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Duck Tracks

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Oregon Super Lawyers 2012

Thomas Johnson ’82, Christopher Kent ’85, Eric Larson ’72, Karen O’Connor ’95, Laura Rackner ’84 and Thomas Tongue ’99 were all recognized as Oregon Super Lawyers 2012 “The Top 50.” The list is made up of the lawyers who ranked top of the list in the Oregon Super Lawyers 2012 nomination, research and blue ribbon review process.

Karen O’Connor ’95, Laura Rackner ’84, Janet Schroer ’81 and Jody Stahancyk ’73 were all recognized as Oregon Super Lawyers 2012 “The Top 25 Women.” The list is comprised of the women lawyers who ranked top of the list in the Oregon Super Lawyers 2012 nomination, research and blue ribbon review process.

Congratulations to all!

1960s

Bob Richmond, ’64, retired as president of the Northwest League after more than 30 years of service. His retirement will be effective at the end of the calendar year. After graduating from law school, Richmond was the league’s top executive from 1974-1981 and from 1991 to present.

1980s

Ralph Wiser, ’81, was elected president of the Brain Injury Alliance of Oregon, an organization of attorneys, physicians and other providers for those suffering from traumatic and acquired brain injury. He has also been elected to the board of BraiNet, a volunteer organization connected with OHSU’s Oregon Brain Institute.

Constance Livsey, ’84, was hired at Burr, Pease & Kurtz as a Workers’ Compensation Litigation defense attorney. She has extensive experience working with employers and insurers to resolve claims for work-related injuries. Burr, Pease & Kurtz has been around since 1957 and is located in Anchorage, Alaska.

Don Corson, ‘85, will serve as a board member for the 2012-13 Lane County Bar Association.

1990s

Hon. Mustafa Kasubhai, ’96, will serve as a board member for the 2012-13 Lane County Bar Association.

Karrie McIntyre, ‘98, will serve as a board member for the 2012-13 Lane County Bar Association.

Robert Schmidt, ’98, joined the law firm of Landye Bennett Blumstein LLP in Anchorage, Alaska. The firm provides legal services to clients in the Pacific Northwest including public and private corporations, individuals, real estate developers, homeowner associations, municipalities and nonprofit groups. Schmidt has already represented hundreds of cases, including several high-profile cases that were worth over $1 million.

Holly Rachel Smith, ’99, was hired at The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners as its new Assistant General Counsel.

2000s

K.C. Huffman, ’00, will serve as a board member for the 2012-13 Lane County Bar Association.

Jason Weyand, ’01, was recently appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber to the Oregon Employment Relations Board. Prior to the appointment, Weyand served as Senior Legal Counsel for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 75.

Christopher Pallanch, ’07, joined the board of directors for the Oregon chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He is currently an attorney with Tonkon Torp and has been there since 2009.

Dinara Ziganshina, who graduated from Oregon Law’s LL.M. program in ‘08, was just awarded a Ph.D. degree from the University of Dundee in Scotland, an institute dedicated to international water law.

Congratulations to Jonathan Cavanagh, ’09, who was hired at Garvey Schubert Barer’s Tax and Benefits Group as a tax attorney. The firms’ chair said that Cavanagh’s experience in public accounting will be a tremendous asset to the firm.

Tom Moseman, ‘09, will serve as a board member for the 2012-13 Lane County Bar Association.

2010s

Joe Kraus, ’09, and Elizabeth Holsapple, ’11, were married on July 14, 2012.

Congratulations to Allyson Dahlhauser, ’11, who was hired at Kuffel, Hultgrenn, Klashke, Shea & Ellerd LLP in Pasco, Wa. as an associate. Her primary area of practice is family law.

Congratulations to Derek Larwick, ’11, who was hired at the Eugene, Ore. law firm, Corson & Johnson, as an associate attorney. He will specialize in injury cases including motor vehicle collisions and product liability.