Eric A. Grasberger, Program Co-Chair, is a partner with Stoel Rives LLP and Chairs the Construction & Design Group. He has represented private and public owners, developers, contractors and design professionals in all facets of development and construction law.
Thomas A. Larkin, Program Co-Chair, is a member of Stewart Sokol & Larkin LLC. His litigation practice concentrates on construction, procurement and design matters, representing sureties, owners, prime contractors, subcontractors and design professionals.
Lisa Abuaf is the Director of Development & Investment for Prosper Portland. She is responsible for managing a team that delivers on the priorities of our communities and partners through neighborhood based development and financial investments.
Kimberly Branam is the Executive Director of Prosper Portland. She is responsible for the leadership and management of the city’s economic development and urban renewal agency. She spent 4 years leading Mayor Sam Adams’ economic development agenda.
D. Gary Christensen is a partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP and chairs the firm’s Construction Law team. He has more than 25 years’ experience representing all segments of the design and construction industry in the Northwest.
Zachary S. Davis is an experienced attorney in the Construction and Design practice group at Stoel Rives LLP. He advises clients in a broad spectrum of legal matters, with specific emphasis on resolving complex commercial disputes.
Joshua Dennis is an attorney at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC. He advises construction companies of all sizes through the many stages of the litigation process. He also represents employers through state and federal OSHA inspections and litigation.
Michael E. Farnell leads Parsons Farnell & Grein LLP’s insurance recovery group and its national policyholder practice. He has represented businesses and individuals in disputes with insurance companies for more than 25 years.
J. Daniel Gragg is a partner at Seifer Yeats Zwierzynski & Gragg LLP. His practice is focused primarily on evaluating and resolving construction disputes, which often involve complex, multi-party cases on both public and private projects.
Martha J. Hodgkinson, a partner with Hodgkinson Street Mepham LLC, has a civil litigation and trial practice in Oregon state and federal court representing attorneys, developers, contractors, real estate brokers, design professionals and public entities.
Joshua Hogan has been the Practice Manager and Mediation Assistant at Hogan Mediation since its launch in 2011. He assists in keeping settlement negotiations on the track and moving forward. He holds a Juris Doctorate and an MBA degree.
Stephanie K. Holmberg is the leader of Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC’s Real Estate and Construction industry group. She helps owners, developers, contractors and design professionals resolve disputes at the administrative level and in state and federal courts.
Peter R. Jarvis is a partner at Holland & Knight LLP, where he practices primarily in attorney professional responsibility and risk management. He advises lawyers, law firms, and corporate & government legal departments about the law governing lawyers.
Tara M. Johnson is General Counsel and the Chief Risk Officer at Willamette Construction Services, Inc., a premier, full-service partner to the construction industry across the Pacific Northwest. She is a Past-Chair of the Construction Law Section of the Oregon State Bar.
Alison R. Kean serves as General Counsel to Prosper Portland. She manages a team of attorneys and professional staff within the legal department, providing expert legal and strategic advice to the board of commissioners and staff.
Emily S. Miller is a member of Miller Nies LLC, a boutique law firm specializing in the recovery of liability insurance for policyholders and other claimants. She often represents defendant policyholders seeking coverage under their own liability policies. She also represents plaintiffs seeking redress against insured parties and consults with other attorneys in need of insurance expertise.
William Nessly is Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Business Transactions Section of the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ), General Counsel Division. Among other things, he works in the competitive procurement of public contracts.
Mario R. Nicholas is an attorney in Stoel Rives LLP’s Construction and Design group. He counsels clients across a range of industries on construction and design issues. He has assisted clients before federal & state courts, arbitration panels, and administrative bodies.
William J. Ohle is a shareholder at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC. He has more than 25 years of experience representing architects and engineers in contract negotiations and disputes, construction defect litigation and regulatory investigations.
Angela M. Otto is a partner in Ball Janik LLP’s construction & litigation practices. She represents general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, developers and design professionals in construction disputes, litigation, arbitration and mediation.
Hon. Karsten H. Rasmussen, founder of KHR Mediation, is a Senior Circuit Court Judge and recently transitioned into his new career as a full-time mediator. He served as a sitting Judge with the Lane County Circuit Court from 1999-2018, and as Presiding Judge from 2012-17.
Adele J. Ridenour, a partner with Ball Janik LLP, is a litigator whose practice focuses on complex construction, insurance, and design-related disputes. She is a member of the Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) Board of Directors.
John Spencer Stewart is one of the founders and a member of Stewart Sokol & Larkin LLC. His practice emphasizes commercial and construction litigation and surety matters. His reputation is best reflected in the concept Principle/Purpose/Passion.
Tyler J. Storti is a member of Stewart Sokol & Larkin LLC. His practice focuses on construction law, business and commercial matters, and real estate transactions and disputes. He represents contractors, owners, sureties and design professionals.
Peter S. Willcox-Jones is a partner in Ball Janik LLP’s construction and litigation practices. He is an experienced trial lawyer who helps businesses, particularly those involved with development, design and construction, with a wide range of issues.