Litigating a Civil Rights Case

Steven Wilker presented on "The Nuts and Bolts of Litigating a Civil Rights Case - Perplexed by Pleading Standards? Motions to Dismiss After Twombly" for an October 15 CLE hosted by the Oregon State Bar.
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Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named to Local Nonprofit Boards

Three Tonkon attorneys, Thomas P. Palmer, Steven M. Wilker, and Jackson Lewis have been appointed to the boards for three local nonprofits, Business for Culture & the Arts (BCA), Metropolitan Family Service, and the Oregon Historical Society.
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Tonkon Torp Named One of America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Four of Firm's Attorneys Identified as Litigation Stars

Tonkon Torp has been named a recommended firm in the 4th edition of Benchmark Litigation, the Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys. Four of the firm’s litigators have been named local litigation stars in Oregon: Don H. Marmaduke…
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Bankruptcy Lawyers Cash In

While the struggling economy has led to hiring freezes and dwindling client bases for many firms, those specializing in bankruptcy and finance report robust practices and overflowing workloads.
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Best Lawyers in America&reg Names 37 Tonkon Torp Attorneys

Thirty-seven of Tonkon Torp's 84 attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2011.
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Tonkon Torp earns high rankings in just-released U.S. News Best Law Firms Listing

Tonkon Torp's focus on and reputation for handling complex business matters was clearly evident in its rankings in the inaugural edition of the U.S. News & World Report-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" publication released this week.
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Caroline Harris Crowne Offers Advice for Getting in Front of the Jury for ACTL

Caroline Harris Crowne co-presented a CLE for the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). She discussed "Getting in Front of the Jury" for the ACTL's Northwest Regional Conference.
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Tonkon Attorneys Discuss Future of Civil Trials for OADC

Caroline Harris Crowne and Daniel Skerritt presented a CLE alongside Honorable Janice Wilson for an Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC) program.
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New solar energy pilot program offers alternative to tax credit incentives

Attorneys with clients interested in building projects that generate solar energy will want to pay close attention to a new pilot program that takes effect July 1. The Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) recently issued final rules for the…
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Max Miller Named to Lead Tonkon Torp's Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group

Tonkon Torp LLP has named Max Miller to lead the firm's Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group.
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Tonkon Torp cited as one of 100 best green companies in Oregon

Tonkon Torp earned a place on Oregon Business magazine's 2010 list of "100 Best Green Companies to Work For" and was recently honored at a luncheon hosted by the magazine. The designation is based on results from a portion of the annual Oregon…
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Are Mandatory Mediation Clauses Enforceable?

Caroline Harris Crowne discusses the enforceability of mandatory mediation clauses in her article for the Spring 2010 issue of the Oregon State Bar's Litigation Journal. In recent years, courts across the nation have become increasingly willing to…
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Renewables Spur Growth of Tonkon Torp's Energy Practice Group and Appointment of New Co-Chairs

Located on what is arguably the frontier of U.S. renewable energy development, lawyers in Tonkon Torp's energy practice group are finding their reputation in the traditional energy arena is leading to increasing work in solar, wind and other…
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18 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Leaders in Their Field

Eighteen Tonkon Torp attorneys have been named leaders in their field for the 2010 edition of Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Inclusion and ranking in the reference directory is based upon interviews with clients and…
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Employment Lawyer Offers Advice on Addressing Chronic Absenteeism

Labor and employment attorney Corbett Gordon discussed the options for addressing chronic absenteeism issues at the annual conference of the Local Government Personnel Institute. Her remarks were titled, “Out Sick Again? Really? What’s an Employer to…
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Gordon Addresses Social Media Issues That Impact Employment Law

Attorney Corbett Gordon was a speaker at a recent Oregon Law Institute seminar, “Social Media – Don’t blink, it’s a constantly moving target.” Gordon has over three decades of experience representing public and private sector employers in a range of…
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Schuster Discusses Endangered Species Act for American Bar Association

Jeanette Schuster was a speaker at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section meeting on “Hot Environmental Topics” in Denver, Colorado. Schuster’s presentation covered the Endangered Species Act and the impact of wildlife issues on…
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Offers of Judgment in Oregon State Court

In his article for the Winter 2010 issue of the Oregon State Bar's Litigation Journal, Steven Wilker discusses the use and effectiveness of Offers of Judgment in Oregon, in ligth of several siginificant rulings made by the Oregon Supreme Court.
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Tonkon Torp Increases Contributions to the Campaign for Equal Justice

Tonkon Torp attorneys boosted their contributions to the 2009-2010 Campaign for Equal Justice (CEJ) by 44 percent over the previous year's campaign, earning the top prize in the Large Firm category for the largest percentage increase. The award was…
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Ted Herzog Named to Lead Tonkon Torp's Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group

Tonkon Torp LLP has named Ted Herzog to lead the firm's Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group. The group provides business counsel, transaction and litigation services to clients involved in commercial real estate and renewable energy transactions…
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