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Vicki Smith Becomes OADC President

Bodyfelt Mount is proud to announce that Vicki Smith is the 2018 president of the board of directors for the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel (OADC).

Vicki has been involved with the OADC for many years. She volunteered on the board of directors for five years, served as president-elect in 2017, and was secretary/treasurer in 2016. She also held other leadership roles in the organization, including co-chairing the 2015 Annual Convention and chairing the New Lawyers Practice Group.

OADC is a statewide association for civil defense attorneys, providing quality continuing legal education and valuable networking opportunities. Its purpose is to increase the professional skill and knowledge of its nearly 700 members, to enhance the services of the legal profession to the public, to improve the adversary system and to work for the prompt and fair disposition of disputes.

Learn more about OADC at

Livin’ On A Spare

On February 10th the Bodyfelt Mount bowling team embraced their inner ’80s rockers, bringing big hair and boom boxes for this year’s MBA WinterSmash. This is the 16th year of the event, which benefits Multnomah County CourtCare. The CourtCare program is free and provides a safe and supportive place for kids to play while adults tend to court matters. Bodyfelt Mount took home honors for best shirts, team high score and most tickets purchased!

Please visit the Multnomah County CourtCare website to learn more or to make a donation.

Welcome, Sarah Pozzi!

Bodyfelt Mount is pleased to welcome new associate Sarah Pozzi to the firm.

Sarah earned her J.D. from University of Oregon School of Law, during which time she worked for the Honorable Michael J. McShane in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. She also clerked for the Honorable Charles D. Carlson, Chief Civil Motions Judge of Lane County Circuit Court. While studying and working for the judges, Sarah somehow also found time to tutor first-year law students in civil procedure for the University of Oregon.

Before joining Bodyfelt, Sarah clerked for Lane County Circuit Court Presiding Judge Karsten H. Rasmussen. She will focus her practice on general civil litigation.

Bodyfelt Mount Names New Managing Partner

Bodyfelt Mount is pleased to announce that Kirstin Abel will be taking the helm as the firm’s managing partner.  Kirstin has been with Bodyfelt for five years, and will take over for Deanna Wray, who worked tirelessly in the position since 2013. Deanna will continue to focus on product and general liability civil litigation matters.

We sincerely thank Deanna for all her hard work and dedication as managing partner, and we are excited to see what’s ahead under Kirstin’s most capable leadership.

All Aboard the Snuggle Express!

The Oregon Humane Society’s Snuggle Express stopped by this month bringing love and cuddles from adorable puppies and kittens! The sweet little visitors were all available for adoption, just in time for Christmas. After visiting businesses all over town, we are sure they are all on their way to new homes! For more information about Snuggle Express and Oregon Humane Society, please visit their website.


Gone to the Dogs…and Cats






On November 4, Bodyfelt Mount provided snuggles and took part in playtime with the dogs and cats waiting to be adopted at the Oregon Humane Society. The Humane Society’s goal for 2017 was to find homes for 11,000 pets, and they are very close to reaching that number. Almost 9700 have been adopted so far this year! Click here to find out more about adoptions and how you can get involved.

Bodyfelt Mount Named in “Best Law Firms” List

The U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers have announced their 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Once again, Bodyfelt Mount earned a Tier 1 designation in the Portland area for Insurance Law.

The 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in more than 70 national practice areas and more than 120 metropolitan-based practice areas. These rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their fields, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

View the full rankings and a more comprehensive explanation of U.S. News’ methodology here.

Nuptials and Newborns

Hearty congratulations are in order for Jamison McCune and his sweetheart, Lauren Loepp. The happy couple were married in a beautiful ceremony on October 7, 2017. We wish them a life full of love and happiness!












Additionally, congratulations are due to Kristen Stedman and her husband, Chris. They welcomed another beautiful baby boy in September. We wish all the best to the family!

OSB Legal Publications Recognized by Association for Continuing Legal Education

OSB Legal Publications was recently awarded the Association for Continuing Legal Education‘s Best Award of Outstanding Achievement in Publications for its 2016 legal resource titled Damages. Bodyfelt Mount’s Rick Lee and Heather Bowman, along with Hon. Karsten Rasmussen, serve as volunteer editorial board members for OSB Legal Publications. They, along with 50 local legal authors, contributed to this resource that was created to support Oregon attorneys. The award is on display at the OSB Center. For more information and to see the names of all the contributing authors, please click here.

Skip Winters Serves at the OADC Defense Practice Academy

Skip Winters recently served as a small group leader at the 2017 OADC Defense Practice Academy. Along with a few other local attorneys, Skip helped facilitate several workshops titled Ten Things Every New Lawyer Should Know, The New Assignment, and Effective Communication.

The Defense Practice Academy is designed for attorneys with five or less years of experience, and provides them with hands-on learning opportunities with some of the best legal minds in the Northwest. Great job, Skip!