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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!

Baskets for Breast Cancer

Bodyfelt Mount is proud to join USLI in raising money for Breastcancer.org in the annual Baskets for Breast Cancer auction with our contribution of a gift basket featuring Oregon-made treasures. Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit group offering much-needed guidance to those recently diagnosed with the disease, and assisting with breast cancer research and education.

Please help us support this auction, which will run online from October 11, 2017 to October 18, 2017. Visit PINK.USLI.COM for more information and to participate.

Welcome, Myka and Carlos!

Bodyfelt Mount warmly welcomes Myka McConnell and Juan “Carlos” Shay, who will be sharing the duties of receptionist/administrative assistant.

Myka is an Oregon native entering her junior year at Portland State University. She is studying psychology and art history, and hopes to become an elementary school teacher at the same school she attended as a child. She loves hiking, kayaking and spending time with her dog. When she is not out exploring, she likes to spend time painting or visiting the Portland Art Museum.

Carlos was born near Salinas Air Force Base in California, and grew up an Air Force brat. He and his family have lived in Germany, Iceland, Guam, Spain and Texas. After beginning his college studies in Hawaii and Spain, Carlos is now attending Portland State University where he is very close to earning a degree in Social Science and a minor in Secondary Education. He hopes to become a high school teacher and basketball coach teaching military children at the Department of Defense Dependents Schools.

Welcome to the firm!

The Best Lawyers in America 2018 Guide Includes Four Bodyfelt Mount Partners

Bodyfelt Mount is pleased to announce the inclusion of Deanna Wray, Vicki Smith, Skip Winters and Rick Lee in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Deanna was selected for her work in personal injury and product liability litigation defense, Vicki was recognized in insurance litigation, Skip was selected in construction litigation, and Rick was honored in insurance law and insurance litigation. Rick was also singled out as the 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” for insurance litigation in the Portland area. The Lawyer of the Year recognition is awarded to attorneys with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized as Lawyer of the Year for each specialty and location, so receiving this designation reflects a very high level of respect earned by an attorney in the community.

Congratulations to all on these accomplishments!

Modeling For a Cause

Bodyfelt Mount was honored to be a sponsor in this year’s OWLS fashion show, where Jamison McCune strutted his stuff as a model. This fashion show benefits the Dress for Success program, which provides interview clothing, career development, and job resources for disadvantaged women in Portland and Southwest Washington who are trying to break the cycle of poverty. Kirstin Abel and Kristen Stedman have both participated as models in past years. Bodyfelt is proud to support this cause.