The City Club of Portland has named Tonkon Torp litigator Caroline Harris Crowne a Member of the Year for 2011.The award recognizes outstanding overall contribution to City Club.
Harris Crowne co-chairs the club's Agora Steering Committee, leading an initiative to create more civic engagement through informal small-group activities. Discussions, lectures and tours focus on topics ranging from agriculture to urban planning, economics to social dynamics. The committee also supports the club's Citizens Read book group. Harris Crowne co-chairs the Agora Steering Committee with Guenevere Millius, who shared the City Club award.
Crowne Harris has served in a variety of leadership roles for the City Club, including chairing a 2009 research study on how to bridge the partisan divide in Oregon's political system.
A partner at Tonkon Torp, Harris Crowne's practice focuses on litigation between business owners and cases with accounting issues. An experienced trial attorney, she has experience in contracts, fiduciary duties, copyrights, damage to business property, employment and real estate.