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From 1990 to 1999

  • LB
    • 03/30/2016

      Was named to the Multnomah County Circuit Court to fill a vacancy created by the transition of Judge Youlee You to the U.S. District Court. A partner at Ater Wynne, Bottomly focused her practice on employment and health care law, and she has worked as an arbitrator and mediator for business disputes.

  • RC
    • 09/01/2011

      Was appointed to serve as arbitrator for the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC). Cai is partner-in-charge and chief representative of Davis Wright Tremaine’s Shanghai, China, office, where he has been working for the past 10 years. He concentrates his practice on foreign investment in China, handling general business and corporate matters for multinational companies doing business there, and brings more than 20 years of experience assisting clients in U.S.-China business projects. Cai also serves as a mediator for the U.S.-China Business Mediation Center. Beyond his law practice, Cai served as chair of the legal committee for the American Chamber of Commerce, Shanghai, between 2008 and 2010, and as a board member for the China Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

  • TC
    • 01/23/2017

      Was selected by Gratiot County commissioners to be the county’s new administrator. Cordes has been a county counselor in Oregon, a trial court administrator, and a deputy county administrator. From 2009 until 2015, she was Clerk of Court/Court Unit Executive, U. S. District Court, for the Western District of Michigan.

  • Robert Kyte JD ’90
    • 10/13/2016

      Became the CEO at Healthwise in Boise, Idaho, on July 1, 2016, after the retirement of founder and CEO Donald W. Kemper. This is Kyte’s second stint at Healthwise, having served as its general and outside counsel for 15 years beginning in 1990. Prior to rejoining Healthwise, he served as the president and CEO of the nonprofit Adventist Risk Management. Previously, he was general counsel at the world headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Washington, D.C., and CEO and general counsel for Pacific Press Publishing Association in Nampa, Idaho.

    • 04/08/2016

      Was named to succeed founder Donald W. Kemper upon his retirement as the CEO of Healthwise, effective July 1, 2016. Kyte returns to Healthwise after spending the last six years as president of the nonprofit Adventist Risk Management, a risk-management insurance broker and administrator. He was also president and CEO of affiliate Gencon Insurance Company. While with Adventist Risk Management, he led the organization to improved performance and reduced costs, while significantly increasing revenue growth. Prior to that, Kyte served Healthwise as general counsel and in other key roles from 1990 to 2009.

  • Wendy Manley JD ’90
    • 04/17/2017

      Wendy Manley JD ’90, a partner at California firm Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP, joined the Environmental Law Section Executive Committee of the Alameda County Bar Association.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was promoted to senior vice president and general counsel at Northwest Natural Gas Company. Previously, Saathoff was vice president of legal, risk, and compliance, and also served as chief governance officer and corporate secretary.

  • Scott Snyder JD ’90
    • 09/01/2014

      Launched Scott Snyder Arbitration & Mediation, which focuses on effective alternative dispute resolution services. Snyder has extensive experience in business and injury litigation having arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases. He is a former in-house counsel for Safeco Insurance, KinderCare, and Rentrak Corporation. Snyder has also served as municipal judge for the City of North Plains. He can be contacted at 503-452-7747 and

  • TB
    • 09/01/2011

      Relocated to Dallas with his wife, Jenny, and daughter, Kayla, to take a corporate vice president position with New York Life Insurance.

  • SC
  • Helen Hierschbiel JD ’91
    • 09/01/2014

      Was elected treasurer of the Multnomah Bar Association Board for the 2013-14 term.

  • David S. Mann JD ’91
    • 07/12/2016

      Was appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to the Washington Division I Court of Appeals, which covers King, Snohomish, Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties. Mann is a partner at Gendler & Mann, LLP, in Seattle. His law career spans more than two decades and he has extensive experience in environmental and land use litigation and appeals. Mann has also served on the board of directors and as president of the Washington Environmental Council, the Northwest Fund for the Environment, and the Marymoor Velodrome Association. He has been named a Washington Super Lawyer by Washington Law & Politics magazine for the past 10 years.

  • MM
    • 10/12/2015

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

  • RM
    • 07/11/2016

      Was appointed by the President and Vice-President of the Navajo Nation to the new Council of Economic Advisors. The council will work with the executive branch to help develop economic activities on the reservation and will focus on developing the private sector economy. Formerly a law professor at Lewis & Clark, where he still teaches Indian law courses, Miller is a professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and a tribal judge.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was elected to the American Philosophical Society. Formerly a law professor at Lewis & Clark, Miller teaches at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

    • 09/01/2013

      Took a teaching position with the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in Phoenix. He joined ASU’s Indian legal program and will concentrate
on American Indian economic development issues. Previously, Miller taught for 14 years as a member of the Lewis & Clark Law School faculty.

  • Scott A. Morrill JD ’91
    • 04/15/2016

      Has left his job with the Oregon State Bar to go to China with his wife, Jane, where they are teaching students about intercultural communications, business writing, world events, Western culinary skills, and tourism. Morrill says that he and his wife are learning about China and its 5,000-year cultural history as part of the exchange.

  • MP
    • 05/27/2015

      Was recognized by the law school’s Small Business Legal Clinic for significant pro bono contributions provided throughout 2014.

  • MR
    • 09/01/2011

      Michael D. Rap JD ’91 cofounded a start-up venture, Serious Integrated, based in Phoenix. The company provides original equipment manufacturers and electronic design firms with a complete human interface platform that enables rapid and cost-effective replacement of existing text display and push-button technologies with graphics touch screen interfaces for a broad range of industrial, office, medical, and consumer devices. Rap can be reached at 1747 E. Morten Avenue, Suite 209, Phoenix, Arizona 85020,, and

  • Bryan K. Scott JD ’91
    • 08/09/2017

      Bryan K. Scott JD ’91 completed his term as the first African American president of the State Bar of Nevada on June 30, 2017. He will remain on the State Bar of Nevada Board of Governors through June 2018, serving as an ex officio officer. During that time, Scott will work on a special project to determine the ethnic makeup and degree of ethnic diversity of the members of the State Bar.

    • 07/12/2016

      Was sworn in as the 88th president of the State Bar of Nevada on July 30, 2016, by Nevada Chief Justice Ron Parraguirre. Scott, who is the first African American to hold the office, has served on the State Bar of Nevada’s Board of Governors since 2006. He is a past president of the Clark County Law Foundation, the Clark County Bar Association, and the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Bar Association. Scott is an assistant city attorney with the civil division for Las Vegas, where he advises the Las Vegas City Council and the Las Vegas Planning Commission on land-use, zoning, planning, and ethics issues. He has been with the Las Vegas City Attorney’s office since 1996.

    • 09/01/2015

      Was sworn in as the president-elect of the State Bar of Nevada during its recent annual meeting, held in Seattle, Washington. In July of 2016, Scott will be sworn in as the 88th president of Nevada’s state bar. He will be the first government attorney and first African American president since the State Bar of Nevada was established in 1928. For the past 19 years, Scott has worked for the Las Vegas City Attorney’s Office. He is the assistant city attorney for the civil division.

  • TS
    • 09/01/2014

      Moved her immigration law practice to 522 S.W. 5th Avenue, Suite 1125, Portland, Oregon. Statler can be reached through her website.

  • SS

    Stuart “Stu” Sugarman passed away March 28, 2016, from diabetes-related causes. He was 52 years old.

    Stu was born May 16, 1963, in Jericho, New York. He attended Jericho Senior High School and earned a BS in marine science and biology from the University of Miami.

    A partner at the Portland law firm Warren & Sugarman, Stu was known for his devotion to providing every defendant with a robust representation. He assisted people in their darkest moments and was known to take even the smallest cases seriously. Stu took on numerous pro bono cases, particularly on behalf of activists. He most recently defended—for free—the seven Greenpeace protesters charged in connection with a 2015 incident during which activists suspended themselves from Portland’s St. Johns Bridge in an effort to halt oil drilling in the Arctic.

    Stu was respected and loved by all who knew him. He is remembered for his humor, wit, fairness, honesty, and selflessness. An avid cyclist, Stu was a frequent participator in Portland’s annual World Naked Bike Ride and Cycle Oregon. He was also a longtime volunteer at the Oregon Country Fair.

    Stu is survived by his son, Riley; his mother, Pearl Sugarman; and his siblings Steven and Lori Sugarman, among other relatives.

  • AW
    • 10/13/2017

      Abby Wool Landon JD ’91 has joined Tonkon Torp as a partner in its estate planning practice group, business department, and tax practice group. Landon, who will chair the firm’s estate planning group, has focused her practice on estates and trusts law for over 25 years. She was most recently with Williams Kastner.

  • SB
    • 09/01/2011

      Announced the formation of Cartwright Whitman Baer, formerly Cartwright & Associates. The new firm will continue to provide legal services for individuals and professionals in the areas of estate, trust, and elder financial abuse litigation; estate and trust administration; and protective proceedings and appeals.

  • Dorothy Cofield JD ’92
    • 09/01/2013

      Moved the Cofield Law Office to 8705 S.W. Nimbus Avenue, Suite 380, in Portland. She will continue to focuses her practice on all aspects of land use law, including rural and urban development permits.

  • Gilion C. Dumas JD ’92
    • 02/01/2015

      Opened her own law practice, the Dumas Law Group, with associate attorney Ashley L. Vaughn. They will continue to represent victims of child sexual abuse, both adults and children, in cases against perpetrators and institutions. The new firm will also continue to represent small businesses and individuals with civil lawsuits, employment claims, real estate matters, and other business disputes, and has the flexibility to handle certain personal injury and professional malpractice claims.

    • 09/01/2011

      Was elected to the board of the Cascade Policy Institute. Dumas is a partner with O’Donnell Clark & Crew and has substantial experience in commercial, real estate, and tort litigation.

  • LE
    • 01/07/2016

      Was named president and chief operating officer of Black Hills Corporation. Evans served as president and chief operating officer of utilities for the company since 2003. In that position, he led the company’s electric and natural gas utilities, power generation, and coal mining businesses. Evans’ new role encompasses all of the company’s business segments, including the early 2016 addition of the oil and gas exploration and production subsidiary and the utility properties of SourceGas.

  • SG
    • 09/01/2011

      Was the keynote speaker for the 2011 Davis County Democratic Party Convention. Gill is the district attorney for Salt Lake County, Utah.

  • Alan Graf JD ’92
    • 11/01/2014

      Released a book, I Inhaled: Rantings, Ramblings, and Ravings of a Hippie Lawyer, in late October 2014. It covers his own career as well as stories about civil rights litigation through the eyes of a self-proclaimed hippie lawyer.

  • John Kaempf JD ’92
    • 09/01/2013

      With Dan Lindahl ’84, 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.

  • SL
    • 02/10/2016

      Was named port manager of the Port of Siuslaw. Leskin had spent 23 years as an attorney and municipal judge in Oregon before accepting this position.

  • DM
    • 03/02/2016

      Filed to run for Clatsop County circuit court judge in the May election to replace Judge Philip Nelson, who will retire this year. McIntosh, who works for McIntosh and Long in Gearhart, Oregon, primarily handles domestic relations, juvenile, and criminal cases in Clatsop and Tillamook Counties.

  • JM
    • 06/07/2017

      Jilma Meneses JD ’92 was named chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, effective July 1, 2017. Meneses had been serving as the chief operating officer and chief general counsel for Concordia University in Portland. Previously, she was dean of Concordia’s law school.

    • 02/01/2015

      Jilma Meneses JD ’92 joined Concordia University Portland as its chief operating officer. Meneses had served as Portland State University’s chief diversity officer since 2010.

  • BN
    • 09/01/2013

      Is admitted to practice in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire; the U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire; and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Needleman is an attorney with McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton.

    • 04/09/2015

      Joined the San Francisco office of Hanson Bridgett as a partner. Pujari has practiced environmental and criminal law for more than 20 years, handling complex matters in federal and state court. She is also an expert in regulatory and administrative forums, having worked as an enforcement attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., and represented companies in administrative enforcement and penalty actions. Prior to joining the private sector, Pujari was a senior assistant district attorney in the Special Prosecutions Division of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and an assistant U.S. attorney in the Northern District of California. In both offices, she investigated and prosecuted environmental crimes and as well as white-collar crimes such as fraud, bribery, false statements, and obstruction of justice.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was named a 2014 Northern California Super Lawyer for her work in white-collar criminal defense. Pujari is a partner at Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp.

  • BS
    • 09/01/2013

      Opened her own law practice, Barbara Smythe, L.L.C., in Lake Oswego, Oregon. She focuses on helping Oregonians plan for their futures and protect their loved ones, including spouses or partners, children, aging parents, friends, and valued charities.

  • Roger Alfred JD ’93
    • 09/01/2015

      Joined the Office of Metro Attorney as
a senior assistant attorney for the Metro Regional Government. He will continue to practice in the areas of land use and transportation planning, with responsibility for issues related to the urban growth boundary and other regional planning projects.

  • Margaret Allee JD ’93
    • 09/01/2014

      Was named director of programs for Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington, the region’s largest breast cancer charity. Allee has an MS in nursing and an MS in business management. Prior to joining Komen, she held leadership positions in direct patient care, management, and administration at Legacy Health System, Oregon Health & Science University, and Providence Health and Services.

  • DB
    • 09/01/2014

      Joined the Port of Portland as general counsel. From 2000 to 2010, Blaufus served as an attorney for Nike in various capacities, including as emerging markets counsel and Americas regional counsel. Most recently, he served as senior vice president and general counsel at Borden Dairy Company in Dallas, Texas.

  • BB
    • 09/01/2011

      Was appointed to the Jackson County Circuit Court for the Seventh Judicial District in Medford and will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Mark Schiveley. Bloom was a partner at Hornecker, Cowling, Hassen & Heysell in Medford, where he has practiced civil litigation since 1993 with a focus on professional negligence defense. He has represented multiple municipalities in certain state and federal court cases. He has served two terms on the Oregon Council on Court Procedures, three terms on the Local Rules Committee of the U.S. District Court, and as an executive committee member on the Litigation Section and Products Liability section of the Oregon State Bar. Bloom also served as judge pro tem for the past five years.

  • Ingrid Brydolf JD ’93
    • 01/19/2016

      Was named cochair of the health care practice at Davis Wright Tremaine. Brydolf is a partner in the firm’s Portland office. She was also named 2016 Portland Lawyer of the Year in Health Care by Best Lawyers magazine.

  • LC

    Leslie “Les” Carlough passed away peacefully in Portland on April 20, 2016, as the result of cancer. Les was a senior policy advisor in the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Office of Compliance and Enforcement. He and his family provided affordable housing for Lewis & Clark law students for a number of years. He had many strong friendships and loved Jimmy Buffet, as well as tasty food and drinks.

    Les is survived by his wife, Claudia, and children Kestrel and Savannah.

  • Gustavo “Tavo” Cruz Jr. JD ’93
    • 06/14/2016

      Joined Farleigh Wada Witt, a full-service business and financial services law firm in Portland, Oregon. Cruz’s practice focuses on commercial finance, corporate finance, and general business. He has over 20 years of experience representing banks, commercial lenders, and other financial service providers in complex commercial loan transactions. Cruz currently serves as a commissioner for the Portland Development Commission and is on several nonprofit boards.

  • JH

    Janice (Jan) Hirsch passed away on October 16, 2014, after a battle with cancer. Jan was born March 21, 1950, in Agana, Guam, to Lt. Col. Arthur Miles Holtorf and Marilyn Jean (Lee). She graduated from Pullman High School in Washington in 1967 and from Washington State University in 1989, having spent several of the intervening years raising a family and working as a legal assistant.

    Following Jan’s graduation from Lewis & Clark Law School, she began practicing employment and labor law. She worked for a couple of firms before going out on her own in 2006. Jan also served with many community organizations—including the Rotary Club, the Royal Rosarians, and her HOA board—and enjoyed spending time with friends and family. 

    Jan is survived by her two brothers, two children, two grandchildren, two nieces, and two nephews.

  • AH
    • 12/21/2016

      Was appointed by Ohio Governor John Kasich to the Holmes County Municipal Court. Hyde has been a trial attorney and counselor of law for a private practice since 1994. He is also the acting assistant law director for the city of Ashland Law Director’s Office.

    • 02/01/2015

      Joined Buckley Law as a shareholder. Lain focuses her practice in family law, including divorce, custody, and asset division. She specializes in military divorces and division of closely held businesses, and is also a seasoned criminal and juvenile law attorney.

  • RM
    • 04/26/2017

      Ramona L. Monroe JD ’93 has been promoted to partner at the Anchorage, Alaska, office of Stoel Rives LLP, effective January 1, 2017. Her practice focus is natural resources law for the oil and gas industry, mining industry, and renewable energy sector. In addition to her legal practice, Monroe is trustee-at-large of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, serves on the board of directors of the Alaska Miners Association, and is past president of the Alaska Association of Professional Landmen.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was elected partner at Kutak Rock. Rosenthal has a broad-ranging domestic and international corporate practice specializing in mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases, private equity investments and loan transactions. He works extensively with the structuring and formation of corporations, limited liability companies, and alternative entities for use in joint ventures, international transactions, and other complex business arrangements.

  • Troy S. Bundy JD ’94
    • 10/07/2016

      Was named in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the category of medical malpractice law—defendants.

    • 02/01/2015

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

  • EE
    • 12/19/2017

      Eileen Eakins JD ’94 marks the 12th anniversary of her solo law practice in April 2018. Her firm represents more than 80 local government clients, including counties, cities, and special service districts. Through the Special Districts Association of Oregon and other sponsors, Eakins also conducts frequent training sessions for elected officials and public employees on the laws that apply to local governments in Oregon.

    • 04/26/2017

      Eileen Eakins JD ’94 is the Port of Astoria’s new general counsel. A sole practitioner for nearly 11 years, she has been involved with the Special District Association of Oregon and special districts law for over 20 years. 

  • EF
    • 08/24/2016

      Was named president of the board of directors of the Resource Development Council (RDC) of Alaska for the 2016–2017 term. RDC is a statewide business association of individuals and companies from Alaska’s oil and gas, mining, forest products, tourism, and fisheries industries. Fjelstad is a partner in Perkins Coie’s environment, energy, and resources practice and managing partner of the firm’s Anchorage office.

  • Mitchell S. Milby JD ’94
    • 05/01/2015

      Joined Wilson Elser as a partner in their Dallas, Texas, office on May 1, 2015. Milby can be reached at 214-698-8071;; or 901 Main Street, Suite 4800, Dallas, Texas 75202.

    • 09/01/2013

      Moved his law practice, Milby Attorneys & Counselors, to 1909 Woodall Rogers, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75201. He focuses on business law, including entity formation, business negotiations and contract drafting, and trial work arising out of business disputes.

    • 10/13/2017

      Scott Shapiro JD ’94 was a Best of the Bar honoree in 2017 and was named in the 2018 issue of Best Lawyers in America magazine. Shapiro is a managing partner at Downey Brand LLP in Sacramento, California.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was elected managing partner at Downey Brand, where he focuses on the internal operations of the firm. Shapiro is known for his expertise in flood protection improvement projects throughout California’s Central Valley.

  • Benjamin Wolff JD ’94
    • 02/24/2015

      Became the chair of Sarcos LC, a leading global robotics and sensor company formerly known as Raytheon Sarcos, the robotics division of the Raytheon Company. Wolff is responsible for overseeing the direction of the company and engaging with strategic partners, customers, and investors. He was CEO, president, and chair of Pendrell Corporation from 2009 to 2014. During his tenure at Pendrell, Wolff navigated a turnaround of the company by facilitating a resolution to a complex subsidiary bankruptcy and creating more than $500 million in value for equity holders by eliminating more than $1.5 billion of consolidated debt.

  • KZ
    • 09/01/2011

      Was named manager in the geosciences group at ENVIRON in Newark, New Jersey. Zdenek has over nine years of experience in the environmental science and engineering fields, including environmental compliance, due diligence, risk assessment, site assessment, investigation and remediation, environmental health and safety (EHS), permitting and compliance, solid and hazardous waste management, federal and state land use permitting, and development of budgets and remediation cost estimates. She also has 10 years of experience as an attorney in several areas of practice, including multistate environmental litigation. Zdenek has significant experience in multimedia compliance audits, Phase I environmental site assessments, remediation data evaluation, sampling plan development, field coordination, project coordination, proposal preparation, and budget review and analysis.

  • PA
    • 09/01/2013

      Opened the Law Office of Peter J. Ayers in Austin, Texas. He is frequently called on as an independent legal expert in intellectual property matters, especially patent infringement suits in the electrical and computer areas.

  • CB
    • 09/11/2017

      Chuck D. Barlow LLM ’95, vice president of environmental strategy and policy of Entergy Corporation, was named Lawyer of the Year by Mississippi College School of Law.

  • Ying Chen JD ’95
    • 09/01/2013

      Was named the 2013 Distinguished Business Law Graduate by Lewis & Clark. Chen is a patent attorney and cofounder of Chen Yoshimura, L.L.P., in Los Angeles, California.

  • JC
    • 03/30/2016

      Joined Lathrop & Gage’s energy practice team in Denver as of counsel. Experienced in oil and gas title examination and litigation, Clark previously was with Fox Rothschild. Prior to that, she was an oil and gas title examination and transactional attorney and litigator at a full-service law firm. Clark has also reviewed and drafted various transactional documents ranging from oil and gas leases, ratifications, and extensions to seismic agreements and mineral deeds.

  • AP
    • 10/12/2015

      Was appointed acting insurance commissioner of Nevada. Parks has 11 years with the Nevada Division of Insurance, and this is her second term as acting commissioner. She has served as chief insurance counsel and hearing officer for the division since 2009, and insurance counsel and hearing officer since 2004.

  • GS
    • 09/01/2013

      Performed at the Lincoln City Cultural Center in Lincoln City, Oregon, with the Pacific Trombone Quartet. Scholl plays principal trombone in the Portland Columbia Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, and the Newport Symphony Orchestras. He also plays in the Portland Brass Quintet and with the Michael Vlatkovich Trio. Scholl is the director of Metro Public Defender in Hillsboro, Oregon.

  • Katherine Somervell JD ’95
    • 02/01/2015

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

  • David Avraham Voluck JD ’95
    • 09/01/2014

      Received the Alaska Bar Association Board of Governor’s Judge Nora Guinn Award at the 2014 Bar Convention. The award recognizes extraordinary and sustained efforts to assist Alaska’s rural residents, especially its Native population, in overcoming language and cultural barriers to obtaining justice through the legal system. Voluck is the first tribal judge to receive the award. The Alaska Bar Association cited his 20 years serving the state’s Native people as tribal judge, Indian law professor, author, and special counsel. Voluck presently sits as trial judge for the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Sitka Tribe of Alaska, and Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, and is an adjunct professor for the law school’s Indian Law Program.

    • 09/01/2013

      Released Alaska Natives and American Laws, Third Edition, a treatise coauthored with David Case. Voluck sits as chief judge to the Sitka Tribe of Alaska, magistrate/judge to the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, and judge pro tem for the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island Tribal Government. He is also an adjunct professor with Lewis & Clark’s summer Indian Law Program.

  • DA
    • 09/01/2015

      Named in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA, American’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Aman is a shareholder with Tonkon Torp in Portland, and maintains a business litigation and intellectual property practice.

  • Kathleen C. Becker JD ’96
    • 09/01/2014

      Was elected representative for Colorado House District 13, which extends from the Wyoming border to Mount Evans and includes Jackson, Grand, Gilpin, and Clear Creek Counties, as well as the western portions of the City of Boulder and Boulder County.

  • Adina Flynn JD ’96
    • 09/01/2013

      Was named a 2012 Five Star Wealth Manager in Portland Monthly. Flynn is a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial Services and president of the Lewis & Clark Law School Alumni Board of Directors.

  • Benjamin Lenhart JD ’96
    • 09/01/2013

      Was named in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Lenhart is a shareholder with Lane Powell in Portland.

  • BO

    Brian Orazetti lost his valiant fight with brain cancer on October 11, 2015. He was 48 years old.

    Brian was born August 1967 in Portland. He graduated from Beaverton High School in 1985 and the University of Oregon with a BA in biology and psychology in 1988. He was admitted to the California bar in 1998.

    Brian worked for several firms before creating his own practice in Morro Bay, California, in 2006. Specializing in medical malpractice and employment discrimination, he loved to fight for the underdog and defend those who could not otherwise protect themselves in court.

    Brian spent his last days at home in the loving embrace of his family and friends. He leaves behind his parents, Penny Harrington and Richard Orazetti; brother Ricardo Orazetti; aunt Roberta Webber; uncle Michael Ledyard; the mother of his child, Siobhan O’Toole, who is herself walking with cancer; and the light of his life, his beloved daughter Aine Eileen O’Toole, who is 12 years old.

  • BR
    • 12/21/2016

      Is executive director for the Colorado Department of Natural Resources. In his new role, Randall leads the development and execution of the department’s initiatives for balanced management of the state’s natural resources. He previously served the department as deputy director, as assistant director for energy and minerals, and, prior to that, as federal lands coordinator.

    • 06/08/2016

      Was appointed executive director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources by Governor John Hickenlooper. Randall had served as the interim director of the department since February 2016. He served as the deputy executive director from 2010 to 2016, and assumed the additional role of chief operations officer in 2014. Randall has played instrumental roles in numerous departmental projects, ranging from new regulatory standards at the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to shaping Colorado’s approach to natural resource management on federal lands.

    • 02/01/2015

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

  • SS
    • 07/07/2016

      Joined Polsinelli PC’s environmental and natural resources practice as a shareholder. Stotts has experience representing clients in environmental regulatory and administrative matters, enforcement matters, private party suits, compliance counseling, and corporate and property transactions. She has represented clients in the areas of air, water, Superfund, and hazardous waste law. Her work also includes assisting clients in commenting on proposed agency rulemaking. Stotts, who spent the last 18 years as an environmental law attorney and partner at Stinson Leonard Street LLP, has been included in the environmental law section of Best Lawyers in America since 2013 and has been recognized in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for environmental law since 2009.

  • TU
    • 09/01/2014

      Was appointed to the board of directors for Queen’s Bench, the Multnomah County chapter of Oregon Women Lawyers.

  • DW
    • 09/02/2016

      Relocated the headquarters of Wiscarson Law, the only firm in Oregon to dedicate its practice primarily to special education law for families, to 3330 NW Yeon Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97210. In addition to special education law, Wiscarson Law provides legal counsel for other disability-related issues, such as guardianship and higher education, and provides assistance with navigating agency services. Wiscarson and her staff have shepherded thousands of Oregon and Washington families through the region’s public school districts and educational service districts on behalf of their special needs children. She can be reached at 503-727-0202 and

  • Mitch Baker JD ’97
    • 07/10/2015

      Was named in Oregon Super Lawyers 2015 in the employment litigation category. Baker, regional managing partner of the Portland office of Fisher & Phillips, has defended a variety of employers in labor and employment law matters. He also provides training, advice, and counsel to employers on labor and employment issues. He has extensive experience in enforcing noncompetition agreements and prosecuting Trade Secrets Act violations, as well as defending employers accused of retaliating against employees for exercising protected employment rights.

  • PB
    • 04/15/2016

      Was appointed by his partners as the new managing partner of Ring Bender LLLP, a national environmental law firm with offices in Portland, Orange County, Miami, and Pittsburgh. Bender says he is honored by their trust and looks forward to maintaining the firm’s deep and abiding commitment to heartfelt advocacy on behalf of its municipal, nonprofit, and corporate clients around the country.

  • Victoria Blachly JD ’97
    • 06/07/2016

      Was appointed to the Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter Leadership Board. Blachly is a partner with Samuels Yoelin Kantor in Portland. 

    • 07/06/2015

      Received Portland Business Journal’s 2015 Woman of Influence award. Blachly is a partner with Samuels Yoelin Kantor in Portland.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was appointed to Legacy Health’s allied professionals council. The group provides support, advice, and counsel to Legacy’s planned giving program. The first female equity partner at Samuels Yoelin Kantor, Blachly remains active in the local community.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was appointed to the board of advisors for, a bipartisan organization advocating for an Oregon Equal Rights Amendment. Blachly is with Samuels Yoelin Kantor.

    • 03/01/2014

      Was appointed to Oregon Governor Kitzhaber’s Commission on Senior Services, which is dedicated to enhancing and protecting the quality of life for all older Oregonians. Blachly is with Samuels Yoelin Kantor.

  • Jennie L. Bricker JD ’97
    • 02/17/2015

      Became editor of the Real Estate and Land Use Digest, the flagship publication of the Oregon State Bar Real Estate and Land Use Section. In addition to her legal practice, Jennie Bricker Land & Water Law, she has a writing and editing business, Brick Work Writing & Editing. Bricker can be contacted at 503-928-0976.

    • 06/01/2014

      Opened Jennie Bricker Law and Mediation. Previously, Bricker was a partner at Stoel Rives, where she practiced natural resources and real estate law for 15 years. Her new practice will focus on mediation of property- and resources-related disputes, real property and general business transactions, and natural resources permitting and regulation. She can be reached at 503-928-0976 or

  • TC
    • 04/17/2015

      Was elected shareholder with Landerholm, PS. An experienced litigator, Calderbank represents clients in a variety of matters, including business construction and real estate.

  • Robert “Matt” Madison Conoley JD ’97
    • 01/15/2018

      Robert “Matt” Conoley JD ’97 joined the U.S. Department of State’s Global Engagement Center last summer, after graduating with an MA in strategic security studies from the National Defense University. An interagency organization that uses data analytics, private sector talent, and social media technologies, the center is charged with leading the U.S. government’s efforts to counter propaganda and disinformation from international terrorist organizations and foreign countries. Conoley serves as deputy chief of partnerships and public affairs advisor.

    • 08/21/2016

      Robert “Matt” Conoley JD ’97 began study in the South and Central Asia Security Studies Program at the College of International Security Affairs (CISA), National Defense University. One of a handful of State Department officers accepted to CISA each year, Conoley is pursuing an MA in strategic security studies. CISA is the Department of Defense flagship for education and the building of partnership capacity in combating terrorism and irregular warfare at the strategic level.

  • JC
    • 09/01/2013

      Was featured with his musical group Bizarre Love Triangle in the third episode of AMC’s new competition series, Showville, which aired June 6. Following auditions at the Power House Theater in Walla Walla, Washington, the act was selected to compete to be named town favorite.

  • TG
    • 12/21/2016

      Was appointed undersecretary of the California Natural Resources Agency by Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr. Gibson has served as deputy secretary and general counsel at the California Natural Resources Agency since 2014. He served as general counsel at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife from 2010 to 2014, where he was assistant chief counsel the prior two years.

  • Marco Gonzalez JD ’97
    • 11/01/2015

      Was presented with a 2015 Lewis & Clark Law School Distinguished Environmental Graduate Award. Gonzalez is founder and managing partner of Coast Law Group.

  • JL
    • 09/02/2015

      Was elected to the board of directors for the Oregon Crime Victims Law Center. A proponent of crime victim rights, Lamborn represents clients pro bono through the National Crime Victim Law Institute and sponsors the NCVLI’s annual convention. He opened The Law Office of Josh Lamborn, P.C., in 2009 after serving as a deputy district attorney in Multnomah County for 12 years. Lamborn’s practice focuses on the representation of victims of sexual assault and other crimes, as well as personal injury clients.

  • AL
    • 03/10/2015

      Is a shareholder with Maloney Lauersdorf Reiner (MLR), a Portland law firm that specializes in insurance coverage litigation. MLR has purchased the landmark Burnside Rocket building. Constructed in 2007, it was one of the first commercial buildings in the world to be awarded LEED Platinum status.

  • JO
    • 09/01/2011

      Joined the executive team at the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS), where he will lead the policy planning and legislative analysis division. O’Leary served as general counsel to Governor Kulongoski for the past two years. He also served the governor as a senior policy adviser in public safety and telecommunications issues and oversaw seven statewide public safety agencies within the executive branch of state government. He can be reached at 11410 S.W. 68th Parkway, Tigard, Oregon 97223.

  • GP
    • 09/01/2013

      Was appointed New Hampshire Bank Commissioner. Prior to joining the Banking Department, Perlow served for five years as a senior assistant attorney general at the New Hampshire Department of Justice.

  • Karla Raettig JD ’97
    • 11/01/2015

      Was presented with a 2015 Lewis & Clark Law School Distinguished Environmental Graduate Award. Raettig is the executive director of the Maryland League of Conservation Voters.

  • Susan E. Smith JD ’97
    • 09/01/2014

      Was elected partner at Segal McBridge Singer & Mahoney. Smith represents hospitality, commercial real estate, retail, and housing industry clients facing claims involving Legionnaires’ disease, chemical burns and chemical inhalation, carbon monoxide poisoning, lead paint poisoning, and exposure to mold, formaldehyde, and other substances. She also defends individuals and corporate entities in lawsuits arising from automobile accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, defective product claims, and other general liability matters.

  • DW
    • 09/01/2011

      Published Arabic Vocabulary Made Easy, Volume 2. In this book, Western introduces 300 new words with a focus on business, military, and media.

  • June Wiyrick Flores JD ’97
    • 02/01/2015

      Joined Miller Nash’s trusts and estates practice. Wiyrick Flores works with individuals, families, and closely held and family businesses to develop and implement succession strategies. She provides sophisticated and highly personalized estate plans and is also experienced in estate, probate, and trust administration and assists both fiduciaries and beneficiaries. She helps her business clients with business formations, developing governance structures, reorganizations and dissolutions, and mergers and acquisitions to achieve beneficial tax results. Wiyrick Flores, who is listed in Best Lawyers in America, is also a frequent speaker on family business and estate- and tax-planning topics.

    • 09/01/2013

      Was unanimously voted secretary for the Portland Estate Planning Council Board.

  • Deanna Wray JD ’97
    • 10/13/2016

      Was elected president of the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation board of directors. Wray, a trial lawyer and managing partner with the Portland civil litigation firm Bodyfelt Mount LLP, focuses on the defense of product and general liability civil litigation matters. She has defended a range of products, including medical equipment, hand tools, printing presses, Murphy beds, bicycles, forklifts, automatic doors, and toilets. In recent years, she has been involved in mass tort litigation of latex gloves, vaccines, fen-phen, pain pumps, and metoclopramide. Wray acts as local counsel to Chrysler on all automotive product defect claims in Oregon. In addition, she has represented general contractors and electricians in Employer Liability Act cases. Some of her most notable successes have been in crafting pretrial resolutions for clients in catastrophic injury cases.

    • 08/03/2016

      Was named in the 2016 issue of Oregon Super Lawyers magazine for her work defending civil litigation matters. Wray is managing partner at Bodyfelt Mount LLP.

    • 02/01/2015

      Became a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, a national organization comprised of insurance companies, corporations, corporate counsel, litigation and risk managers, and claims professionals. Wray’s practice concentrates on defense of product and general liability and civil litigation matters. She is a managing partner at Bodyfelt Mount.

  • DA
    • 09/01/2013

      Was elected partner of Labaton Sucharow in
 New York, New York. Auld, an accomplished litigator with 15 years of experience prosecuting large-scale securities and investment lawsuits, 
is a leader in the firm’s securities and client and case evaluation groups.
 He also directs the firm’s recently expanded international litigation practice group.

  • JB
    • 09/01/2011

      Is opening a pub, Creek Monkey, in Martinez, California. His goal is to eventually open a full production brewery adopting the name Excelsior for his microbeer. He is using as a model Oregon’s McMenamin brothers, who are famous for turning disused historic buildings slated for the wrecking ball into hipster paradises. The name of Blair’s establishment stems from a local urban legend of simian sightings where the famous beavers now call home.

  • Tamara A. Hanlon JD ’98
    • 02/10/2016

      Was named the court commissioner for Yakima Municipal Court, where she will handle misdemeanor cases for 20 hours a week. Hanlon will also continue to work for the Yakima County prosecutor’s office, where she most recently managed felony appeals.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was assigned to the Appellate Division of the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

  • AK
    • 09/01/2011

      Was named one of the Top 20 Under 40 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal. He was also recently named to the inaugural list of California’s Top 25 Land Use Lawyers by the Daily Journal. Kulkarni is the head of the land use litigation practice for Meyers Nave in Oakland, California. His practice focuses on all aspects of land use and environmental law. Kulkarni has represented public entities and private clients in numerous matters and cases involving the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the State Planning and Zoning Law, the Coastal Act, the Tidelands Trust, the Subdivision Map Act, the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Act, the Mitigation Fee Act, the Clean Water Act, and civil rights claims in the land use context. Several of these cases have resulted in published appellate decisions.

  • EM
    • 10/02/2017

      Edwin Morrow JD ’98 was elected a fellow by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Morrow is a national wealth specialist at Key Private Bank, providing customized tax, trust, and estate planning solutions to high-net-worth clients. He has an extensive background in taxation, probate, and estate law, and business planning. A nonpublic arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Morrow is also a frequent speaker at CLE/CPE courses on asset protection, taxes, and financial and estate planning.

  • Christopher Neumann JD ’98
    • 09/01/2013

      Received the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Connection 2013 Presenter of the Year Award for his course Stormwater Enforcement and Risk Mitigation Trends. The winner is determined through the review of presenter evaluations. Neumann is shareholder at Greenberg Traurig in Denver, Colorado, and counsels clients in the retail, natural gas, petroleum, construction, home building, solid and hazardous waste, and mining industries on a wide variety of litigation, environmental, natural resources, American Indian law, administrative, land use, and insurance coverage matters.

  • TP
    • 04/26/2017

      Thomas B. Powers JD ’98 has been appointed circuit judge for Oregon’s Tenth Judicial District, which encompasses Union and Wallowa Counties. His term began April 1, 2017. Powers most recently managed a solo practice in Enterprise, Oregon, where he handled indigent criminal defense cases and civil matters, and represented small businesses. Previously, Powers practiced for more than a decade at Williams Love O’Leary & Powers, PC, where he represented plaintiffs in medical device negligence cases. Powers also served as a senior assistant attorney general in the Financial Fraud/Consumer Protection Section of the Oregon Department of Justice.

  • TR
    • 09/01/2013

      Is a managing partner at Samuels Yoelin Kantor in Portland. Resch’s practice emphasizes employment and business litigation.

  • QS
    • 04/08/2016

      Was appointed Alaska’s public defender for the next four years. Steiner has practiced law at the state’s public defender agency for seven years.

  • MS
    • 09/01/2011

      Michele Stone JD ’98 was named by Portland Daily Journal of Commerce as one of the Up & Coming Lawyers of 2010. Stone, an associate with Markowitz, Herbold, Glade & Mehlhaf, is a trial lawyer focusing on commercial litigation.

  • MW
    • 09/01/2011

      Announced the formation of the law firm of Cartwright Whitman Baer, formerly Cartwright & Associates. The new firm will continue to provide legal services for individuals and professionals in the areas of estate, trust, and elder financial abuse litigation; estate and trust administration; and protective proceedings and appeals.

  • JA
    • 09/01/2013

      Joined the staff of Portland’s mayor, Charlie Hales, as a policy director. Alpert most recently was the Northwest conservation strategies director with the Trust for Public Land, where he led successful ballot initiatives to protect lands
in several western states, including Oregon.

  • JC
    • 09/17/2015

      Joined the Lake Oswego, Oregon, law firm of Glazer, Maurer & Peterson as of counsel. Cienfuegos will also continue to represent clients through his own firm, 100 Fires. He has tried jury trials as a deputy district attorney for Multnomah County, as a public defender, and as an employee of a major insurance company.

  • Shawn Filippi JD ’99
    • 02/01/2015

      Was promoted to vice president and corporate secretary at Northwest Natural Gas Company. Most recently, she was the company’s senior legal counsel and assistant corporate secretary. Filippi has been with Northwest Natural for nearly 10 years.

  • Heather Guthrie JD ’99
    • 09/01/2014

      Was appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors for the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette. Guthrie, who is with Dunn Carney, also serves as chair of the planned giving advisory council for United Way and has been working with the nonprofit for seven years.

  • DH
    • 07/21/2016

      Was appointed to the board of directors for Friends of Baseball. The nonprofit organization offers programs to youths in underserved and rural communities to create opportunities for success on and off the baseball and softball field. Hagedorn is a partner at Tonkon Torp LLP and chairs the firm’s state government relations and public policy practice group. He is a long-time public affairs professional, offering comprehensive government affairs services for the firm’s clients at the state, local, and regulatory levels. He is also a lifelong baseball fan who is in the third generation of players in his family.

  • TH
    • 12/21/2016

      Was appointed project director for the Cleveland-based National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers. Horton will be responsible for advancing NNCG’s mission to increase the quality, effectiveness, and capacity of grantmakers by mobilizing and strengthening the work of knowledgeable, ethical, and experienced consultants. Horton previously worked for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), where she served as a resident director in Eurasia. She also spent a decade as a consultant to philanthropic and nonprofit organizations, most recently as senior program advisor at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  • Joshua Husbands JD ’99
    • 09/01/2013

      Was named by the Portland Business Journal as one of its 40 Under Forty Executives for 2013. Husbands is a partner with Holland & Knight in Portland, where he is a member of the private wealth services section and represents clients in an array of business, tax, business succession, and estate planning matters, including business reorganizations, acquisitions, and divestitures

    • 09/01/2011

      Was elected to the board of directors of the Estate Planning Council of Portland. The interdisciplinary organization of estate planning professionals is dedicated to fostering an understanding of the proper relationship among the attorney, insurance professional, trust officer, accountant, and other parties involved in estate planning and to encourage cooperation among those parties. Husbands is a member of Holland & Knight’s private wealth services practice group. He represents clients in an array of business, tax, business succession, and estate planning matters, including business reorganizations, acquisitions, and divestitures. He often writes and speaks on a number of business, tax, life insurance, and asset protection matters concerning business and high net-worth individuals. Husbands teaches estate planning as an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark Law School and has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine for the past two years.

  • Dana Krawczuk JD ’99
    • 10/13/2016

      Received a 2016 Women of Vision Award from the Daily Journal of Commerce. The awards recognized women who are shaping the built environment in Oregon and Southwest Washington through their leadership, mentoring efforts, community involvement, and promotion of industry diversity. Krawczuk is senior counsel at Perkins Coie.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was included by the Portland Business Journal in its 2014 “Forty Under 40.” Krawczuk is senior counsel in Perkins Coie’s real estate and land use practice.

    • 09/01/2014

      Was selected for the 2014 Fellows Program of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), a national organization of the legal profession’s top general counsel and managing partners. The fellows program is a highly structured initiative designed to increase diversity at the leadership levels of U.S. law firms and corporate legal departments. Long, a shareholder at Lane Powell, focuses her practice on land use and real estate, obtaining land use entitlements for retailers, developers, and property owners.

    • 02/01/2015

      Was appointed by Governor Kitzhaber and confirmed by the Oregon State Senate to serve a four-year term on the governing board of the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries. Maffei, a partner at Cable Huston, is a registered professional geologist with the State of Oregon.

    • 09/01/2014

      Joined Cable Huston as a partner. She brings experience as a geologist to her practice in environmental and natural resources law, focusing on water quality and remediation projects in Oregon and Washington. Maffei has represented municipal and industrial clients since 1999 in permitting, environmental compliance, and environmental litigation matters. She also provides environmental advice in business and real estate transactions. Prior to attending law school, Maffei practiced as an environmental consultant in Oregon and Washington.

    • 09/01/2013

      Was elected 2013 chair of the Environmental and Natural Resources Section of the Oregon State Bar. Maffei, a shareholder with Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, focuses her practice on environmental and natural resource law. She has extensive experience with Clean Water Act permitting and litigation, environmental cleanup projects, and environmental due diligence in Oregon and Washington. Maffei is also a member of the board of the Oregon Association of Clean Water Agencies, as well as chair of its legal committee.

  • Michelle L. Prosser JD ’99
    • 02/01/2015

      Was promoted from managing attorney to shareholder at Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, a family law and estate planning firm founded in 1986. Prosser has been with the practice since 2012 and manages their Vancouver office. She has over a decade of family law experience and is an active member of the Washington State Bar and its Family Law Section, in addition to being a member of the Clark County Bar Association and the Oregon State Bar. Prosser also volunteers with the Hough Elementary School and Discovery Middle School PTSAs.

  • AR
    • 09/01/2014

      Focuses her practice on legal ethics and risk management, including attorney disciplinary defense. Rhodes, a partner at Holland & Knight’s Portland office, advises both law firms and lawyers in matters involving lawyer mobility, partnership and corporate structuring, lawyer dissociation, and lateral hiring. She also litigates law firm dissolution, fiduciary duty, and lawyer separations.

  • Kenneth “KC” Schefski JD ’99
    • 11/01/2015

      Was presented with a 2015 Lewis & Clark Law School Distinguished Environmental Graduate Award. Schefski is the acting director of the Waste and Chemical Enforcement Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Civil Enforcement, in Washington, D.C.

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