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Peter Lee BS is on active duty in the U.S. Army as a trial defense counsel.


Helen Hierschbiel JD, formerly a staff attorney with the Oregon State Bar’s Client Assistance Office, is now the bar’s deputy general counsel.

Terri Kraemer JD, a director at Deloitte & Touche, is 2006-07 secretary for the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation board of directors.

Sachi Nakajima JD formed Resilience, an advocacy group that strives to raise awareness of domestic violence in Japan, in 2003. The group travels often to Oregon to learn how Washington County handles domestic violence cases.

Pat Wilkinson BA recently moved from Los Angeles to Sterling Heights, Michigan. He works for New World Systems as a documentation specialist. He and his wife are the proud owners of 6-month-old golden retriever Molly, a huge football fan rooting for the Pios to return to glory.


Arts & Sciences 15th Reunion Oct. 18-21, 2007

Sibylle Baer JD has joined Cartwright & Associates as an associate. She had been with Multnomah Defenders for 11 years as a staff attorney specializing in juvenile dependency, terminations of parental rights, and delinquency proceedings. At Cartwright & Associates, Baer practices in the areas of elder law, estate administration and guardianship, and conservatorship litigation.

Tim Callanan JD works for Caterpillar at the company’s Geneva, Switzerland, offices. He focuses on commercial transactions and regulatory legal issues.

Dorothy Cofield JD has moved Cofield Law Office to the Beaverton Round. Cofield served as cocounsel for the prevailing party in the U.S. Supreme Court case Dolan v. City of Tigard. Her practice of land use law includes rural and urban development permits, zoning issues, Measure 37 claims, and representation at local hearings and appeals.

Laurie Craghead JD, assistant legal counsel for Deschutes County, has joined the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation board of directors. 

Shannon Couvillon George BA relocated to Las Vegas with husband Chris and their two cats. She is an information technology project manager for Harrah’s Entertainment, managing slot and gaming projects.

Beth Anne Pratt BA moved to Zambia with her husband, daughter, and twin boys. If you pass through, look them up.

Kristin Sherwood BA and husband Nye live across the river from Lewis & Clark in Westmoreland. Though she teaches a few classes at Clark College, she is mostly at home with their daughters, Anna, 3, and Fiona, 1.


Cheryl Albrecht JD was elected Multnomah County Circuit Court judge in November. For five years before her election, she was a fulltime judge pro tem; previously, she had worked primarily as a criminal defense attorney.

Libby Davis JD, assistant dean for career services and alumni relations at the law school, is the 2007-08 president of the Oregon Women Lawyers Foundation board of directors.

John Gutbezahl JD announces the opening of his private practice in Lake Oswego after nine years as a prosecutor in Oregon and Washington. Gutbezahl’s practice emphasizes Oregon, Washington, and federal criminal defense, personal injury, estate planning, elder law, real estate, and business law.

Christy King JD and Leonard Duboff have revised Art Law in a Nutshell, published in July 2006 by West Group.

Nanci Klinger JD has joined the Portland City Attorney’s Office, specializing in environmental law.

Mark Schorr M.A. lives in Portland, where he is a psychotherapist and author of mystery thrillers. (See also Bookshelf).

Clifford Villa JD, assistant regional counsel with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 in Seattle, is an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law, teaching an upper-division seminar on environmental enforcement.

Malik Wickramanayake BA has looked after the centralized transaction processing operation for nine years as a senior manager at the HSBC Bank in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He married Shanika, an architect, in 2000. Their daughter, Sehanya, is 3 years old.


Brenda Allen JD is Gresham’s new neighborhood district attorney after a 12-year run in the district attorney’s office in downtown Portland. Instead of prosecuting criminals, she now guides police officers, ensuring that their investigations can be passed on to district attorneys prosecuting the cases.

Bay Bertea BA quit her job as a marketing manager for an organic wine company and launched Good Design, her own line of eco-friendly footwear. Her designer collection includes pumps, boots, and sandals made from materials such as wood, recycled plastic, and rubber. 

Erin Boberg BA was on the New York program in fall 1992 with Professor Phyllis Yes, who introduced her to real New York bagels along with real New York art, theatre, and culture. Boberg vaguely remembers a story of getting bagels FedExed from New York–or maybe it was getting bagels from a bakery in Portland and putting them in a FedEx box to fool her husband. She now travels to New York a few times a year, and works with many New York artists and colleagues as performing arts program director for the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art Time Based Art Festival. Her husband, Steve, a native Oregonian, lived in New York for 19 years before moving back to Portland in 2002. Their latest trip to New York was in November, with daughter Lucy.

Gregory Carlson BA is on his third-and-a-half year as advertising campaign coordinator for the Internet Movie Database, promoting all of the latest theatrical, DVD, and television releases via online banners, pop-up ads, and bulk targeted e-mails.

Susan Francois BA joined the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace and began a two-year period of prayer, study, and ministry formation in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. She was previously city elections officer and management analyst for the city of Portland, cochair for the Peace and Justice Commission, vice chair of the Pastoral Council at St. Philip Neri Church, and coordinator of the Portland chapter of Pax Christi.

Stephen Kimball BA is director of patron services for the State Theatre of Ithaca in New York. Previously he was public relations manager for Finger Lakes Wine Country. He, his wife, and their son have two dogs, two cats, and more chickens than they care to count.

Jennifer Lloyd JD is a senior assistant attorney general in the District Attorney Assistance Section of the Criminal Justice Division of the Oregon Department of Justice.

Kevin Mapes JD has become a partner in the Portland office of Ball Janik. His practice emphasizes commercial litigation, environmental litigation, and representation of policyholders in insurance coverage, disputes, and construction law.

Edwin Skoch JD has been promoted to senior vice president of Mutual Marine Office and head of the professional liability/errors and omissions underwriting department.

Boreas Van Nouhuys BA took up surfing and moved to Hawaii!

Elissa Metcalf Zavora BA started her own business, Sweet Pea Landscaping, 10 years ago in Bozeman, Montana. She and her co-owner (and husband), Ben Zavora, have 12 employees and recently added a retail garden center to the business. She originally moved to Montana to be a ski bum and still lives her dream–you can’t landscape in the winter in Montana.


Jun Ge JD received the 2006 Best In-House Counsel Award for China from Asia Law and Practice.

Craig Harvey BA is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration in international management at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, a California affiliate of Middlebury College. He hopes to graduate in 2008 and work for a nongovernmental organization.

Laura Pilkington BA earned a master’s degree in music history from the University of Oregon, a master’s degree in education from Loyola College in Baltimore, and a certificate from the Association Montessori Internationale at the Montessori Institute Northwest in Portland. Now a stay-at-home mom, she lives in Portland with her husband, Patrick Cummings, her 1-year-old daughter, Anna, and a wildly incorrigible border collie, Maddy.

Julia Waco JD, Portland criminal defense attorney and animal court hearings officer, had an art show in the Pearl District of her images of elongated wine bottles and whimsical flowers, titled “Wine and Lollipop Petals.”


Bridget Bailey JD has begun a three-year term as president of the Columbia Gorge chapter of Women for Winesense, a national nonprofit organization focusing on wine education.

Brendan McCarthy JD has joined Portland General Electric as a state government affairs specialist. McCarthy, based in Portland and Salem, is the company’s lead in-house contact with state legislators. Previously he was deputy legislative counsel for the Oregon legislative assembly for six years, focusing on natural resources and environmental issues.

Doug Morris JD has been named a partner in Ater Wynne. A member of the firm’s business department, he focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, and general corporate representation of technology and high growth companies.


Arts & Sciences 10th Reunion Oct. 18-21, 2007

Law School 10th Reunion Aug. 17-18, 2007

Kristen David BA ‘97, JD ‘00, an attorney and a shareholder in the Donald B. Bowerman firm, was named president of the Clackamas County Bar Association for 2006.

Kristen Goodwin Policy BA, when she’s not dancing around the kitchen with her two toddler sons, can be found playing at the beach with her pooch, enjoying her job in photography, or thumb-wrestling her husband, Jim Policy. They live in Oakland and enjoy and appreciate every sunny day.

Ian Richardson JD has become in-house general counsel for Qualmax.

Eric Wasserman BA recently completed writing the screenplay adaptation for his book, The Temporary Life. The independently financed film is scheduled to begin principal photography this summer. Wasserman’s L&C roommate and best friend, Alex Tennent ‘98, will direct the picture. Learn more about the project at The Temporary Life Movie.

June Wiyrick JD is now a shareholder of Buckley LeChevallier. Her practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration, probate, family-owned businesses, and business transactions. Wiyrick is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Portland, a director of Women Entrepreneurs of Oregon, and vice president and a director of Westside Business Professionals.


Michele Stone JD, previously with Greenberg Traurig, has joined Kilmer, Voorhees & Laurick as an associate attorney.

Tamara Taylor JD is a senior deputy prosecuting attorney at the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, where she has practiced for eight years. She handles a variety of felonies and is the adult drug court prosecutor.

Devon Wilson BA has been living in Santa Barbara, California, since 2001. In October 2006 he started a three-year sculpture program in Florence, Italy.


Julene “Julie” Anderson JD, an Oregon Advocacy Center staff attorney, was recently given a Pioneer Award by Secretary of State Bill Bradbury for her work to make elections more accessible to people with disabilities.

Jessica Roberts BA works for Alta Planning + Design, a bicycle and pedestrian planning firm, consulting on bicycle, pedestrian, and trail facilities and plans throughout the nation. For more than five years she was a bicycle advocate for the Bicycle Transportation Alliance in Portland.

Eric Waxler JD is a continuing director of the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.

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