Elizabeth Inayoshi (Chair)
Elizabeth is a solo attorney practicing plaintiff-side employment law, labor law, and small business law in Hillsboro. She came to law after a lengthy career as a program manager and operations manager at Intel. Elizabeth received both her B.A. and her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and decades later received her law degree from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 2013. Elizabeth’s life and career has taken her all over the world – she was originally from Colorado, but her teenage years were spent in Kansas City, Missouri (go Royals!); college and graduate school in Chicago and Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium; her initial high-tech career in Phoenix; volunteering for long-term projects in Belgium, England, Germany, and Japan; and the balance of her high-tech career in Hillsboro. Elizabeth’s hobbies are admittedly sedentary – she loves to go to the theater, movies, read, cook, travel – and she has joined and participates in a mind-boggling number of legal organizations since joining the Bar. Elizabeth organizes the SSF Legal Lunchbox CLE series.
Scott Schnuck (Chair-Elect)
Scott is a partner in Altus Law LLC, a firm that represents small and mid-size businesses, including contractors and professional service providers, throughout litigation, transactions, and regulatory compliance matters. He brings a wealth of business education and experience to the table. He has an MBA, and worked in operations and management positions for 17 years before enrolling at Lewis and Clark Law School, where he focused on business law. Scott was a member and associate editor of the law review. He received several scholarships and awards relating to business law, and he graduated with honors. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers in the area of construction law. Scott is also a frequent guest lecturer with the University of Oregon business program and is an adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Law School, where he teaches Law Practice Management. Scott is the 2017 SSF Executive Committee representative to the OSB Futures committee and presents at the Legal Lunchbox.
Kellie Furr (Immediate Past Chair)
Kellie is a solo practitioner and owner of Metamorphosis Law, LLC, located in Portland. Her practice areas include disability discrimination, employment, small business, sustainable business, environmental, and nonprofit. She is also a partner in Nonprofit Corps LLC, a law firm dedicated to providing nonprofit legal services to Oregon and Washington nonprofits. Originally born in England, but raised in South Carolina, Kellie made her way to Oregon in 2012, after receiving her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and her Masters in Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School, cum laude. Kellie’s hobbies include knitting, cycling, mountaineering, organic gardening, sampling Oregon’s craft beer, and rooting for the Portland Timbers. Kellie works on our SSF website and planning for half-day CLEs.
Michael Cooper (Treasurer)
Michael is a partner in Bevans and Cooper LLC and has been since the firm was founded in 2007. He was a sole practitioner from 1984 to 2007. He has a general practice with an emphasis on estate planning, business, real estate, probate, personal injury, and contracts. He was chosen and participated in 2006, as an inaugural fellow, of the Oregon State Bar Leadership College.
Michael is listed in several Who’s Who publications including Marquis Who’s Who in American Law and has received the highest rating possible of “10.0 Superb” from AVVO.com. Michael is a native Oregonian and received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors in 1979 from the University of Oregon; and his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1984 also from the University of Oregon. Michael enjoys hiking, reading, gardening, and dreaming about a vacation.
Hertsel Shadian (Secretary)
Hertsel is a solo practitioner in Tualatin, practicing tax, trusts and estates, and nonprofit law. He is also a partner in Nonprofit Corps LLC, a law firm dedicated to providing nonprofit legal services to Oregon and Washington nonprofits. Hertsel received his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1997 and his LLM in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law in 1998. Born Jerusalem and raised in Hawaii, Hertsel received his B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Hertsel enjoys reading, watching TV, the occasional hike, photography, sampling fine mustards, and not regularly eating cats and dogs. Hertsel is on our 2017 SSF Annual Conference planning committee and helps plan half-day SSF CLEs.
Heather Brann (Member-at-Large)
Heather is a solo practitioner based out of Portland, practicing in the areas of complex litigation, mediation, environmental law, and insurance disputes. She is licensed in Oregon and Washington, and received her law degree from University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law in Salt Lake City. Before attending law school, Heather earned a Diplome d’Etudes Superieures Francaises from Universite de Bourgogne and Philosophy and French degrees from Idaho State University. In her spare time, Heather enjoys organic gardening, knitting, Dragonboat racing, English mastiffs, and aspiring to become a vacation real estate mogul. Heather helps plan SSF half-day CLEs and our annual Executive Committee retreat.
Kelly Michael Doyle (Member-at-Large)
Kelly is a solo practitioner based out of Oregon City, practicing in the areas of appeals, arbitration and mediation, criminal, juvenile, real estate, probate, will and trusts, and family law. Kelly was born in Portland, and graduated from Willamette Law School in 1984. Before pursuing his legal career, Kelly worked in numerous jobs, such as picking strawberries, delivering newspapers, making forms for a taxidermist, working as a “sticker licker” for Consolidated Freightways, and selling residential and commercial real estate. Kelly’s hobbies include collecting typewriters, pancake dinners, and playing pinochle. Kelly organizes our end-of-month SSF networking lunches.
Ryan Kroll (Member-at-Large)
Ryan is a partner at Solomon, Saltsman & Jamieson, located in Portland, practicing in personal injury, administrative law, business litigation, and gaming law. Ryan was born and raised in South Florida, and received both his bachelors and masters degrees in accounting at the University of Florida. He then received his law degree magna cum laude, at University of Florida Levin College of Law. Ryan excelled in goofing off before law school, prospering in his hobbies of running marathons and playing Flamenco guitar. Ryan organizes new admittee and law student outreach events.
Heather Murray (Member-at-Large)
Heather is a solo practitioner in Portland. After moving to the Portland area from Hawaii, Heather graduated from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College in 2014. Her practice areas include personal injury, estate planning, and probate. She is licensed in both the Oregon Bar and the Federal Bar, District of Oregon. Before law school, Heather got her Associates degree from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School, a Bachelors in Ministry from Multnomah University and Seminary. She also lived on a 43′ sailboat for 7 years in the Caribbean and Pacific seas, while homeschooling two daughters. In her spare time, Heather is a Dragonboat competitor, has run six (going on seven) Portland Marathons, and enjoys writing awful, unpublishable novels. Heather handles the registration and is on the curriculum planning committee for our SSF Legal Lunchbox and plans our quarterly networking events.
Jorden Piraino (Member-at-Large)
Jorden is a solo practitioner in Portland, practicing in estate planning and business law. Born and raised in Southern California, Jorden received his bachelors in Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies from Cal State University San Marcos in 2008. It was during this time that he discovered his passion for the law, consequently, he attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego California and received his Juris Doctor in 2013. Jorden moved to the Portland area in 2015 to build his practice and support his family. His hobbies include hiking, volleyball, basketball, guitar (very poorly played) and general tomfoolery. Jorden handles the technology at our SSF Legal Lunchboxes and plans half-day SSF CLEs.
Chris Rounds (Member-at-Large)
Chris is a solo practitioner serving Oregon and Washington clients, with his office based in Vancouver, WA. Chris joined the Executive Committee of the Solo and Small Firm section in 2013, and he served as chair in 2015. He has been an Oregon attorney since 1986, and a Washington attorney since 1988. For much of his career, Chris focused on insurance defense work. In 2010, he left Liberty Mutual to open up his own solo practice. Chris now focuses largely on plaintiffs’ personal injury claims and insurance disputes. Chris studied Environmental Policy at Vassar College, where he received a BA in 1978. In 1986, he graduated, magna cum laude, from Lewis and Clark Law School. Chris is known for his barbecued chicken and for his sometimes boisterous sense of humor. He and his and his wife live in Vancouver, and they have been working together for over three years. Chris has been known to trade tips on Washington practice for pints of beer, and you can reach him at 360-980-8676, or by email at Chris@RoundsLaw.com. Chris is the Chair of the Planning Committee for the 2017 SSF Annual Conference in Bend and is on the curriculum planning committee for our SSF Legal Lunchbox.
Joshua Williams (Member-at-Large)
Joshua S. Williams III, M.B.A., J.D. and Director of Administrative Policy and Process at the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. He is a general management professional with over 30 years of experience in the market research, sales, insurance, compliance, real estate, and legal fields. Joshua is a staunch advocate of diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace and has a proven track record of being a catalyst for change in corporate environments lacking a diverse workforce though his work with the National Black MBA Association, the Oregon State Bar Diversity Committee, and various minority professional organizations. Josh organizes new admittee and law student outreach events and as well as our annual Executive Committee retreat, and helps research tools and logistics for the SSF Legal Lunchbox CLEs.
Rod Wegener – OSB Liaison
Rod Wegener is the Chief Financial Officer of the Oregon State Bar, with a degree from Concordia University in Chicago.
Julia Rice – BOG Liaison
Julia Rice is a member of the OSB Board of Governors from Region 6. She is a partner at Rice Kueny LLC, focusing on the estate, tax and charitable planning process. Julia previously worked as a family therapist, which helps her better listen to clients and understand their goals and legal needs. Prior to starting her own practice, Julia worked for two well-respected law firms in Salem and frequently handled court hearings and trials. In 2010, Julia received an award as Arno Denecke Lawyer of the Year. Julia holds a B.A. in psychology from Arizona State University; an M.A. in marital and family therapy from the University of San Diego; a J.D. From Willamette University College of Law; and an LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University School of Law. Julia graduated from law school cum laude and served on the Willamette Law Review. Julia currently serves as an elected member of the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors. Julia previously served for three years as an elected member of the Oregon State Bar’s House of Delegates. Julia actively participates in numerous other organizations, including the Willamette Valley Estate Planning Council, Oregon Women Lawyers, and the Estate Planning and Tax sections of the Oregon State Bar. Julia has published numerous articles and has presented extensively to attorneys and other professionals.