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Duck Tracks

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1960s

Stephen A. Hutchinson ’67 retired recently from Hutchinson, Cox, Coons, DuPriest, Orr & Sherlock. Hutchison founded the firm in 1970 and continued as a guiding force during the last 40 years. He has been active in the Oregon State Bar, as well as in many community boards, organizations and schools.

Multnomah County District Attorney Michael D. Schrunk ’67 is the 2012 recipient of the University of Oregon School of Law’s Frohnmayer Award for Public Service. A dinner and ceremony took place at 6 p.m., Friday, April 13, at The Nines in Portland.

1970s

Hon. Donald W. Hull ’70 joined Samuels Yoelin Kantor as senior counsel.

Mark Hardin ’72 recently had an annual award established in his honor by the American Bar Association Board of Governors to honor his work in the field of child welfare law. The Mark Hardin Award for Child Welfare Legal Scholarship and Systems Change will be given each year to an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the field.

James T. Massey ’74 has joined Reno & Cavanaugh as of counsel. Massey’s practice will emphasize federal regulatory and policy advocacy, litigation, land use, real estate and agricultural law.

Ray Wilkeson ’74, who helped craft the Oregon salmon plan and eliminate the state’s timber severance tax, is retiring as president of the Oregon Forest Industries Council after 26 years.

John C. Gartland ’77, attorney-mediator, is the 2011 recipient of the Oregon State Bar Edwin J. Peterson Professionalism Award. This honor recognizes an Oregon lawyer who consistently demonstrates integrity, honesty, willing compliance with the letter and spirit of the law, and promotes efficient resolution of disputes, while treating all with courtesy and dignity.

Kelly Hagan ’78, a shareholder in the Portland office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, has joined the board of directors of Essential Health Clinic, which provides free urgent care and access to health care for low-income, uninsured residents of Washington County

James Van Dyke ’78 has been appointed as interim city attorney for the City of Portland. Prior to joining the city in 1994, he worked as a senior assistant attorney general at the Oregon Department of Justice in the trial division and family law sections.

1980s

Tax attorney Avi Lev ’80 recently joined Boston’s Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP as partner in its Corporate and Business Law Group.

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

Holly Hummel ’82 retired from Hummel and Barnhouse.

Doug DuCharme ’83 has been promoted to associate principal of BLRB Architects. He joined the firm in 2007 as a senior associate and has more than 30 years of experience. In addition to overseeing the Portland office, DuCharme is the director of BLRB’s Higher Education Studio.

Tonkon Torp litigator Edwin (Ned) Perry ’84 has been elected to a three-year term on the board of Portland YouthBuilders. He has provided pro bono counsel to the organization for more than a decade.

Greg Hitchcock ’85 has joined Brownstein Rask as an associate. He is part of the firm’s business and employee groups. Hitchcock’s practice focuses on ERISA compliance, employee benefits and nonprofit organizations.

Buckley Law announces that Robert J. Horvat ’85 has been named voting shareholder, effective Jan. 1. Horvat will continue to focus his practice on the representation of individuals and businesses with an emphasis on commercial real estate, retail, business, and corporate and financing transactions.

1990s

Peter J. Mintzer ’90 recently opened a Seattle office for a Los Angeles-based firm, Chamberlin, Keaster & Brockman. Mintzer’s practice continues to focus on insurance coverage and other commercial litigation matters, with a focus on environmental, product and construction defect as well as professional liability matters. Mintzer also serves as a mediator and arbitrator in an array of civil matters.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Lucille Salmony ’90 recently transferred to the Oregon Department of Justice’s financial fraud/consumer protection unit.

Tonkon Torp litigator Jon Stride ’90 was selected by the Portland Daily Journal of Commerce as a finalist for its Leadership in Law award. Stride also was elected to a three-year term on the board of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, effective Jan. 1.

Scott Shorr ’93, a trial and appellate attorney who specializes in complex business, securities and consumer class action litigation, has been named managing shareholder of Stoll Berne.

Evan Gutman ’94 co-authored “Tax Considerations When Going Through a Divorce,” which appeared in the March 2012 issue of Commerce Magazine.

Judge Oscar Garcia ’95 was recognized for his recent position on the Washington County Circuit Court in a Judicial Profile in Multnomah Laywer.

Kirk Bailey ’96 has joined Outdoor Industry Association as vice president of governmental affairs.

Allyson S. Krueger ’96 has joined Dunn Carney as of counsel. Krueger’s practice will focus on employment law and business litigation. Krueger previously practiced at Hitt Hiller Monfils Williams. She has been listed by Chambers and Partners as one of America’s leading lawyers for business, employment law, in 2007-2011, and was listed in Oregon Super Lawyers, 2009-2011.

Brian R. Talcott ’96 of Dunn Carney has been elected to the Classroom Law Project Board of Directors.

Marshall L. Wilde ’97 recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan with the Oregon Air National Guard. While deployed, he served as the chief, rule of law, for Gen. David Petraeus, working on reconstruction of Afghanistan’s justice institutions. With his demobilization, he has returned to Harris Law Group to practice family law, probate and estate planning.

2000s

Janice L. Mackey ’00 has become a shareholder in Hutchinson, Cox, Coons, DuPriest, Orr & Sherlock. Mackey’s practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration and probate, business succession planning and business and real property transactions.

Marcus M. Henderson ’02 has joined Aspell, Della-Rose & Associates in Klamath Falls, where his practice will focus on estate planning and administration, real estate transactions, and small businesses representation.

Ryan P. Hunt ’02 recently was named shareholder at the Salem firm of Garrett Hemann Robertson.

Nikki Dobay ’03 is returning to Stoel Rives as of counsel practicing in the employee benefits section of the benefits, tax and wealth management group. Dobay will be expanding her tax repertoire to include employee benefits.

Heather Hepburn ’03 has been named a shareholder at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. She focuses her practice in the areas of business and real estate law, including entity issues, corporate and limited liability company formations, securities, and mergers and acquisitions.

Dunn Carney announces that Jeana M. McGlasson ’03 became partner at the firm, effective Jan. 1. McGlasson is a member of the firm’s wills and estates team and tax team.

Tenielle Fordyce–Ruff ’04 will direct Concordia University School of Law’s Legal Research and Writing Program.

Portland attorneys David Sacks ’04 and Livia Goetz have founded a new law firm, Sacks & Goetz. The firm’s practice areas include juvenile delinquency, juvenile dependency, termination of parental rights, criminal defense, domestic relations, adoptions, guardianships, personal injury, investment fraud and Social Security disability.

Clifford DeGroot ’05 has joined Davis Wright Tremaine as an associate. His practice focuses on business transactions and corporate governance, with extensive experience representing clients in mergers and acquisitions and private placements of debt and equity.

Dole, Coalwell, Clark, Mountainspring & Mornarich announces attorney Jim Forrester ’05 has become partner in the firm. Forrester’s practice focuses on family law, adoptions, real estate, business law, elder law, estate planning and foreclosures. He also serves as prosecuting attorney for the cities of Roseburg, Winston and Myrtle Creek.

Miller Nash has promoted Jeffrey Sagalewicz ’05 to partner. He is a member of the Litigation Team. Sagalewicz focuses on commercial, corporate governance, construction, and real estate disputes.

Donald H. Grim ’06 has become a partner at Greene and Markley. His practice focuses on tax controversy, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, estate planning and probate.

Eric Mitton ’06 became partner at Hornecker, Cowling, Hassen & Heysell, LLP.

Bradford Miller ’07 was appointed shareholder at Stahancyk, Kent & Hook P.C.

Laura Salerno Owens ’07 and Sean P. Ray ’07 recently joined Barran Liebman LLP as associates.

Traci Ray ’07, director of marketing and client services, has been appointed chair of the Oregon State Bar Pro Bono Committee, which strives to provide legal access and representation to mid- and low-income Oregonians. Ray served as secretary of the committee in 2011 and currently serves on the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyer Section board.

Lisa Lam ’08 was featured in Multnomah Lawyer for her commitment and dedication to working with Oregonians of limited means.

James Baldock ’09 has joined the Law Offices of Tarascio & Del Vecchio as lead attorney in their Springfield office.

Stefanie Herrington ’09 is now on the board of trustees of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold.

2010s

Sungho Bae ’10 has become a faculty member at Hoseo University in South Korea.

Deborah Butler ’11 has joined Armstrong Bankruptcy Law Offices as an associate. She previously worked as a member of the firm’s support and research staff. Her practice will focus on consumer bankruptcy and debtor issues, and she will assist clients in the firm’s Eugene, Corvallis and Roseburg offices.