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Steven Wilker Elected Chair of Metropolitan Family Service Board
Steven Wilker was elected chair of the Metropolitan Family Service (MFS) board of directors. MFS was founded in 1950 and works to help people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity, and social isolation.
Jan Neuman Discusses Federal Water Policy for Water Values Podcast
Jan Neuman and another water lawyer reviewed the current state of the United States' federal water policy for the August installment of The Water Values podcast. The two lawyers discussed federal water regulatory oversight and the flaws in current…
2 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Portland Lawyers of the Year
Two attorneys from Tonkon Torp have been named by Best Lawyers in America 2016 as Portland Lawyer of the Year in their specialties. In each community, only one lawyer in each specialty is honored as the Lawyer of the Year by the peer review survey.
45 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named Best Lawyers in America® 2016
Forty-five Tonkon Torp lawyers representing 39 practice areas have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. All of them have been named to the list at least once before, and many of them have been recognized for a number of…
Caroline Harris Crowne Joins MBA Court Liaison Committee
Tonkon Torp litigator Caroline Harris Crowne has been appointed to a three-year term on the Court Liaison Committee of the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA). The committee fosters dialogue with the Multnomah County Circuit Court presiding judge and…
Chris Erickson Appointed to OSB Intellectual Property Executive Committee
Tonkon Torp attorney Chris Erickson has been appointed to the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s (OSB) Intellectual Property section. The Intellectual Property section of the OSB provides events and forums for attorneys interested in…
Tonkon Torp Summer Associates Lead Book Drive for Kids
Tonkon Torp's summer associates took part in a children's book drive organized by the Oregon Legal Recruiting Association (OLRA). The books were collected for children ages zero to five and were donated to the Insights Teen Parent Program.
Anna Sortun Named to Emerge Oregon Board
Tonkon Torp partner Anna Sortun has been named to the board of directors of Emerge Oregon, which offers training programs for Democratic women in Oregon who aspire to elected offices. Emerge Oregon is part of a 14-state network that seeks to identify…
2015 Super Lawyers Honors 23 Tonkon Torp Attorneys
Twenty-three Tonkon Torp attorneys in nine practice areas are named on the national 2015 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists. Two partners are recognized on the Oregon Top 50 list, lawyers rated most highly by their peers statewide.
2014-15 Tonkon Torp Scholarship Recipient Announced
Gabe Hinman, a third-year student at Lewis & Clark Law School, is the recipient of the annual Moe M. Tonkon and Frederick Torp Scholarship for 2014-15. Lewis and Clark Law School Dean Jennifer Johnson and Associate Dean Martha Spence selected Hinman…
Darcy Norville Elected Managing Partner at Tonkon Torp
Tonkon Torp partner Darcy Norville has been elected managing partner of the firm effective July 1, 2015. Norville succeeds Michael Morgan, who has held the role since 2006.
Blerina Kotori Selected for Oregon State Bar Civil Rights Section
Tonkon Torp attorney Blerina Kotori has been selected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s Civil Rights Section. The Oregon State Bar Civil Rights Section provides bar members with opportunities to develop their civil rights…
Tonkon Torp Donates Computers to Youth Progress
Tonkon Torp CIO Danny Enroth and the IT Department donated five desktop computers to Youth Progress, a nonprofit, independent living organization that has been providing Oregon's youth with the skills necessary to become successful community members…
Tonkon Torp Establishes CENTRL Office Location
Tonkon Torp has established an office at CENTRL Office, the new collaborative workspace on NW 14th and Everett in the Pearl District. The firm joins a mix of CENTRL Office tenants including PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment), the Oregon Angel Fund…
Melina LaMorticella Named Chair-Elect of AILA Oregon Chapter
Tonkon Torp attorney Melina LaMorticella is the new Chair-Elect 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…
Chambers USA 2015 Guide Honors 7 Tonkon Torp Practices and 19 Lawyers
Seven Tonkon Torp practices and 19 attorneys have been honored in the 2015 Chambers USA Guide, published annually each May. Seventeen of the attorneys have been on the Chambers list previously. Newly recognized this year are corporate/M&A lawyers…
Tonkon Torp Donates to the 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.
Tonkon Torp Donates to the Forest Park Conservancy
Tonkon Torp made a donation to the Forest Park Conservancy (FPC), which works to protect and foster the ecological health of Forest Park, maintain and enhance the park's extensive trail network, and inspire community appreciation and future…
Tyrone Washington and Eric Beach Recognized at Building Blocks to Success Luncheon
Tyrone Washington, a member of Tonkon Torp's IT Department, and attorney Eric Beach recently attended the annual Building Blocks to Success Luncheon, where they were recognized for their mentoring and volunteer work during the Lego Robotics 2014-2015…
Jeanette Schuster Leads Tonkon Torp Environmental & Natural Resources Practice
Jeanette Schuster is the new chair of the Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group at Tonkon Torp. Schuster’s practice focuses on advising clients on compliance with complex regulatory requirements under federal, state, and local…