Happy Holidays!

Our world is a better place with you in it and we greatly appreciate your business, your time, and your camaraderie.

We are excited to share with you a personal and professional recap of our year. Below you will find photos or our attorneys’ personal adventures and milestones; top 10 lists of some of the favorite movies, podcasts, TV shows, songs, and books enjoyed by our attorneys and staff; highlights of our work life and community involvement; key news; and appreciations of the attorneys that left us in the last 12 months. We wish you the best in 2024!

Films to Flip For

  • Air
  • Barbie
  • Breakfast Club
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Love Actually
  • Oppenheimer
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • The Great Beauty
  • The Last Waltz (45th Anniversary)
  • Wham!

Podcasts to Play

  • Conan Needs a Friend
  • Fresh Air with Terry Gross
  • How I Built This
  • I Saw What You Did
  • Making Gay History
  • New Heights
  • Office Ladies
  • Smartless
  • The Sleepy Bookshelf
  • This American Life

Top TV

  • Our Flag Means Death
  • Reservation Dogs
  • Succession
  • Ted Lasso
  • The Bear
  • The Great British Baking Show
  • The Last of Us
  • The Office
  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • White Lotus
Al Memorial

Tonkon Torp partner Al Kennedy passed away in late December 2022. He was an exceptional lawyer, partner, mentor, and friend.

Best Lawyers
OSB updated

Tonkon Torp celebrated another victory for the Oregon State Bar in the ongoing challenge presented in Gruber v. Oregon State Bar and Crowe v. Oregon State Bar. At question in both cases is whether compulsory membership in the Oregon State Bar violates individual rights to free speech and free association under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.

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Real estate attorney Jeff Keeney retired at the end of 2022 after working at our firm for nearly 40 years. He joined us in 1983 directly after graduating for Lewis & Clark Law School.

Real estate partner Jeff Keeney retired at the end of 2022 after working at our firm for nearly 40 years. He joined us in 1983 directly after graduating from Lewis & Clark Law School.   


Environmental and natural resources attorney Max Miller retired from the partnership at the end of 2022, having joined us as an associate in 1988. Max continues to work as Of Counsel on special projects. 


Water law attorney and Tonkon Torp Senior Counsel Jan Neuman retired at the end of 2022. Jan was preeminent in her field and was a noted author and teacher on matters of water law.

A Selection of Songs

  • Cruel Summer by Taylor Swift
  • Dance The Night by Dua Lipa
  • Let the Light In by Lana Del Rey
  • Now and Then by The Beatles
  • Renaissance (Main Title Theme from "The White Lotus") by Cristobal Tapia De Veer
  • Samba Pa Ti by Santana
  • Skinny Ape by Gorillaz
  • Vampire by Olivia Rodrigo
  • Violet by Charlie Curtis-Beard
  • You and Me on the Rock by Brandi Carlile

Riveting Reads

  • Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
  • Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
  • I Hope We Choose Love by Kai Cheng Thom
  • Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami
  • Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler
  • The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
  • The Woman in Me by Britney Spears