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Congratulations to Derek for his selection as Vice Chair of the 2014 ALFA International Transportation Practice Group Seminar that will be held in Florida. Derek, whose practice specializes in civil litigation and white collar criminal defense, has been a member of the ALFA Transportation practice group for nine years. Over the years, Derek has served as a speaker and moderator sharing his trial and litigation strategies relating to trucking and transportation defense.
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On Tuesday evening, May 21st, attorneys Marcus Reed and Shane Swilley will present to the Portland Chapter of the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business (IMA), at their monthly dinner meeting. Marcus and Shane work with businesses of all sizes assisting them with formation, transactions, employment, real estate, and a variety of other legal needs. To find out more about this presentation, click the link below:
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Thom Brown Receives 2013 MBA Professionalism Award
April 4, 2013
Thomas W. Brown, chair of Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP’s litigation practice group, has been honored by the Multnomah Bar Association with the 2013 MBA Professionalism Award. Thom is the third Cosgrave lawyer to receive the award, joining Randall Kester and Walter Sweek. The award will be presented at the MBA’s annual dinner in May.
The MBA Professionalism Award recognizes candidates who exemplify, not simply meet, the standards set forth in the MBA Professionalism Statement: “Professionalism goes beyond the observance of the legal profession's ethical rules and serves the best interests of clients and the public in general; it fosters respect and trust among lawyers and between lawyers and the public, promotes the efficient resolution of disputes, and makes the practice of law more enjoyable and satisfying.”
Thom joined Cosgrave in 1981 and served as the firm’s managing partner from 1994 to 2010. His practice focuses on civil appeals in state and federal courts, insurance coverage opinions and litigation, and professional liability defense. He is an approved arbitrator for the Arbitration Service of Portland and an approved mediator for the Oregon Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon. On appointment by the Oregon Supreme Court, Thom serves as a pro tem judge in Multnomah County Circuit Court, handling summary judgment motions.