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Multnomah County honors Tonkon Torp attorney Max Miller

April 25, 2011

The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners and the Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee have honored Tonkon Torp attorney Max M. Miller, Jr. with a Multnomah County Volunteer Award.

Miller serves on the Regional Arts and Culture Council Board and the Governing Committee of the Right Brain Initiative, a program to give every K-8 student in the region access to the arts regardless of neighborhood, language, or income. Miller also serves on the MetroArts, Inc. Board, Friends of the Children Endowment Committee and the City of Portland, Mayor's Economic Cabinet.

According to Kathleen M. Todd, Director of the Office of Citizen Involvement, without the active involvement of Portlanders like Miller, "the County could not function with the vigor and wisdom needed to enhance the quality of life in our community."

Miller chairs Tonkon Torp's Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group, where his business counsel and litigation practice focuses on complex hazardous waste, air and water pollution matters, as well as forestry and renewable energy. He is a founding member of Oregon Lawyers for a Sustainable Future and last year was honored by the Oregon State Bar with its Sustainable Leadership Award in recognition of his volunteer leadership in moving the legal profession to embrace sustainability as a goal. Miller's legal work is recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Best Lawyers in America®.

"Our attorneys engage in volunteer service as a personal and professional commitment, and it is always gratifying to see their contributions acknowledged by the community," said Michael Morgan, Tonkon Torp's managing partner. "I congratulate Max on this well deserved honor."