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Christine Costantino, Partner - Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP

Chris Costantino is committed to helping clients navigate the complex and emotionally
challenging territory of family law in their personal lives and family businesses.
Chris is the 2019 President of the Oregon State Bar. Chris was elected to the OSB Board of Governors in 2015, and began serving in 2016, and will serve until 2020.


 

Erica Shafer, Counsel - Ogletree Deakins

Erica Shafer is a counsel attorney in the Portland office of Ogletree Deakins. Erica represents
employers on employment litigation and advice matters as well as labor matters. Erica has
experience representing employers on a variety of issues, including responding to administrative
charges from agencies such as the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission. Erica also has experience conducting employee investigations, drafting
disciplinary documents, responding to grievances, participating on bargaining teams and negotiation 

benefits packages.
 

 Jonathan Gonzales - Gonzales Gonzales & Gonzales

Mr. Gonzales has handled hundreds of cases, including immigrant visa waiver cases, before the
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), formerly known as United States
Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and now a component of the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security.  Mr. Gonzales has also handled many cases before
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), formerly known as INS, and now a component
of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He has handled Immigration trials before the
U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), and he has handled
Immigration appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and before the Federal Court of Appeals.
Mr. Gonzales has extensive trial experience having handled trials involving both state and federal courts. 

 

 June Wiyrick Flores, Shareholder - Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

June Wiyrick Flores is an experienced attorney who works with families, family businesses, 
and closely held businesses to develop and implement succession strategies. Her clients
range from individuals to closely held corporations to family offices and large
family-owned businesses. June provides sophisticated and highly personalized estate
plans to meet her clients’ objectives. She is also experienced in estate and trust
administration and assists both fiduciaries and beneficiaries.

 

 Craig Russillo, Shareholder - Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Since 1997, Craig Russillo has been helping clients resolve complex commercial disputes,
particularly with respect to borrowing, lending and real estate. Craig works extensively with
lenders and creditors in judicial and non-judicial foreclosures, representing their interests
in state, federal and bankruptcy courts. He also has significant experience with real
property disputes, including complex title issues, landlord/tenant disputes and construction matters.


 

 Jessie Schuh, Associate - Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Jessie Schuh serves clients ranging from individuals and closely held businesses to
national financial institution. Jessie has experience litigating in state and federal court,
drafting and arguing motions, assisting in all stages of discovery, and seeing cases through trial. 

 

 William Teesdale - Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon

William Teesdale is the Chief Investigator with the Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon. 
William supervises a staff of professional investigators engaged in indigent criminal defense in three
offices statewide.  He was called to the bar in England after attending Leeds University School of Law
and the Inns of Court School of Law in London, England.  William became a member of the
Oregon State Bar in 1993.  He has worked on a number of notable local and international
cases including a number of Guantanamo Bay habeas cases which aided in the release of
several innocent detainees and the Lisa Roberts case.  Ms. Roberts was exonerated after serving
13 years in prison for a murder she did not commit.  William was awarded the NDIA Ed Turner
Investigator of the year award this year for his indigent defense work.

 

 Robert P. Mecklenborg - Foster Garvey

As an experienced corporate attorney, Rob is well-versed in assisting clients on a variety of
business and real estate matters, including financings, acquisitions and dispositions,
securities, economic development, land use, contractual matters and business
formation strategy. 



 

Kelley C. Chaney, RP, CEDS - Dunn Carney LLP

Kelley specializes in managing e-discovery by applying innovative ESI strategies.
She is one of only a handful of Oregon paralegals with an e-discovery certification through ACEDS.
She tackles e-discovery early in the case, starting with developing a targeted defensible plan
for identification, preservation, and collection. Kelley’s experience allows her to balance the
use of the latest technology with a practical evaluation of cost-effective alternatives tailored for each case.

 

Samuel T. Smith, Partner - Dunn Carney LLP

Sam Smith is a member of Dunn Carney's Litigation Team. He represents both
plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of matters, including but employment,
housing and civil rights, products liability and premises liability, healthcare litigation,
elder abuse cases, and personal injury matters. He also litigates commercial disputes
and is a founding member of the firm's Team People, a plaintiff's litigation group.



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