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1950s

In August, Irwin Landerholm ’51, retired founding member of Landerholm, celebrated his 60th anniversary with the firm surrounded by his work friends and family. The firm was founded in 1948.

Jacob Tanzer ’59 was profiled in the November 2011 edition of Multnomah Lawyer. The feature is titled “Jacob Tanzer’s Unique Life and Career.”

William Wheatley ’59 was the 2011 recipient of the University of Oregon School of Law’s fifth annual John E. Jaqua Distinguished Alumnus Award.

1960s

Dick Alexander ’69 received a 2011 SIR Award from the Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter. The SIR Award — standing for fulfillment of the AGC’s three tenants of Skill, Integrity and Responsibility — is the construction industry’s highest and most prestigious recognition.

Judge Charles Littlehales ’69 will retire at the end of 2012 from the Lincoln County bench after 42 years serving in the county’s legal system.

1970s

Goldberg Jones, a west-coast family law firm focused on divorce and family law for men, has added attorney Stephen Brown ’72 to its Portland office.

The Eugene firm of Johnson, Clifton, Larson & Schaller is changing its name to Johnson, Johnson, Larson & Schaller. Jay Clifton ’74, a shareholder since 1982, has elected to become of counsel to the firm.

Robert Boehmer ’77 was named interim president at East Georgia College effective January 1, 2012.

The Naa Amerley Palm Education (NAPE) Foundation recenty awarded eight Lane Powell/Lee Nusich Scholarships to students who plan to attend higher learning institutions in Ghana. A total of 41 scholarships have been awarded since the foundation started in 2009. The scholarship is named for Lee Nusich ’77, counsel to Lane Powell’s Portland office and chairman of the board of trustees for NAPE.

Davis Ludwig ’78, a shareholder with the Portland law firm Farleigh Wada Witt, has been elected to the board of directors for the Metropolitan Youth Symphony (MYS). His practice focuses on complex corporate and financing issues, and he brings more than 30 years of legal knowledge and experience to the MYS board.

Frank Gibson ’79, shareholder in the firm of Hutchinson, Cox, Coons, DuPriest, Orr & Sherlock, has been elected president and managing shareholder of the firm.

Gene Grant ’79, a partner in the real estate group at Davis Wright Tremaine, has been named chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Oregon operating committee and to the board of ULI Northwest. The organization advocates responsible use of land and creating and sustaining thriving communities.

1980s

Chris Hermann ’80 served as an auctioneer during the sixth annual Taste for Justice in October to support St. Andrew Legal Clinic.

Federal Magistrate John Acosta ’82, adjunct professor at Oregon Law, presented “Professionalism for New Attorneys” on October 18, 2011 at the Wayne L. Morse United States Courthouse in Eugene.

David Bartz, Jr. ’82 recently received Champions Award at the Oregon State Bar’s 2011 Convocation on Equality. Recipients of the Champions Award demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity and making the community an even better place to live and practice law. More than 300 Oregon lawyers received distinction this year.

Bob Needham ’82 is attempting to complete three marathon swims known collectively as the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. In September, he swam across the Catalina Channel, a 21-mile stretch in Southern California just south of Los Angeles. He is now training for the 28-mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim in New York next year and to swim across the 21-mile English Channel in 2013. He uses swimming to raise awareness of suicide prevention.

Jeffrey Stulberg ’85 recently was elected president of the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association for the 2012-13 year.

Cynthia Fraser ’87 is a co-editor of Eminent Domain: A Handbook of Condemnation Law, published in August 2011 by the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law.

1990s

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

Gloria Roy ’90 has been appointed county counsel by the Marion County Board of Commissioners. She will serve as the county’s chief legal adviser and will oversee the office responsible for all civil litigation, administrative proceedings and enforcement actions.

David Leith ’92 recently was named to the Marion County Circuit Court bench. Leith has been with the Oregon Department of Justice since 1994.

Jamie Daigle ’94 and others have launched a small startup company, DC Mobile Design, to promote their invention of an iPad accessory called “The Clutch.” It functions as an ergonomic handle for holding the iPad during courtroom or other presentations and also is a universal iPad stand.

Southern California law firm Dykema Gossett has added Jason Grinnell ’95 as senior counsel to the firm’s real estate practice group in Los Angeles.

Derek Snelling ’95 has become a shareholder of the Eugene firm Shlesinger & deVilleneuve Attorneys.

Anne Talcott ’96 recently received the the Richard H. Krochock Award from the Defense Research Institute.

Brian Talcott ’96 recently was named to the new environmental law team at Dunn, Carney, Allen, Higgins & Tongue.

Adell Amos ’98, associate dean for academic affairs at Oregon Law, spoke to the Lane County Women Lawyers during a presentation titled, “Finding your Way as a Woman Lawyer, The Changing Face of the Practice of Law.”

Rob Kline ’98, of Kline Law Offices, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. Kline’s practice emphasizes plaintiff’s personal injury law.

Chad Paulson ’98 has been elected vice president, general counsel and secretary for Blount International, Inc.

Maggie Finnerty ’99 was hired as the Vice President of Investor Stewardship for Greater Portland Inc., the Portland-Vancouver regional economic development partnership.

Julie Gentili Armbrust ’99 was named a 2011 20under40 Rising Business Star by Lane County’s Blue Chip magazine. She also presented at the Lane County Bar Association’s January program on “Controversial Issues in Mediation.”

David Koch ’99 is serving as interim CEO of the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay.

Diana Shukis ’99 joined the Seattle office of Garvey Schubert Barer — helping to launch the firm’s new Hospitality, Travel and Tourism practice.

2000s

K.C. Huffman ’00 was named a 2011 20under40 Rising Business Star by Lane County’s Blue Chip magazine.

Valerie Sasaki ’01 is the 2011 recipient of the Mentor of the Year Award given by the Oregon State Bar Taxation Section. Sasaki was recognized for her welcoming and mentoring of new attorneys and for extending invitations to networking events, facilitating introductions and encouraging new lawyers to recognize opportunities for professional development. She also was named a 2011 Up & Coming Lawyer by the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Michele Smith ’01, shareholder at Johnson, Johnson, Larson & Schaller, P.C., has been re-elected as president of SAIL Housing (Supporting Access to Independent Living). Michele is an original founding member of SAIL and has been president since the nonprofit’s inception in 2006.

Emily Shack ’02 has become a shareholder of the Eugene firm Shlesinger & deVilleneuve Attorneys.

Mary G. Thompson ’02 will have her first novel, Wuftoom, released by Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, on May 8, 2012.

Garvey Schubert Barer announced that Nikki E. Dobay ’03 has joined the firm’s Portland office as an associate in the Tax and Benefits Group.

Heather Hepburn ’03, an attorney in the Bend office of regional law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, was recently elected to serve on the board of directors of Opportunity Knocks. Opportunity Knocks works to inspire small business excellence by providing business leaders with the tools to think strategically, solve problems and achieve goals.

Louis Bubala ’04 was recently named partner at Armstrong Teasdale LLP in Reno, Nevada.

Dominic Campanella ’04, partner at Brophy, Schmor, Brophy, Paradis, Maddox & Weaver LLP in Medford, was named a 2011 Up & Coming Lawyer by the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Jeff Eager ’04, mayor of Bend, Oregon, and partner at Balyeat & Eager LLP, was named a 2011 Up & Coming Lawyer by the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Stephen P. Yoshida ’04 has become a partner in the firm of Martin, Bischoff, Templeton, Langslet & Hoffman. He will continue to focus his practice in the areas of civil litigation, product liability, and insurance defense.

Ben Eder ’05 was elected 2012 secretary for the Oregon New Lawyer’s Division; he also was named a 2011 Up & Coming Lawyer by the Daily Journal of Commerce.

David Eder ’05 was elected 2012 chair-elect for the Oregon New Lawyer’s Division; he also was named a 2011 Up & Coming Lawyer by the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Kenneth Goodin ’05 is serving as immediate past president for the Deschutes County Bar Association.

Marcus Reed ’05 was featured in the Spotlight section of the Portland Business Journal on September 30, 2011.

Angela Moore Sagalewicz ’05 recently received the Champions Award at the Oregon State Bar’s 2011 Convocation on Equality. Recipients of the Champions Award demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity and making the community an even better place to live and practice law. More than 300 Oregon lawyers received distinction this year.

James Bruce ’06, associate at Kell Alterman & Runstein LLP in Portland, was named a 2011 Up & Coming Lawyer by the Daily Journal of Commerce.

Donald Grim ’06 recently was named partner at Greene & Markley, P.C. Grim joined the firm as an associate in 2006.

Karen E. Hobson ’07 has joined Williams Kastner as an associate in the Portland office, where her practice will focus on business transactions, estate planning and tax planning. She also was featured in the December 2011 Multnomah Lawyer’s “Pro Bono Spotlight.”

Danielle Lordi ’07 was elected 2011-12 secretary for the Deschutes County Bar Association.

Beth Crawford ’08 has established her own law firm, Crawford Law Firm LLC, in Corvallis. Her practice emphasizes family law, family law appeals, and probate matters.

James Gardner ’08 recently joined the Coos County District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor.

Gloria Trainor ’08, associate at Johnson, Johnson, Larson & Schaller, P.C., has been elected as a member of the Board of Directors for Oregon Women Lawyers.

Colin Love-Geiger ’09 has joined the Board of Directors for of the Federal Bar Association, Oregon Chapter.

Sarah Lundstedt ’09 recently joined the Coos County District Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor.

Ali Seals ’09 recently received the Champions Award at the Oregon State Bar’s 2011 Convocation on Equality. Recipients of the Champions Award demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity and making the community an even better place to live and practice law. More than 300 Oregon lawyers received distinction this year.

2010s

Jasmine Hites ’10 has joined the Portland office of Troutman Sanders as an associate in the firm’s energy practice group.

Kate Jones ’10 was featured in the October 2011 edition of Multnomah Lawyer’s Pro Bono Spotlight. Since beginning her work at Legal Aid Services of Oregon in January 2011, Jones has logged more than 500 pro bono hours working with clients on tax and bankruptcy issues.

Mary Anne Nash ’10 has joined Dunn Carney, where she will practice agriculture, natural resource and environmental law, as well as general litigation.

Logan O’Shaughnessy ’10 had his article, “AFTER REVIEW: AN OPEN LETTER TO NFL COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL SUGGESTING THAT LIMITING THE LEAGUE’S DISCIPLINARY POWER UNDER THE PERSONAL CONDUCT POLICY MAY BE IN THE LEAGUE’S BEST INTERESTS” published in the spring 2011 edition of the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review.

Eleanor Tami ’10 has joined the Eugene firm Daniel N. Gordon, P.C. as an associate.

Ryan C. Belton ’11 has joined Watkinson Laird Rubenstein Baldwin & Burgess, P.C., as an associate attorney.

Matthew Bromley ’11 has joined the law firm Bromley Newton LLP as an associate attorney.

Deborah Butler ’11 has joined the Armstrong Bankruptcy Offices in Eugene as an associate attorney.

Jennifer Costa ’11 has recently joined the law firm of Barnhisel, Willis, Barlow & Stephens in Corvallis as an associate attorney.

Petar Klaetsch ’11 has joined Sussman Shank as an associate.

Kelly D. Morgan ’11 has joined the Eugene firm Hershner Hunter, LLP. Her primary focus will be in the Creditors’ Rights practice group.

Caitlin M. O’Donnell ’11 has joined Thorp, Purdy, Jewett, Urness & Wilkinson P.C. as an attorney in its Springfield, Oregon, office.

Jesus Miguel Palomares ’11 has joined the Portland office of Miller Nash as an associate in the firm’s litigation, insolvency, and international practice teams.

Clark E. Rasche ’11 has joined Watkinson Laird Rubenstein Baldwin & Burgess, P.C., as an associate attorney.

Samuel L. Roberts ’11 has joined the Eugene firm of Hutchinson, Cox, Coons, DuPriest, Orr & Sherlock as an associate attorney.