Harlan Mechling Joins Tonkon Torp Litigation Department
PORTLAND, Ore. (September 24, 2021) Tonkon Torp LLP welcomes attorney Harlan Mechling to its Litigation Department. Mechling joins Tonkon Torp from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California where he worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Michael Fitzgerald.
“I’ve been aware of Tonkon Torp's stellar reputation in the Portland legal community for many years,” shared Mechling. “The fact that the firm is known for high quality legal services and that it puts so much effort into pro bono service to disadvantaged communities – it made a deep impression on me. I’m humbled by the opportunity to join the attorneys in the commercial litigation group.”
Prior to the U.S. District Court, Mechling served as an Assistant Attorney General for the Labor & Industries Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office, and completed a clerkship with Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst of the Washington State Supreme Court.
“Harlan is a really strong addition to our litigation team. Our clients will benefit from his extensive experience with the courts in our region and with the Attorney General’s office,” shared Steven Wilker, Co-Chair of Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department. “We’re thrilled to welcome him to Tonkon Torp and we’re looking forward to helping him develop his practice.”
Mechling graduated with honors from the University of Washington School of Law, and holds a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Oregon.
About Tonkon Torp Tonkon Torp LLP is a leading business and litigation law firm serving public companies, substantial private enterprises, entrepreneurial businesses, and individuals throughout the Northwest. For more information, visit tonkon.com.