Tom Kranovich (2023 Chair)
David James Robinson (2023 Chair Elect)
David is a solo attorney serving the Portland metropolitan area and Central Oregon Coast. Practice areas include estate planning and probates, business law, nonprofit law, municipal/special districts, real estate, and family law.
Diane C. Cady (2023 Past Chair)
Diane Cady, owner of Trillium Law PC is a native Oregonian. She grew up in Bend and attended college at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Oregon. Ms. Cady studied law at Willamette University with an emphasis on employment and also served as executive editor of the Willamette Law Review.
Ms. Cady has experience in several different areas of practice, including discrimination in employment, claims for unpaid wages and unemployment benefit hearings and appeals, family law, drafting and reviewing contracts, and drafting wills, trusts and other estate planning documents. She spends her spare time with her family, reading, and enjoying the outdoors.
Emily LeBlanc Vario (2023 Treasurer)
Emily LeBlanc Vario is the associate with Kent Anderson Law Office in Eugene, Oregon. Emily’s practice involves representing taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, and state taxing agencies as well as representing debtors in bankruptcy. Emily graduated magna cum laude from Lamar University with a B.S. in Political Science. Emily graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law with two concentrations: Tax Law and Transactional Business Law. Prior to helping clients with their finances, Emily was a black-jack dealer in Louisiana. Her hobbies include baking, reading, skiing, golf, and spending time with her family.
Rob Hofmann (2023 Secretary)
Rob is principal of the Hofmann Legal Group and represents business clients in the structuring, negotiation, and implementation of a wide range of complex business and real estate transactions, including commercial leases, intricate real and personal property acquisitions and sales, commercial development projects, commercial loan and lease workouts, specialized land use permitting and alcoholic beverage licensing matters (California), and property tax exemptions and appeals. He advises clients on a broad array of entity formation and business restructuring issues, corporate governance (including non-profits), employment law matters, and represents clients in various permitting and regulatory compliance controversies and appeals. In addition to his law degree, Rob has a Master of Science degree in Taxation (MST) from San Jose State University and a Master of Business (MBA) degree from the University of California at Davis. Rob is also licensed to practice law in California.
Brian Parrott (2023 Member at Large)
Brian is a solo practitioner with an office in Beaverton, Oregon. Brian attended Willamette University where he received both his JD and MBA. He started his career as a deputy district attorney in Marion County and currently represents business clients in transactional matters including organization, ownership transactions, employment agreements, and general risk management and business issues. The majority of Brian’s clients are in healthcare so, in addition to their business needs, he assists with privacy, regulatory, and compliance matters unique to the health industry.
Stefyni Allen (2023 Member-at-large)
Stefyni is an attorney-mediator and parent coordinator at The Collaborative Way LLC. Her mediation work is primarily court connected custody and parenting time mediation for Yamhill, Polk and Marion Counties. She does parent coordination work statewide. Stefyni received her J.D. from the Willamette University College of Law and her B.A. from UC Davis, where she studied sociology.
Laura Eckstein (2023 Member-at-Large)
Laura Eckstein is an attorney, Army JAG officer, part-time Municipal Court Judge, and also owns her own law firm, where she represents clients in state and federal matters. Laura is licensed to practice law in three states (UT, AZ, OR) and 6 federal jurisdictions, including the United States Supreme Court. Over her 24-year legal career, she has practiced civil and criminal law (both prosecution and defense), and has worked at the federal, state, and local levels. A 1998 graduate of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, she clerked for a U.S. District Court Judge in Utah for 6 years, then moved to Arizona and opened a successful practice there. She later relocated to Oregon, where she again stood up a successful solo law practice.
She has also worked at the U.S. Senate, the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C., a mid-sized city, and for a number of small law firms over the years. She presently serves on an advisory committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and is elected to the Small/Solo Section and Family Law Executive Committees of the Oregon State Bar. She and her husband Brock have 7 children, 3 grandchildren, 2 dogs, and 1 gym. Laura is always willing to help younger attorneys (especially mothers) leverage their unique professional skills to find a work/life balance that works, borne from significant trial and error.
Sunny S. Kakwani (2023 Member-at-Large)
As Your Counsel’s founder and principal attorney, Sunny provides a disruptive voice in an industry stagnated by convention. He established AYC’s model of personalized legal services + strategic business counseling after more than 10 years (and 10,000 hours) practicing on both coasts. AYC is a boutique business law practice dedicated to providing best-in-class representation across all of its focus areas through its unwavering subscription to its core values: empathy, integrity, caliber and community.
Sunny, born in New Delhi and raised in New York, discovered his passion for policy and advocacy early in life, which led him to Washington, DC in pursuit of his undergraduate degree in Business, Economics and Public Policy at George Washington University. That reverence evolved into practice while he studied law in Boston, MA at Suffolk University. In his free time Sunny enjoys pro bono work, mentoring, traveling, biking, yoga, meditation, coaching, playing basketball, golf and snowboarding.
James Mills (2023 Member-at-Large)
James Mills is a solo practitioner licensed in Oregon, Washington, and California. He helps clients navigate through the difficulties that modern life presents, guiding them to solutions for legal conflicts that involve family members, business partners, or third parties. He also advises entrepreneurs in starting and running their businesses, and helps clients address issues related to real estate transactions and estate planning. As a trial lawyer, James’ practice includes advocating for clients in employment, intellectual property, personal injury, and business litigation cases.
James was raised in a military family, growing up in Korea, Japan, Kentucky and California. He was exposed at an early age to life’s complexities in the diverse communities where he lived. James earned his law degree from the University of Texas, Austin, after receiving his bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University.
Jorden Piraino (2023 Member at Large)
Jorden is the Owner of the Oregon Legal Center, a small law firm located in West Linn, Oregon. His practice area focuses on Estate Planning, Probate, and Trust Administration. 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.
Terry Scannell (2023 Member at Large)
Terry is the founder of a small firm, ScannelLaw.com. The firm has been in existence for nearly 15 years. The firm specializes in civil litigation. Scannell has worked for the Mayor of Portland, the US Congress, was an owner and manager of several small and medium sized businesses. He has also been a Senior V.P. of Operations for a $100 million division of a Fortune 500 company. He holds a law degree from the University of Oregon, a Master’s of Public Administration from University of Southern California and his undergraduate degree is from Lewis & Clark College.
Rudy R. Lachenmeier (2023 Member at Large)
Rudy was a civil litigator for 45 years and had his own law firm from 1980 until 2019 when his last partner retired. He tried an estimated 150 cases to jury verdict, and handled about 1600 more to conclusion by arbitration, settlement or summary judgment. His shortest trial was two hours and his longest went 13 long grueling weeks.
He obtained his first 35 hours of mediation training in 2012, and has taken at least 200 hours of additional training since then. He stopped accepting new litigation cases a few years ago and since has been exclusively a mediator and arbitrator, both by Zoom and now again in person if requested. He was a board member of OMA for four years and currently is in his second year on the ADR board and co-authored the mediation techniques chapter of the bars recent ADR in Oregon book. Learn more at www.ledrlaw.com.
Stacey McCormack (Associate Member)
Stacey is the CEO of Musimack Marketing, a full-service digital marketing agency in Tigard. With over 20 years’ experience in media and advertising, her background includes marketing roles at Entercom Radio, Tribune Broadcasting, Comcast Spotlight, and The Oregonian. She is passionate about helping professional service providers shine online through website design, SEO, social media and digital advertising.
Danielle Edwards – OSB Liaison (2023)
Chris Cauble – BOG Liaison (2023)
Adam Meyer – Oregon New Lawyers Division (2023)