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  • John B. Lewis JD ’75 passed away June 7, 2016. He was 69 years old.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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