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Michael Willes Appointed to MBA Committee
Tonkon Torp attorney Michael Willes has been appointed co-chair of the Young Lawyer Section (YLS) CLE Committee of the Multnomah Bar Association. The YLS provides leadership, networking, professional development, and service opportunities for young…
Christopher Pallanch Elected Vice President of the Oregon FBA
Tonkon Torp partner Christopher Pallanch has been elected Vice President of the Oregon Chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). Composed of public and private attorneys and judges, the FBA's mission is to strengthen the federal legal system and…
Tonkon Torp Supports Youth Progress Golf Event
Tonkon Torp sponsored a hole at the Seventh Annual Youth Progress Golf Tournament on August 21. Youth Progress provides a nurturing environment where youth gain the skills necessary to progress socially, personally academically, and vocationally.
Tonkon Torp Summer Associates Lead School Supply Drive for Kids
Tonkon Torp's summer associates led Tonkon’s involvement in a school supply drive organized by the Oregon Legal Recruiting Association (OLRA). The supplies were collected for children at the Raphael House, an organization that provides critical…
Sarah Einowski Joins Oregon ACLU Lawyers' Committee
Tonkon Torp litigator Sarah Einowski has joined the Lawyers' Committee of the Oregon ACLU. The committee selects the cases the organization will pursue in Oregon through client representation or by filing briefs as a friend of the court.
Tonkon Torp Gives to Oregon Jewish Community Foundation
Led by Owen Blank, Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF). Since 1989, OJCF's mission has been to create, promote, and facilitate a culture of giving, and to serve as a guardian of permanent funds available to…
Tonkon Torp Donates to Campaign for Equal Justice
Tonkon Torp made a donation, organized by Ron Greenman and Darcy Norville, to the Campaign for Equal Justice, in honor of their 25th Anniversary. The CEJ was founded in 1991 with the mission of making equal access to justice a reality for all…
Caroline Harris Crowne Receives City Club Research Award
Tonkon Torp litigator Caroline Harris Crowne received City Club of Portland’s Research Award for 2015-16 at the organization’s annual meeting. Caroline recently completed a three-year term on the City Club Research Board, which oversees and…
Drew Hagedorn Appointed to Friends of Baseball Board
Tonkon Torp partner Drew Hagedorn has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Friends of Baseball. The nonprofit organization offers programs to youths in underserved and rural communities to create opportunities for success on and off the…
LaMorticella Elected Chair of AILA Oregon Chapter
Tonkon Torp attorney Melina LaMorticella has been elected Chair of the Oregon Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). A member of Tonkon Torp’s Business Immigration practice group, LaMorticella represents regional and…
Tonkon Torp Donates to Brian Booth Writers' Fund
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Brian Booth Writers' Fund. The fund was created by Literary Arts in honor of Tonkon Torp founding partner Brian Booth, who was instrumental in creating the Oregon Book Awards and Fellowships. The fund creates a…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Forest Park All Trails Challenge
Tonkon Torp is a sponsor of the All Trails Challenge 2016 put on by the Forest Park Conservancy (FPC). The four month challenge launched on June 29. The FPC restores and protects Forest Park, Portland's 5,200 acre urban forest.
Tonkon Attorneys Participate in Corporate Kickball
Led by Playworks' Chair of the Board Haley Morrison, Tonkon Torp fielded a team at the 2016 Playworks Corporate Kickball event on June 17. Funds raised from the event went to support Playworks' efforts to reduce bullying, increase physical activity…
Tonkon Attorneys Attend Father of the Year Awards
On June 15, Haley Morrison, Bob Carey, Jackson Lewis, and David Forman attended the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Father of the Year Awards and Auction. Among the awardees was Randy Miller, Tonkon client and father of Haley Morrison.
Tonkon Attorneys Attend ID Experts Golf Classic
Tonkon attorneys and University of Oregon alums Jessica Morgan and Chris Pallanch, along with their guests, participated in the 25th Annual ID Experts Gold Classic held June 13. The Golf Classic was put on by the Oregon Club of Portland (OCOP) and…
Alex Tinker Joins Resource Innovation Institute as Founding Board Member
Tonkon Torp attorney Alex Tinker is a founding board member for the newly formed Resource Innovation Institute (RII). The RII is building the central platform for collaboration on energy issues in the cannabis industry and developing a market-driven…
Tonkon Torp Hosts Sustainable Future Section Social
On June 8, Tonkon Torp hosted the OSB Sustainable Future Section for a summer social with area summer associates, clerks, and interns. The event was a chance for future Oregon lawyers to network with each other and to meet practicing lawyers from…
Drea Schmidt Joins Artists Repertory Theatre Board of Directors
Tonkon Torp attorney Drea Schmidt has joined the Board of Directors of Portland’s Artists Repertory Theatre. The organization is the longest-running professional theatre company in Portland.
Tonkon Torp Contributes to Small Business Legal Clinic
Tonkon Torp made a donation in support of Lewis & Clark Law School's Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC). The SBLC Pro-Bono Program works to assist small business owners who otherwise cannot afford to pay for legal services.