adjunct fellow for the Discovery Institute’s technology and democracy project, and has a background that includes 25 years of service with Verizon Corporation, where he served for more than a decade as its vice president of federal government relations. A native Oregonian, Dillow served as assistant public utility commissioner for the State of Oregon during the administrations of Governors Tom McCall, Bob Straub, and Vic Atiyeh. He is also a former news reporter for The Oregonian.

  • CH
    • 09/01/2011

      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.

  • Richard Kraus JD ’77
    RK
    • 10/07/2016

      Was named “Lawyer of the Year” in health law in the 2017 issue of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in health care law. A shareholder at the Lansing, Michigan, firm of Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, Kraus was also named in the 2016 issue of Michigan Super Lawyers magazine.

  • Peggy Nagae JD ’77
    PN
    • 12/21/2016

      Was selected as one of four recipients of the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession’s 2017 Spirit of Excellence Award. Nagae practices at the Portland firm Peggy Nagae Consulting, which she founded in 1988. She also serves as program director for the Center for Asian Pacific American Women. Nagae has served as president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, vice-chair of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity, president of the Asian Bar Association of Washington, and board member for Asian Americans Advancing Justice. She represented Minoru Yasui in his successful bid to reopen his World War II Japanese American curfew case and have his conviction vacated. In 2013, Nagae spearheaded Yasui’s successful nomination for a Presidential Medal of Freedom, which President Obama awarded posthumously in November 2015. In 2016, Nagae led the effort to create a permanent Minoru Yasui Day (March 28) in Oregon.

  • Stephen Sady JD ’77
    SS
    • 09/01/2013

      Was the chief defense attorney 
for the high-profile Portland trial of the Somali American accused of trying to ignite a weapon of mass destruction at the city’s 2010 holiday tree-lighting ceremony. Sady is the longest serving employee in the Oregon Federal Public Defender’s Office.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was inducted as a fellow into the American College of Trial Lawyers. Sand is a litigation partner at Miller Nash.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was elected to the board of directors for the Multnomah County Bar Association. An active member of the bar since 1977, Sand was president of the foundation arm of the organization in 2010. He is a litigation partner at Miller Nash.

  • LS
    • 09/01/2013

      Officially retired from his position as Lake County circuit court judge, but will likely continue to serve as a senior circuit court pro tem until Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber fills the vacancy. Simpson took office July 1, 1990, after 13 years in private practice. He grew up in Lakeview, Oregon, and graduated from Lakeview High School in 1969.

  • CT
    • 09/01/2014

      Joined the Multnomah Bar Foundation board of directors. In his private practice, he focuses almost exclusively on tobacco litigation.


  • D. Lawrence “Larry” Wobbrock JD ’77
    LW
    • 09/01/2011

      Was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers during an annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • RB
    • 03/27/2015

      After a 30-year engagement, married William K. Reeves on June 21, 2014, at the North Pond in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. Their wedding was officiated by Prosser McKeever Watts Jr., J.D. The grooms were accompanied their sisters, Betty L. Conrad and Claudia R. Schwartz. A wedding reception for family and friends was held at the North Pond restaurant. Among those in attendance were Ann Lehman J.D. ’78, Jim Heisinger J.D. ’79, Tom Erwin J.D. ’80, and Robert Trotman J.D. ’78. The couple reside in Holland, Michigan, and Vail, Colorado.

  • Philip Berkowitz JD ’78
    PB
    • 05/18/2016

      Was named a cochair of Littler’s financial services industry group. Berkowitz, a shareholder, is based in the firm’s New York City office.

    • 02/10/2016

      Was named vice chair of the Discrimination and Equality Law Committee of the International Bar Association through December 31, 2017. Berkowitz, a shareholder in Littler’s New York office and U.S. cochair of the firm’s international employment law practice group, will support and recommend initiatives to promote awareness of discrimination and equal opportunity issues in this role. He also serves as vice chair of the American Bar Association’s international employment law committee and previously chaired the New York State Bar Association’s International Law Practice Section.

    • 02/24/2015

      Was appointed 2014-15 vice-chair of the International Employment Law Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. Berkowitz, a shareholder in the New York City office of Littler, is also the U.S. practice cochair of the firm’s international employment law practice group. 

  • JB
    • 09/01/2011

      Relocated Bradach Law Offices. He can be reached at 800 N.W. Sixth Avenue, Suite 209, Portland, Oregon 97209, 503-238-7170.

  • Peter Glade JD ’78
    PG
    • 09/01/2011

      Was elected president of the Multnomah Bar Foundation. Glade is a shareholder with Markowitz Herbold Glade in Portland.

  • Ann Lehman JD ’78
    AL
    • 03/03/2015

      Was honored by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on May 2014 for 20 years of advocating for women and girls. “Your dedication and service were instrumental in our city gaining international and nationwide recognition through the years and your service has bolstered San Francisco’s reputation as a leader in equality and justice for all,” said Lee. “You have blazed a trail for generations of San Francisco women, and our city thanks you for your many significant contributions.” Lehman is principal at Zimmerman Lehman, a consulting firm to nonprofits, located in El Cerrito, California.

  • GN
    • 06/08/2016

      Was nominated by President Obama to a new term on the board of the State Justice Institute. The State Justice Institute awards grants to state courts to help foster innovative, efficient solutions to common issues faced by all courts. Nachtigal served on the Washington County bench from 1991 until 2013, and was presiding judge from 1996 to 2002. She has also been a Hillsboro attorney and formerly worked for the Washington County district attorney’s office.

  • RT
    • 01/29/2016

      Was a guest lecturer for a law class at the University of California at Davis. Tobiassen gave an overview of the federal regulatory system for alcohol, drawing on his knowledge as the former chief counsel for the Department of the Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

  • DK
    • 09/08/2016

      Retired from practicing law in December 2015. Kushner spent 20 years as a naval aviator prior to attending law school. He practiced real estate, transactional, and family law for more than 30 years, and served as municipal judge for Estacada, Oregon, from 1982 to 2004. Joe Kaufman ’87 has taken over Kushner’s Estacada practice.

  • WK
    • 02/01/2015

      Received the Pro Bono Award at the MBA Annual Meeting, Dinner, and Judges Reception.

  • JL
    • 06/01/2015

      Received the Hon. Ralph Holman Lifetime Achievement Award in March from the Clackamas County Bar.

  • MM
    • 09/01/2011

      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 and mickey@moreymediation.com.

  • Jerret Sale JD ’79
    JS
    • 02/01/2015

      Was listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2015. Sale is with Bullivant Houser Bailey.

  • Ronda L. Sandquist JD ’79
    RS
    • 02/01/2015

      Was appointed to the Sense of Security board of directors. Sandquist will provide strategic direction to raise awareness of the nonprofit organization and increase the number of grantees it serves. Before joining the board, she worked with Sense of Security, which seeks to enhance the quality of life and financial security of Colorado breast cancer patients in treatment, to develop its premier fundraising event, Champagne & Diamonds. Sandquist is a shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck.

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