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1980

Miriam Feder J.D. produced a play, Ephemory, a “coming of age/falling through age story of memory, legacy, family, immigration, war, and love.” More information is available on the website.

1981

Class Correspondent: Cindy Thompson 

Meredith Mayo Arsenio B.A. works at Mayo Family Winery, the family business, in Glen Ellen, California, and the Reserve Room in Kenwood, California. “I’d love to see my Lewis & Clark classmates come visit our award-winning winery near the town of Sonoma and ‘Hold the Mayo.’ (Mayo wine, of course!) Let me know if you plan to visit Sonoma County so I can share this wonderful experience with my Pio alums!”

Chris Kitchel J.D. was named one of the Top 25 Oregon Women Super Lawyers for 2012 by Super Lawyers Magazine. She is a partner with Stoel Rives.

Chrys Martin J.D. was named one of the Top 25 Oregon Women Super Lawyers for 2012 by Super Lawyers Magazine. She is a partner with Davis Wright Tremaine.

Cindy Thompson B.S. recently had a great reunion with Karen Kellogg Brofft B.S., Carol Bekins Briggs B.S., and Wendy Warner Lee B.S.

Catherine Travis J.D. was reelected chair of the board of SAIF Corporation. Former Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski appointed Travis, a commercial arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, to SAIF’s board in 2005.

1982

Jay Chock J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a partner with Dunn Carney.

Michael Halligan J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a partner with Sussman Shank.

Richard Whittemore J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey.

1983

Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20−23, 2013

Class Correspondent: Mark Peterson 

Scott Dunbar J.D. was promoted to managing director of advisory services for Arnerich Massena after serving as director of institutional services.

Dee Etzwiler B.S. launched her business, a+a Studio, in Eugene, Oregon. Her firm creates custom fine art for commercial and residential clients. Etzwiler’s goal was to combine her two passions of art and architecture. In addition to her design work and adjunct teaching at the University of Oregon, she is a successful artist. Etzwiler won the Mayor’s Choice Award and the People’s Choice Award in Eugene’s annual Mayor’s Art Show in 2011. She is on the board of directors at the John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts and the Eugene Education Foundation.

Debra Jenks J.D. was appointed to the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission in Tallahassee, Florida. She previously practiced with Schwed McGinley and Kahle in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Jeff Keeney J.D. was appointed to the foundation board of La Salle Catholic College Preparatory school in Portland. He is a member of Tonkon Torp’s real estate and land use practice group.

Ruth Pekelder J.D. was named one of the Top 25 Oregon Women Super Lawyers for 2012 by Super Lawyers Magazine. She is the owner of Pekelder Family Law.

Mark Peterson B.A. happily resides in Seattle with his wife, Iris, and 17-year-old son, Lukas. He looks forward to his 30th class reunion in June and reengaging with Lewis & Clark. “I have continued to nurture my love for music, thanks in no small part to KLC radio. With my family, I enjoy traveling anywhere: long weekends at the Washington coast, travels to Berlin, even a short visit to the corner store! I have kept my Russian somewhat passable and learned German (a family necessity!). I read too much and too late at night, and still vote Democrat.”

Chris Reive J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine for his environmental practice.

Dennis Treacy J.D. was appointed to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University’s board of visitors. Treacy is executive vice president and chief sustainability officer for Smithfield Foods. He also serves as the executive director of the Smithfield-Luter Foundation. Treacy was the law school’s 2010 Distinguished Environmental Law Graduate.

1984

Class CorrespondentSusan Corlett 

Susan Ford J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. She was also included in The Best Lawyers in America edition for 2013 in bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/ insolvency and reorganization law. Ford, a partner with Sussman Shank, chairs the firm’s business litigation group, is a member of the bankruptcy and creditors’ rights department and the banking and finance group.

Julia Hagan J.D. was named one of the Top 25 Oregon Women Super Lawyers for 2012 by Super Lawyers Magazine. She is a partner with Gevurtz Menashe.

Loren Masuoka B.A., a commander in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, has returned from deployment in Kabul, Afghanistan. He worked with health care professionals in the Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police to review their hospitals and clinics and develop survey practices to ensure quality health care. While there, he was able to correspond with Zaher Wahab, professor emeritus of teacher education, to discuss health care education in Afghanistan.

Daniel McInerny J.D. was elected secretary/treasurer of the Indiana State Bar Association Agricultural Law Section for 2012–13. McInerny is a partner with the law firm of Bose McKinney & Evans in Indianapolis.

Jeffrey Misley J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine and is a partner with Sussman Shank.

Kathryn Root J.D. was named one of the Top 25 Oregon Women Super Lawyers for 2012 by Super Lawyers Magazine. She is of counsel with Gevurtz Menashe, where she practices family law with a special emphasis on interstate and international family law disputes. Root continues to serve as vice chair of the International Law Committee of the ABA Family Law Section. In September 2012, she was elected advisory board chair for the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation.

1985

Robert Carlton J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a managing partner at Sussman Shank.

Richard O’Brien J.D. was elected to the board of directors of Xcel Energy. He will serve on the board’s nuclear, environmental, and safety committee. O’Brien is president and chief executive officer of Newmont Mining Corporation, headquartered near Denver.

K.T. Whitehead J.D. received double honors, assuming the presidency of the National Elder Law Foundation and becoming a 2012 Fellow of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys. Whitehead entered elder law in 1992 and is one of three certified elder law attorneys in San Antonio, Texas.

1987

Ron Clark J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a shareholder at Bullivant Houser Bailey.

Hala Gores J.D. is the president of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. A longtime Portland personal injury attorney, she founded her own Southwest Portland firm in 1989.

1988

Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20−23, 2013

Robert Demary J.D. was named an Oregon 2012 Super Lawyer by Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a shareholder with Gevurtz Menashe.

Steven Kahn J.D. was elected president of the board of directors of Congregation Neveh Shalom, Oregon’s largest synagogue with 930 member families. Kahn and his father, Garry Kahn, practice trial law together at Kahn & Kahn.

John Kammeyer J.D. published two e-books: The Nephite Art of War and Warfare in Mesoamerica: Battles in the Book of Mormon.

The Honorable Michael McShane J.D. was nominated by President Obama to the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. He has been a Multnomah County Circuit Court judge since 2001. McShane previously served as a judge pro tem on the same court from 1997 to 2001. He spent almost a decade serving as a public defender at the Office of the Metropolitan Public Defender in Portland, where he represented indigent clients facing criminal prosecution. McShane received the 2012 Oregon State Bar President’s Public Service Award.

1989

The Honorable Scott Anders J.D. was appointed by the City of Vancouver City Council to a six-year term as the at-large member of the city’s Fire and Building Code Commission. He is one of a handful of Washington attorneys who has attended the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. As an attorney for Clark County, he regularly worked on fire and building code issues.

Isao Tsuruta J.D. was named a commissioner to the Port of Portland by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber. Tsuruta is a professor and executive in residence at Marylhurst University, as well as a senior advisor to Aeon Corporation, an international conglomerate based in Tokyo. Tsuruta currently serves on the boards of Aeon USA, Agentrics, and OnPoint Credit Union, and is a member of the law school’s Board of Visitors.

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