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  • Pamela Beery JD ’80
    • 09/01/2013

      Was named in The Best Lawyers in America for the fifth year in a row. Beery, an attorney with Beery Elsner & Hammond, specializes in land use and telecommunications law.

  • Thomas Brown JD ’80
    • 09/01/2013

      Was honored by the Multnomah Bar Association with the 2013 MBA Professionalism Award.
 Brown also was elected secretary/treasurer of the Multnomah Bar Foundation. He is a partner with Cosgrave Vergeer Kester, where his practice focuses on civil appeals in state and federal courts, insurance coverage opinions and litigation, and professional liability defense.

    • 09/01/2011

      Was honored by the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce with the Leadership in Law Award. The award recognizes those individuals whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has made a positive impact on the state. Brown is a partner with Cosgrave Vergeer Kester in Portland.

  • SD
    • 09/01/2013

      Was elected
to the board of the Multnomah Bar Foundation. Downing practices in the areas of family law, wills, estates, probate, and real property.

  • Paul Elsner JD ’80
    • 09/01/2013

      Was named in The Best Lawyers in America for the 
fifth year in a row. Elsner, an attorney with Beery Elsner & Hammond, has 30 years of experience as a local government attorney both as in-house counsel and as outside advisor.

  • Susan Behlke Foley JD ’80
    • 09/06/2016

      Was appointed president of the University of Alaska Foundation, which she joined on September 6, 2016. Foley is a partner in the law firm of Foley, Foley & Pearson PC and has practiced law for the past 28 years. She has been active in philanthropic and charitable organizations throughout her professional career. Foley was a long-time member of the board of directors of the Alaska Community Foundation and served as that organization’s interim CEO and president in 2015. She participated as a member of the planned giving goals and visioning committee for United Way of Anchorage, and in 2014 she was the recipient of Alaska’s Outstanding Volunteer in Philanthropy Award from the Alaska Association of Fundraising Professionals.

  • WH
    • 09/01/2011

      Was promoted to vice president and general counsel of the Alaska Railroad Corporation.
 Hupprich can be reached at P.O. Box 17500, Anchorage, Alaska 99510-7500.

  • Theresa M. Kohlhoff JD ’80
  • Kathryn Smith Root BA ’80, JD ’84
    • 10/13/2016

      Kathryn Smith Root BA ’80, JD ’84 was reappointed as chair of the ABA Family Law Section’s International Law Committee, effective August 2016. For 26 years, Root has focused her practice on family law, with an emphasis on international family law and custody disputes. She is a shareholder of Gevurtz Menashe.

    • 10/22/2015

      Kathryn Smith Root BA ’80, JD ’84 received the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Coast Guard Public Service Commendation on October 15, 2015, during the American Bar Association’s Family Law Section Fall Conference, held in Portland, Oregon. The award recognizes Root’s contributions to the U.S. Coast Guard’s 13th District’s Legal Assistance program from 2001 to 2015.

    • 09/01/2014

      Kathryn Smith Root BA ’80, JD ’84 was named a shareholder of Gevurtz Menashe. Root became of counsel with the firm in 2012. Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) also announced that she will receive the 2014 Katherine H. O’Neil Volunteer Service Award, in honor of steadfast dedication and long-term volunteer service promoting women in the legal profession. Root focuses her family law practice on divorce and post-divorce cases involving complex property and financial issues, interstate and international child custody disputes, Hague child abduction matters, and relocation. She is a leading authority on interstate and international custody in the United States, having handled more than 100 contested interstate custody cases. Root also litigated the first petition filed in the U.S. District Court for Oregon under the Hague Convention in 1997.

    • 09/01/2011

      Kathryn Smith Root BA ’80, JD ’84 became the anchor partner and partner-in-charge of the newly opened Portland office of McKinley Irvin, a Seattle-based family law firm. Root, formerly a shareholder of Johnston, Root & Leibenguth, will continue to handle a broad range of family law cases with specific emphasis on interstate and international family law disputes, including international child abduction cases. She can be reached at 1500 S.W. First Avenue, Suite 920, Portland, Oregon 97201, 503-226-7986,

  • DS
    • 09/01/2014

      Retired from her position at Sather, Byerly & Holloway. Sather was chair of the worker’s compensation section, received the Douglas W. Daughtry Award of Merit, and volunteered for countless CLE programs. She plans to study yoga and learn how to fly-fish in central Oregon.

  • DS
    • 09/01/2013

      Retired after more than 32 years as an associate regional counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Denver regional office.

  • MT
    • 09/01/2011

      Moved to Barrow, Alaska, where she is the magistrate. She is one of two judicial officers serving the North Slope Borough. She can be contacted at Alaska Court System, P.O. Box 270, Barrow, Alaska 99723, 907-821-0678.


  • GB
    • 12/21/2016

      Won election in November 2016 to the City Council of King City, Oregon. Buehner served on the King City Planning Commission and served two terms (eight years) on the Tigard City Council. She has practiced law for over 30 years, specializing in land use and estate planning.

    • 09/01/2011

      Was reelected to the Tigard City Council, which in turn elected her council president in January.

  • DD
    • 04/27/2017

      Deanne Darling JD ’81, who retires on June 30, 2017, was the first woman appointed to the Clackamas County Circuit Court. Prior to that 1995 appointment, she was in private practice for 16 years, during which she was a pro tem judge and presided over traffic and misdemeanor cases.

  • TD
    • 09/01/2013

      Wrote and published a white paper on debt collection law in Oregon. His practice includes local, state, and national clients, and he appears in all courts throughout the state. Davis’ professional involvement includes serving as president of the Washington County Bar Association, pro tem circuit and municipal judge, court-appointed arbitrator, and hearing officer for the State of Oregon. He has worked in the debt collection industry for over 30 years. Davis’ white paper is available at

  • Nancy Hungerford JD ’81
    • 09/01/2011

      Was elected to a two-year term as a board member of the national Council of School Attorneys (COSA), an organization affiliated with the National School Boards Association. COSA focuses on education for its members and advocacy on legal issues for school districts on the national level. Hungerford practices as the senior partner of the Hungerford Law Firm, which represents more than 100 Oregon school districts and community colleges in the areas of education and labor law.

  • JL
    • 09/01/2011

      Was appointed to the Northern Marianas College Board of Regents. Lizama will represent Saipan on the board through November 13, 2013. Now retired, he served as the associate judge of the CNMI Superior Court from 1998 through 2008, and was a special judge at the Superior and Supreme Courts from 1996 through 1998. He also served as assistant legal counsel of Marianas Public Land Corporation, consultant for the NMI First Commonwealth Legislature, director of Territorial Economic Opportunity Office, and administrator of the Office of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Island.

  • CM
    • 09/01/2011

      Joined Davis Wright Tremaine as a partner in their Portland office. Her practice focuses on counseling and litigation in employment, labor, and benefits issues for employers. Martin spent the last 29 years at Bullivant Houser Bailey advising and defending employers of all sizes.

  • KM
    • 09/01/2011

      Presented a CLE—The Seventh Nuts and Bolts Lecture: Starting and Sustaining a Law Practice—in Clark County. McCann has been a sole practitioner in Vancouver, Washington, since 1989, focusing on family law, adoption, and guardianship. She has been practicing law in Clark County since 1981 and is a member of the Washington State Bar Family Law Executive Council. Previously, McCann worked as an associate for a sole practitioner for five years, and was with a small firm for three years.

  • Rich Melnick JD ’81
    • 03/01/2014

      Was sworn in March 26, 2014 to the Washington State Court of Appeals Division 2. Melnick had been a superior court judge in Vancouver, Washington, since February 2010. He began his career at the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. While a prosecutor, he headed the county’s first appellate bureau. In 2004, he became a district court judge and continued in that role until he joined the superior court bench. He also served on the municipal court bench in Camas and Washougal and has taught at Clark College.

  • Scott Meyer JD ’81
    • 05/02/2015

      Is now a full-time arbitrator and mediator. Previously, Meyer was a trial lawyer, practicing civil litigation in Portland for 33 years. He was also an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark, where he taught Evidence, from 1991 through 1994. He can be reached at

  • EM
    • 04/26/2017

      Eve Miller JD ’81 retires on July 1, 2017, 20 years after her appointment to the Clackamas County Circuit Court in June 1997. She was in private practice from 1981 until she became a judge.

  • GR

    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. A longtime public defender in Portland, he began working for the Multnomah County Public Defenders Office in 1981.

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

  • WS

    William S. “Sam” Simpson of Otsego, Michigan, passed away June 9, 2015. He was 68 years old.

    Sam was born February 7, 1947, to Florence and Ray Simpson. He graduated from Otsego High School with honors and attended Michigan State University, where he met his wife of 43 years, Elaine K. Sheehan.

    After returning to his hometown of Otsego, Sam was employed by Old Kent Bank as a commercial loan documentation officer. He later specialized in wills, trusts, and banking regulations. Sam also served on the Otsego City Commission and helped establish the Otsego Area Historical Society.

    Sam had a lifelong interest in amateur radio; his call sign was KC8OZG. His passions were cooking, the Upper Peninsula, and animal welfare.

  • Steve Stadum JD ’81
    • 05/02/2016

      Was named executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Stadum, who lost both his parents to cancer, had been the COO of the Knight Cancer Institute since 2010. In his new role, he will be responsible for all operational activities of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, which employs more than 2,700 faculty and support staff.

  • Micah Stolowitz JD ’81
    • 10/12/2015

      Joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as the result of a merger between that firm and Stolowitz Ford Cowger in September 2015.

  • Katherine Armstrong JD ’82
    • 01/15/2016

      Joined the Washington, D.C., office of Drinker Biddle & Reath as counsel. Previously a Federal Trade Commission attorney, Armstrong is part of the firm’s government and regulatory affairs group.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined Hogan Lovells Privacy and Information Management Practice as counsel. Previously, Armstrong worked at the Federal Trade Commission in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, where she led investigations, settled law enforcement actions, and worked on rulemakings and other policy matters.

  • Patricia Halsell JD ’82
    • 08/02/2016

      “I just read that Steve Kantor is retiring,” says Halsell. “I remember the huge impression he made on me, a callow 22-year-old first-year law student back in 1979, with his insightful position on the death penalty. He influenced me into becoming a lifelong death penalty opponent. And I’ll never forget Ron Lansing reciting Scottish poetry in torts class—I LOVED it. I also have fond memories of working closely with Len DuBoff—often as his running partner—never realizing that what I really wanted was to be an artist myself (which I’ve finally become). The friends I formed at Lewis & Clark have lasted me 37 years. Thanks for the memories. I’d love to hear from anyone in the L&C community.”

      Paintings by Patricia Halsell ’82Paintings by Patricia Halsell ’82

  • ML
    • 09/01/2013

      Is the commercial litigation group leader at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.

  • PM
    • 04/08/2016

      Was appointed by Colorado’s Governor John Hickenlooper to the board of commissioners for Clear Creek County. Monson worked for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division for more than 30 years, serving as a managing attorney, assistant chief, and senior trial attorney, and sat on the Clear Creek school board from 2009 to 2012. He will serve out the rest of the year in place of the late Tom Hayden.

  • KV
    • 09/01/2011

      Was appointed to the Multnomah County Circuit Court, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Keith Meisenheimer. Villa-Smith previously was a shareholder at the firm of Gevurtz, Menashe, Larson & Howe in Portland. She has practiced domestic relations law for more than 16 years and has prior experience as a deputy district attorney in Multnomah County. She also serves on the board of the St. Andrew Legal Clinic and the Multnomah Bar Foundation.

  • Richard Whittemore JD ’82

    Richard “Dick” John Whittemore passed away unexpectedly on July 5, 2015, having suffered cardiac arrest following a weekend of racing his BMW 325 in Auburn, Washington. He was 59 years old.

    Dick was born January 19, 1956, in Portland to Dr. James P. and Mary Margaret Whittemore. He attended St. Thomas More Grade School and Jesuit High School, from which he graduated in 1974. He earned a BA cum laude in philosophy from Colorado College in 1978. While a law student, Dick worked nights at Abernethy’s Restaurant so he could serve a clerkship for Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Charles Crookham. He remained close to Crookham and delivered a eulogy at the judge’s funeral service in 2004.

    Dick joined the firm of Bullivant Houser Bailey in 1984 and was a senior shareholder. An expert in product liability defense, clergy malpractice, medical malpractice, and commercial litigation, he was a member of the Oregon, Washington, and Idaho bar associations and practiced law for more than 30 years. “Dick was the consummate professional and partner and a tremendous legal advocate equally respected by his clients, adversaries, and judges hearing his cases,” said Loren Podwill, president of Bullivant Houser Bailey. “He was a devoted teacher, spending endless hours working with newer lawyers, teaching them the tools of the trade and professionalism, and volunteering his time to judge local and national legal competitions. Dick carried himself through the world with confidence, grace, and dignity.” He had a reputation for speaking softly, listening intently, and thinking logically.

    Dick had a deep respect for the law, but his personal passion was motor racing. He traveled the Pacific Northwest participating in Sports Car Club of America races and collected numerous checkered flags throughout his racing career.

    In 1997, Dick was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) and underwent six months of aggressive treatment. During this time, his dedication to his clients and his firm never wavered, and he continued to work at a high level. In 2008, Dick was diagnosed with a more aggressive form of NHL, but he succeeded in surviving both the formidable treatment and the disease with quiet strength.

    Dick was a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates, which he served as national board representative president-elect. He was a member of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel and served as a regional judge for the 2015 National Trial Competition of the Texas Young Lawyers Association. He was also a member of the Multnomah Athletic Club and the University Club of Portland, which he served as president in 2006.

    Dick is survived by his loving wife of 10 years, Carolyn; sisters Kathy Johnson and Susan Honeyman; brother James Whittemore; nieces Libby Rasmussen and Katherine Byrne; and nephews Blake Whittemore, Michael Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Andrew Honeyman, and Kevin Honeyman.

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    • 02/24/2015

      Was named an Oregon Super Lawyer in 2014 and 2015. He is the president elect of the Oregon chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Whittemore is a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey.

  • 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.

  • Kay Abramowitz
    • 02/01/2015

      Kay Abramowitz JD ’84 joined Miller Nash’s trusts and estates practice. Abramowitz, who focuses on advising family‐owned businesses, is a frequent lecturer and is recognized for her experience in succession and transfer issues found in family‐owned businesses. These include assisting owners in identifying the next owners, leaders, and managers and assisting with tax‐sensitive strategies for transferring business assets to the next owners. She also helps her clients with probate‐avoidance trusts, tax‐planning trusts, special-needs and special-purpose trusts, and charitable remainder trust and asset-protection strategies. Her clients include owners and executives of family-owned businesses, married couples, single individuals, unmarried couples, and non-U.S. citizens.

  • PB
    • 02/16/2018

      Dr. Paul Blaylock JD ’84 recently received two of the highest honors offered by the University of Tennessee. In October 2017, Blaylock was recognized–along with athlete Peyton Manning and astronaut Scott Kelly, among others–as one of the University of Tennessee’s 100 Outstanding Alumni. It was announced at the ceremony that Blaylock would also be honored in Memphis in September 2018 as a University of Tennessee Medical Health Sciences Center Outstanding Alumnus. Blaylock has practiced medicine and law in Portland for over 44 years. He is remembered as the triage doctor at the scene of the December 28, 1978, United Airline crash on East Burnside, and is credited with saving many lives that night. After 38 years as an emergency room doctor at local trauma centers, he currently practices at his own clinic in Beaverton and serves as a medical legal consultant in cases involving motor vehicle accident and workers compensation injuries.

  • JD
    • 09/01/2011

      Joined Lane Powell as counsel to the firm in the intellectual property and technology practice group, where she will focus on intellectual property and litigation. Previously, Davis worked as assistant general counsel at Nike, where she handled cases involving utility patents, including utility models in Germany and China, design patent and registrations throughout the world, and trademarks and trade secrets. Davis was responsible for enforcing and defending Nike on a global basis in all major intellectual property disputes. Before Nike, she was an established trial lawyer in Portland, specializing in all forms of intellectual property litigation. She also handled cases involving trade secrets, unfair competition, first chaired ITC proceedings, and enforced European “tweener” cases for multinational corporations. She can be reached at 601 S.W. Second Avenue, Suite 2100, Portland, Oregon 97204, 503-778-2118,

  • JD
    • 12/21/2016

      Became the University of Wyoming’s associate vice president for human resources in October. Durr previously worked at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as the executive director of human resources.

  • Steven P. Emerick JD ’84
    • 09/01/2014

      Joined the national law firm of Quarles & Brady. Emerick’s practice focuses on corporate finance; securities; and business transactions for companies in a broad range of industries, including semiconductor technology, biotechnology, medical devices, information technology, airlines, manufacturing, and financial services.

  • SF
    • 01/28/2016

      Was awarded the 2014 Oregon New Lawyers Division Pro Bono Challenge Award for the Highest Level of Pro Bono Service in the Solo Practitioner Category. The award was presented by Oregon Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Baldwin, who thanked Fuson for her service to rural Oregon and Malheur County. Fuson is licensed to practice in Oregon, Idaho, and federal courts. Fuson Law Offices are located in Vale and Portland, Oregon, and Boise, Idaho.

  • Steven Hedberg JD ’84
    • 09/01/2013

      Joined Aequitas Capital in Portland as chief operating officer.

  • HH
    • 09/01/2014

      Was appointed chief of staff of the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. Previously, Hippsley was assistant director in the Federal Trade Commission Division of Enforcement.

  • Stuart Jones JD ’84
    • 02/01/2015

      Was named in the 2014 and 2015 issues of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Jones is a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey.

  • PK
    • 10/12/2015

      Joined the Del Mar, California, office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as a partner in the firm’s real estate, land use, and environmental practice group and energy practice.

  • Roger Lenneberg JD ’84
    • 02/01/2015

      Joined Jordan Ramis as a shareholder. Lenneberg will cochair the firm’s construction law team with shareholder John H. Baker. Lenneberg represents construction contractors, design professionals, and owners throughout the life cycle of a project. He provides advice and seminars on contracting, project documentation, and claim management, as well as representing clients in all types of dispute resolution.

  • Daniel Lindahl JD ’84
    • 02/01/2015

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

    • 09/01/2013

      With John Kaempf ’92, formed Lindahl Kaempf in Portland. The firm focuses on defending civil litigation in Oregon and Washington state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels.

  • Daniel P. McInerny JD ’84
    • 03/03/2015

      Named to the Indiana Registry of Civil Court Mediators, with a focus in environmental, administrative, agricultural, and zoning/land use law. McInerny is a partner at Bose McKinney & Evans in Indianapolis.

    • 02/01/2015

      Named as the 2014-2015 Indianapolis Administrative/Regulatory Law Best Lawyer.

  • WR
    • 01/09/2011

      William C. Rooklidge JD ’84 joined Jones Day’s Intellectual Property Practice in Irvine, California. Rooklidge’s practice focuses on intellectual property disputes, including patent and trademark infringement litigation, mediation, and arbitration. He represents clients in a wide variety of industries, including communications, diesel engines, software, electronics, sporting goods, and financial services. A leader in the local and national bar, Rooklidge served as president of the Orange County Patent Law Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He was recognized as one of the top 75 IP litigators in California by the Daily Journal in 2010 and was named as Best Lawyers’ 2011 Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year for Orange County. A former registered professional engineer, Rooklidge earned a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Portland and an LLM in patent and trade regulation law from George Washington University Law School. He also was a clerk for Judge Helen W. Nies of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

  • Kathleen Singer King JD ’84
    • 08/25/2017

      Kathleen Singer King JD ’84 has been a general magistrate for the 11th Judicial Circuit in Florida for the past two and a half years.

    • 03/13/2015

      Was appointed to the position of General Magistrate in the 11th Judicial Circuit by the Chief Judge March 2015.

  • Rebecca A. Sweetland JD ’84
    • 02/01/2015

      Is serving as a Peace Corps volunteer through 2015 in the tiny island nation of Dominica (not to be confused with the Dominican Republic). Sweetland works with the Dominica National Council of Women as an institutional developer and is assisting a local magistrate and the Red Cross of Dominica, as well as serving as a peer supporter for other volunteers in the country. Most recently, she conducted an intensive mediation skills course for the Ministry of Education, focusing on workplace and secondary-student peer mediation skills and program development. She encourages all to consider Peace Corps as a retirement vocation…or at least to visit her in Dominica.

  • Katherine Tennyson JD ’84
    • 08/22/2016

      Will be an adjunct professor in 2016–17 at Lewis & Clark Law School teaching probate law.

    • 08/13/2015

      Was named president-elect of the board of directors for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). Tennyson, a circuit court judge and the chief probate judge for Multnomah County, also serves on the faculty of the NCJFCJ’s Child Abuse and Neglect Institute.

  • DT
    • 09/01/2013

      Was elected president of the Coos County Bar Association for 2013-14. He continues to serve on the Coos Curry Housing Authority, with which he has once again assumed the position of chair.

  • Pamela Barrow JD ’85
    • 01/28/2016

      Was promoted to vice president of energy, environmental, and sustainability for the Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA), a trade group representing food processors in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Barrow is responsible for policy and advocacy and for managing NWFPA’s innovative and nationally recognized industrial energy efficiency and sustainability programs.

    • 09/01/2011

      Spoke at the 2011 Executive Business Summit held in May 2011 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Barrow is the energy director for the Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPAA).

  • Jeff Eden JD ’85
    • 09/01/2013

      Became the product litigation group leader at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.

  • MF
    • 02/17/2015

      Returned to solo practice. Her new office is located in the Tillamook Building, Suite 250, 2105 N.E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97212. Findling will continue to represent clients in estate planning, low-conflict family law, adoption, and alternative reproductive technology, including surrogacy and egg donation.

  • Kenneth (Ken) Fox JD ’85
    • 10/12/2015

      Published Negotiation: Strategy, Style, and Skills, 3rd Edition with Nadja Alexander and Jill Howeison (Lexis Nexis Butterworths) in Australia. The U.S. edition is forthcoming. The text is intended for law, business, and other professionals who negotiate in increasingly complex contexts. Fox is a professor of business at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a senior fellow in the Hamline University School of Law’s Dispute Resolution Institute. He also serves as academic director for the law school’s masters in the study of law program.

  • MH
    • 04/16/2016

      Is retired and residing in Multnomah Village, part of Portland.

    • 09/01/2013

      Received the 2013 Multnomah Bar Association Pro Bono Award of Merit for her service to the Oregon State Bar Debtor Creditor Section Legal Aid Bankruptcy Clinic. Haas started volunteering with the bankruptcy clinic in 1997.

  • SH
    • 09/01/2011

      Scott Horngren JD ’87 accepted a position with the American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) as in-house counsel. He previously was with the firm of Haglund Kelly Jones & Wilder. He can be reached at American Forest Resource Council, 5100 S.W. Macadam Avenue, Suite 350, Portland, Oregon 97239, 503-222-9595.

  • Alicia “Lisa” Lowe JD ’85
    • 09/01/2013

      Received the 2013 Iris Award honoring women of achievement in Southwest Washington. Lowe is a member of the board of directors and partner in charge in the Vancouver office of regional law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. A member of the Washington State Bar Association and a current member and past secretary of the Southwest Washington Estate Planning Council, she has served as general counsel for the Port of Vancouver since 1998. In 2010, Lowe was appointed chair of the Washington Public Port’s legal committee, becoming the first person from outside the Port system to be named to that post. Lowe currently serves as the first female chair of Identity Clark County, is an emeritus board member and past member of the executive committee of the Columbia River Economic Development Council, and was a president of the Camas-Washougal Chamber board of directors. She also serves on the Humane Society for Southwest Washington’s board of directors, as chair of its planned giving committee, and as cochair of its annual auction committee. She was president of the Clark County Bar Association for 2001. Lowe has been highly involved in Leadership Clark County (LCC). A 2003 graduate of the program, she has served as a board member and been a mentor to LCC project teams working to address community issues.

  • Norman David Malbin

    Norman David Malbin JD ’85 died of heart failure on October 1, 2017, at the age of 68.

    A Portland labor lawyer who served for more than two decades as general counsel for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 48, Norman was an influential and highly respected figure in the Oregon labor movement. Hundreds of union activists were trained at the annual Oregon Labor Law Conference, which he founded in 1996 and directed until his retirement three years ago. He wrote a pamphlet while still in private practice, explaining wage and hour law in layperson’s language. It is still widely read by workers of all trades who deal with wage theft and other abuses of nonunion contractors.

    Norman inherited a passion for social justice from his parents, both of whom paid a price for their convictions during the McCarthy era. His father, Dr. Morris Malbin, treated workers in Portland’s shipyards during World War II and was instrumental in setting up Kaiser’s pioneering group health insurance plan for union members during and after the war. Dr. Malbin also passed along a passion for sailing to his son, who always joked that he wanted to be a tugboat captain when he grew up.

    Norman studied psychology at the University of Denver, planning to be a child psychologist. He took a series of jobs with nonprofits dealing with youth unemployment and delinquency, but a stint as director of research for the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries sparked an interest in labor law, and he began taking night classes at Lewis & Clark Law School.

    Norman spent three years with two different firms before opening his own office. He served both unions and individual workers without union protection. At IBEW Local 48 Norman provided free legal services at the union hall, where union members could get advice on a wide variety of legal problems. Though he formally retired in 2014, he continued to do work for IBEW. Two of the last projects Norman worked on were union research on job discrimination against women electricians and a grant proposal for FASCETS, a pioneering nonprofit founded by his sister Diane Malbin to educate people about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and other neurobehavioral conditions.

    Behind Norm’s take-charge personality and booming voice was a caring and sensitive man with a big heart and a wonderful sense of humor. He was skilled at conflict resolution and generous in spirit and deed, extending himself time and again to people needing help. He loved a good argument, not just for the thrill of competition but out of genuine curiosity and confidence that his adversaries had something to teach him. He took pride in the fact that his children were both union members and politically active. He was most in his element sailing the Columbia River and the San Juan Islands, coaching his sons’ soccer teams during their respective middle school years, and gathering with family and friends on the Washougal River. If people were singing, he could be counted on to join in with his deep bass voice.

    Norman is survived by Wendy Temko, his wife of 38 years; sons Ben and Zak; daughter-in-law Nicole; grandchildren Remy and Tessa; two sisters; and a large family of close relationships and deep friendships.

  • WO
    • 02/10/2016

      Was appointed by President Barack Obama to a seat on the U.S. District Court for Southern Indiana. Ong had been the criminal prosecution chief for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana since 2004. Prior to that, he served as a deputy U.S. attorney and then as a federal prosecutor.

  • RO
    • 09/01/2013

      Was appointed president and CEO of Boart Longyear Limited. Most recently the president and CEO of NYSE-listed Newmont Mining Corporation, one of the world’s largest gold producers, O’Brien brings 25 years of operational and financial experience in the natural resources, energy, and power sectors to his new role.

  • Cecily Smith JD ’85
    • 09/01/2014

      Was named the executive director of the Foothill Conservancy in Pine Grove, California. Smith has more than 10 years of experience working for environmental nonprofit organizations. Before joining the Foothill Conservancy, she was the water resources specialist for Prairie Rivers Network, which is Illinois’ only statewide river protection and conservation nonprofit.

  • LB
    • 09/01/2013

      Moved her practice, Bier Family Law, to 8705 S.W. Nimbus Avenue in Beaverton, Oregon.

  • LC
    • 02/10/2016

      Was sworn in as a municipal judge for Woodburn, Oregon, after serving as the city’s judge pro tem for the past few years. Coukoulis is the first new Woodburn municipal judge in 35 years.

  • RH
    • 05/31/2017

      Bob Hogfoss JD ’86 has joined Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta, Georgia, as a partner. Previously with Hunton & Williams LLP, Hogfoss represents pipeline owners and operators throughout the United States on a wide range of issues involving pipeline development, operation, safety, and environmental compliance. He provides leading-edge advice and counsel on many of the most challenging pipeline matters unfolding in the country.

  • BL
    • 09/01/2013

      Opened a new firm, Hill & Lamb, in Portland. Lamb’s practice focuses on litigation and appellate work in state and federal courts with an emphasis on complex litigation, including insurance coverage disputes, construction defect, environmental, business, and defense of professionals.

  • Beth Skillern JD ’86
    • 02/24/2015

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

  • TW
    • 09/01/2013

      Traded his galoshes and umbrella for cowboy boots and sunglasses by moving to central Washington after accepting a position as the city attorney of Ellensburg.

  • Gordon Welborn JD ’86
    • 10/07/2016

      Was named in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of ethics and professional responsibility law, legal malpractice law—defendants, medical malpractice law—defendants, and professional malpractice law—defendants.

    • 07/28/2015

      Was named in the 2015 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for his work in professional liability defense. Welborn is with Hart Wagner.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was named the 2015 Lawyer of the Year in the Portland metro area for ethics and professional responsibility law. Welborn was also mentioned in the 2014 edition of Super Lawyers for his work in personal liability defense.

  • Ron Clark JD ’87
    • 02/01/2015

      Was named in the 2014 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine. Clark is a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey.

  • Barbara Craig JD ’87
    • 09/01/2013

      Was named the 2012 Distinguished Environmental Law Graduate by
 Lewis & Clark Law School. Craig is a partner with Stoel Rives in Portland.

  • Larry Juday JD ’87
    • 09/01/2014

      Was recognized as the 2013 Foster Volunteer of the Year by the Humane Society of Southwest Washington. Juday and his wife, Susan, provided intensive in-home care and treatment for more than 30 severely ill cats and kittens last year. Before retiring in 2005, he practiced law in Vancouver, Washington, where he chaired the Southwest Washington Lawyer Referral Service; served as a bar association trustee; was a member of the Superior Court Bench-Bar, Law Library, and Public Relations Committees; and provided pro bono services through the Clark County Volunteer Lawyer Program. Juday also chaired the 16-member Washington State Bar Association Character and Fitness Board.

  • JK
    • 02/01/2015

      Was elected to the board of directors for the Oregon Repertory Singers (ORS), a choral arts nonprofit organization consisting of six choirs. Kelley, who has sung with the group for the past five years, will serve as secretary. 

  • Wendy M. Kent JD ’87
    • 04/02/2015

      Joined Portland law firm Bodyfelt Mount as a partner. Kent, an experienced litigator, focuses her practice on employment and insurance issues. Previously, she was the managing attorney and lead trial attorney for Zurich North America Insurance Company in Portland. She also volunteers as a judge and coach for high school mock trial competitions.

  • AM
    • 09/01/2011

      Joined the firm of Jackson White in Mesa, Arizona, as a shareholder. Misseldine focuses his practice on eminent domain, inverse condemnation, commercial real estate valuation, land use litigation, and complex commercial lawsuits. He has extensive experience providing litigation services at trial and his clients include property owners, private companies, and national corporations. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, as well as a former member of the State Bar of Arizona professionalism committee. He received the AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading lawyer rating and referral service. Misseldine is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Arizona, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

  • Steven Kahn JD ’88
    • 09/01/2013

      With Garry Kahn ’62, moved the firm Kahn & Kahn to the Loyalty Building at 317 S.W. Alder Street in Portland.

  • Steve Kraemer JD ’88
    • 07/28/2015

      Was named in the 2015 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for his work in personal injury defense. Kraemer is with Hart Wagner.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was named a 2015 Best Lawyer for his work in medical malpractice law.

  • Michael McShane JD ’88
  • Michael C. Robinson
    • 02/20/2018

      Michael Robinson JD ’88, a 25-year land use veteran, joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt’s real estate and construction industry group. Robinson focuses on obtaining land use approvals and highway access permits for a diverse client portfolio including developers and general contractors. He can be reached at 503-796-3756 and His office is located at 1211 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204.

  • JR
    • 03/02/2016

      Was appointed U.S. magistrate judge in Eugene, Oregon, on February 25, 2016, following the retirement of the Honorable Thomas M. Coffin. Russo has served as a staff attorney and senior staff attorney for the District of Oregon since 1988. Since 2004, she has been an adjunct assistant professor at both the University of Oregon School of Law and Lewis & Clark Law School. Russo served 10 years as a Citizen Review Board Panel chair for the Oregon Supreme Court and is an active member of the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, Local Rules Advisory Committee; the Federal Criminal Procedure and Practice Committee; and the Federal Bar Association.

  • Jill Tanner JD ’88
    • 05/27/2015

      Was recognized by the Oregon Commission for Women with the Annual Oregon Women of Achievement Award. Tanner is the presiding magistrate of the Oregon Tax Court, where she has served since 1997.

  • Dean N. Alterman JD ’89
    • 06/15/2015

      Had his book How to Build a Real Estate Law Practice published by the Real Property, Trusts, and Estates Section of the American Bar Association in April. Alterman, a partner with the Portland firm Folawn Alterman & Richardson, has been practicing in real estate law for more than 25 years.

  • LeAnne Bremer JD ’89
    • 02/01/2013

      Was appointed secretary of the board of directors for the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. She also received the Spirit of Clark County Award for her contributions to improving county operations by streamlining the permitting process. Bremer is the partner in charge of Miller Nash’s Vancouver, Washington, office, where her practice focuses on land use law, real estate, and government affairs.

  • Eden Rose Brown JD ’89
    • 02/01/2015

      Was recognized as an Oregon Super Lawyer for the ninth consecutive year.

  • JL
    • 10/13/2016

      Was named president and CEO of a newly formed health care philanthropy, Legacy Health Endowment (LHE). LHE provides funding and technical support for nonprofit health care facilities in California’s Stanislaus and Merced Counties. Immediately before joining LHE, Lewis served as president of the Institute for Healthcare Innovation while concurrently serving as the chair and CEO of the St. Paul’s Foundation Health Care Project in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Lewis also spent 20 years at the Heinz Family Philanthropies as its president and COO.

  • RR
    • 03/03/2015

      Celebrated 25 years of practicing law and moved Robert Russell Law Office to a new location: 516 NE Chkalov Drive, #49, Vancouver, Washington. Russell can be reached at 360-882-8990.

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