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Tonkon Participates in Classroom Law Project Golf Tournament
Paul Conable, a Classroom Law Project (CLP) board member, organized Tonkon's participation in the 12th Annual Golf Tournament held by the CLP on September 30. Paul competed in a team with Bob Carey and colleagues from the PGE legal department.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Marathon Education Partners Golf Tournament
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at Marathon Educations Partners' "Links 4 Kids" Golf Tournament fundraiser. Since Marathon's founding in 2002, nearly 150 Partners have joined together to help 98 children reach their goal of obtaining higher education.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors ACLU NW Civil Liberties Conference
On September 27, Tonkon Torp was a lunch sponsor at the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) Northwest Civil Liberties Conference. Tonkon's participation with the event was led by Steven Wilker, a member of the ACLU of Oregon board of directors.
Tonkon Torp Sponsors MBA Golf Tournament
Tonkon Torp was a sponsor at the September 23 16th Annual Golf Championship held by the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA). Darcy Norville, an MBA board member, led Tonkon's involvement with the event. The tournament was a fundraiser for the Volunteer…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors Table at CCA Gala
On September 21, Tonkon Torp sponsored a table at the Children's Cancer Association's (CCA) 13th Annual Hero Gala. Kurt Ruttum organized Tonkon's involvement with the event and attended along with Claire Brown, Bob Carey, David Forman, and their…
Tonkon Sponsors Table at OEN Awards Dinner
Tonkon Torp was a table sponsor at the Oregon Entrepreneur Network's (OEN) annual Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards dinner, held September 17. Tonkon's participation was coordinated by the Jeff Woodcox, who serves as the Corporate Secretary for OEN.
Tonkon Torp Donates to OHSU Foundation
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) Foundation. The donation, organized by Owen Blank, was a direct response to the $1 billion cancer research initiative fundraising challenge made by Phil and Penny Knight.
Drea Schmidt Joins MBA Membership Committee
Drea Schmidt joined the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) Membership Committee. The committee organizes and plans social events, including WinterSmash, Battle of the Lawyer Bands, Bench, Bar & Bagels, and a First Thursday Social with specialty bars for…
Tonkon Torp Makes Donation to Oregon Law Center
Tonkon Torp made its annual donation to the Oregon Law Center. The money will be used to cover the administrative costs associated with the pro bono work done at the Center, formerly known as "SE Legal Clinic." Tonkon's donation was organized by…
Haley Bjerk and Drea Schmidt Join Art of Leadership Program
Haley Bjerk and Drea Schmidt were selected to participate in the 2013-2014 Art of Leadership program put on by Business for Culture and the Arts (BCA). To promote dynamic leadership in the arts community, BCA works with business professionals to…
Steven Wilker and ACLU Argue for Records in Oregon Court of Appeals
Tonkon Torp litigation attorney Steven Wilker was repeatedly quoted in a recent Associated Press article published in the Register Guard. The article, "Oregon ACLU Seeks Records in Eugene Stun Gun Case," features Steven in his capacity as an attorney…
Wilker Elected Vice Chair of Metropolitan Family Services Board
Steven Wilker has been elected Vice Chairman of the board of Metropolitan Family Service (MFS). Through social innovation and a focus on prevention, MFS delivers proven programs to help people succeed at home, in school and in the community.
Tonkon Torp Hosts "Freedom to Marry" CLE
Tonkon Torp hosted the ACLU of Oregon and Basic Rights Oregon for a CLE presentation on "Freedom to Marry in Oregon Post Windsor-Perry." The CLE reflected on recent Supreme Court rulings on the historic marriage cases - Windsor v. United States and…
Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group Hosts Annual Tryon Creek Ivy Pull
On June 29, Tonkon Torp's Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group hosted their fourth annual invasive ivy pull at Tryon Creek State Park. Max Miller led the event and hosted a post-pull lunch for his fellow volunteers, which included several…
Dan Skerritt Chairs American College of Trial Lawyers Jury Committee
Tonkon Torp litigator Daniel H. Skerritt has been appointed to chair the Jury Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers. A highly respected litigator with more than three decades of experience, Skerritt represents plaintiffs and defendants…
Owen Blank Joins Oregon Jewish Community Foundation Board
Business attorney Owen D. Blank has been elected to the board of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation (OJCF). Long active in the Portland community, Blank has served on the boards and advisory panels of many local organizations.
Harris Crowne Joins Portland City Club’s Research Board
Litigator Caroline Harris Crowne has been appointed to the Research Board of the Portland City Club. A partner in Tonkon Torp’s Litigation Department, Harris Crowne’s practice focuses on commercial contracts, business owner disputes and forensic…
Tonkon Torp Sponsors and Hosts Le Monde "Iron Chef" Event
Tonkon Torp hosted the Le Monde Immersion Public Charter School for an "Iron Chef" fundraiser competition, at which Tonkon was also a sponsor. Tonkon's participation was organized by Shouka Rezvani, a Le Monde board member