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Tonkon Torp Litigator Elected to National ABA Committee

November 19, 2014
Tonkon Torp litigation partner Robyn Ridler Aoyagi has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Council of Appellate Lawyers, a section of the American Bar Association (ABA).
Aoyagi practices complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on appellate litigation and trial court motions practice. She has briefed and argued cases in the Oregon Court of Appeals, Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, and Oregon Supreme Court, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. A cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, she clerked at the Washington, D.C. Court of Appeals prior to joining Tonkon Torp in 2000. She has been a partner since 2006.
Aoyagi has held numerous leadership positions in professional organizations. She is the incoming Chair of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar (OSB) Appellate Practice Section. She also has twice been elected to the OSB House of Delegates. And, in addition to her new appointment, Aoyagi currently serves on the Council of Appellate Lawyers’ Rules Committee, which is formulating model appellate rules for e-briefing for use by federal and state courts nationwide.
The first and only national appellate bench-bar organization, the Council of Appellate Lawyers was formed in 2000 to foster dialogue among federal and state appellate lawyers and judges with the goal of improving appellate advocacy and strengthening ties among federal, state and local appellate bar associations. The council sponsors continuing legal education programs and publications geared to the needs of appellate lawyers.
“Robyn’s election to this national committee reflects her strong appellate credentials and her commitment to the legal profession. We are delighted that she has earned this recognition,” says Michael Morgan, Tonkon Torp’s managing partner.