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February 05, 2010


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 24-27, 2010

Steven Burke J.D. has joined the board of Friends of the Refuge, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.

Robert Childs B.A. oversees operations at a harm reduction agency in New York City for 10,000 drug users and sex workers. He recently led a multimodal study, titled “Blood in the Bog,” of homeless people who use intravenous drugs in public areas, detailing practices and outcomes for this population. Childs is married to Paige Travis.

Gregory Levinson J.D. has founded his own law firm, Levinson Law, in Portland, where he continues to focus on business entity formation, contracts, trademarks, and estate planning.

Thomas McElroy J.D. has joined Teri Durham J.D. ’97 in forming McElroy & Durham, a Portland law firm focusing on family law and domestic relations.


Bethany Bacci J.D. has been named a partner at Stoel Rives in the Portland office. She counsels clients on tax and fiduciary matters affecting pension plans.

Amy Baggio J.D. has received the Civil Liberties Award from the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon for her work with individuals detained by the U.S. government at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Brian Cable J.D. has been named a partner at Dunn Carney. His primary areas of practice are corporate governance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance.

Michael Hallas J.D. is an associate with Stahancyk, Kent, Johnson & Hook. His practice focuses on family law.

Charles Harrell J.D. has joined Buckley LeChevallier’s business and real estate transactional practice group. His practice focuses on land use, real estate, condominium and subdivision formulation, and general business transactional matters. Prior to joining the firm, he was a senior associate at Gunn, Cain & Kinney.

Cheryl Kringle J.D. has been appointed to the Aero Law Group. She represents clients in sales, leasing, and the exchange of business and commercial aircraft. Most recently Kringle worked at Tousley Brain Stephens and the Washington State Attorney General’s consumer protection division.

Anne Kunkel J.D. has been named partner at Givens Pursley in Boise. Kunkel’s practice focuses on complex real estate and asset transactions. Kunkel is secretary of the real estate law section for the Idaho State Bar Association. She was accepted into the Leadership Boise class of 2008–10.

Jeff Lindberg J.D. has joined attorney Loren Joner to form a new law firm, Joner Lindberg. The firm in Battle Ground, Washington, serves business, real estate, estate planning, and litigation needs.

Anna Salim B.A. produced a feature film that was among 10 semifinalists (out of 2,000 original applicants) in the Netflix Find Your Voice competition. The film, by writer-director Jon Goldman, is Paul Sussman’s Eleven-Step Guide to Self-Actualization. Information about the semifinalists and the winning film is available on Netflix.

Andrew Solomon J.D. has been promoted to of counsel at Perkins Coie. He is a member of the firm’s real estate and land use group, providing representation for real estate transactions and project development.

Alejandro Tosi LL.M. ’01, J.D. ’04 is a legal advisor to the president of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal at The Hague, Netherlands. The president is one of nine judges on the tribunal, which was created in 1981 as one of the measures taken to resolve the hostage crisis with Iran.


Derek Bangs B.A. returned to Oregon in March 2009 for a wine sales position in the Portland metro area. His wife is an in-home personal trainer.

Amy Campbell J.D. has joined Vestas American Wind Technology, counseling the company on employment and immigration issues.

Marisa James J.D. is a deputy in the office of the Oregon Legislative Counsel, where she specializes in drafting laws related to public health and human services.


Anna Bellersen B.A. earned her black belt in Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen in 2008. She is working toward her M.A. in teaching German at the Monterey (California) Institute of International Studies.

Nick Lantz B.A. married Vicky Pettersen Lantz ’03 in 2005. In 2007–08 he was the Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Jessalynn Pinsonault B.A. graduated from the University of Washington in 2009 with a master’s degree in library and information science. She is now a librarian at Ledding Library in Milwaukie, working primarily in the children’s department.

Nichole Robbins J.D. has joined the Law Office of Erin Olson. She represents crime victims, including victims of child sexual abuse and elder abuse, in civil and criminal cases.


Dillon Bracken B.A. formed the Lifestyle Design Group “after becoming disillusioned by the corporate ladder prison. Now I invest in real estate and own a marketing company. I am open to helping other Lewis & Clark graduates liberate themselves from their corporate chains.”

Adam Draper J.D. is director of land protection at the Northern Virginia Conservation Trust in Annandale, Virginia.

Diana Wiener Rosengard B.A. ’04, J.D. ’09, after graduating from Lewis & Clark Law School in May, moved to Los Angeles to become a judicial coordinator for the University of California at Riverside.

Kelly Rudd J.D. has become a shareholder at Baldwin, Crocker & Rudd, a Wyoming law firm emphasizing federal Indian law.

Maneesh Varma J.D. recently finished three years with the Peace Corps in Zambia, where he was a legal support officer for the nongovernmental organization Zambia AIDSLaw Research and Advocacy.


Sharl Azar B.A. is a fourth year medical student at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.

Paul Blechmann J.D. is an associate at the Roberg J. McGaughey firm, focusing on securities fraud, broker disputes, and corporate and employment litigation.

Travis Eiva J.D. has joined Corson & Johnson Law Firm in Eugene as an associate.

Andrew Graham J.D. has become a shareholder in Cummins, Goodman, Fish, Denley & Vickers in Newberg. He practices in the litigation department, focusing on administrative law defense matters.

Jeremy Innis B.A. earned a master of theological studies in religion, literature, and culture from Harvard Divinity School in June 2009. He plans to work, teach, and make music in the Boston area this year.

Quiana Washington B.A. received her Ed.M. degree from Oregon State University in 2006. She relocated to Atlanta, where she teaches fifth grade.


Jessica Bullock B.A., after finishing post-baccalaureate courses in speech-language pathology at Portland State University, is now in the PSU master’s program in speechlanguage pathology. She also teaches private piano lessons part time and works as a lab assistant in the voice disorders lab at Portland State. See also Marriages.

Adam Greenman J.D. has opened his own law office in Portland, specializing in criminal and traffic defense, plaintiff’s personal injury, medical malpractice, and elder law.

Susie Pillsbury B.A.: I have a one-year-old daughter named Maya Hernandez Garcia.

Nikki Zimmerman B.A. is pursuing graduate work at the Monterey (California) Institute of International Studies. She was awarded a full fellowship to attend Middlebury Language School for its summer intensive language program in Russian.


Nate Carter J.D. is a law clerk for Oregon Supreme Court Justice Robert Durham.

William Erickson J.D. is employed as a hazardous-material response team member and firefighter for the Mobile Fire Rescue Department in Alabama.

Laura Rose Gage B.A. is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.

Kasia Rutledge J.D. joined the Multnomah County office of the Metropolitan Public Defender. Rutledge is involved with the National Lawyers Guild, and she worked as a certified law student at Metropolitan Public Defender from March through December of 2007.


Nicholas Beaudoin B.A. is living in Taiwan and teaching children English. He is applying to Washington, D.C.– based graduate schools that offer M.A. programs in international relations. Beaudoin expects to be living in D.C. in the fall of 2010. E-mail him at

Lizzie Brodeen J.D. has been appointed as an honors attorney in the torts section of the trial division with the Oregon Department of Justice. Brodeen previously clerked in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and spent a year in the AmeriCorps program coaching low-income high school students for college admission.

Lindsey Detweiler J.D. has joined the appellate division of the Office of Public Defense Services as a deputy public defender for the state of Oregon.

Joseph Furia J.D. has joined the K&L Gates firm, where his practice focuses on energy, environmental, and natural resources law.

Sarah Harlos J.D. is a new associate at Francis, Hansen & Martin in Bend. Harlos practices in the area of civil litigation and trial.

Dylan Hydes J.D. has joined the personal injury group at Smith, Freed & Eberhard in Portland.

Becky Cruz Lizama J.D. is a legislative assistant in the congressional office of Gregorio C. Sabla, nonvoting delegate to the House of Representatives from the Northern Mariana Islands. Lizama works on environmental and natural resource issues.

Sarah Petersen J.D. has joined Bullard Smith Jernstedt Wilson in Portland as an associate. Her labor law practice includes representation of both public and private employers.

Jedediah Peterson J.D. has joined the appellate division of the Office of Public Defense Services as a deputy public defender for the State of Oregon.


Emily Henke B.A. recently began singing with the Portland-based Al-Andalus Ensemble. The world music group, led by Tarik and Julia Banzi B.A. ’96, tours internationally.

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