Turid L. Owren

Tonkon Torp LLP
1600 Pioneer Tower
888 SW Fifth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

PHONE: 503.802.2045
EMAIL: turid.owren@tonkon.com
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Turid has practiced immigration law since 1988. She heads the firm's Immigration practice group, advising clients on employment-related immigration and naturalization. Her client base includes both domestic and international companies, as well as individuals.
 
Turid currently serves as a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Service Center Operations Committee as AILA's liaison to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office, and is a member of AILA's Ombudsman Liaison Committee. She is a past member of AILA's USCIS HQ Benefits and Policy Committee, a past Chair of AILA's USCIS Nebraska Service Center Liaison Committee, a past Chair of the Oregon Chapter of AILA, and served two years as a member of AILA's Board of Governors. She is a speaker at AILA conferences both regionally and nationally. Turid is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers and Partners USA, U.S. News and World Report, and Super Lawyers as one of Oregon's specialists in immigration law.
 
Turid has been active in the local bar throughout her career. She has served as a mentor for young lawyers through the Multnomah Bar Association Mentor Program, a program she helped launch in 1993. Turid is a past member of the Executive Committee of the International Law Section of the Oregon State Bar, a past Chair of the Multnomah Bar Association's Professionalism Committee, and a past President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Multnomah Bar Association.
 
In the community, Turid currently serves on the Board of Directors of Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest. She previously served as Director of Mentors for Minds Matter of Portland, Inc., on a board at her children's elementary school, and as legal advisor for more than 10 years to Friendly House, a neighborhood social services agency for senior citizens and families in transition. Turid is married to E. Walter Van Valkenburg and is the mother of two children. Her interests include education, parenting, jogging, reading, and traveling.



Owren, Turid          

Turid has practiced immigration law since 1988. She heads the firm's Immigration practice group, advising clients on employment-related immigration and naturalization. Her client base includes both domestic and international companies, as well as individuals.
 
Turid currently serves as a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Service Center Operations Committee as AILA's liaison to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office, and is a member of AILA's Ombudsman Liaison Committee. She is a past member of AILA's USCIS HQ Benefits and Policy Committee, a past Chair of AILA's USCIS Nebraska Service Center Liaison Committee, a past Chair of the Oregon Chapter of AILA, and served two years as a member of AILA's Board of Governors. She is a speaker at AILA conferences both regionally and nationally. Turid is listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers and Partners USA, U.S. News and World Report, and Super Lawyers as one of Oregon's specialists in immigration law.
 
Turid has been active in the local bar throughout her career. She has served as a mentor for young lawyers through the Multnomah Bar Association Mentor Program, a program she helped launch in 1993. Turid is a past member of the Executive Committee of the International Law Section of the Oregon State Bar, a past Chair of the Multnomah Bar Association's Professionalism Committee, and a past President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Multnomah Bar Association.
 
In the community, Turid currently serves on the Board of Directors of Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest. She previously served as Director of Mentors for Minds Matter of Portland, Inc., on a board at her children's elementary school, and as legal advisor for more than 10 years to Friendly House, a neighborhood social services agency for senior citizens and families in transition. Turid is married to E. Walter Van Valkenburg and is the mother of two children. Her interests include education, parenting, jogging, reading, and traveling.



Owren, Turid          

American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member, Service Center Operations Committee (serving as liaison to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office) (2012-present)
Member, Ombudsman Liaison Committee (2013-present)
Member; Oregon Chapter Chair (2000-2001)

Girls Inc. of NW Oregon
(Secretary and Director, 2012-present)
Women President's Organization (2009-2012)

Women President's Organization
Member (2009-2012)

Marathon Partners
Partner (2007-present)

Minds Matter of Portland, Inc.
Director of Mentors (2006-2010)

Chapman Elementary School Site Council
Volunteer (2000-2002 and 2003-2005)

Reed College Women’s Committee
Chair (1991-92)
Turid is married to E. Walter Van Valkenburg and is the mother of two children. Her interests include education, parenting, jogging, reading, and traveling. She is fascinated by people and cultures. Turid loves traveling and visiting countries from which her clients emigrate. She attributes her affinity for people to her parents, who immigrated to the U.S. from Norway and encouraged her to be inquisitive of other cultures.