Tonkon Torp Welcomes New Associates Matt Heldt and Lindsay Willson

PORTLAND, Ore. (October 18, 2023) Tonkon Torp LLP is pleased to welcome two new associates to the firm: Matt Heldt, who joins our Labor & Employment Practice Group, and Lindsay Willson, who will work in our Estate Planning Practice Group.

Matt Heldt is a 2023, magna cum laude graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, where he was a member of the Cornelius Honor Society, received the Dan Polkow award for excellence in admissions volunteering, and served on the Lewis & Clark Law Review as Lead Article Editor. During law school Matt worked at as a Summer Associate at Tonkon Torp and as a Judicial Extern for the Hon. Michael H. Simon at the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon. Matt received a double major in Sociology and Criminology & Law Studies from Marquette University, where he also minored in Political Science and played college basketball, competing twice in the NCAA Tournament.

Lindsay Willson graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2023. While there, she worked at the school’s Business Law Clinic and directed Oregon Law’s chapter of the Native American Law Student Association. As a law student, Lindsay worked at Tonkon Torp as a 1L Diversity Fellow and Summer Associate. In 2019, Lindsay graduated magna cum laude from University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in the Philosophy of Law.

“We enjoyed watching Matt and Lindsay stretch and develop their legal skills as Tonkon Torp summer associates. They did a great job and we are thrilled that they will continue to be part of our team,” said Kurt Ruttum, Managing Partner. “We look forward to mentoring Matt and Lindsay as they build their practices. Hiring such promising young attorneys makes it clear that Tonkon Torp has a bright future.”

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

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