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1960s

Walt Grebe ’64, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt shareholder, was recently honored by the Daily Journal of Commerce with its 2011 Leadership in Law recognition. The Leadership in Law designation was developed to pay tribute to long-standing members of the legal community in Oregon.

Michael Schrunk ’67, Multnomah County district attorney, was selected as the recipient of the Multnomah Bar Association Professionalism Award. The nominators described how he works to improve the legal system and models the expectations he sets for his office to “do the right thing.”

1970s

Alan Mitchell ’71 is currently serving as mayor of Birchwood, Minnesota. He was elected to the post in November 2010.

Steven Blackhurst ’73, of Ater Wynne, is serving as president of the Multnomah Bar Association.

Frank Langfitt ’73, chair of Ater Wynne’s litigation department, has been elected treasurer of Literary Arts Inc., a nonprofit organization of language and literature programs.

Jody Stahancyk ’73, senior shareholder at Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, was one of the 15 veteran lawyers in Oregon recently honored by the Daily Journal of Commerce during the Leadership in Law Award Ceremony. The award recognizes outstanding professional efforts by lawyers in community and industry service, mentorship and leadership.

Kirk Johansen ’74, shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, was elected to the Board of High Desert Museum.

Benjamin Freudenberg ’77, along with several Josephine County lawyers, joined with the Grants Pass Coalition for Kids Money $marts! Program to offer 15 workshops on basic financial questions, along with free legal advice.

John Van Landingham ’77, of Lane County Legal Aid & Advoacy Center, received the 2011 Lane County Bar Association Distinguished Service Award.

1980s

Janet Schroer ’81, and her son John Williams, recently volunteered in the kitchen at Transition Projects, which helps men who are transitioning from homelessness to housing.

David Bartz, Jr. ’82, president and shareholder of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, received the Liberty and Hope Award from the Oregon League of Minority Voters (OLMV) at a dinner May 21. The award is the OMLV’s highest honor and recognizes those who have taken extraordinary steps in elevating the economic, social, educational, and political aspirations of minorities in Oregon.

Hon. Douglas Mitchell ’83 received the Lane County Bar Association’s Award of Appreciation.

David Riewald ’83, shareholder at Bullard Law, recently completed a three-year term as president of Worklaw Network, an international network of independent law firms with more than 350 attorneys who limit their practice to management-side labor and employment law.

Carmen Calzacorta ’84, shareholder in the Portland, Oregon, office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, recently joined the board of Friends of the Children, a mentoring program that provides paid professional mentors to vulnerable children.

Don Corson ’85 is serving as a director on the board of the Lane County Bar Association.

Longtime Newport attorney Kevin Strever ’85 retired from law practice at the end of 2010. He practiced at the firm Barton and Strever since 1985, emphasizing catastrophic injury jury trials and complex litigation in Oregon and other jurisdictions.

Maryann Yelnosky-Smith ’85, shareholder at Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson, recently received the Harpole Attorney Award at the 13th Annual Joyce Harpole Reception and Awards ceremony. The award honors a lawyer dedicated to the pursuit of justice while maintaining a sense of balance among career, family and community.

Jonathan Bennett ’86 was elected managing partner of Dunn, Carney, Allen, Higgins & Tongue. He has been with the firm since 1986.

Bruce Neuling ’86 is working in the Economic Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.

Ronald Versteeg ’86, along with several Josephine County lawyers, joined with the Grants Pass Coalition for Kids Money $marts! Program to offer 15 workshops on basic financial questions, along with free legal advice.

Jon Folkestad ’87, and his son Gunnar, recently volunteered in the kitchen at Transition Projects, which helps men who are transitioning from homelessness to housing.

First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. (FICOH) welcomes Leslie Kop ’88 as its new Vice President and Managing Attorney. Kop first worked for FICOH from 1992 to 2000 as staff counsel.

Alan Rappleyea ’89 was appointed county counsel by the Washington County Board of Commissioners. He will oversee a staff of attorneys providing legal advice to Washington County government and affiliated agencies, representing them in civil litigation and administrative and enforcement proceedings.

1990s

Deputy District Attorney for Lane County Bill Warnisher ’90 received the Lance County Bar Association’s 2011 Joseph M. Kosydar Award for Professionalism.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the largest community of professional fundraisers in the world, has awarded its highest professional certification, the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), to James Phelps ’91, development director at the ACLU of Oregon.

Darien Loiselle ’92, a shareholder in the Portland, Oregon, office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, recently took over the firm’s leadership role with El Programa Hispano, a low-income legal clinic that servces the Hispanic population in east Multnomah County.

Heather Holt ’93, along with several Josephine County lawyers, joined with the Grants Pass Coalition for Kids Money $marts! Program to offer 15 workshops on basic financial questions, along with free legal advice.

Attorney for the United States Trustee P. Rebecca Kamitsuka ’93 was the guest speaker at the June 201 NALS of Lane County meeting. She discussed the United States Trustee Program and provided an overview of the duties and responsibilities oof an attorney and their legal staff in this agency.

Chin See Ming ’93 recently was named to the board of the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

DeAnn Novotny ’94 was sworn in as Linn County’s newest judge in August 2011.

Mary Anderson ’95 recently was hired as a deputy district attorney for Deschutes County.

Hon. Mustafa Kasubhai ’96 is serving as a director on the board of the Lane County Bar Association.

Rebecca Peterson ’96, along with several Josephine County lawyers, joined with the Grants Pass Coalition for Kids Money $marts! Program to offer 15 workshops on basic financial questions, along with free legal advice.

Robin Smith ’97, vice president and senior trust officer, recently relocated to the Portland office of West Coast Trust.

Karrie McIntyre ’98 is serving as a director on the board of the Lane County Bar Association.

Elizabeth Knight ’99 of Dunn Carney has been named to the board of directors for the Campaign for Equal Justice.

Thomas Tongue ’99, shareholder in the Portland office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, recently was appointed co-leader of the firms business and transaction practice group.

2000s

Jonathan Mishkin ’00 has opened up his own law practice, specializing in tax controversy, estate planning and closely held business advice.

Xin Xu ’00 announced the opening of her new firm, the Law Office of Xin Xu. She will continue to focus on commercial litigation, professional liability defense and securities litigation.

Michael Arnold ’01, of Eugene firm Arnold Law Office, recently was featured in a photograph in Canoe & Kayak Magazine’s whitewater photo annual. In March, Arnold and his rafting partner were photographed running 30-foot Big Brother Waterfall on the Upper White Salmon. Footage of their runs will also be featured in an upcoming whitewater documentary by Washington documentarian Hans Hoormans.

Andrew Minkiewicz ’01 was elected partner at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

Loren Scott ’02, Natalie Scott ’02, and Julia Manela ’02 have opened a new law firm, The Scott Law Group, located on the 2nd Floor of the Oakway Financial Center building in Eugene, Oregon. They will continue their established practices of business insolvency analysis and planning, including bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy options, bankruptcy litigation, creditor representation, and appeals.

The Scott Law Group is proud to announce that Loren Scott ’02 has been selected as one of the Rising Stars in the field of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights by Super Lawyers magazine for the third year in a row.

Peter Watts ’02, Jordan Ramis shareholder, has been named president of the Clackamas County Business Alliance, an advocacy group of the area’s largest employers. He also has been appointed to the Leadership Council of the Community Investment Initiative, a think tank charged with recommending strategies for regional economic growth.

Shawn Menashe ’03 has been named managing shareholder of Gervurtz, Menashe, Larson & Howe in Portland. Menashe takes over the role his father, Albert A. Menashe, has held for nearly 30 years.

Morgan Diment ’04 has become a partner of Diment & Walker. He represents clients primarily in the areas of family law and criminal defense in Lane County and surrounding counties.

Jane Yates ’04 has joined Eugene, Oregon, firm Watkinson, Laird, Rubenstein, Baldwin & Burgess as an associate. She also is serving as president of the Lane County Bar Association.

Ryan Boyle ’05 recently joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as an associate, focusing his practice on products liability defense, personal and catastrophic injuries and toxic torts.

In August 2011, Kenneth Goodin ’05, an associate attorney with Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, became immediate past-president for the Deschutes County Bar Association.

Jacob Martinez ’05 has joined the firm of Edwards, Angell, Palmer & Dodge as an associate in the Intellectual Property Department.

Marcus H. Reed ’05 has joined Cosgrave, Vergeer, Kester’s business practice group, where he will work with businesses on entity formation, business transactions, ownership and asset transfers, employment issues, partnership ageements, and real estate matters.

Lisa Schaures ’05 recently joined Stokes Lawrence as an associate.

Jaclyn Semple ’05 has been elected shareholder of Eugene, Oregon, law firm Watkinson, Laird, Rubenstein, Baldwin & Burgess.

William Glasson ’06 is a director for the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.

Steven Nofziger ’06 has joined Hershner Hunter as an associate. His practice will focus on employee benefits, taxation, and business formation and organization.

Cassandra SkinnerLopata ’06 has been named chair of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission’s board of commissioners. She was appointed by Gov. John Kitzhaber on July 5.

Adam Bergeron ’07 has joined Bergeron, Paradis & Fitzpatrick, LLP in Burlington, Vermont, as an associate.

Kendell Ferguson ’07, along with several Josephine County lawyers, joined with the Grants Pass Coalition for Kids Money $marts! Program to offer 15 workshops on basic financial questions, along with free legal advice.

Karen Hobson ’07 joined the Portland, Oregon, office of Williams Kastner as an associate.

Sean Ray ’07 and Traci Ray ’07 welcomed the birth of their daughter, Ensley Jamison Ray, on July 28, 2011.

Sean Ray ’07 received the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section Award of Merit. The Award of Merit recognizes exceptional volunteer efforts through the Young Lawyers Section (YLS) of the MBA. Ray was recognized for his work as the organizer for the “Lawyers Toys for Tots” project led by the YLS Membership Committee.

Traci Ray ’07 is a director for the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.

Chas Horner ’08, of Lane County Legal Aid and Advocacy Center, was honored with the 2011 Bandiero Award for Lawyer Commitment to Public Interest Law. The award is bestowed by the Oregon Law Students Public Interest Fund in recognition of dedicated service in the public interest.

Kimberly Clark ’09 and David Hall ’09 were recently married. Clark is an Internal Revenue Service attorney. Hall is an administrative law judge.

Leah Cogswell ’09 will marry Matthew Steban Ballard on January 28, 2012.

Colin Love-Geiger ’09 has joined the labor and employment practice group at Tonkin Torp.

Tom Moseman ’09 is serving as a director on the board of the Lane County Bar Association.

Ali Seals ’09 was profiled in “Pro Bono Spotlight,” in the July/August edition of Multnomah Lawyer.

Kelly (Fahl) Sherbo ’09 and David Leigh Sherbo-Huggins ’10 were married September 10, 2011, in Florence, Oregon.

2010s

Amy Hicksted ’10 is now an Associate Attorney at Coit & Associates, P.C. where she practices both family law and criminal defense.

Paul Mockford ’10 has joined Gordon & Polscer as an associate. His practice will focus on insurance coverage and litigation.

Taylor Murdoch ’10 has joined Leahy, Van Vactor & Cox in Springfield, Oregon, as an associate attorney.

Elizabeth Spaulding ’10 was hired last winter as an environmental policy facilitator/ mediator with the Environmental and Natural Resource Department of the Ruckleshouse Center at the University of Wyoming.

Meghan C. Scott ’11 has been hired as a law clerk with the Yuma, Arizona, law firm of Garcia, Hengl, Kinsey, Farrar & Villarreal, P.L.C.