Dr. Johnny Lake is an international consultant, trainer and speaker certified in programs respecting leadership, diversity, community-building, cross-cultural communication and interactions skills, equity and ethics for youth and adults. He consults with government, professional and educational agencies, and organizations. Dr. Lake served as an Associate Professor of Education and Counseling. He is an Administrator on Special Assignment with the Eugene school district and an advocate for needs of at-risk youth and provides teacher training institutes and student learning and leadership opportunities. Dr. Lake is an internationally recognized writer and storyteller. Dr. Johnny Lake holds a bachelor's degree in history from Willamette University. He has a master’s in educational leadership and administration and received his Ph.D. in educational leadership, policy, management and organization. Dr. Lake is a former chairman of the State of Oregon Commission on Black Affairs.
Kaith defends business across a spectrum of employment-related disputes using his experience as an attorney and insights from managing his own small business.
Prior to his association with this firm, Kaith practiced as a business attorney in Oregon. He adeptly represented businesses in all facets of their development, including matters pertaining to entity formation, contracts, estate planning, and financing.
His legal acumen was sharpened during his tenure as a Judicial Clerk in Multnomah County, Oregon. Kaith's broad-based professional experience also includes working for an investment bank based in Los Angeles, California.
The richness and diversity of Kaith's professional journey affords him a broad perspective and a deep understanding of the nuanced challenges and opportunities clients face, enabling him to provide exceptionally insightful and effective representation.
Jacqueline Schafer is the founder and CEO of Clearbrief, which won Litigation Technology Product of the Year at Legalweek 2023. Schafer was named to the American Bar Association's "2022 Women of Legal Tech" list, the 2022 Fastcase 50, Honoring 'Innovators, Techies, Visionaries and Leaders' in Law, and also received the 2021 Washington State Bar APEX Award for Legal Innovation for founding Clearbrief as well as for her 2020 law review article ("Harnessing Al for Struggling Families").
Jacqueline began her career as a litigation associate at the New York law firm of Paul, Weiss, and spent the majority of her career as an Assistant Attorney General in the Washington and Alaska Attorney General's Offices, where she specialized in appellate practice and complex litigation. Before founding Clearbrief in 2020, she also served as in-house counsel for the national nonprofit Casey Family Programs.
She received her B.A. in English and French from the University of Pennsylvania (where she sang with John Legend's former a cappella group!), and her J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
Bradley (Brad) J. Krupicka is a partner in the Portland office of 0'Hagan and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. He has experience counseling clients through employee theft investigations, including working cooperatively with the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office on behalf of a corporate client in the investigation, trial, and restitution of over $150,000 in theft by a former employee and third party.
Brad has been a prominent attorney Portland for over a decade. His practice focuses on employment litigation issues, alternative dispute resolution, discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, and issues related to hiring.
After law school, Brad clerked for Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge Henry Kantor, where he gained experience with all aspects of courtroom activity, having worked on more than 85 trials. Brad also served as an extern and law clerk for the Multnomah County Attorney's office where he litigated employment law and civil rights cases, as well as advised internal clients on a range of employment law and constitutional issues. Additionally, Brad contributed to a winning Ninth Circuit briefing on the issue of front pay awards in OFLA/FMLA cases.
A fourth-generation firefighter, Brad spent five summers as a wildland firefighter and engine boss. He is heavily involved in bar and community activities, including service on several pro bono committees.
As a graduate of Seattle University School of Law and multi-hyphenate artist, Ean Tatum leverages his passion for the law and his innate creativity to help our customers become Clearbrief experts! Recently, Ean developed an interest in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, but couldn't exactly envision how technology and the justice system could intersect for good - then came Clearbrief. Before law school, Ean earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Washington and worked as a legal assistant at a small law firm. In his free time, Ean enjoys dancing, fashion styling, and traveling. Although unlike many who prefer to see as many new places as possible, Ean loves rediscovering and unearthing the beauty of places he's already been. He's been to Malaysia three times!
Ankur Doshi is the General Counsel of the Oregon State Bar (OSB). He represents the OSB in all non-disciplinary matters and provides legal advice in matters of bar governance, regulation of lawyers, employment, policy development, and public records and meetings law. He also leads the regulatory team, provides ethics advice to OSB members, and writes and speaks on ethics and mandatory abuse reporting issues for Continuing Legal Education programs and OSB publications. He acts as the Bar Liaison for the Legal Ethics Committee. Before his current role with the OSB, Ankur was the Deputy General Counsel for TriMet, where he represented TriMet on labor and employment matters. He also was litigation corporate counsel at R.B. Pamplin Corporation, where he represented the corporation and its subsidiaries in judicial and administrative litigation. He served as chair for the Legal Ethics Committee in 2016 and as chair for the State Professional Responsibility Board in 2017. He received a B.A. from the George Washington University and his J.D. from Cornell Law School.
Melissa Busley is an estate planning and tax attorney who joined Dunn Carney LLP in 2007. She enjoys working with clients to address their concerns and developing plans to achieve their goals.
In her estate planning practice, Melissa works with individuals and couples to ensure they have plans tailored to their unique situations, which provides for the management of assets if the client becomes incapacitated and addresses how to manage and dispose of assets upon death.
Whether creating a complex or simple estate plan, Melissa’s goal is to ensure that the plan is appropriate to her client’s specific needs, and that the client is comfortable with the final outcome. Generally, the plan includes preparation of a will, power of attorney and documents to address healthcare decisions, but can also include trusts.
Melissa also works with families after the death of a loved one to navigate the administration process. Whether there is a probate (court supervised administration process), a trust administration, or both, she walks the client through the process by providing an overview and breaking the process down into manageable steps. If necessary, she assists clients with the preparation of estate tax returns, and dealing with assets that pass by a non-probate transfer mechanism.
In addition to planning and administration work, Melissa works with tax-exempt organizations on operational matters and tax compliance. She assists new organizations in forming and receiving recognition of tax-exempt status.
Alongside her legal credentials, Melissa is a M.O.M. (mother of multiples) and cancer survivor. She loves spending time with her twin daughters, Charlotte and Else, her husband Sam, and volunteering with the American Cancer Society. During rare quiet moments, Melissa enjoys spending time with fictional characters, especially those found in books by her favorite author, Jane Austen.