Decision Date Delayed in High-Profile Bar Trial

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The three-member Oregon State Bar trial panel tasked with deciding a major legal ethics case has pushed the date of its decision back to May 7. As WW reported last fall, Barnes Ellis and Lois Rosenbaum, two of the Northwest's leading securities lawyers, face conflict of interest charges for their representation of Flir Systems, Inc., and various Flir executives. The two worked together for decades ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Suspended Lawyer Allan Knappenberger Fights for Reinstatement


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The Oregon State Bar's board of governors will decide this week whether to recommend reinstating one of Portland's most notorious lawyers. Divorce lawyer Allan Knappenberger has asked the bar to return his license to practice law—a necessary step for lawyers under lengthy disciplinary suspension. The bar's 16-member board is set to vote Saturday whether to recommend returning Knappenberger's ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Oregon State Bar: Two-Plus Years Later, Probe of High-Profile Lawyer Almost Complete


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It's been two years this week since our story about the Oregon State Bar's investigation of Gary Bertoni, a prominent Portland criminal-defense lawyer accused of taking money out of his client trust account. The bar took nearly seven months to decide there was enough evidence to warrant an investigation. But today—exactly 29 months after the complaint against Bertoni was first filed on ...   More
 
Friday, December 3, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Investigator Recommends Prosecuting Lawyer for Alleged Bar Violations (Updated)


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After spending more than two years probing the case, an investigator has recommended the Oregon State Bar prosecute a prominent criminal-defense lawyer on seven alleged violations of professional conduct. Portland lawyer Gary Bertoni improperly withdrew money from his client trust account on dozens of occasions, used fraud and dishonesty, failed to maintain proper records and refused to hand ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Investigator Recommends Prosecuting Lawyer for Alleged Bar Violations (Updated)


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  After spending more than two years probing the case, an investigator has recommended the Oregon State Bar prosecute a prominent criminal-defense lawyer on seven alleged violations of professional conduct. Portland lawyer Gary Bertoni improperly withdrew money from his client trust account on dozens of occasions, used fraud and dishonesty, failed to maintain proper records and ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

Another Debt-Collection Lawyer Gets Slapped by the Bar


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As the recession drags more consumers into late payments and default, another prominent debt-collection lawyer in Oregon has been disciplined by the State Bar. The latest issue of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin out this week reports that Daniel Gordon, a lawyer from Eugene who files lawsuits against debtors across the state, was publicly reprimanded Feb. 23. You may recall Gordon from a WW ...   More
 
Friday, May 1, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

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