“Like it or not, you are a negotiator. Negotiation is a fact of life. You discuss a raise with your boss. You try to agree with a stranger on a price for his house. Two lawyers try to settle a lawsuit arising from a car accident. A group of oil companies plan a joint venture exploring for offshore oil. A city official meets with union leaders to avert a transit strike. The United States Secretary … Read more
Dec 22, 2015
Dec 9, 2015
Unfortunately, there are some attorneys who are neither quite human nor professional.
The recent mass murders in San Bernardino demand the sympathy of every person for the victims and for the condemnation of their killers. The Farook family attorney, unfortunately, seems both incompetent and a bit less than human by going to the media to assert absurd attempts to defend the murderers as “normal”. Read the article here.
This attorney, like others who show … Read more
Dec 3, 2015
While the reality of some interscholastic athletic programs may have diluted the pretensions of many colleges and universities as institutions of higher education, some schools and governmental agencies now seem intent on wholly abandoning even that charade. For instance, Portland State University and Concordia University have now both adopted programs to accept intellectually disabled students as undergraduates even though these students, generally scoring in the bottom 3% on standardized intelligence tests, will remain unable to … Read more
Dec 2, 2015
“Department policy is that criminal prosecutors and civil trial counsel should timely communicate, coordinate, and cooperate with one another and agency attorneys to the fullest extent appropriate to the case and permissible by law, whenever an alleged offense or violation of federal law gives rise to the potential for criminal, civil, regulatory, and/or agency administrative parallel (simultaneous or successive) proceedings.” Memorandum from the Attorney General of the United States. January 30, 2012.
“To be parallel, … Read more
Dec 1, 2015
is pleased to announce that
Matthew E. Zekala
has joined the firm
as an Associate Attorney
We now introduce Matt Zekala who has just joined our firm as an associate attorney.
In 1998 Matt left his hometown of New York City and moved to Portland which has been his home ever since. Matt graduated magna cum laude from Portland State University and earned his law degree from Lewis & Clark Law … Read more