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Professor Scott Burnham and Professor Jason A. Gillmer

NEW Faculty Members Inga Laurent | Chris Lynch | Kim Hai Pearson


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Features New Faculty – Two Endowed Chairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Frederick N. & Barbara T. Curley Chair of Commerical Law. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Professor Scott Burnham John H. Hemmingson Chair of Civil Liberties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Professor Jason A. Gillmer New Faculty Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Inga Laurent | Chris Lynch | Kim Hai Pearson

Departments In the News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Myra Bradwell Award................................................................................................. 10 Justin L. Quackenbush Lecture Series............................................................................. 10 Smithmoore P. Myers Tribute........................................................................................ 11 Washington, D.C. Swearing In...................................................................................... 11 Red Mass................................................................................................................ 12 Welcome New Staff – Robin Parks................................................................................ 12 John Clark Professional Award..................................................................................... 13 Distinguished Alumni Merit Award (DAMA)..................................................................... 13 Law Firm Challenge Winners........................................................................................ 14 Professor Amy Kelley Honored...................................................................................... 14 Professor Helen Donigan, Bonnie White & Sharon Day Retire............................................... 15 Clinic News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 35th Clinic Anniversary................................................................................................ 17 Thomas More Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Summations: Student News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Student Scholarships and Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Nate Peterson Receives Morey-Maurice Award.................................................................................. 28 Cherlyn Walden Awarded Stokes Diversity Scholarship...................................................................... 28 Frieda Zimmerman Receives WLC Award............................................................................................. 29 Francis Zebari Honored with Lawless Scholarship............................................................................... 29 Scholarship Endowment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Class Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Super Lawyers....................................................................................................................................... 38 Alumni Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Zags Baseball Game at GU................................................................................................................... 40 Olympia Governor’s Reception.............................................................................................................. 41 Mariners Game...................................................................................................................................... 41 Coeur d’Alene Event – Stan Moore...................................................................................................... 42 Spokane and Seattle – Washington State Bar Exam........................................................................... 42 Montana Reception............................................................................................................................... 43 Reunion.................................................................................................................................................. 43 Honor Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 In Memoriam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

M ess age from t h e De a n Interim Dean, George Critchlow

I am especially pleased to begin by announcing our graduates passed the 2010 summer Washington Bar Exam at a rate of 82 percent as compared to a statewide average of 67 percent. Our alums performed especially well on the Professional Responsibility portion with an 89 percent pass rate. In addition, despite a challenging job market, 93 percent of our 2009 J.D. class reported that they were employed. These successes reflect our students’ talent and work ethic, the efforts of law school faculty and staff, and a curriculum that stresses knowledge, values and skills. This is an exciting and vibrant time for the law school. We are engaged in an intensive search for a new Dean and have received applications from a broad pool of accomplished women and men who aspire to lead a law school that is established on the national legal education scene.

The law school has grown in stature and reputation since I graduated in 1977. It boasts nationally recognized professors, endowed chairs, expansive clinical offerings, required skills courses, a Commercial Law Center and Indian Law Program, international relationships with law schools throughout the world, a Florence summer studies program, and an Institute for Law Teaching and Learning. We also have launched a new Center for Law in Public Service that will support students who study law in order to use their skills and knowledge for public service. It has been my privilege and responsibility to guide the law school as we continue our forward momentum. I have tried to give appropriate deference to the prerogatives of a soon to be selected new Dean while

actively focusing my leadership in ways that advance the law school’s mission. As proud as we are of our students’ success on the bar exam and in the job market, we are just as proud at our success in producing lawyers who are not only ready to practice law, but who are ethical, who have a sense of purpose, and who care about social justice and public service in a troubled world. I want to briefly describe three noteworthy developments. First, in furtherance of Gonzaga University’s emphasis on global engagement, the law school has entered a partnership with two other American law schools to create a summer studies program in China. The program will constitute the flip side of an exchange that has brought Chinese law students to Gonzaga for the past two years. The law school also is pursuing partnerships for faculty and student exchanges with law schools in South Korea and Brazil. Our goal is to augment our established summer studies program in Florence, Italy, by providing students with a variety of options to study at dynamic locations of international economic and geo-political significance in a rapidly changing, multicultural, and interconnected world.     Second, we are excited to have five new faculty members with us this year. Two of these, Professors Scott Burnham and Jason Gillmer, fill endowed chairs in Commercial Law and Civil Rights Law, respectively. The other three new hires are Professors Kim Pearson (Family Law), Chris Lynch (Intellectual Property Law), and Inga Laurent (Externship Director). I encourage you to read on the pages that follow how their lives, expertise and values will enrich our teaching and learning environment. All five new professors, individually and collectively, add momentum, energy and richness to a faculty already highly regarded in legal education circles around the country.


Third, the law school’s Clinical Law Program celebrates its 35th Anniversary this year. The celebration kicked off with a banquet and lecture by one of the chief civil rights litigators for the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund – a group that has joined with the Clinic to combat disparate racial treatment in the criminal justice system. The celebration will continue throughout the year with alumni events marking the importance of clinical legal education. During the last several decades, hundreds of law students have participated in the Clinic’s impressive range of public interest and social justice accomplishments.

As we approach the celebration of the law school’s Centennial Anniversary in 2012, it is worth reflecting on what has come before. The law school has always been transformative and has always produced lawyers who make a difference. Before achieving national recognition, and before Gonzaga basketball, the law school produced ethical and successful lawyers who reflected the law school’s commitment to public service, legal competence, and professionalism. Our alumni include, in addition to successful practitioners throughout the country, three current Washington State Supreme Court Justices, the Washington State Governor, the Chief Justice of the Montana Supreme Court, the Attorney General of Nevada, Minnesota State Supreme Court Justice and a host of trial judges, elected public officials, public interest lawyers, heads of business and bar leaders. In the words of Gonzaga’s new President, Dr. Thayne McCullough, Gonzaga is an institution that is forever in the process “of becoming” in its effort to form students who are equipped to engage the future. As we strive to continue improving legal education at Gonzaga, I hope you will look back with me and reflect on the core education that allowed us to become what we are: skillful lawyers with rewarding careers serving the interests of justice. 

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Welcomes New Faculty Professors Jason Gillmer and Scott Burnham already had everything most law professors could ask for – gifted students, esteemed colleagues, tenure, and ample opportunities for research and scholarship. But when they each received a job offer to teach at Gonzaga University School of Law, both men knew it was an invitation they couldn’t refuse.

Gonzaga’s national reputation for excellence was a huge draw for Burnham, who taught for nearly three decades at The University of Montana School of Law before becoming the Frederick N.

and Barbara T. Curley Professor of Commercial Law at Gonzaga. He’s looking forward to challenges that include redesigning the curriculum so that students are engaged in more active learning as well as working with the law school’s Commercial Law Center. In addition to Gonzaga’s prominence among law schools throughout the country, the University’s history of public service and commitment to social justice struck a chord with Gillmer, the newly appointed John J. Hemmingson Chair in Civil Liberties.

Like other new faculty members, both Scott Burnham and Jason Gillmer are thrilled to be at Gonzaga. They’re eager to share their research and expertise with students, colleagues, alumni, law practitioners and others in the community. Most of all, they’re proud to be part of a distinguished group of law professors committed to providing future leaders and attorneys with the ethical values, knowledge and skills to help them make a difference in the world.

“It’s a small world indeed and attorneys today must be prepared to think globally.” -Scott Burnham

a master’s degree in education at Columbia Teachers College, he took a course on education law. The class opened his eyes by helping him discover his passion for the law and his natural tendency to solve problems using rules and principles. Burnham ended up dropping out of the master’s program to enter law school at New York University, where he earned his juris doctor and master of law degrees.

Scott Burnham His nickname was “Mister Contracts.”

Anyone in the state of Montana who had a question about commercial and copyright law always knew Scott Burnham’s office was the first place to go for answers. His affinity for contract law began early in his career. As a young attorney living in New York City in the mid-1970s, Burnham’s circle of friends included artists, musicians and writers, many of whom sought his help on copyright issues and contracts. He quickly became an expert in the field. By the time Burnham became a law professor in Montana, he was able to develop handson, practical materials for law students that later became the basis for his book, “Drafting and Analyzing Contracts.” Before becoming a lawyer, Burnham spent three years as a high school social studies teacher in New York. While working toward

Burnham spent his early years as an attorney working for a New York City law firm and later as a solo practitioner (“with a small town practice in the middle of Manhattan”) before returning to his teaching roots by becoming a professor.

“Teaching is part of who I am,” he said. “Being a lawyer means explaining things to people – you’re doing that orally and in writing. But really, you want people and students to discover things for themselves. Ideally, students should be active instead of passive learners.”

While some law school graduates will not become attorneys in the traditional sense, he said, the education they receive at Gonzaga should shape who they are as individuals and train them to think critically, act ethically, express themselves both orally and through the written word, and prepare them to serve society as problem solvers. Since he first became a law professor in the early ’80s, Burnham has served as a visiting professor at a number of law schools throughout the country. His overseas teaching experiences include teaching at


The Curley Chair in Commercial Law was established thanks to the generosity and dedication of the late Frederick N. and Barbara T. Curley. Frederick N. Curley retired from the United States Department of Justice in 1967 as a senior trial attorney after more than two decades of service. He subsequently taught commercial law subjects at the University of Memphis School of Law and Gonzaga University School of Law.  The Curleys generously established the chair to fund a professor of “outstanding ability and legal knowledge” in the field of commercial law.

“Gonzaga has a reputation and tradition of working for the common good,” said Jason Gillmer.

“I share those values. They define who I am – as a person and as a lawyer.”

John J. Hemmingson

Scott Burnham continued

A generous endowment gift created the John J. Hemmingson Chair in Civil Liberties at the School of Law. Hemmingson currently serves on the University’s Board of Regents. His involvement with Gonzaga began several years ago through the Rev. Bob Spitzer, Gonzaga’s former president, and Fritz H. Wolff, a Gonzaga alumnus and fellow regent. “The civil liberties we enjoy in this country are precious and unique,” said Hemmingson. “They distinguish us from many other nations, are a foundation for America’s entrepreneurial nature, and nurture our robust middle class. In short, our civil liberties make America what it is.” Hemmingson intends to support other areas of the University, including the School of Business. He is currently collaborating with Spitzer to create a webbased delivery system for Spitzer’s ethics curriculum.

Vytautas Magnus in Lithuania and serving as a Fullbright Senior Specialist at the University of Montevideo in Uruguay and at Can Tho University in Vietnam.

“Those institutions were all very progressive and realized that the future for their students lies in international transactions,” he said, noting how Gonzaga also has made international law a priority. “It’s a small world indeed and attorneys today must be prepared to think globally.” As a longtime law professor at The University of Montana, Burnham’s expertise and advice helped contribute to a number of legislative changes, including improvements in the law. He was a “lawyer’s lawyer,” he said, since he often worked with other attorneys to resolve problems. Burnham also assisted federal Judge Charles Lovell in a trademark case surrounding a groundbreaking issue that involved fly rods. “We not only resolved it in a way that the U.S. Supreme Court endorsed shortly after, but I encouraged him to begin the published opinion with a paean to fly fishing,” Burnham said.

As he embarks on his new adventure at Gonzaga, Burnham said he hopes to become active in Washington state law reform and to continue his involvement with national organizations including the American Bar Association, the American Law Institute and the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, of which he is currently president. Burnham, 64, has three grown children. In his spare time, he enjoys movies and has a fondness for poker. “I like to play it, study it, and yes, watch it on TV,” he said. He and his wife, Teresa Bodwell, a western novelist, also appreciate Spokane’s beauty and natural surroundings, he said.


Jason Gillmer Jason Gillmer was only 28 years old when he experienced one of the proudest moments of his law career.

In the mid-1990s, Gillmer was part of a team of attorneys that represented the state of Minnesota and Blue Cross and BlueShield of Minnesota in a lawsuit against the tobacco industry. In May 1998, they reached a historic settlement that not only recovered the health care costs associated with smoking-related diseases, their legal victory also forced major cigarette manufacturers to stop marketing cigarettes to children and to put an end to tobacco advertising on billboards and other public spaces.

“It was about working for the betterment of society,” said Gillmer, who spent 3 ½ years working on that case, the largest in Minnesota history. “We achieved monetary relief for the state as well as equitable and injunctive relief.”

Gillmer’s passion for justice compelled him to delve into issues of race, class, gender and civil rights, particularly in the context of the American South during the 19th and early 20th centuries. His interest in these topics and his desire to work on behalf of the common good also brought him to Gonzaga School of Law.

“It’s difficult to understand where we are today in terms of race without an understanding of where we were 150 years ago.”-Jason Gillmer Gonzaga is a place that supports his research and scholarly pursuits, he said.

“It’s also a school that I believe in,” he said, noting Gonzaga’s Jesuit tradition and its long history of social justice and public interest law.

Gillmer’s interest in race and civil rights began during his undergraduate years at Carleton College, where he majored in history. “Slavery was such a significant part of people’s lives,” he said, explaining why he chose to focus on the American South during that era. “It’s difficult to understand where we are today in terms of race without an understanding of where we were 150 years ago.” Gillmer noted how these issues have affected his family – his wife, Kristene, is African American and their two children, ages 13 and 11, are biracial. The first laws prohibiting interracial relationships were enacted in the 1660s, he pointed out. “But they continued throughout the American Revolution, the writing of the Constitution, the Civil War and even Brown v. the Board of Education,” Gillmer noted. “The laws (against interracial relationships) were not struck down until 1967. That’s 300 years of a tortured history. … You can’t have intelligent debates about the role of race and the importance of equal opportunity in today’s society without an understanding of our past.”

As a historian and law professor, Gillmer constantly shares this history with the students in his class by asking them to read and discuss old cases and laws pertaining to slavery, Jim Crow and the civil rights movement. Even in the 21st Century, these laws and experiences “remain relevant,” he said. His writings in law reviews and other publications are read by both academics and everyday people. Descendants of the families and individuals he has researched and

written about sometimes contact Gillmer to either thank him or chastise him, depending on their perspective. Many of their histories had never been written down except in difficult to find and arcane legal documents. They knew of these stories only because they were passed down from one generation to the next. As a historian, law naturally appealed to Gillmer. “On the one hand, I like the order and logic that goes along with studying the law. But I also like the creative side of law, he explained. “Good lawyers, good judges and good students are creative and critical thinkers. They are able to think outside of the traditional paradigms. … That’s what I like about being a lawyer and law professor – the creativity that goes along with the order.”

Before coming to Gonzaga, Gillmer was a professor at Texas Wesleyan School. He also served as a teaching fellow at Stanford Law School in 2002-2003 and then as a visiting professor at American University Washington College of Law. He earned a master of law degree from Harvard Law School and a law degree from American University, where he graduated at the top of his class. In the few months that he has been at the law school, Gillmer said he’s excited to be in Spokane and at Gonzaga. The level of participation in the classroom, along with the thoughtfulness of students’ comments and the complexity of their thinking, has been quite impressive, he said. He and his family also have been enjoying their new life in Spokane. Gillmer, 40, is a marathoner and triathlete. After living in Texas for several years, he is looking forward to skiing again. He and his wife are also musicians. She sings; he plays drums, bass and guitar.


“I was told that engineers were rare in law school and that there were (and still are) terrific opportunities for lawyers who understand engineering and science.”

Christopher Lynch Professor Christopher Lynch is no stranger to Gonzaga University. His ties to the school dates back almost 20 years, when Gonzaga Law School hired him as the first intellectual property professor in its history. Lynch served as an adjunct professor for nearly 20 years while working at three major firms, most recently at Foster Pepper, PLLC, where he continues to be of counsel to the technology/ intellectual property department. For many years, Lynch was also the faculty adviser to the Gonzaga IP Law Association and the coach to the school’s Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Competition and Giles Rich Patent Moot Court Competition. This fall, Lynch was appointed to fulltime faculty. Teaching all these years at Gonzaga made him a better lawyer because it forced him to remain on the cutting edge of the field, he said. It also enabled him to mentor future attorneys. “I cherish the relationships with the students, many of whom I have also worked with, or been against, or had referral relationship with.” In fact, one of his highest profile cases was a referral from a former student, who drafted a patent that he enforced for a client. Another client was so inspired by his experience with Lynch that he ended up enrolling at Gonzaga Law School. His students at Gonzaga have been

“So I entered law school knowing I wanted to be a patent attorney and I have stayed on that path, passing the U.S. Patent Office bar exam and practicing IP law for over 20 years.” –Chris Lynch the community. She often asks her students: “How will this experience shape you now and what you do in the future?” She also has made efforts to reach out to organizations and other resources in the community. Laurent grew up in Brooklyn, New York, before moving to the rural community of Cambridge, Ohio. From the time she was 5 years old, she knew she wanted to be a lawyer, Laurent said.

INGA N. LAURENT For Professor Inga Laurent, an externship shouldn’t be just about work experience. It also must serve as an opportunity for transformation and growth – a chance for students to develop professional identity while defining their own purpose in the field of law.

“That externship experience should be used to reflect on what students want to ultimately be as practitioners,” she said. Her commitment to fostering both vision and mission among future attorneys made her the perfect fit for Gonzaga Law School’s externship program. Most law schools offer externships, Laurent said, but Gonzaga is among the few that provides the necessary resources to ensure the program’s success by hiring an externship director and placing an emphasis on the seminar component.

As the externship program’s new director, Laurent has focused on the need for reflection among students as they engage in work in


She studied political science at Westminster College in New Willmington, Penn., and then earned her law degree from ClevelandMarshall College of Law. Before coming to Gonzaga this fall, Laurent served as the manager of student affairs for her alma mater, where part of her job was administering Cleveland-Marshall’s externship program. She was involved in the college’s Pipeline programs, an initiative to teach young people from diverse backgrounds about the law and to encourage them to consider careers in the legal profession.

Several months into her new job at Gonzaga, Laurent said she already feels a sense of belonging.

“From the instant I got here, I fell in love with the school and the people,” Laurent said. “The faculty and staff are extremely collegial – everyone has gone out of their way to make me feel at home.” She also has found her way around Spokane. In the short time she has been here, Laurent has committed herself to several volunteer endeavors including serving on the BeGin committee at the Museum of Arts and Culture. She also has discovered the best spots for salsa dancing in town.

Christopher Lynch continued

whom “face difficult personal and professional challenges while meeting a demanding law school curriculum.” Many of the Gonzaga students also have demonstrated an active concern for the poor and marginalized in the community, she said. This commitment to social justice was one of the reasons why Pearson chose to come to Gonzaga.

Kim Hai Pearson Law can often be a divisive arena. But no matter the differences in people’s opinions, Professor Kim Hai Pearson strives to nurture a safe environment – one that encourages students to share their ideas so that everyone can learn from each other. Two years ago, while serving as the Law Teaching Fellow at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, Pearson fostered this type of atmosphere amid the heated debates surrounding Proposition 8, a voter-approved measure that made same-sex marriage illegal in California. (It was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge earlier this year.)

Several of her students who had worked on the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage were disappointed and angry, she recalled, but they were able to show respect to a fellow classmate who had worked on the Prop 8 campaign.

“He was able to discuss his reasons for supporting Proposition 8 without fear of retaliation or contempt,” she said. “His fellow students were interested in learning from him about his viewpoint and choices. It was a great moment because as a class, we had created a safe space to have discussions about a sensitive topic.” Pearson, who joined the Gonzaga Law School faculty this fall, hopes to create the same atmosphere of respect and tolerance among her students in Spokane.

At Gonzaga, she has found her niche among a faculty that is dedicated to excellence in scholarship and teaching. She also feels privileged to work with students – some of

“It is important for an academic community to focus on educating students, but it should also be devoted to supporting students in doing good for others,” she said. Pearson grew up in Tucson, Ariz. She became an attorney because “it seemed like a natural choice after completing a master’s degree in literature,” she said. She wanted to be in a field that combined “the rigor of academia with the satisfaction of action and immediate impact.” Teaching law brought these two worlds together, she explained. It also allows her to do research that tackles complex issues of importance to the legal community. Pearson’s research focuses on intersectionality and inequality, which examines the role of bias in one’s identity. 

She explained it this way: “For example, if a woman experiences discrimination at work, it is important to think about what factors contribute to bias and how the interplay changes her experience and ability to obtain legal assistance – is discrimination happening because of her gender, race, religion, age, weight, or class, or a combination?”     Her interest in inequality and intersectionality was the result of her training in critical theory, her experience at the Williams Institute and “the injustices I saw as a practitioner,” she said.

Pearson has a master’s degree from the University of Utah in British and American literature. She earned her law degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. Prior to her work at the Williams Institute, Pearson was an associate in a Las Vegas law firm, where she handled matters ranging from family law to small business contracts. At Gonzaga, Pearson teaches Professional Responsibility, Family Law, Sexuality and the Law, and Wills and Trusts.


a source of pride for Lynch. “My old joke was that I had a long list of former students who were more successful in IP than I – some have started their own firms that are hiring our graduates,” he said. As an attorney, one of his most memorable cases involved a local publisher that produced a high-quality, glossy monthly magazine about Barbie collections. The magazine sometimes reported some of the idiosyncrasies and mistakes made by Mattel, the toy company that produces Barbie. These articles caused enough ire that Mattel ended up suing the magazine for trademark and copyright infringement. “Due to their unparalleled knowledge of the history of the doll, my clients were terrific advocates for their own cause – between us, we discovered that Barbie had a few dark copyright secrets, which we exposed in the litigation and which drove a favorable settlement allowing the magazine to continue publishing,” Lynch said. Lynch also was one of nine attorneys on the global Bluetooth Consortium legal group, serving as the lead outside counsel to Microsoft in 2002. For three years, the legal group drafted and approved all of the organizational governing documents as well as the membership agreements and related licenses used to proliferate the Bluetooth standard.   In addition to his teaching experience at Gonzaga, Lynch has served as a visiting professor at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico. Lynch has visited all 50 states and enjoys traveling. He owns two motorcycles and a Vespa. He is also an avid skier, finishing 13th out of 250 competitors in the inaugural 24 Hours of Schweitzer in 2009. During the event, Lynch skied a total of more than 131,000 vertical feet.

IN the NEWS Professor Helen Donigan Receives the Myra Bradwell Award

Professor Helen Donigan received the 18th Annual Myra Bradwell Award in April. The award is presented each year to a Gonzaga Law Alumna who has worked to further women and children’s issues through the law. For more than a decade, Professor Donigan served on the Executive Board of the Family Law Section of Washington State Bar and was honored with the section’s Professional of the Year award in 1989. She was appointed to the Gender and Justice Commission by the Washington Supreme Court and served eight years.

(L to R) Lynn Daggett, Helen Donigan, Rosanna Peterson

In 2007, she was appointed by Governor Gregoire to the Washington Supreme Court Task Force on Dissolution. Professor Donigan was a founding member of the Spokane Task Force on Race Relations. And some of her most significant contributions have been her advocacy work on behalf of womens’ and children’s issues and her efforts to combat all forms of discrimination.

Professor Donigan with Women’s Law Caucus

Inaugural Justin L. Quackenbush Lecture Series

Members of the Eastern Washington United States District Court honored Judge Justin Quackenbush with the Inaugural Justin L. Quackenbush Lecture Series in April in the Barbieri Courtroom at Gonzaga Law School. The lecture series was created in an effort to honor Judge Quackenbush for his many outstanding contributions as a United States district judge. The Honorable William A. Fletcher of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals presented, “The Death Penalty - Where Are We Now?”

Quackenbush lecture

The Honorable Justice Justin L. Quackenbush

Quackenbush reception


Smitty Myers

Alumni, Family & Friends Celebrate Smitty & Sandy Myers

Smithmoore P. Myers and Sandy Myers were celebrated and honored for their outstanding impact on Gonzaga Law School. More than 150 family members, alumni and friends gathered in April for the celebration. Smitty, a graduate of both Gonzaga University and Gonzaga Law School, has been a teacher to generations of law students at Gonzaga Law and a mentor to countless lawyers. A video tribute was shown at the event. It can be viewed at An endowed fund also has been created to honor Smitty and to create a lasting legacy at Gonzaga Law School.

Former Dean, now Executive Vice President Earl Martin

Gonzaga Law Alumni visit United States Supreme Court

Gonzaga University School of Law alumni were sworn in at the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. in May. Chief Justice John Roberts presented the oath of office to alumni Kelly Cline, Michelle Devlin, Tina Izen, John Lerma and Lance Timbreza. John Hanrahan, ’84, presented the applicants to the court.


I N the NE WS Red Mass

Fr. Quan Tran, S.J., presided at the 2010 Red Mass in September at St. Aloysius Church on the Gonzaga University campus. The Red Mass is an occasion of prayerful petition and thanksgiving for members of the legal profession, regardless of religious affiliation. Homilist for the service was Fr. Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., executive director at the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education and Professor of Law at Santa Clara University. Va Lena Curran, ’58, was the cantor. The 2010 Distinguished Judicial Service Award was presented to The Honorable Patricia C. Williams, ’74, by Interim Dean George Critchlow.

Gonzaga School of Law welcomes Registrar Robin Parks

Robin Parks received her B.A. in English Literature from New Mexico State University and her Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Brandeis University. She also attended and received numerous scholarships at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Arts Institute (Los Angeles) as a teen and young adult. She began her current profession as an assistant registrar at the graduate schools at Brandeis University – Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Sachar School of International Economics and Finance and The Heller School of Social Policy and Management. Parks served as registrar at Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle before joining Gonzaga in May.

Red Mass

Among her interests and achievements, Parks has received awards for her screenplay writing. She placed among the Top 100 of Project Greenlight, a contest focusing on firsttime filmmakers produced in part by actors Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. She also was a finalist in Sundance Screenplay Lab and she received an Honorable Mention in More Magazine. Though born and raised in Los Angeles, Parks considers Boston more of her hometown.


John Clark Receives Smithmoore P. Myers Professionalism Award

Then-Dean Earl Martin presented John Clarke, ’80, the annual Smithmoore P. Myers Professionalism Award at the Spokane County Bar Professionalism dinner in March. The dinner was attended by members of Clark’s family from Missouri, Arizona, California and Hawaii. Clark passed away in October. He offered legal counsel in the areas of personal injury, general litigation and DUI defense, with a special emphasis in the area of criminal law. He was the Spokane County criminal defense lawyer at his firm where he practiced with fellow GU grads Robert Crary, ’80, and Jim Domanico, ’81. Clark represented the legal profession well over the course of his career. The former dean mentioned that Clark embodied professionalism and courage. In turn, Clark offered a heartfelt thank you to his office staff, friends and family – especially his wife and fellow GU alum, the Honorable Ellen Clark, ’82, for their support.

Janice Brown,’83, Receives Merit Award for Law

A law school alumna, Janice Brown, was honored with the DAMA award for the law in October by the Gonzaga University Alumni Association. Each year, the association awards select members with its highest honor of Distinguished Alumni Merit Award. Recipients are chosen based on their service and contributions to their careers, peers and their communities. Brown founded the Brown Law Group in San Diego, CA, which prides itself in assisting clients in litigation avoidance strategies practicing preventive law. Brown is active in the San Diego community and has received many honors and awards.

Janice Brown


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Law Firm Challenge

Former Dean/Executive Vice President Earl Martin and Pat Buchanan

Interim Dean George Critchlow with Mike Pontarolo, Joe Delay, Don Curran

Former Dean, now Executive Vice President Earl Martin with Patterson Buchanan Associates

Last year Gonzaga Law embarked on its first annual Law Firm Challenge in Spokane and Seattle. The challenge was created to give alumni an opportunity to remain involved with their alma mater, to promote meaningful participation in the life of the school, and to improve alumni and firm annual giving participation. Development Committee Chairman Tim Fennessy, ’83, and Development Committee Vice-Chair Tana Joslin, ’06, helped promote the challenge. The structure of the challenge was simple – support the School of Law through an individual gift to the Law School Annual Campaign. Participation by individual alumni within each firm was used to calculate the overall participation. The firms with the highest participation won the challenge. Spokane challenge winners were two firms: Delay, Curran, Thompson, Pontarolo & Walker, and Sayre & Sayre. Patterson, Buchanan, Fobes, Leitch & Kalzer took home the prize for Seattle. A big thank you goes out to all the sponsoring firms and alumni firm representatives. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Karen and Dick Sayre

Professor Amy Kelley Honored with Teaching Award

Professor Amy Kelley recently was selected to receive the prestigious Clyde O. Martz Teaching Award at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. The award recognizes Professor Kelley’s distinguished career and her meritorious teaching of the law of nature resources or natural resources development to students in either the classroom setting or in the presentations given at short courses or institutes. Professor Amy Kelley

Year’s End Brings Retirements

Professor Helen Donigan “Professor Donigan has been a role model and mentor to women faculty, students and alumnae,” said the Women’s Law Caucus in honoring her. She has made numerous contributions toward fighting all types of discrimination. Professor Donigan joined the law school faculty in 1978, and her public interest work continued unabated.

Retirees Sharon Day, Helen Donigan and Bonnie White

Bonnie White, Office Manager, Gonzaga Law Clinic Bonnie White was hired 35 years ago to help start Gonzaga’s Law Clinic. She was faculty assistant to two professors, legal secretary for the clinical teachers and clinic students, and office administrator. “Her signature contribution was her ability to get to know the students and clients and to help them solve their problems and meet their goals,” said George Critchlow, interim dean and longtime clinic professor. Bonnie has been a part of Women Helping Women, a Spokane nonprofit founded to support organizations that serve women and children, the Spokane County Guardian Ad Litem program and many others. Sharon Day, Registrar Sharon Day worked with the Gonzaga Law School’s Registrar’s Office for more than 35 years and helped to accommodate students and helped administer necessary changes within her office. Over the years, Day fielded a tidal wave of technological changes and administration requirements and needs. She took on many responsibilities throughout the years keeping in mind the best interests of students.


CLINIC NEWS Environmental Law Clinic Celebrates First Anniversary Written by Adjunct Professor Mike Chappell

The Environmental Law Clinic has had a very busy first year at Gonzaga University School of Law.

The clinic’s mission is to provide legal representation to non-profit environmental organizations throughout the Inland Northwest. The focus of the clinic is the health and protection of natural resources throughout Washington and Idaho, with an added emphasis on protecting the Spokane River and the SpokaneRathdrum Prairie Aquifer.


University Legal Assistance Celebrates 35th Anniversary Highlights of student action during the first year include: • Testifying on behalf of more stringent phosphorous protections for the Spokane River as part of the now 12-year-long phosphorous Total Maximum Daily Load dispute; • Drafting and prosecuting a Clean Water Act citizen enforcement action against the Federal Highway Administration for violations of its General Construction Permit in Northern Idaho (settlement pending Department of Justice review); • Bringing a Clean Water Act citizen enforcement action against the City of Spokane for illegal discharges of PCBs into the Spokane River (settlement discussions are ongoing); • Bringing a Clean Water Act citizen enforcement action against the City of Pullman for more than 250 violations of its wastewater treatment plant permit (settlement discussions are ongoing); • Partnering with the state Department of Ecology to challenge the City of Spokane Valley’s authorization of a 30-dock development in violation of the Shoreline Management Act;

• Partnering with the Lewis and Clark Environmental Clinic and the Yakima Nation to prevent the import of garbage from Hawaii to a landfill on the Columbia River (the Department of Agriculture has agreed to stop the program and further study the potential environmental and cultural impacts of invasive species from the Hawaiian Islands); and • Drafting a Clean Water Act notice letter challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers nutrient enhancement program that added phosphorous and nitrogen to the Dworshak Reservoir in Idaho, without first obtaining a Clean Water Act permit. (Following receipt of the notice letter, the Army Corps agreed to suspend its program pending EPA’s approval of a Clean Water Act permit.) The most surprising aspect of the first year of the clinic is the almost immediate willingness by the dischargers to come to the table to figure out solutions to the problems our clients are concerned about, instead of litigating the issue in court. The most pleasantly surprising aspect of the first year is the students’ enthusiasm and diligence in learning the substantive law and then applying it to meet the needs of our clients.

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More than 75 alumni, friends and students gathered to pay tribute to three and a half decades of history. University Legal Assistance (ULA) at Gonzaga Law celebrated 35 years of success on September 30. ULA, simply referred to as “the Clinic” was started by Mark Wilson and Jeff Hartje in 1975. To pay tribute to the past, Mark Wilson kicked off the celebration with opening remarks in the Barbieri Courtroom. Larry Weiser, current clinic director and George Critchlow, interim dean at the law school, also shared wonderful memories over the past 35 years. Dynamic attorney and co-director of NAACP Legal Defense Fund Ryan Haygood was the featured speaker during the celebration. Haygood has partnered with the Clinic on several cases over the years. A celebratory dinner followed the speeches in the Herak Room at McCarthey Athletic Center. The evening concluded with alumni, faculty and staff sharing their favorite clinic experiences over the years. A slide show captured laughs and entertained the crowd. “We have 35 years of Clinic alumni who have gone out into the community and been successful in their practices and have benefited from their experience in the Clinic,” says Weiser. “These are the people who’ve been here and dedicated their time here to work on cases as part of their legal education. That’s what we’re really celebrating.”

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Thomas More Scholars Class of 2013 Written by Associate Professor Larry Weiser

We are pleased to present the Thomas Moore Scholars of 2013. Program Director Professor Megan Ballard currently is on sabbatical teaching and researching property law in the Republic of Georgia. As interim director for this academic year, I have the great opportunity to interact individually with the scholars and have a deeper understanding why this program is so important to the mission of the law school and the University. Each year, our scholarship committee selects a small number of entering first-year


students to be Thomas More Scholars. These scholars are awarded full tuition so that they may pursue careers in public service – unencumbered by substantial law school debt. The Thomas More Program reflects Gonzaga’s commitment to educating the whole person, serving the public good, and pursuing justice. All Thomas More scholar bios are available for viewing on the law school website and the new Thomas More Scholars class of 2013 is highlighted here with student statements and comments regarding their commitment to public service.

Laurah Bernard

Growing up, my career goals were always focused on public service. During my undergraduate studies at Mercy College, I jumped from major to major trying to find the tool I could use to help my community. It was not until my senior year interning with the District Attorney’s Office in Yonkers, N.Y., that I realized I could commit to a career in law. One attorney I shadowed treated every victim as an opportunity to bring them a voice. This was the most impactful community service I had witnessed and I knew this was my desired future. After graduation, I returned home to Seattle. Although inspired by the court system, I did see inequalities in prosecution rates. I wanted to use my time after graduation for public service and serve the families of the prosecuted. I spent the next year in AmeriCorps VISTA, working with the Children of Incarcerated Parents Program. I visited the majority of prisons in Western Washington and became close to the families and offenders. I realized that there were more victims outside of those represented in the courts. I spent another term with AmeriCorps, working as a reading coach with Seattle Public Schools. In many ways the inequalities I saw in the court room were not far from those in a first grade classroom. This time, it was children who were being influenced, which only fueled my fire to make a difference. Becoming a Thomas More Scholar is an honor that has made these goals attainable.

Michele Fukawa

I applied to Gonzaga Law School because of its strong public interest law program and emphasis on social justice. And as an older student returning to school, I was thrilled just to be admitted. Receiving a Thomas More Scholarship was an unexpected and extremely humbling honor, and I hope to use my law education to pursue my interests in disability law and labor law. Since graduating from Reed College in 1999 with a BA in psychology, I have worked with homeless men in a shelter, determined eligibility for Medicaid and Food Stamps for the elderly and disabled, and helped abused and neglected children as a Child Protective Services worker in both Oregon and Washington.  My exposure to disability rights has been in the context of helping my clients. I have carried specialized caseloads of mentally ill and/or developmentally delayed children in foster care, sought supportive housing for homeless and mentally ill adults, and utilized the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to advocate for the educational rights of disabled children. Witnessing how the disabled – and specifically the mentally ill – are ignored by society and government agencies has frustrated me numerous times over the past 11 years, and it has led me to this path of becoming a more effective advocate. Protecting workers’ rights has also been an interest of mine and I became involved with the union as a State of Washington employee. In 2008, I became an AFSCME


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shop steward for my office and, in 2009, I was elected to the Executive Board of AFSCME. I have participated in Demand to Bargain meetings to fight massive layoffs in my division, and in Labor-Management meetings to address blatant safety issues in my workplace. My involvement in the union also provided me with opportunities to lobby the Washington State Legislature, including providing testimony to a House sub-committee regarding devastating cuts being proposed to child welfare services. I have seen how the efforts of a few people can keep the workplace safe, prevent unnecessary layoffs, and influence legislation, and this also has led me to seek becoming a more effective advocate. I am extremely grateful to the Thomas More Program for the opportunity to attend law school on this scholarship. It is my goal to continue serving communities as a public interest attorney, specializing in either disability rights or employee rights.

Katherine Kardong

While community service work has always been a part of my life, it wasn’t until I was an undergraduate at Boston College when I decided to dedicate myself to public service work. As a (fellow) Jesuit University, there was a strong emphasis on social justice, public service, and becoming “men and women for others” within the courses and the larger school community. As a sociology major, I was able to explore the intellectual theories and philosophies on many of the


social issues facing our world today, and my desire to find ways to address these issues deepened. During my undergraduate years, I was able to work with a school district in its day care program; in government-funded housing for formerly homeless, HIV positive residents; with an agency in Cambridge offering assistance to people to help find shelter, jobs, or government assistance; and with Catholic Charities with its battered women housing, homeless shelter, and with its fundraising campaign. While I have worked with many different populations, I decided after graduation I wanted the opportunity to help the senior population because I feel they are so often forgotten, yet are in great need of strong advocates. When I returned to Spokane after graduation, I worked as a social worker at an independent living community operated by Catholic Charities of Spokane. While I greatly enjoyed my time in this position, and working with this demographic, there were many situations where I wished I could have done more for my residents. Throughout my work experience with these many different groups, it became clear that several underlying problems people experienced were rooted in relatively uncomplicated legal issues and yet it seemed there were not enough strong advocates with command of the justice system who were fighting for them. This is what made me decide to attend law school. I want to be an advocate for the people who need it the most and I am honored to be a part of the Thomas More program, which will help me achieve this goal.

Lindsey SchromenWawrin

Since attending Oberlin College I have believed that, to most effectively change the world, one must start at home. Working toward that goal, I spent the past seven years teaching science and doing community organizing in my hometown of Port Angeles, Wash. I worked at the grassroots level with my community to improve our relationships to each other and the land. I engaged myself in movements for indigenous rights, immigrant rights, anti-racism, peace/antiwar, sustainability, watershed conservation, ecological restoration, climate justice, and democratic governance. In particular, I worked on youth education in collaboration with the Elwha Klallam community through the Elwha Science Education Project. I am honored to have co-taught with Elders and educators who are sharing their traditional knowledge, in particular the Klallam language, with the future generations of their community. I hope that, in the future, I can continue to support the Klallam community by defusing the prejudice within my own community. In working for social change through education, I saw limits to the emancipatory power of education created by larger social, legal, and economic systems. While I value the direct service of being an educator, I am more drawn to the challenges of systemic change. I decided the practice of law is the most powerful way for me to work toward social justice. Learning the law is an incredible investigation into the governing mechanisms of our society. I intend to use the knowledge and skills I learn at Gonzaga, in combination with community organizing and teaching,

toward developing a free, egalitarian, and ecological society. Doing democracy is a process of building communities of empowered people. Thus, I see my future work as not just progressive policy-making, but also creating a community where many people work to make social change.

Alyssa Williamson

Shortly after graduating from the University of Hawaii with a joint major in International Business and Finance, I spent several months studying and traveling in China. I was able to volunteer at an orphanage and worked with severely disabled children. This experience convinced me that my life needs to be spent serving those in difficult situations. What I have to offer, however small it may be, can benefit someone. Following my time in China, I joined with two women and began teaching English at a refugee camp in North Africa. Our program focused on providing a place for young women to go to for an hour or two a day. Because of the societal norms for women in that culture and the fact that, for most, schooling stopped after sixth-grade, they spent the majority of their day at home working to care for their siblings, to cook and to clean. My classroom provided a place for the girls to exercise their minds, socialize with peers, and begin to realize that they can make a difference in society. My four teaching terms in North Africa reaffirmed my passion for serving and advocating for those in difficult situations. It also helped me realize and refocus how I could go about doing this. I hope to able to serve people through the law by meeting them in their difficult circumstances and providing excellent legal advocacy.


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May 2010

Gonzaga Law School celebrated commencement May 15, 2010, at GU’s McMarthey Athletic Center. More than 180 students received diplomas and hoods.

United States District Court Judge Richard A. Jones gave the commencement address. He celebrated the students’ accomplishments, encouraged them to celebrate their achievements, as well as reinforced the commitments they have and will make to uphold the honor and dignity of the legal profession. Judge Jones expressed his belief in the power of the law for social good and reinforced the commitments lawyers must make to be leaders.

During the celebration, Professor Anne Murphy was faculty speaker. Ryan Ellersick received the Dean’s Academic Achievement Award, and Jillian Kelly Duggan-Herd gave the response from the Class of 2010. The Gonzaga Law Medal was presented to alum, Pat Sullivan, ’59, in recognition of his accomplishments and contributions to the legal profession.


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Peterson Receives Morey-Maurice Award Nate Peterson was named the 10th recipient of the Morey-Maurice Award for Service & Leadership. The award is presented annually to a graduating GU law student who has made an “extraordinary contribution of both service and leadership while attending the Gonzaga University School of Law.” Peterson served as editor-in-chief of the Gonzaga Journal of International Law, as well as was an associate editor of the Gonzaga Law Review. He also contributed more than 500 hours of public service to a number of organizations during his three years in law school. Peterson received his undergraduate degree from Boise State University, where he was student body president. Following graduation he will serve a clerkship with Justice Mark Gibbons of the Nevada Supreme Court in Carson City.

Interim Dean George Critchlow and Nate Peterson

2010 Linden Cup Winners and Heidelberg

Second-year students Brian Cameron and Jon Yousling were named winners of the 2010 Linden Cup competition. The Linden Cup, established in 1935, is named for Father James Linden who for more than 30 years was a beloved regent and instructor at Gonzaga Law School. During the two weeks of competition, participants are judged on the quality of their oral presentations, their ability to effectively answer questions, and their knowledge of the factual record and case law. The early competition rounds are judged by faculty, local attorneys and Superior Court judges.

Brian Cameron and Jon Yousling


Accompanying Linden Cup is the Heidelberg celebration, which serves as the annual shareholder meeting of the Gonzaga Student Bar Association. Achievements inside and outside the classroom are celebrated, including the year’s Linden Cup and Moot Court competitions, and students who served in leadership capacities throughout the year are recognized.


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Mentor Gonzaga Law School’s new Alumni Mentoring Program, sponsored by the Law Alumni Association in partnership with the Assistant Dean of Students, welcomed returning 2L students and alumni this fall at a mentoring reception in September. More than 30 alumni and students reconnected at Isabella’s patio to discuss upcoming challenges of the academic year and the legal profession.

In January 2011, the mentoring program is scheduled to launch E-Mentoring, which will link second-year students with mentors from across the country in their geographical areas of interest. Those interested in participating as mentors are encouraged to contact Brooke Ellis in the law school Alumni Office at 509.313.3759 or



2010 Summer Bar Passage Rate Once again, Gonzaga law graduates are celebrating a fantastic performance on the Summer Washington State Bar exam. With 82 percent of the first-time exam takers passing, GU is sitting well above the state average of 67 percent.

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Profile: Class of 2013 Susan Lee, director of Admissions, reports it is an exciting time at Gonzaga University School of Law with its incoming 183 talented students in the Class of 2013. The admissions process was exceptionally competitive this year, with 1924 applications – a 27 percent increase over 2009.

Students hail from 28 states, including Washington and as far away as Connecticut, Wisconsin, Texas and Florida, as well as from the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia to study here. In fact, out-of-state students represent 58 percent of the incoming class. Lee reports incoming students have strong academic credentials, earning their degrees from 99 different post-secondary institutions, including Boston College, Temple University, Indiana University, and the Berklee College of Music.

remains a strong 155. The 25th LSAT percentile increased to a 154, up one point from last year.

The Admissions office remains diligent in its efforts to improve the gender balance of the Class of 2013. Women comprise 40 percent, a 4 percent increase over last year. In the commitment to diversity, underrepresented minorities represent 14 percent of the incoming class.

Admissions and the entire Gonzaga Law School community offer our congratulations and look forward to these new students’ achievements and contributions as they embark on their first year of law school.

The median undergraduate grade performance of our students is 3.36, and our median LSAT score

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Looking for Law School Stories, Pictures

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Gonzaga School of Law will publish a commemorative hardbound book in fall 20 12 on

the 10 0 th anniver sary of the law school. Filled with pictures and stories that bring the vitality and lore

of the law school to life over the past century, this book will be a beautiful, full-color keepsake. Project managers are looking for pictures and story ideas from those who have lived the law school life.

Please e-mail your pictures and story ideas to: Or mail them to: Nancy Fike, P.O. Box 3528 Spokane, WA 99220-3528 All print pictures will be scanned and returned to sender, upon request.

Walden Earns Diversity Scholarship Second-year law student and Thomas More Scholar Cherlyn Walden recently received the Stokes Lawrence Diversity Scholarship. Walden, who is originally from Spanaway, Wash., studied sociology as an undergrad at Johns Hopkins University. She says Gonzaga’s commitment to public service and diversity drew her here. Walden says her law school experience thus far has shown her “ difficult it is to find balance, yet how important it is to believe in myself and trust my abilities; with hard work, and finding time to take care of myself physically and emotionally, I have learned to appreciate the challenges and rigor of law school.”

Walden says she believes strongly in diversity: “Diversity affords us the opportunity to learn from one another, grow together, and build mutual respect and community without divisions. This scholarship has been an encouragement to me, because it has been an example of the commitment that firms, such as Stokes Lawrence, and many attorneys in the field have to diversity, which ultimately will help diversify the legal profession.” After law school, Walden hopes to clerk for a federal judge or work in a governmental capacity in Washington, D.C.

Stokes Lawrence, with offices in Seattle and Yakima, Wash., is widely regarded as a leader in the field of diversity. The firm services all types of law and has been a proud supporter of diversity scholarships at the states three law schools for many years.


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Zebari wins Lawless Scholarship Zimmerman earns Women’s Law Caucus Scholarship First-year law student Frieda Zimmerman received the Women’s Law Caucus (WLC) scholarship. Zimmerman, who is originally from Pony, Mont., studied Economics as an undergrad at Willamette University in Salem, Ore. She says Gonzaga’s commitment to public service and the friendly Pacific Northwest atmosphere drew her here.

She says her law school experience thus far has been successful, noting how she has learned that second and third year students have a wealth of helpful experience, of which she is not afraid to utilize. Zimmerman is honored and appreciative of the WLC scholarship. “I strongly feel that organizations such as the WLC are important in order to make the profession as hospitable to women as it has been historically for men. I look forward to finding avenues through which I can continue to be involved in women’s issues at the law school.” Following law school, Zimmerman hopes to practice public interest law of some sort, possibly focusing on advocacy work for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

The Women’s Law Caucus is one of many student associations at the law school. The goal of the Women’s Law Caucus is to raise awareness of the legal issues that impact individuals; to educate society about the need for change in the traditional perceptions, attitudes, and expectations about women; and to help society appreciate the diversity that women bring to the world.


At a reception in Cataldo Hall, the Honorable Annette Plese, ’91, awarded second-year Gonzaga law student Francis Zebari with the Washington Judges Foundation Lawless Memorial Scholarship. The Lawless scholarship is awarded to the highest academically ranked student returning for his or her second year of law school. Zebari, originally from Akron, Ohio, studied psychology at Ohio State University in Columbus. Zebari says his love for the outdoors and Gonzaga’s cutting edge curriculum drew him to study here. Zebari says his law school experience thus far has taught him, “that while the legal field is complex and challenging, it is also exciting and fun.” Zebari said he is honored to have received the Lawless scholarship and that it is “a symbol of dedication, hard work, and potential for future excellence”. The Lawless scholarship was founded in 2002 to honor the late James J. Lawless, a 1950 graduate of Gonzaga Law School. James Lawless was a respected attorney and judge in the Tri-Cities area for many years. He was killed in 1974 when a bomb sent to his chambers exploded. Family and friends established the scholarship in honor of his dedication to the legal profession as both an attorney and judge.

Gonzaga Law School Endowed Scholarship Program

Over the course of history, Gonzaga University School of Law has graduated many accomplished and well-known attorneys who practice not only in the Pacific Northwest, but throughout the United States, and in all aspects of law. It remains extremely important to Gonzaga Law that our students be given every opportunity to succeed in their goals of becoming successful attorneys. Therefore, we are committed to seek out opportunities to support students during their law school careers. One of the single most effective ways to ensure that students are able to continue their studies at Gonzaga Law School is through the development of scholarship


funds. Of these, endowed funds provide the strong, reliable investment the school can count on to benefit many, as endowed funds are permanent funds that provide income for a specific purpose designated by the donor. And the original gift is invested and annual earnings are distributed as award scholarships. Gonzaga Law School endowed scholarships are funded by donations from generous alumni and other donors and friends who want to see the spirit of the school’s mission continue. Those interested in donating or creating an endowed scholarship fund are encouraged to contact Jeff Geldien at or call 509.313.6121.

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In this edition we feature the Lloyd Meeds Memorial Law Scholarship 1927-2005

Many of Gonzaga alums have gone on to greatness, but few have taken the path that Lloyd Meeds did. Meeds was truly a giant in the world of law and politics. Born in Dillon, Mont., in 1927, his family ventured West to Washington in 1944. Meeds graduated from Monroe Union High School in 1946 and attended Everett Junior College. After college, he co-owned and worked at a gasoline station in the Monroe area. In 1954, he decided to further his education and went to law school at Gonzaga. He graduated second in his class in 1958. Following law school graduation, Meeds served in both the public and private sectors in Snohomish County for many years, including prosecuting attorney from 1962 to 1964. In 1964, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives. He served seven terms from 1965 to 1979. While in Congress, he was chairman of the Interior Subcommittee on Water & Power Resources, served on the House Rules Committee, Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs and Committee on Education. Meeds was known for implementing many of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society programs as well as working with issues affecting Native Americans. He was instrumental in sponsoring legislation to create programs such as Head Start, the Youth Conservation Corps and school nutrition awareness programs. He also was instrumental in creating both the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area and North Cascades

National Park. In addition to his work on the mainland, Meeds enjoyed a connection with the state of Alaska. He worked on many issues, including legislation to create the trans-Alaska oil pipeline and Alaska Claims Settlement Act. After leaving public office in 1979, he joined the Washington, D.C. office of Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds (now known as K&L Gates) and became known as one of the Capitol’s most influential lobbyists over the next 20 years. Meeds concluded his distinguished career by serving as a consultant for many issues including legislative advocacy, education and natural resources. He was a tireless advocate for professional ethics and public service. He is survived by his wife Mary, their three children and many grandchildren. In 1999, Meeds was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Gonzaga University.


The Meeds Scholarship is intended for law students who are actively involved in public service. To donate to the Meeds Scholarship, please contact Jeff Geldien at 509.313.6121 or


More than a compilation of dates and facts, the newly published, “In Tune With America: Our History in Song,” tells the story of a nation through lyrics and music to illustrate the moods and experiences of the day -- from the 1700s to present. Compiled and penned by former U.S. Representative George Nethercutt, Jr. (’71) and his Congressional Press Secretary Tom McArthur, the book melds music with words to call attention to the trials and tribulations that have shaped the country’s history and heritage. “Songs are the poetry of American history,” says Nethercutt, who today runs a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation established to foster an understanding of government and public policies in young adults. “Knowing the stories of the music of an era helps us realize the journey that led to America’s unique position in the world economically, socially and politically.” Featuring nearly 80 songs, including “The Star-Spangled Banner” and less-known lyrics such as “Tin Pin Alley,” the authors hope “In Tune With America” puts readers in touch with important events in the way no other history book does. “Whatever our station in life, each of us has an obligation to study and know the history of how and why the United States came to exist,” says Nethercutt.

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Lonnie G. Davis (’73) was named 2010 Norm Maleng Award recipient. The award is presented jointly by the Washington State Bar Association and the Access to Justice Board in honor of Maleng’s legacy as an innovative and optimistic leader committed to justice and access to justice. Prior to law school, Davis graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1970.

George C. Mastrodonato (’76) recently joined the Seattle law firm of Carney Badley Spellman as Principal. His practice focuses on Washington state and local taxes. He represents a diverse group of clients in a wide variety of industries, including forest products, utilities, manufacturing and refining, wholesale trade, and transportation. His clients include large and small businesses, individuals and municipal corporations.

Currently, Davis is working with the Governor’s Committee on Disabilities Law Issues and Employment; is a member of the Disability Subcommittee of the Justice Without Barriers Committee of the Access to Justice Board; and serves on the Office of the Court Administrator’s ADA, Access, and Accommodation Technical Assistant Group (A3TAG). Tom Hillier (’73) recently was selected as the 2010 Honorary Order of the Coif Initiate by the University of Washington Law School. The Order of the Coif is a national honor society. The University of Washington chapter selects one member from the legal profession each year who enjoys high distinction for scholarly attainments. Hillier has a distinguished record of public service as Federal Public Defender in Western Washington.


1977 Michael Killeen (’77) of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP recently became the chair of the Seattle Goodwill Board of Directors. Michael Killeen is a 1977 Gonzaga Law School graduate. He works as an employment law partner and currently is the longest serving Seattle Goodwill board member with more than 23 years of service.



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Douglas Schwed (’78) in April joined the California real estate and financial services firm of Smith Dollar PC. Schwed brings to the firm his extensive bankruptcy and civil litigation experience representing clients in the mortgage banking industry with an emphasis on loss mitigation and asset recovery resulting from mortgage broker and appraisal fraud, title insurance and escrow fraud, and loan repurchase defaults and director and officer liability and fraud.

Tari Eitzen (’82) received the 2010 Outstanding Judge Award from the Washington State Bar Association. Eitzen was selected for her work on the executive committee of the Washington State Superior Court Judges Association during the last legislative session.

Michele Storms (’87) was promoted to assistant dean for public service at the University of Washington School of Law. Storms has worked at the law school in Seattle since 2006 as the director of the Gates Public Service Law Program.

Jonathan Steeler (’78) was elected to the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado Board of Trustees for 2010-2013. He also was named among the 2010 International Who’s Who of Environmental Lawyers. Steeler has practiced corporate and environmental law since 1979. He served as the chief executive officer of Isaacson Rosenbaum from 2001 to 2009 and is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and Denver Bar Association.

1981 George Boggs (’81) in June was appointed to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee (FRRCC) for its 2010-2012 term. The FRRCC is an independent committee that advises EPA on a wide range of environmental issues of importance to agriculture and rural communities.


1985 Joe Sullivan (’85) recently was named president of the Montana State Bar Association. Sullivan is a partner in the Great Falls firm of Deschenes and Sullivan. He also has been appointed to serve on the Gonzaga University Law School Board of Advisors.

1986 Karen A. Cooney (’86), formerly the interim executive director of the International Trade Alliance, is now a partner with the law firm of Robert G. Eisele in San Francisco’s financial district. She focuses on and accepts referrals for Washington cases in the areas of international trade; banking and financial fraud litigation; and injury and death litigation.


Keller “Kelly” W. Allen (’89) was elected as a Fellow to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Election to the college is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence. Allen is the first attorney elected to the college from Eastern Washington and was inducted in November at a ceremony in Chicago.



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Patrick J. Kirby (’83) opened a law practice in Spokane that focuses on employment law and business litigation. Kirby graduated cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law and is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Idaho State Bar, and their respective employment law sections. He is a member of the Spokane County Bar Association.

Drawings by Paul Schlossman (’97) were auctioned at the Tacoma Art Museum in December 2009 through an Art for Equal Justice event, sponsored by the TacomaPierce County Bar Foundation.


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Dorothy Geiger (’94) was named administrator of Amelia Island Surgery Center in Fernandina Beach, Fla. The Gonzaga Law School alum also graduated from Western Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing. She is a former officer in the United States Naval Reserve’s Nurse Corp and magistrate in the 12th Judicial Circuit Court in Sarasota County.

1996 Al Brogan (’96) recently was promoted to the position of chief counsel for the State of Montana Public Service Commission. A Thomas More Scholar while at Gonzaga, Brogan has been with the commission for the past seven years.


1999 Rich Davey (’99) is now the General Manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and recently threw the first pitch at Fenway Park. Jim Gibson (’99) joined the law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP at its Phoenix office. His practice focuses on commercial real estate transactions, including purchase and sale transactions, commercial leasing, real estate secured loans, land banking and joint ventures, and project development. He is licensed to practice in Arizona and New Mexico.



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Casey Lund

Ryan McNeice

Isobel Ann Haberland




Casey Lund, (’01) is an associate at Winston & Cashatt in Spokane, a regional independent law firm for more than 60 years. Lund has extensive contracting experience having served as general manager of Lund Bothers, Inc., a government transportation contractor. His background consists of bidding and negotiation, employer obligations and employee rights.

Jason R. Karpen (’03) works as a compliance officer with the Compliance and Preservations Division with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission in Seattle.

Lisa Kelly (’06) recently accepted a position of staff attorney at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana, located in Helena.

2002 Anne M. Loucks (’02) recently joined the Seattle law firm of Williams Kastner as an associate. Loucks will focus her practice on business litigation and business transactions as well as product liability and mass torts. She completed her mediation training in 2004 and was named to Seattle’s “Rising Stars” by Washington Law and Politics Magazine. Jennifer Severson (’02) currently is employed at Perkins and Coie in San Diego. She started as the executive director of Inns of Court for San Diego last year. She also teaches at University of California, San Diego.

2005 Linsey Mattison (’05) opened Mattison Law Offices, PLLC in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The firm specializes in Idaho family law including divorce, child custody and support, adoption and paternity, and also business law and criminal defense. Mattison previously worked as an associate attorney with Owens and Crandall, PLLC and as a deputy prosecutor for Kootenai County. Ryan McNeice (’05) of the Spokane Valley-based law office McNeice Law Firm, recently presented on the topic of procuring the rights to film and existing creative property at the Northwest Film Institute in Sandpoint, Idaho. McNeice also has been appointed to serve on the Gonzaga Law School Board of Advisors.


Deanna L. Rusch (’06) has been promoted to the Vancouver branch of Stahancyk, Kent & Hook. Rusch, also a University of Washington graduate, will practice as the lead attorney in Vancouver. Her area of focus is family law. John and Laura (Jonson) Haberland are proud to announce the birth of Isobel Ann on July 2, 2010, weighing 8 pounds and measuring 21 inches long. Laura resigned her commission from the Army JAG Corps to stay at home with Isobel for the first few years and John is the Army’s Regimental Judge Advocate for The Old Guard at Fort Myer, Va.

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2008 Collette Leland

Annie Bernhard & Casey Arbenz


2007 The Reserve Officer Association (ROA) asked Thomas G. Jarrard (’07) to write its Amicus brief in support of the petitioner for Staub v. Proctor Hospital, Docket No. 09-400. A reservist was fired, in part, based upon anti-military animus of a supervisor. The reservist sought relief from discrimination under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and prevailed following a jury trial. However, the 7th Circuit reversed in Staub v. Proctor Hosp., 560 F.3d 647 (7th Cir. 2009).  The question presented before the Supreme Court: In what circumstances may an employer be held liable based on the unlawful intent of officials who caused or influenced but did not make the ultimate employment decision? The ROA brief details the lineage of the USERRA, which dates back to the last days of WWII. ROA takes the position that the plain language of the USERRA anti-discrimination statute does not allow an employer to escape liability through the application of alternate theories such as “cats-paw” liability.  USERRA claims (discrimination, reemployment and unlawful discharge) have been on a steady rise over the past several years. This is the first USERRA

case to be heard at the Supreme Court in 15 years, and the first case to be heard since significant changes were made to USERRA in 1994. Oral arguments were set for Nov. 2, 2010, and briefing can be found on at

Michael Chin (’09) joined Kent & Hook at its Vancouver, Wash., office. Chin graduated cum laude from Saint Mary’s College of California with a Bachelor’s Degree in history and political science. In 2010, he received a Masters of Law in Taxation from the University of Washington.


What’s new? Did you move? Change jobs?

Collette Leland (’08), who graduated summa cum laude, joined Winston & Cashatt in Spokane as an associate. Leland is a former judicial clerk for Justice Mary E. Fairhurst of Washington State Supreme Court, and comes to her new position from the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office where she served as a deputy prosecuting attorney. 2008 Alumni Annie Bernhard & Casey Arbenz celebrated their one year anniversary in October after getting married at the Lake Union Café in Seattle in 2009. They met on the first day of orientation at law school (at the faculty advisor meeting in Cataldo Hall) in August 2005 and they say it was love at first sight. Many GU law alums were part of their special day and they are thankful to the law school for bringing them together.


Keep in touch with your former classmates, professors, and friends by sending us your professional, and personal news for publication. Please make sure the news you submit is accurate, complete, and legible. Include a picture if you wish. If you have information you would like to submit for Class Action, please send it to: Gonzaga University School of Law Alumni Office P.O. Box 3528 Spokane, WA 99220-3528 Fax: (509) 313-5744 Email:

Photo Courtesy DKMS

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David Jolley and Stephanie Kienstra

Basic Facts About Blood Cancer/Leukemia: In 2007, David Jolley was on Thanksgiving break from Gonzaga Law School when he complained of feeling ill, his family encouraged him to see a doctor. He anticipated a routine diagnosis, perhaps the flu. Instead, he was told he had leukemia and needed to start chemotherapy and radiation.

“They told me I needed a transplant immediately,” Jolley said. “Otherwise, I was probably going to die.”

A bone marrow transplant can help a leukemia patient in two ways: cancer treatments often kill many of the patient’s blood cells, and a transplant can replace them. Afterward, the implanted bone marrow

has the ability to produce new, noncancerous cells, ideally helping the patient recover. Doctors often first look to close relatives of patients, especially siblings, to find a match. Still, only 25 to 35 percent of patients have siblings who can donate marrow. Enter University of Missouri student, Stefanie Kienstra who gave blood at the annual Homecoming Blood Drive in October 2007. She was approached by a volunteer with DKMS (a national bone marrow donor center founded in Germany and now based in New York) and agreed to have her cheek swabbed for placement on a donor registry. She was contacted over the Christmas break and told her blood stem cells matched a male patient. Arrangements were made for her to donate bone marrow


during spring break in March. A week before the schedule procedure, she learned that the patient needed the transplant within a week. On March 19th 2008, Kienstra turned 20 years old and gave a life-saving gift to a stranger. Since receiving the transplant, Jolley has had few complications. He has blood drawn every month so doctors can evaluate if he is still cancer-free. In March 2010, he hit the two-year mark, an important milestone for recovering patients. On April 29th 2010, David (now 32) and Stefanie (now 22) met for the first time at the 4th Annual Linked Against Leukemia Gala in New York City.

“She literally saved my life” says Jolley.

• Every FIVE minutes, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. • Every TEN minutes, blood cancer takes a life. • Less than 30% of patients can find a match in their own family, the other 70% must search for an unrelated donor. • Only 4 out of 10 patients will receive a transplant that could save their lives. • Leukemia is the most common disease children die from in the U.S. • It is particularly hard for minorities to find a match because they have more diverse tissue types. To learn more or sign up for a bone marrow registration kit visit

Super lawyers



Alternative Dispute Resolution Sullivan, Patrick A., Attorney at Law, Spokane

Construction Litigation Ahlers, John P., Ahlers & Cressman, Seattle

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff Vreelan, Victoria L., Gordon Thomas Honeywell, Seattle

Appellate Harnetiaux, Bryan P., Attorney at Law, Spokane

Criminal Defense Curtis, Kevin J., Winston & Cashatt, Spokane

Environmental Litigation Thorp, Michael R., Summit Law Group, Spokane

Lustick, Jeffrey A., Lustick Law Firm, Bellingham

Bankruptcy & Creditor/ Debtor Rights Isserlis, Nancy L., Winston and Cashatt, Spokane

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI Bianchi, George L., The Bianchi law Firm, Seattle

Ledlin, Ian, Phillabaum Ledlin Matthews & Sheldon, Spokane Munding, John D., Crumb & Munding, Spokane

Business Litigation Andersen, C. Mattew, Winston & Cashatt, Spokane


Emry, II, Frederic G., Paine Hamblen, Spokane

Kirk, William K., Cowan Kirk Gaston, Kirkland Elder Law Sayre, Karen L., Sayre & Sayre, Spokane


Sayre, Richard L., Sayre & Sayre, Spokane

Dunn, Robert A., Dunn & Black, Spokane

Employment and Labor Allen, Keller W., Law Firm of Keller Allen, Spokane

Taylor, Paul R., Brynes, Keller, Cromwell, Seattle


Estate Planning and Probate Culbertson, Thomas M., Lukins & Annis, Spokane

Walsh, William H., Corr Cronin Michelson Baumgardner & Preece, Seattle

Killeen, Michael J., Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle McLane, Thomas W., Randall Danskin, Spokane

Civil Litigation Defense Cronin, Timothy P., Mullin Cronin Casey & Blair, Spokane


Petrie, Gair B., Randall Danskin, Spokane Family Law Hazel, David, Hazel and Hazel, Yakima

Karademos, Peter J., Attorney at Law, Spokane


Lineberger, Peter S., Attorney at Law, Spokane

General Litigation Etter, William F., Etter McMahon Lamberson Clary & Oreskovich, Spokane Insurance Coverage Harper, Gregory L., Harper | Hayes, Seattle

super lawyers

Thorsrud, Mark N., Thorsrud Cane & Paulich, Seattle


Verfurth, Donald J., Gordon & Rees, Seattle

Personal Injury Defense: General King, James, Evans Craven & Lackie, Spokane Personal Injury Defense: Medical Malpractice Brindley, Katharine W., Helsell Fatterman, Seattle

Forbis, Amy T., Bennett Bigelow & Leedom, Seattle Keefe, Dan J., Bennett Bigelow & Leedom, Seattle Keefe, Dan W., Keefe Bowman & Bruya, Spokane Rekofke, Brian T., Witherspoon Kelley Davenport &Toole, Spokane

Personal Injury Plaintiff: General Bloom, Gary N., Harbaugh and Bloom, Spokane

Durkin, John J., Troup Christnacht Ladenburg McKasy & Durkin, Tacoma Eymann, Richard C., Eymann Allison Hunter Jones, Spokane

Schultz, Mary E., Mary Schultz Law, Spokane

Felice, Roger A., Attorney at Law, Spokane

Landenburg, Jr., Francis B., Troup Christnacht Ladenburg McKasy & Durkin, Tacoma Layman, John R., Layman Layman & Robinson, Spokane


Lingenbrink, Steven G., Kornfeld Trudell Bowen & Lingenbrink, Kirkland

Luvera, Paul N., Luvera Barnett Brindley Beninger & Cunningham, Seattle


Messina, John L., Messina Bulzomi Christensen, Tacoma

Real Estate Tronquet, Michael C., Law Office of Michael C. Tronquet, Seattle

Wong, Eugene W., Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, Seattle Tax Kane, Jr., Robert M.,LeSourd & Patten, Seattle

Mastrodonato, George C., Dorsey & Whitney, Seattle

Robinson, Richard C., Layman Layman & Robinson, Spokane

Trudell, Patrick A., Kornfeld Trudell Bowen & Lingenbrink, Kirkland

Professional Liability: Defense Wright, Joel E., Lee Smart, Seattle


Tuttle, Jeffrey B., Tuttle & Associates, Redmond

Workland, James J., Workland and Witherspoon, Spokane Workers’ Compensation Milhem, Robert C., Solan Milhem & Hertel, Spokane

Thompson, Jr., Robert H., Delay Curran Thompson Pontarolo & Walker, Spokane

Personal Injury Plaintiff: Medical Malpractice Kamitomo, Mark D., The Markam Group, Spokane

Pruzan, Steven R., Miracle Pruzan & Pruzan, Seattle




Gonzaga Law Baseball Night May 25, 2010 Local alumni and law school students gathered for a pre-game social in the faculty/staff lounge at the School of Law for popcorn, hot dogs and cookies before they watched the Zags take on WSU at Patterson Baseball Complex.


Alumni events

alumni events

Olympia Governor’s Reception April 22, 2010 Governor Chris Gregoire welcomed more than 125 alumni and prospective students in Olympia for a Gonzaga Law alumni reception at the Executive Mansion. Honorary guest speaker was Chief Justice Barbara Madsen.

Mariners Game with GU Law June 20, 2010 It was hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jack for Seattle-area alumni and their families who gathered at Safeco Field for snacks and a social hour prior to watching the Mariners play on their home turf.


alumni events

Coeur d’Alene Social June 29, 2010 Stan,’69, and Judy Moore opened their lovely Lake Coeur d’Alene home to Northern Idaho alumni for a summer social. Alumni, as well as prospective students, soaked in the sun while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and drinks overlooking the lake.

Washington State Bar Exam Celebration: Spokane & Seattle July 29, 2010 The Law School Alumni Association showed its support at both the Seattle and Spokane Washington State Bar Exams in July. Alumni, faculty and administrators cheered for GU grads as they concluded the bar exam. Congrats!


Reunion Weekend August 14-15, 2010 Members from the classes of 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000 and 2005 returned to campus for Reunion Weekend 2010 during the second weekend of August. More than 125 alumni reunited with old classmates, family and friends. The weekend featured a class of 1960 luncheon, and family BBQ, golf tournament, wine tour, afternoon at Riverfront Park and evening boat cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Alumni had a wonderful time reminiscing about time spent at Gonzaga Law and celebrating classmates’ successes. Special recognition was given to the class of 1960 for its 50-year celebration.

Montana Reception at the State Bar September 16, 2010 Interim Dean George Critchlow presented an Ethics CLE in Great Falls during the annual Montana State Bar Convention. Following the CLE, Montana Law alumni gathered for a social at the Holiday Inn.


Gonzaga Law School proudly recognizes these major contributors whose outstanding generosity and spirit of lifetime giving from the founding of Gonzaga Law School through May 31, 2010, demonstrates a commitment to the finest level of higher education.


lifetime contributors

Honor roll

Great care was taken to ensure the accuracy of this listing, and we would appreciate it if you would alert us to any errors or omissions. Please direct your inquiries to Nancy Fike, Director of Law Development and Alumni Relations, at 509.313.3605 or

$1,000,000 and Ab o ve Louis† and Kathryn Barbieri, ‘40

Stephen Haskell, ‘77

Dick and Jan† Manning, ‘60

Horrigan Foundation

Helen McDonald†

Greg and Susan Huckabee, ‘76

Richard and Mary Lou McWilliams, ‘58

Helen John Foundation

Alejandra Mireles, ‘04

Frank and Maureen Johnson, ‘51

Joe Nappi, Jr. and Mary Nappi, ‘72

Bob and Ginny Kane, ‘77

Verne and Mary Oliver †

George and Nancy Lobisser, ‘78

Dean Lewis H. Orland

John E. Manders Foundation

Marie Pintler

John and Guelda Messina, ‘69

Mike and Betty (Onley) Pontarolo, ‘73

John and Nancy Clute, ‘63

Smithmoore Myers and Sandy . Sandulo-Myers, ‘39

Gary and Sharon Randall

Joseph P. and Helen K. Delay, ‘52

Wes and Mary Lee (Toepel) Nuxoll, ‘54

Gonzaga University Law Adjunct Faculty

Renee R. Reuther, ‘90

The Honorable and Mrs. Philip M. Raekes, ‘59

Norm and Rita Roberts, ‘59

Irene Ringwood, ‘84

Elizabeth D. Rudolf

Jim and Beverly Rogers

The Honorable and Mrs. J. Justin Ripley, ‘64

John C. Rudolf

Kerm† and Fran Rudolf, ‘51

Sunbelt Communications Co.

Chuck and Rojean Siljeg, ‘60

Rudolf Family Foundation

Patrick and Diane Sullivan, ‘59

Dr. James and Mrs. Marilyn Sachtjen

United Way of King County

Dick ‘79 and Karen Sayre, ‘85

Holly Louise Caudill Estate, ‘93

Washington Trust Bank Financial Corporation

John and Penny Schultz, ‘63

Ben B. Cheney Foundation. William Eddleman†, ‘39

Bob and Diane Waitt, ‘57

Roger and Angelika Smith, ‘58

Jim and Joyce† Workland, ‘64

Jim† and Margaret Solan, ‘49

Chester and Catherine J. Chastek †, ‘40 Fred and Barbara Curley †

$500,000 - $999,999 Don ‘60 and Va Lena (Scarpelli) Curran, ‘58 John and Sarah Hemmingson Paul ‘59 and Lita (Barnett) Luvera, ‘77

$250,000 - $499,999

$100,000 - $249,999

Jerry and Helen Greenan, ‘57

Diehl† and Anne Rettig, ‘69

Lee M. Solomon Estate

John and Deborah Holleran, ‘79

$25,000 - $49,999

Jerome and Vicki Jager, ‘57

American College of Trial Lawyers

George and Shari Kain, ‘58

Robert Thompson, Jr., ‘73

Gene and Carol Annis, ‘59

William V. Kelley †

Union Pacific Foundation

Boise Inc.

Joseph† and Muriel Murphy, ‘42

United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties

David and Ellen Bolin, Jr., ‘85

Bill Roach Estate

J. Prentice Warner Estate

Loren and Janell Burke, ‘83

Washington Trust Bank

Washington State Bar Assoc.

F. Daniel and Susan (Pomerleau) Corkery, ‘76

Carrie Welch Trust Estate

Katharine Witter Brindley and Ralph Brindley, ‘84

Patrick and Paula Costello

$50,000 - $99,999

David and Kay Syre, ‘72

Michael and Rebecca Costello, ‘96

$10,000 - $24,999

Mr. Vern Davidson

Keller W. and Kathy Allen, ‘89

Charles Brink, ‘78

Phil and Mary Dolan, ‘47

Matt and Eleanor Andersen, ‘76

The Brink Foundation

Mr. Phillip E. and Dr. Nadine Egger, ‘81

Basil Badley and Mary Margaret Haugen, ‘60

Harriet Clarke Estate

Richard C. and Susan Eymann, ‘76

Jim and Linda Baker, ‘79

Marvel Collins Estate

Michael A. Frost, ‘73

Bank of America Foundation

Reanette Cook Estate

The Honorable and Mrs. Richard P. Guy, ‘59

BarBri Bar Review

Harry and Dorothy Dano, ‘41

Daniel P. Harbaugh, ‘74

The Honorable and Mrs. Paul Bastine, ‘64

Delay, Curran, Thompson & Pontarolo, PS

Michael and Karen Harwood, ‘88

David and Nancy Bayley, ‘76

James and Frances Flanagan , ‘40

Dan and Margaret Keefe, ‘74

Janice H. Bennett, ‘89

Jim and Margel Gallagher

King County Bar Foundation

James Berlin†

Bart and Hilke Gallant

Al† and Nadine Lawton

Allen Brecke, ‘77

Mark and Mary Griffin, ‘86

Ellen (Kremer) Lenhart, ‘87

Roger G. Brown, ‘80

Harold and Mary Anne† Hartinger, ‘54

Bill and Suzanne Lindberg, ‘73

Bruce and Judy Butler, ‘80

† denotes the deceased


William and Judy Carlin, ‘76

Mr. Leo A. McGavick †, ‘29

Carney Badley Smith & Spellman

The Honorable† and Mrs. J. Ben McInturff, ‘52

Thomas and Joan Chapman, ‘66

Robert and Christina† McKanna, ‘54

John R. Clark , ‘80 and The Honorable Ellen K. Clark, ‘82

Donald and Mary Moore†, ‘53

Paul Clausen Estate, ‘40 Mr. Charles A. Cleveland, ‘78 and . The Honorable Joyce J. McCown, ‘80 John† and Mary S. Close, ‘38 Thomas and Barbara Cochran, ‘75 John Condon and Kaye Condon, ‘77 Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Conklin James P. and Marianne Connelly, ‘53 Laurie (Samuel) Connolly John and Mary Jo Costello James and Carolyn Craven, ‘75 Fred O. Dennis Estate Norb† and Ruby Donahue, ‘41 Kevin and Jackie Driscoll John J. and Allison Durkin, ‘80 Paul and Carol Eng, ‘87 Bill Etter, ‘78 Robert Evans and Lisa Fitzpatrick, ‘78 Justice Mary E. Fairhurst, ‘84 Roger A. Felice, ‘73 Joe Fennessy, Jr. , ‘40 †

James and Mikell Fish, ‘62 Rick Flamm ‘79 and Vesna Somers, ‘81 Professor and Mrs. Michael F. Flynn, ‘77 Francois X. and Debra J. Forgette, ‘77 Merrit † and Yolanda Foubert, ‘51 Joe and Joan Gagliardi, ‘59 Phelps R. and Mary Jean Gose, ‘62

Daniel and Mary Beth Morrissey The Honorable and Mrs. James M. Murphy, ‘73 Northern Trust Bank Stephen and Karen Osborne, ‘73 Charles I. and Helen Palmerton (RIP), ‘52 Patton Boggs Foundation PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company Harry B. and Alethea A. Platis, ‘69 Estate of Louis Powell Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds, LLP Donald and Christie Querna John R. Quinlan, ‘60 Tim Quirk and Sally Bulger Quirk, ‘73 Les and Clara Randall† Prof. Speedy Rice and Judy Clarke John and Joy Richards, ‘87 The Honorable Jack J.† Patricia Ripple, ‘50 Ronald A. and JoAnn L. (Salina) Roberts, ‘64 The Honorable and Mrs. Michael P. Roewe, ‘74 Nicholas Scarpelli, ‘74 Albert J. and Betty Schauble, ‘58 Gerald and Rita Schears The Honorable and Mrs. Richard J. Schroeder, ‘63 John A. and Catherine Schultheis, ‘61 Skip Smyser, ‘77 Irene Strachen Charitable Trust Stritmatter, Kessler, Whelan, Withey, Coluccio Joseph M. and Parker F. Sullivan, ‘85

Bill and Norma Grismer, ‘53

Paul and Gail Taylor, ‘84

Hands Off Cain - European Parliament

The Honorable and Mrs. Joseph A. Thibodeau, ‘66

Jeffrey and Diana Hartnett, ‘76

James and Carmelita† Thomas

Frank P. Hayes†, ‘43

Prof. Mary Pat Treuthart and Mr. Dan Webster

Lloyd and Linda Herman, ‘66

James† and Marian Triesch, ‘41

Prof. Gerald Hess and Dr. Layne Stromwall

Joseph and Janna Uberuaga, ‘77

Dennis M. Hottell and Terese Colling, ‘76

The Unova Foundation

E. J. Hunt, ‘80

Prof. James M. Vache

IBM Corporation

Verizon Foundation

Inland Northwest Community Foundation

Marc and Nancy Wallace, ‘75

Richard R. and Janet K. Johnson, ‘75

James and Kathleen Walsh, ‘81

Marcus and Dorothy Kelly, ‘57

Clifford and Karen Webster, ‘77

Mike and Terri Killeen, ‘77

Stan and Gina Welsh

James and Mary Anne (Metcalfe) King, ‘78

Western Atlas Foundation

Paul M. and Kristina S. Larson, ‘75

The Honorable Donna L. (Kamps) Wilson, ‘80

Lee & Hayes, PLLC

Mark E. Wilson

Earl F. Martin

The Honorable† and Mrs. John F. Wilson, ‘56

The Honorable Craig Matheson, ‘76

Winston & Cashatt

Prof. John Maurice

James and Jackie Wolff, ‘74

Lenora McBirney

Women’s Law Caucus


James E. Rogers L aw Student Scholarship Donors Robert Berlin, ‘81 Jefferson W. Boswell, ‘09 John Condon and Kaye Condon, ‘77 F. Daniel and Susan (Pomerleau) Corkery, ‘76 John and Deborah Holleran, ‘79 Bob and Ginny Kane, ‘77 Paul W. and Wendi Pennington, ‘92 Diehl† and Anne Rettig, ‘69 Irene Ringwood, ‘84 John and Penny Schultz, ‘63 Skip Smyser, ‘77 Bruce and Carolyn Willoughby, ‘72 Thomas More Student Scholarship Donors Susan Alexander, ‘91 Eric and Helen Benson, ‘84 Mr. David Berry and Dr. Kim Hamlett, ‘91 Charles Bole, ‘96 and Kimberly Tufts, ‘96 Loren and Janell Burke, ‘83 Richard Davey, Jr. and Jane Willis, ‘99 Laura Cooper Fenimore General Electric Foundation Jeffrey, ‘00 and Deanna Gregory, ‘02 Donald and Jean Grell Mark and Mary Griffin, ‘86 Vonda R. Hall, ‘03 Sue (Rogers) Harwood, ‘87 Tilman Hasche and Eugenia Vasquez, ‘84 Mark R. Iverson and Michaele E. Dietzel, ‘88 Daniel L. Keppler ‘92 and Meagan Flynn, ‘92 Brooke C. Kuhl, ‘04 Daniel D. Lorello, Jr., ‘00 Bruce and Barbara MacIntyre, ‘89 Ms. Nancy McKay and Mr. Kent Richardson, ‘92 Scott S. ‘90 and Nicole S. (Annis) McKay, ‘92 Dan and Genevieve (Mann) Morris, ‘03 Timothy J. and Carol A. (Grell) Morris, ‘86 Gillian L. Murphy, ‘05 James and Teri Newman, ‘95 James Newman, P.C. Thaddeus, ‘05 and Kristin (Boehm) O’Sullivan, ‘04 Michael J. Pellicciotti, ‘04 Tommy, ‘90 and Kirsten Prud’homme, ‘89 Thomas and Heather Rice, ‘86 Jerry, ‘07 and Annika Scharosch, ‘07 Frances E. Simonet, ‘00 Simonet Law Firm, P.C. Gregory R. Smith, ‘86 Matthew St. John, ‘04 Rodney Standage, ‘93 Jack and Michele E. Storms, ‘87 SuperValu Foundation Kate R. Szurek, ‘96 Rondi Jo Thorp, ‘02 Prof. Mary Pat Treuthart and Mr. Dan Webster David E. Turplesmith, ‘02 Geana M. Van Dessel, ‘04 Universit y Legal Assistance Donors A-1 Concrete Cutting & Demolition Shelley A. Ajax, ‘04 Ajax Law Firm Gary Amendola, ‘78 Ira and Susan Amstadter


annual contributors

Honor roll The benefactors listed below represent a distinguished group of individuals who made a gift between June 1, 2009, and May 31, 2010. Their outstanding generosity demonstrates a commitment to the tradition of yesterday and the vision of tomorrow.

P resident ’s 5000 C ouncil $5,000 and Ab o ve Marvel Collins Estate John Condon and Kaye Condon, ‘77 Michael and Rebecca Costello, ‘96 Mark and Mary Griffin, ‘86 The Honorable and Mrs. Richard P. Guy, ‘59 John and Sarah Hemmingson John and Deborah Holleran, ‘79 Helen John Foundation Bob and Ginny Kane, ‘77 Gonzaga University Law Adjunct Faculty Paul ‘59 and Lita (Barnett) Luvera, ‘77 Earl F. Martin Verne and Mary Oliver† Patton Boggs Foundation Marie Pintler Diehl†and Anne Rettig, ‘69 Irene Ringwood, ‘84 Norm, ‘59 and Rita Roberts, ‘59 Jim and Beverly Rogers Dick, ‘79 and Karen Sayre, ‘85 Sayre & Sayre P.S. Skip Smyser, ‘77 Patrick and Diane Sullivan, ‘59 Sunbelt Communications Co. Washington State Bar Assoc.

Law Deans’ Circle $2,500 - $ 4 , 9 9 9 Matt and Eleanor Andersen, ‘76 Phillip Armstrong, ‘78 F. Daniel and Susan (Pomerleau) Corkery, ‘76 Robert Evans and Lisa Fitzpatrick, ‘79 Harry Hartinger, ‘54 George and Shari Kain, ‘58 Bill and Suzanne Lindberg, ‘73 Stephen and Karen Osborne, ‘73 Mike and Betty (Onley) Pontarolo, ‘73 The Honorable and Mrs. Philip M. Raekes, ‘59

The Honorable and Mrs. J. Justin Ripley, ‘64 John and Penny Schultz, ‘63 Chuck and Rojean Siljeg, ‘60 Robert Thompson, Jr., ‘73 Prof. James M. Vache

President’s Council $ 1, 0 0 0 - $ 2 , 4 9 9 American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Assoc. of Corporate Counsel WA State Chapter David and Nancy Bayley, ‘76 BP Amoco Foundation Roger G. Brown, ‘80 Bill and Gloria Burch, ‘51 Paul Burglin and Ramona Sanderson-Burglin, ‘84 Burglin Law Offices PC Loren and Janell Burke, ‘83 Kelly and Sharon Cline, ‘85 George Critchlow and Diane Moore, ‘77 Ralph Dixon, ‘77 John J. and Allison Durkin, ‘80 Dwyer Schraff Meyer Grant & Green Bill Etter, ‘78 Justice Mary E. Fairhurst, ‘84 Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund Rick Flamm, ‘79 and Vesna Somers, ‘81 Joe and Joan Gagliardi, ‘59 Gary Gayton, ‘62 Rome and Roxie Glover Gonzaga University Faculty Paul D. and Nancy Greeley, ‘82 Jerry and Helen Greenan, ‘57 Robert and Sharon Grover Jeremy J. Gugino, ‘05 Daniel P. Harbaugh, ‘74 Jeffrey and Diana Hartnett, ‘76 Impact Sales, Inc. Frank and Maureen Johnson,‘51 Dan Keefe, ‘74 Mike and Terri Killeen, ‘77 C. Russell and Wanda Lewis, ‘98 Timothy J. Lynes, ‘84 and Joan C. Morningstar, ‘83

Dick and Jan† Manning, ‘60 Scott S. ‘90 and Nicole S. (Annis) McKay, ‘92 Bill Meyer III, ‘79 Joe Nappi, Jr. and Mary Nappi, ‘72 Nintendo of America, Inc. Paul W. and Wendi Pennington, ‘92 Tony and Patty Philippsen, ‘73 John R. Quinlan, ‘60 Renee R. Reuther, ‘90 The Honorable and Mrs. Richard J. Schroeder, ‘63 John A. and Catherine Schultheis, ‘61 Dennis P. and Marie T. Sheehan, ‘76 Stokes Lawrence, P.S. Kate R. Szurek, ‘96 Prof. Mary Pat Treuthart and Mr. Dan Webster UBS United Way of King County Bob and Diane Waitt, ‘57 Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, ‘90 James and Kathleen Walsh, ‘81 Washington Judges Foundation Clifford and Karen Webster, ‘77 Bruce and Carolyn Willoughby, ‘72 Katharine Witter Brindley and Ralph Brindley, ‘84 Women’s Law Caucus Patricia Zobel, ‘79

B arrister ’ s C lub $500 - $999 Susan Alexander, ‘91 Michael L. and Robin Becky, ‘82 Robert Berlin, ‘81 Mr. David Berry and Dr. Kim Hamlett, ‘91 Charles Bolen, ‘96 and Kimberly Tufts, ‘96 Holly Brajcich and Tom Krzyminski Dr. and Mrs. William L. Carroll, ‘76 John and Barbara Cooper Don ‘60 and Va Lena (Scarpelli) Curran, ‘58 Joseph P. and Helen K. Delay, ‘52 Delay, Curran, Thompson & Pontarolo, PS


Bob Di Julio, ‘67 Gary J. and Claire Dmoch, ‘76 Gary J. Dmoch & Associates Loren Etengoff, ‘80 James Fausone, ‘81 Nancy L. Fike Darlene Fuke Ruth J. (Holland) Fullwiler, ‘91 William J. and Margaret A. Grant, ‘54 Gugino, Inc The Honorable H. John and Margaret A. (Jansen) Hall, ‘67 Randy ‘78 and Bridget (McInerney) Harris, ‘79 Howard and Darlene Herman,‘62 Invicta Law Group, LLC Mark V. and Cynthia Jordan, ‘88 Lawrence and Elizabeth Kazan, ‘77 Robert Keefe, ‘73 Daniel L. Keppler ‘92 and Meagan Flynn, ‘92 Alan Lamia, ‘70 Alex and Karen Laughlin, ‘85 Jerry Layman, ‘56 Tom J. Lucas, ‘76 J. Christopher Lynch Bruce and Barbara MacIntyre, ‘89 Johnston Mitchell, ‘92 and Christine Coers-Mitchell, ‘92 Jerry Neal, ‘69 Gregory J. and Laura M. Potter, ‘84 Timothy and Julie Reid, ‘83 Law Offices of Rettig Osborne Forgette, LLP Richard† and Christine Robinson, ‘78 The Honorable and Mrs. Michael P. Roewe, ‘74 The Honorable Barry and Mrs. Patricia Ryan, ‘78 Robert H. Schapler, ‘81 Jeffrey and Patricia (Kane) Sullivan, ‘71 Joseph M. and Parker F. Sullivan, ‘85 Michael D. and Susan Tewksbury, ‘78 Michael J. Walker, ‘88 Jim Workland, ‘64 Arnold Young, ‘69

Solicitor’s Club $250 - $499 A-1 Concrete Cutting & Demolition Joe Albo, ‘68 Gene and Carol Annis, ‘59 Hollis H. ‘69 and Patricia J. (Anderson) Barnett, ‘69 Tom and Sandra Bassett, ‘76 The Honorable and Mrs. Paul Bastine, ‘64 Mark S. Beggs, ‘80 Douglas Boe, ‘82 Kristen M. Brown, ‘97 The Honorable Kenneth L. Cowsert, ‘73 James and Carolyn Craven, ‘75 Pat Dalton, ‘79 Doug and Sharon Day Pamela J. DeRusha, ‘80 Teresa L. Donovan, ‘80 The Honorable and Mrs. Robert J. Doran, ‘57 Timothy and Lorraine Dougherty, ‘81 Robert Downey, ‘86 Leo and Mary Driscoll, ‘51 Harvey and Victoria (Zlatich) Faurholt, ‘68 Thomas C. and Barbara L. Feige, ‘78 Johnathan A., ‘85 and Doris A. Ferguson, ‘85 Robert R. Fischer, ‘91 Michael and Janice Gendelman, ‘78 Robert Hall, ‘95 Vonda R. Hall, ‘03 Frederick Halverson, ‘61 Douglas and Gael Harris, ‘81 Bill Hennessey, ‘51 Lloyd and Linda Herman, ‘66 C. Patrick and Patti Hogeboom, ‘86 The Honorable and Mrs. James P. Hutton, ‘76 Mark R. Iverson and Michaele E. Dietzel, ‘88 David D. and Shirley G. Kilpatrick, ‘75 Mr. Charles J. Kinnunen, ‘82 Francis B. and Denise A. (Durkin) Ladenburg, ‘74

annual contributors Edward† and Joanne Lewis Michael and Peggy LoCicero,‘80 Michael D. Lynch, ‘85 Paul and Suzanne Mack, ‘81 The Honorable John J. Madden, ‘68 Chief Justice Barbara A. Madsen and Mr. Donald Madsen, ‘77 Christopher Mecca, ‘76 Robert Merriman, ‘80 John and Guelda Messina, ‘69 Mark Millen, ‘95 John Monahan, ‘74 Joseph Monteiro, ‘76 Ronda L. Moore, ‘92 Timothy J. and Carol A. (Grell) Morris, ‘86 Daniel and Mary Beth Morrissey Prof. Ann Murphy James and Teri Newman, ‘95 James Newman, P.C. Craig A. and Julie Nichols, ‘81 Chris Nickola, ‘75 The Honorable Andrew Pearlstein. and Ms. Sandra Shire, ‘76 The Honorable and Mrs. Justin Quackenbush, ‘57 Henry Quintero, ‘81 Kurt M. Rowland, ‘03 John and Meredith Sayre, ‘80 Noel and Laurie Shillito, ‘75 Richard Singleton II, ‘78 Gregory R. Smith, ‘86 Lura M. Smith and Bill Schubach, ‘88 The Honorable and Mrs. Richard A. Strophy, ‘70 John F. and Carolyn A. (Ziel) Sullivan, ‘85 Thomas A. Thompson, ‘80 Robert and Betty Tull, ‘74 United Way of Rhode Island Andrew Urban, Jr., ‘81 Jose Vasquez Mark Weisbart, ‘81 Mark ‘95 and Nancy (Quakenbush) Wenzel, ‘94 Regina Williams James and Darlene Woodard, ‘80 Law Society $ 1 0 0 - $249 Steven P. and Deborah Adelstein, ‘74 Adelstein, Sharpe & Serka Valeriy and Lily Afonko W. Kenneth Alderfer, ‘78 John M. and Peggy Altman, ‘89

Gary Amendola, ‘78 John Antosz, ‘84 Walter Ayers, ‘81 Perri Ann Babalis, ‘90 Tom and Jane Baffney, ‘74 James A. Bamberger, ‘80 Rod and Trish Barnett, ‘70 William K. Barquin, ‘98 Gordon Barry, ‘76 Todd D. Bayne ‘87 and Laura L. McGrory, ‘87 Richard ‘80 and Stephanie (Farrell) Bechtolt, Jr., ‘84 Michael Beegle, ‘88 Joseph Betzendorfer, Jr., ‘58 Jan Bissett, ‘92 Kell E. ‘92 and Seanna M. (Crowley) Bodholt, ‘92 Justin E. Bolster, ‘06 David and Sue Bonga, ‘82 Geoffrey M. Boodell, ‘92 Fr. Stephen R. Booth, MM, ‘78 John Boyer, ‘76 Graham Poole and Maureen Britton-Poole, ‘88 Penny Brugger Edward Bryant, Jr., ‘82 Daniel and Angie Buckley, ‘94 T. Bennett and Sarah Burkemper, Jr., ‘91 Tom Burkemper, Jr. Robert J. Burnett ‘96 and Juliana T. (Kendall) Burnett, ‘97 John F. and Rosemary (Walsh) Bury, ‘75 Carl and Maureen Butkus, ‘77 Harry R. Calbom, Jr., ‘47 The Honorable Norman D. Callan, ‘76 The Honorable Christopher Culp, ‘82 and Ms. Peg R. Callaway, ‘83 Joseph G. Carroll, ‘76 and M. Gayle Puu, ‘76 Paul and Darlene (Barrier) Caruso, ‘96 Anthony Cefalogli, ‘78 Patrick and Dee A. (Leoni) Cerutti, ‘71 Dick and Margaret Chastek, ‘56 Louis Cianni, ‘79 Cianni Law Office John R. Clark†, ‘80 and The Honorable Ellen K. Clark, ‘82 Thomas and Barbara Cochran,‘75 Mitchel Cohen, ‘76 Phillip J. and Debbie Collaer, ‘85 Laurie (Samuel) Connolly Cori M. Cook, ‘00 Douglas and Eileen Cresswell

Derek D. Crick, ‘98 Michael and Teresa Crofts, ‘80 Mary F. (Collins) Cronin, ‘85 Michael and Mary Alice Cronin, ‘53 David and Cherie Crouse, ‘93 James and Camille Crum, ‘67 Jason and Julia Cutts, ‘94 Lynn M. Daggett Richard Davey, Jr. and Jane Willis, ‘99 The Honorable and Mrs. Paul M. De Silva, ‘65 Ruthie H. Dearing, ‘84 Paul and Joan Delay, ‘86 Holly E. Devereux, ‘02 James Diehl, ‘85 Chris J. and Peggy M. (Regan) Dietzen, ‘73 Richard and Marguerite Dolack, ‘51 Don Donaldson, ‘62 Francis Donnelly, ‘83 Frank J. and Frances R. Dorsey, ‘52 Abraham and Judy Dorsman,‘79 Ronald Evan Doty, ‘93 Renee Doyle Peter and Shonah Drakos, ‘83 Jack and Julie Driscoll, ‘84 Daniel Duffin, ‘93 Thomas G. and Christine A. Dunlop, ‘77 Claude and Cheryl Edlin Ms. Noel M. Edson, ‘83 Thomas Ekbaum Dan Fratini and Sheri J. Engelken Brian and Julie Ernst, ‘84 Hugh Evans, ‘75 Stephen and Lori Farnell, ‘84 James and Corrine Feldman, ‘74 Laura Cooper Fenimore Timothy Fennessy, ‘83 J. Brent Fery, ‘84 Sue S. Flammia, ‘78 Charles C. and Victoria Flower, ‘66 David ‘03 and Anni Foster, ‘04 Stephen French and Kathy Swindell-French, ‘82 Frey McCargar & Plock,LLC Andrew J. Gabel, ‘07 Mary Gaston, ‘97 Madeline A. (Chott) Gauthier, ‘87 Joseph Gavinski, ‘77 Peter and Cindy Gedraitis, ‘83 Bryan Geissler, ‘81 JoAnn Gibbs, ‘94 James and Stacy Gibson, ‘99 Jim Giudici, ‘79


Universit y Legal Assistance Donors Continued Matthew J. Ashton, ‘04 Gordon Barry, ‘76 Christopher, ‘07 and Delisa Berhow, ‘06 Brian M. Bradford, ‘04 Penny Brugger Louis Cianni, ‘79 Cianni Law Office Kelly and Sharon Cline, ‘85 Gary J. and Claire Dmoch, ‘76 Gary J. Dmoch & Associates Teresa L. Donovan, ‘80 Ellen Ebaugh Claude and Cheryl Edlin Christopher and Christina Estes-Werther, ‘06 Loren Etengoff, ‘80 Robert Evans, ‘78 and Lisa Fitzpatrick, ‘79 Timothy, ‘96 and Jacqueline M. (Flynn) Fearnside, ‘97 Owen Ferguson Robert R. Fischer, ‘91 Sheri Lee Franklin, ‘94 Ruth J. (Holland) Fullwiler, ‘91 Jerry Gasaway Peter and Cindy Gedraitis, ‘83 JoAnn Gibbs, ‘94 Keith and Donna Glanzer, ‘90 Rod Goodwin Roy and Anne Graham Paul D. and Nancy Greeley, ‘82 William J. Halstead, ‘93 Ted A. Hastings, ‘05 Sylvia Hedenquist Scott and Turie Holte Kathryn Hughes, ‘85 Scott H. Husbands, ‘07 The Honorable Cynthia Imbrogno, ‘79 Gonzaga University Law Adjunct Faculty Richard and Roberta (Scott) League Richard and Patricia Leland, ‘90 Robin and Betsy Lindley Oliver Martin William M. Mast, ‘03 Sandy C. and Maureen (MacKinnon) McQuarrie, ‘80 David Michaud, ‘83 Joseph Monteiro, ‘76 Stan and Judith Moore, ‘69 Robert Mueller Craig A. and Julie Nichols, ‘81 Keyonyu X. (Smith) O’Connell, ‘97 Michael Park, ‘88 Steven A. Reich, ‘80 Jeffrey Reynolds, ‘77 Michael P. Rhodes, ‘09 The Honorable and Mrs. Michael P. Roewe, ‘74 The Honorable and Mrs. Barry E. Ryan, ‘78 Ivan Schertzer, ‘80 Col. Ralph D. Scott, ‘83 Howard B. and Mindee Segal, ‘80 Tommy K. Sinai, ‘97 Robert Thompson, Jr., ‘73 David Ullman, Esq., ‘81 Mark R. Vatuone, ‘98 Dr. Thomas G. Walsh, ‘90 Ian P. Whitney, ‘08 The Honorable Donna L. (Kamps) Wilson, ‘80 A. Kristine Young, ‘91

annual contributors John and Therese Goodrich, ‘54 Rod Goodwin Robert E. Graham, ‘56 Roy and Anne Graham Thomas Grohman, ‘78 Geoffrey Grote, ‘78 Steven N. Grovdahl, ‘75 Harold K. Grover, ‘04 John ‘06 and Laura Haberland, ‘06 Peter Hammer John and Jennifer Hanrahan, ‘85 Vernon and Kathleen (Ryan) Harkins, ‘75 Joseph and Sharon Harkrader, ‘81 Scott Allen Harmer, ‘94 Tilman Hasche and Eugenia Vasquez, ‘84 Raymond and Geraldine Hasegawa, ‘76 Scott Hatcher, ‘81 Carol K. Haugen, ‘85 Robert Hauth, ‘56 The Honorable James J. Helbling, ‘73 Peter and Kristi Herman, ‘84 Alfred Heydrich and Linda A. Duda-Heydrich, ‘80 Ed and Lisa Hilfer, ‘81 Clifford L. Hill, ‘04 Alex Hassen Himour, ‘99 Michael C. Hirst, ‘91 Ed and Patricia Hoffer The Honorable and Mrs. Holly A. Hollencbeck, ‘82 The Honorable Tany S. Hong and Mrs. Naomi Hong, ‘67 Mr. Frank R. Hoover, ‘79 Stanley F. Horak Attorney At Law The Honorable Kimberly K. Hornak and Mr. Nile Eatmon, ‘83 Gerald A. Horne, ‘75 Melvin Howry, ‘79 Daniel L.and Jill Hulsizer, ‘02 Allen and Jane Hunter, ‘76 Lori W. Hurl, ‘08 Scott H. Husbands, ‘07 Bill Hyslop, ‘80 The Honorable Cynthia Imbrogno, ‘79 Ryan I. Inouye, ‘06 Bryce Iwasaki Yvonne Iwasaki David James, ‘76 Mike Jankovich, ‘79 Jankovich Law Offices Larry A. and Rebecca L. Jelsing, ‘75 The Honorable Valerie D. Jolicoeur, ‘82

Steve Jolley, ‘82 Joseph G. Carroll, P.S. Joshua Shutey and Marie Kagie-Shutey, ‘05 Fred J. Karau, ‘86 Tom Kelly, ‘66 Stanley Kempner, Jr., ‘80 Amrit Khalsa, ‘84 Gary King, ‘76 Timothy D. Knowles, ‘08 Bea L. Koempel-Thomas, ‘05 Neil Korbas and Patricia Thompson, ‘80 Krilich, La Porte, West & Lockner, P.S. Walt Krueger, ‘75 Brooke C. Kuhl, ‘04 Fumiko Kunioki Dennis La Porte, ‘68 Thomas P. and Mary Lacy, ‘50 Suzanne (Franks) Lamanna, ‘84 Stephen and Kris Lamberson, ‘82 Thomas Lampson, ‘83 The Honorable and Mrs. Thomas Larkin, ‘73 Larry Larson, ‘75 Paul M. and Kristina S. Larson, ‘75 Richard and Roberta (Scott) League The Honorable and Mrs. Vincent LeBlon, ‘80 Kenneth J. Lebrato, ‘79 Stephen and Mary (Hildahl) Llewellyn, ‘75 Michael and Marcia Loft, ‘78 Kimberly A. Loranz, ‘87 Daniel D. Lorello, Jr., ‘00 Mark J. Lorenz ‘85 and Maryann Moreno, ‘83 Carolyn Gale Louthian, ‘82 Dr. George F. and Kathleen (Kelly) Luger John P. Lynch, ‘77 Richard Mah, Jr., ‘65 Timothy and Marcia Mahoney,‘75 Lisa A. Malpass Childress, ‘03 Terry and Frances Martin, ‘73 William M. Mast, ‘03 Jane Mattson James and Gretchen McDevitt,‘75 Jim and Gina McGoffin, ‘53 Andrew McGuire, ‘95 James and Linda McHenry Robert and Christina† McKanna, ‘54 Kathryn Rae McKinley, ‘95 Professor Alan and Suzie McNeil, ‘77 Lawrence B. McNerthney, ‘65

Sandy C. and Maureen (MacKinnon) McQuarrie, ‘80 Molly Ann McQueen, ‘94 Mr. Ronald Lee McVicker, ‘77 Richard and Mary Lou McWilliams, ‘58 Lawrence S. Merrifield, Jr., ‘94 William L. Meyer, ‘81 Barbara Ann (Winston) Miller,‘77 James and Diane Miller, III, ‘78 The Honorable Terri-Ann Miller, ‘79 Stan and Judith Moore, ‘69 Dan and Genevieve (Mann) Morris, ‘03 Kent and Gloria Mumma, ‘89 Terry and Janice Nealey, ‘74 Jack and Janice Nelson, ‘74 Matthew D. Nelson, ‘97 Ninth Circuit District . Judges Assn. James D. Nordale, ‘59 Gary and Connie Norton, ‘77 James F. Novello, ‘94 Dawn M. Ogrodny, ‘00 Eric and Melanie Olson, ‘77 Stephen Olson, ‘76 Olson, Zabriskie & Campbell, Inc. Mike and Jeanette Ormsby, ‘81 Thaddeus, ‘05 and Kristin (Boehm) O’Sullivan, ‘04 John and Lori Oswald, ‘92 Michael Park, ‘88 Joseph M. and M. Beth Pellicciotti, ‘76 Michael J. Pellicciotti, ‘04 John and Charlotte Peterson Harve H. and Alta C. Phipps, ‘53 Eric D. Pilon, ‘05 The Honorable Richard and Mrs. Grace Pitt, ‘53 John Plock, ‘86 Charles Plovanich, ‘78 Kevin C. Potter, ‘81 Mark Prothero, ‘88 Tommy ‘90 and Kirsten Prud’homme, ‘89 H. Eugene Quinn, ‘62 Tim and Wanda Quinn, ‘93 Tim Quirk and Sally Bulger Quirk, ‘73 John Raekes, ‘95 Vincent and Mimi Ragosta, ‘79 Jeff Donahue and Theresa Rambosek, ‘87 Edward Ratcliffe, ‘86 John Raymond, ‘75 Richard Relyea, ‘79 Tom and Bonnie Reynolds, ‘77


Thomas and Heather Rice, ‘86 Richard J. Richard, ‘56 Clark Richards, ‘75 John Riley III, ‘79 Patrick and Leeann Roach, ‘73 Randy Roach, ‘78 The Honorable Gerald Roach and Maria Roozen-Roach, ‘77 J. Stephen Roberts, Sr. Stewart and Bonnie Roll, ‘77 Kevin and Nancy Roy, ‘90 Lowell and Kathleen Ruen, ‘80 Matthew A. Sacharoff, ‘08 Scott and Mary Sage, ‘78 Carmen J. SantaMaria, ‘76 Henry E. Savage, ‘42 Albert J. and Betty Schauble, ‘58 Ivan Schertzer, ‘80 Patrick M. Schoshinski, ‘98 Lee E. and Sheila (Walsh) Schultz, ‘74 Darrell and Elizabeth (Matulka) Scott, ‘90 James Sedivy, ‘81 Howard B. and Mindee Segal, ‘80 Mike Merritt and Jeri SelfMerritt, ‘98 Edmund and Donna Sheehy, ‘78 Robert Shimane, ‘84 Frank Siderius, ‘77 Tom Silverman, ‘75 Simonet Law Firm, P.C. Tommy K. Sinai, ‘97 Patrick and Pamela Smith Robert C. and Judith A. (Green) Smith, ‘77 Lowry Snow, ‘79 Jeffrey and Amy Sperline, ‘94 Sperline Raekes Law Office, PLLC James Spurgetis, ‘77 Gerald R. Stahl, ‘81 Richard Staub, ‘77 Buck Sterling Scott Storey, ‘83 Stephen Strnad, ‘82 John F. and Cathy Strohmaier, ‘81 M. Gage Stromberg, III, ‘91 Jennifer Stucker SuperValu Foundation The Honorable Gregory Sypolt, ‘76 Claire Tardiff William Tarnasky, Jr., ‘88 George E. Telquist, ‘97 Susan Thomas Susan Ann Thomson, ‘89 Joseph and Renee Tichy, ‘02 James and Debbie Topliff, ‘81

Greg and JoAnne Tripp Betty Troup, ‘54 John and Jennifer Trucco, Jr., ‘83 David Ullman, Esq., ‘81 Mark and Barbara Uphus, ‘82 Fred Valdez Larry and Marcia Vance, ‘76 Elvin Vandeberg, ‘54 Nelson and Virginia Veltkamp Brett Venn, ‘08 Gregory and Shirley Wall, ‘78 Marc and Nancy Wallace, ‘75 Todd Weaver and Christine M. (Hohman) Weaver, ‘91 Larry A. and Ellen Weiser, ‘76 Wells Fargo Foundation Nancy Werdel Jason M. and Gael Whalen, ‘92 Ross White, ‘81 Thomas M. and Lynda S. White, ‘91 Jim and Mary Lou Wickwire, ‘67 The Honorable Donna L. (Kamps) Wilson, ‘80 Ray Wimberley, ‘86 Ray P. Wimberley . Attorney at Law Raye H. Winters, ‘83 Roger T. Witt, ‘85 James Woods and Janet Stauffer, ‘78 Woods & Stauffer Curtis and Mary Wright Robert F. Young and Nancy L. Mueller, ‘78 Michael and Anita Zdancewicz, ‘88 Investors $1 - $99 George and Jennifer Ahrend, ‘95 Shelley A. Ajax, ‘04 Ajax Law Firm Ira and Susan Amstadter Lawrence L. and Mary Anderson, ‘78 Matt and Erin Anderton, ‘83 Patrick and Colleen Andreotti, ‘76 Fabio Apolito, ‘96 Casey ‘08 and Anne (Benhard) Arbenz, ‘08 Brian Arnold, ‘08 Matthew J. Ashton, ‘04 Michael L. and Joan G. Bahn, ‘80 Phillip and Aline C. Barrett, ‘88 Frank Bartoletta, ‘75 Mr. J. Peter Baumgarten, ‘80 Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Beaudoin,‘00 Eric and Helen Benson, ‘84

annual contributors Christopher ‘07 and Delisa Berhow, ‘06 Richard and Nancy Bivens Stephen Bobolia, ‘76 Drew and Mary Bodker, ‘75 The Boeing Company Jefferson W. Boswell, ‘09 Josh M. Bowland, ‘03 Bruce and Anita Boyden, ‘79 Matthew Bradburn, ‘93 Bradburn Law Office, LLC Brian M. Bradford, ‘04 Pamela Dee (Richmond) Bradley, ‘84 Michael Branstetter, ‘79 Myron and Anne Brixner, ‘74 Charles Broderick, ‘79 Nicole M. Brodie, ‘03 Chris Brumfield, ‘82 William A. Buckholdt, III, ‘99 Jack E. Bucknell, ‘00 Garry Bunke, ‘75 Bradley and Mary-Margaret (Dalton) Burgdorff, ‘85 William Burns, ‘84 Reid Hay ‘03 and Heather Carlson, ‘03 Charles and Cynthia Carroll, ‘74 David Carter, ‘83 David Carter, ‘76 Joe and Theresa Carter, ‘75 Dan Catt, ‘80 Patricia M. Cavanaugh, ‘77 Thomas and Joan Chapman, ‘66 Robert and Marilyn T. (Scanlan) Chastain, ‘83 Armina Ching, ‘84 Demetre ‘07 and Katherine Christofilis, ‘08 Jaclyn Casey Clabby, ‘07 Maurice and Solita Clark, ‘58 Patrice Clemons, ‘07 CNA David and Linda Cocco, ‘86 Stephanie Lynn Conlin The Honorable Patricia M. Connolly Walker, ‘88 John and Roselie Cooney, ‘66 John O. and Joleen Cooney, ‘00 Larry and Judith Corbin, ‘77 Stephanie J. Cotton, ‘08 Rebecca M. Coufal, ‘87 Vickie L. Cowan, ‘81 Larry Daniel Cravens, ‘00 Kent Cronquist, ‘82 Gary M. Cuillier, ‘70 Robert and Bianca Curzan, ‘81 Edward E. and Cathy (Huntington) Danz, ‘75

Roaslie Lynn Dawe Kent and Gale Day, ‘80 James and Tammy Dickinson John and Kris Dippold, ‘95 Kent N. Doll, ‘08 Richard Dressel, ‘83 Kelly M. Drew, ‘07 Calvin Droege Clifford P. Duke and Holly Winter Duke, ‘04 Kim T. (Taylor) Dunn, ‘89 Ellen Ebaugh John and Anna M. Eckhart, ‘00 Brooke Ellis The Honorable Richard J. Ennis, ‘50 Christopher and Christina Estes-Werther, ‘06 Bob and Julia Fairchild, ‘74 James and Christie Farber, ‘76 Gary and Jeanette Farrell, ‘80 Thomas J. Farrell, ‘08 Timothy ‘96 and Jacqueline M. (Flynn) Fearnside, ‘97 Valerie Fenton, ‘05 Owen Ferguson Howard and Margaret E. (Davenport) Fischer, ‘75 Michiko Fjeld, ‘05 David and Michelle Fonda, ‘92 Katherine Fragnoli, ‘79 Dewitt Francis, Jr., ‘83 Sheri Lee Franklin, ‘94 Greg ‘77 and Deanna J. Fuller, ‘77 Scott D. Gambill, ‘99 Steven Gardner, ‘80 Gardner Law Office, P.A. Jerry Gasaway General Electric Foundation Cheryl George, ‘90 Steven Tveit and Gina Ghramm-Tveit, ‘89 Lawrence J. and Pamela L. Gist, ‘90 Keith and Donna Glanzer, ‘90 Michael and Maria Goldman,‘94 Bill and Michele Gollhofer, ‘01 Janice A. Grant, ‘81 John and Marjorie Gray, ‘76 Jeffrey ‘00 and Deanna Gregory, ‘02 Donald and Jean Grell Ronald Hagadone, ‘57 Deborah T. Hagner, ‘85 Wendy Marie NewcombHague, ‘90 Jean A. Hall, ‘81 Michael and Jean Halley, ‘68 William J. Halstead, ‘93

George F. and Mary E. (Kennelly) Hanigan, ‘66 Wayne and Mary Hardesty, ‘77 Michael and Sherry (Morgan) Harrington Joseph D. Harris, ‘06 Douglas Hartwich, ‘56 Sue (Rogers) Harwood, ‘87 Ted A. Hastings, ‘05 Robin L. Haynes, ‘06 Timothy and Theresa Hays, ‘97 Gary Hebl, ‘76 Hebl, Hebl & Ripp, LLP Sylvia Hedenquist Charles P. Helm, ‘77 Helm & Helm, Inc. P.S. Lance W. Hendrix, ‘89 Nathan W. Henry, ‘05 Ms. Gretchen L. Herbison, ‘96 Robert J. Hervatine, ‘09 Ralph L. Hetzel, ‘82 Wm. Scott and Anja Hislop, ‘98 Scott and Turie Holte Glen and Adrienne Honig, ‘93 Cameron and Toni (Goligoski) Hood, ‘96 William Hooks, ‘84 Bo and Rachel Howell, ‘08 Pamela (Simmons) Howland, ‘00 Thomas ‘81 and Jan (Coleman) Hubeny, ‘81 Kathryn Hughes, ‘85 Joel Huppin, ‘87 Lt. Gregory Ircink, ‘86 Patrick M. Irwin and Holly a. Rockwell-Irwin, ‘00 Dale Isley, ‘78 Sean D. Jackson, ‘02 Donald Jansen, ‘75 John and Rhoda Johnson Joseph Jones, ‘81 Jeff Schroeder and Sabrina Jones-Schroeder, ‘95 Devin and Tana Marie (Small) Joslin, ‘06 Edward and Linda Joy, ‘73 Peter Karademos, ‘74 Robert Kayser, ‘79 Donald and Vickie Kennedy, ‘91 Paul and Jane Klasen, ‘51 Nicholas R. and Lori A. Knapton, ‘04 Russell Knight, ‘08 William and Theresa Kochevar, ‘90 Robert and Yvonne Kovacevich, ‘59 Nicholas D. Kovarik, ‘04 Larry and Barbara Krueger, ‘71


Clayton N. Kubota, ‘81 Gary Kunihiro, ‘81 Steven and Geraldine Leder, ‘78 Justin B. Lee, ‘01 Richard and Patricia Leland, ‘90 John Liebert, ‘77 Thomas Lies, ‘81 Joshua C. Liley, ‘08 Jay C. and Amy K. Lindh, ‘86 Robin and Betsy Lindley Travis J. Losee, ‘03 J. Michael ‘74 and Kathleen (Moriarty) Lovejoy, ‘74 Eugene A. Marano, ‘76 G. Scott and Susan Marinella, ‘83 Robert W. Maron, ‘06 Evan W. Marques, ‘08 Angela N. Marshlain, ‘05 Oliver Martin George Mastrodonato, ‘76 Linda (Phillips) Mathis, ‘86 Kevin McConnell, ‘85 James and Katherine McDonnell Heather A. McDowell, ‘05 Thomas McGarry and Mary Wissink, ‘89 Keith and Kathleen McGoffin, ‘54 Maureen McGuire, ‘81 Timothy J. McGuire, ‘98 Mark K. McIff, ‘98 The McIff Firm PC Ms. Nancy McKay and Mr. Kent Richardson, ‘92 Stephen and Rinda McLean, ‘81 Tim and Ann McNeese, ‘80 Colleen M. McQuaid, ‘85 David Michaud, ‘83 James H. Michel, ‘63 Chris and Elizabeth Miller Glen R. Miller, ‘04 Kastytis and Marie Miller, ‘82 Jeffrey C. Mirsepasy, ‘87 Mirsepasy Law Offices Judith and Robert Moore, ‘94 William E. and Janet C. Morgan, ‘70 Edward Paul Morse, ‘77 Richard L. Mount, ‘86 Robert Mueller Susan L. Munk, ‘00 Gillian L. Murphy, ‘05 The Honorable and Mrs. James M. Murphy, ‘73 J. David Navarro The Honorable Arthur Newton, ‘76 Northwest Trustee and Management Services

Marguerite S. Nozaki, ‘06 Brian C. O’Brien, ‘82 Kathleen O’Brien, ‘87 Keyonyu X. (Smith) O’Connell, ‘97 Robert O’Connell, ‘78 Kitteridge Oldham and Colleen O’Connor, ‘90 Warren Olson, ‘52 Michael and Wendy Osborn, ‘80 Jeffrey Oswald, ‘92 Robert Patterson, ‘67 Dr. and Mrs. David H. Peterson, ‘52 Winniefred Pettell Thomas Pfalzer, ‘77 Stephen and Sheryl Phillabaum, ‘89 Joyce Piantes Kerry‘76 and Virginia Pickett, ‘76 Susan D. Pitchford, ‘96 Gary and Marilyn Ponti, ‘78 Lt. Col. Neil R. Porter, Jr., ‘79 Matthew D. and Priscilla Alaniz Rabinovitch, ‘07 Sherman A. Rainge Ms. Margaret (Maloughney) Ransom, ‘96 John and Diane Redenbaugh,‘78 Steven A. Reich, ‘80 Saul H. Renderfrance, ‘05 Jeffrey Reynolds, ‘77 Michael P. Rhodes, ‘09 Thomas and Maureen Richardson, ‘80 Paige Roberts, ‘06 Susan W. Roberts Abraham L. Rocha, ‘01 Anthony Roethle Pamela H. (Hazelton) Rohr, Jr., ‘87 Irving and Susan Rosenberg, ‘91 Brett Rubio, ‘06 Barbra L. (Anderson) Ryan, ‘96 Mark and Gerianne (Jordan) Sands, ‘77 Richard W. Sanger, ‘72 Sophia Santos Diaz, ‘04 Kimball and Nory C. (Cabrera) Sargeant, ‘78 Elizabeth (Rickenbacker) Schaefer, ‘81 John Schaefers, ‘76 Jerry ‘07 and Annika Scharosch, ‘07 Robert J. and Terese C. (Fackenthall) Schrom Mark S. Schwarz, ‘02 Col. Ralph D. Scott, ‘83 David Scott, ‘78 Jason J. Scronic, ‘07

annual contributors Larry and Joan Shadle Jonathan B. Shaklee, ‘07 John D. Sheaffer, Jr., ‘79 Jack Sheehan, ‘65 Kevin and Patricia Shelley Ron and Vicki Shepherd, ‘76 Donna W. (Walker) Shipps, ‘82 Anissa Shoemaker, ‘08 Alexander J. and Maureen J. (Gordon) Shogan, Jr., ‘78 John G. and Marlene Shudy, ‘82 William and Vicky Sims, ‘70 Ewa Z. Slobodow-Najjar, ‘83 Berkeley and Carole Smith, ‘75 Nathan Smith, ‘07 Robert Smith, ‘81

Shephard Smith, ‘76 Steve Smith, ‘86 Susan Sockwell Bendlin and Greg Bendlin, ‘80 Seong-Cheol Son, ‘04 Matthew St. John, ‘04 Rodney Standage, ‘93 Brett M. and Ciara MuranoSteele, ‘05 Lyle Smith Stephenson, ‘51 Brant L. Stevens, ‘97 Elizabeth L. Stewart, ‘07 Jack and Michele E. Storms, ‘87 Aaron M. Streepy, ‘05 Kevin M. Sullivan, ‘06 D. Jacob Summers and Melinda Summers, ‘07

in memoriam

Leon Swerin, ‘77

Mark R. Vatuone, ‘98

Debra L. Takami Andrea F. (Butaud) Taylor, ‘85

Ryan E. ‘98 and Mistee (Pitman) Verhulp, ‘99

John Tessner, ‘84

Daniel M. Wadkins, ‘09

Rondi Jo Thorp, ‘02

Greg and Josie Wagner, ‘80

Jacqueline Tracy

Paul and Nancy Wainwright, ‘78

John Tracy, Jr., ‘51

Robert W. Waldron

Stephen and Carole Trefts, ‘75

The Warehouse

Peter and JoAnne Turner, ‘76

John F. Watlington III

David E. Turplesmith, ‘02

Tom and Kathy (Patterson) Webber, ‘85

Katharine Tylee, ‘08 Steven F. Unger, ‘76

Ralph Noll and Olivia Wegis

The Honorable Philip and Barbara Van de Veer, ‘88

Ted Wellman, ‘91 Dennis Welter

Geana M. Van Dessel, ‘04

Wendelin and Edith Wentz

Christopher Varallo, ‘99

Charles L. West, ‘87

Lucinda and Robert Whaley, ‘77 Ian P. Whitney, ‘08 Janet K. Whitney, ‘00 Brendan Winslow-Nason, ‘07 Law Offices of Wolff & Hislop Teresa L. Worthington, ‘88 Rick Wurdeman, ‘79 Martin E. Wyckoff ‘88 and Adrienne E. Smith, ‘88 Betty Yoshizawa A. Kristine Young, ‘91 Trevor A. Zandell, ‘05 Christopher Schlueter ‘03 and Jennifer Zelko-Schlueter, ‘03

The Gonzaga University School of Law extends its deepest condolences to the families and friends of the following alumni and friends.

Brad D. Bailey, J.D. 1983

Stuart French, J.D. 1951

Diehl Rettig, J.D. 1969

John Sullivan, J.D. 1957

Barbara G. Bethards, J.D. 1977

James Hogan, J.D. 1952

Rich Robinson, J.D. 1978

Andrew Lance Tonn, J.D. 1977

Keith Campbell, J.D. 1949

Edward L. Jones, J.D. 1963

Charles Schlesinger, J.D. 1977

Ronald Webster, J.D. 1969

Donald Ericson, J.D. 1952

Nick Lamanna, Sr., J.D. Class of 1973 Nicholas M. Lamanna Sr., attorney and lifelong resident of Priest River Idaho, died May 6, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was 69 years old. Nick was preceded in death by his parents, Mike & Ann Lamanna of Priest River. Nick is survived by his four children, one granddaughter, five grandsons, three brothers, three sisters and numerous nieces and nephews; son Nick Lamanna Jr. and his son, Mikey of Washington; daughter Patricia Boris (Craig), their

children Brooklyn, Colton and Hunter of Idaho; daughter Annie Lamanna of Oregon; daughter Laura Zapfe (Joe) and sons Joey and Ben of Alaska. A Funeral Ceremony was held Saturday May 15, 2010, at Priest River Lamanna High School in Priest River, Idaho.  A graduate of Gonzaga University (1962) and Gonzaga Law School (1973), Nick Lamanna Sr. worked diligently over a 35-year career as owner and partner of the Cooke & Lamanna Law Firm in Priest River, Idaho.  He was admitted to practice law in Idaho, arguing cases before the Supreme Court of the State of Idaho, and the Supreme Court of the United States while serving as a member of the Idaho State Bar, the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association and several other legal associations. He was a member of numerous


organizations and received a laundry list of awards including: first Public Defender for Bonner County, Idaho, President of the 1st District Bar Association from 1977-78, Idaho State Bar District Lawyer Award in 1977, Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1997, rated an ‘A’ lawyer by a national attorney rating firm, while also being listed as one of the best lawyers in the country.  During his legal career, he distinguished himself most in the field of Worker Compensation Law.  To continue the tradition of supporting the institutions that Nick Sr. believed in, the family suggests that friends and colleagues may wish to remember him by making a donation in the name of Nick Lamanna Sr. to Gonzaga University or Gonzaga Law School.


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Gonzaga Lawyer Winter 2011  

Gonzaga University Law School's Alumni Publication.

Gonzaga Lawyer Winter 2011  

Gonzaga University Law School's Alumni Publication.