Eric A. Grasberger, Program Co-Chair, is a partner with Stoel Rives LLP. He joined the firm in 1991 and is Chair of the Construction and Design Group. He has represented numerous 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. He has substantial trial and appellate experience.
Nellie Q. Barnard is a litigation attorney with Holland & Knight LLP. She focuses her practice on commercial litigation with a particular focus on legal ethics and risk management for lawyers and law firms. She defends lawyers in attorney discipline matters in both Oregon and Washington.
D. Gary Christensen is a partner at Miller Nash LLP and chairs the firm’s Construction Law team. He has more than 30 years’ experience representing all segments of the design and construction industry in the Northwest. He focuses his practice on commercial construction litigation.
Michael E. Farnell is a founding partner of Parsons Farnell & Grein LLP and leads the firm’s insurance recovery group and its national policyholder practice. One of the most sought after policyholder attorneys on the West Coast, he has represented businesses and individuals for more than 25 years.
Joshua Hogan has been the Practice Manager and Mediation Assistant at Hogan Mediation since its launch in 2011. He takes care of the little things that keep settlement negotiations on the track and moving forward. He holds a J.D. and an MBA degree.
Hon. Michael R. Hogan of Hogan Mediation was a judge with the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon and served as Chief Judge from 1995-2002. He took senior status with the court in 2011. He continues working in that capacity today as a senior district judge presiding over many cases in Eugene.
Andrew MacKendrick is a partner at Seifer Yeats Zwierzynski & Gragg LLP. He practices in the areas of civil litigation and construction law, and has represented owners, prime contractors, and subcontractors on matters including contract and lien disputes, bond claims and foreclosures, and defect claims.
Mario R. Nicholas is an attorney in Stoel Rives LLP’s Construction and Design group. He has assisted clients before federal and state courts, domestic and international arbitration panels, and administrative bodies. He works tirelessly to resolve (or avoid) disputes economically and efficiently.
William J. Ohle is a shareholder in Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC’s Portland office. He has more than 25 years of experience representing architects and engineers in all aspects of their work including contract negotiations, contract disputes, construction defect litigation and regulatory investigations.
Angela M. Otto is a Partner in Ball Janik LLP’s construction and design practice group. Ms. Otto’s practice is dedicated to the representation of general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers, owners, and developers 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. He has adjudicated complex land use cases.
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: integrity and single-minded focus with emotional commitment.
Tyler J. Storti is a member of Stewart Sokol & Larkin LLC. He focuses in the areas of construction law, business and commercial matters, and real estate transactions and disputes. He represents contractors, owners, sureties and design professionals in disputes and litigation related to the construction industry.
Trisha Thompson is a litigation attorney at Holland & Knight LLP, where she focuses on ethics and risk management, as well as commercial and employment litigation. She represents lawyers and law firms in organizational issues (such as formation, operations, dissolution) and in state bar disciplinary defense.
Samira F. Torshizi is an attorney at Stoel Rives LLP. She represents and defends general contractors, subcontractors, and developers in many construction-related matters involving construction defect claims, defective design and workmanship claims, delay claims, and payment disputes.
Molly Washington serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Oregon Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors. Her work with NAMC-OR involves advocacy, support services, and relationship building for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color-owned firms in the construction industry.
Alexander A. Wheatley is a partner with Fisher & Phillips LLP. He assists employers with all manner of employment and labor-related matters, including compliance with employment and labor laws, defending employers from administrative claims and lawsuits, and drafting and implementing policies.
Noah Wick is the National Director of Litigation Consulting at Trial Exhibits, Inc. and is based in Seattle, WA. For the last 15 years, he has been the lead trial consultant in over 5,000 litigation matters nationwide from filing of complaints, mediations, arbitrations, private trials, bench trials, and jury trials.
Peter S. Willcox-Jones is a partner in Ball Janik LLP’s construction and design practice group. He is an experienced trial lawyer who helps businesses, particularly those involved with development, design and construction, with a wide range of issues. He represents clients in risk analysis and management.