OCDLA Board of Directors

Candidates, 2016 Election


District 1 Candidates

(Counties: Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Hood River, Jefferson, Klamath, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco, Wheeler)

Richard L. Garbutt, Klamath Falls

I am seeking appointment to the District 1 board seat. I formed and have worked with Klamath Defender Services for 32 years. We started with five member attorneys and now have 17 in two counties. I also implemented our own social worker corps for dependency case management. We have two for the parents, two for the children and one who operates our newly formed own Attachment Center, known as OUR House (Opportunity, Understanding and Responsibility) for infant children in state custody.   arrow Read more.


District 2 Candidates

(County: Lane)

No candidates have declared.


District 4 Candidates

(Counties: Benton, Clatsop, Columbia, Lincoln, Polk, Tillamook, Washington, Yamhill)

Shawn A. Kollie, Portland

My name is Shawn Kollie and I’m applying for ODCLA Board of Directors (District 4). I have been a member of OCDLA since I passed the Bar in 2011, and have worked for the Short Law Group since 2010 focusing almost exclusively on criminal defense cases. I am a tireless supporter of the Constitution and my clients. I am a regular contributor to the OCDLA Listserves (both with questions and answers), helped write a chapter in the OCDLA DUII Trial Notebook, and regularly attend OCDLA Events.  arrow Read more.

Nicole E. Schaefer, Lincoln City

I wish to serve on the OCDLA board because I believe it is important to represent the interests of “new” lawyers such as myself. I also believe that in order to exact change in any way one must become involved.

My board experience consists of serving on the board of a nonprofit organization and serving as a board assistant prior to law school. I obtained a Certificate in Criminal Law and Procedure at Lewis & Clark Law School and I remain interested and involved in criminal law, as well as trying to practice it now.
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At-large Candidates

(Any county)

Neal Weingart, Portland

I began my criminal defense career with the help and guidance of OCDLA and our OCDLA lawyers. I spent the first five years of my career as a public defender, and I learned to be a criminal defense lawyer, largely through the assistance of OCDLA. I’ve never missed an Annual Conference. Now, out on my own, I devote a huge portion of my private practice in criminal defense, and though I dabble in other areas of the law, my heart lies in defending those accused of crimes from our government.  arrow Read more.