OCDLA Committees

Get Involved

OCDLA committees are volunteer driven and are always looking for new, interested members. Contact the committee chairs below if you would like to become involved.


Amicus Curiae

Rankin Johnson, IV, Chair | Portland | Email
Rebecca Davis | Eugene | Email
Bronson James | Portland | Email
Kenneth Kreuscher | Portland | Email
Rosalind Lee | Eugene | Email
Ryan O’Connor | Portland | Email
Ramon Pagan | Portland | Email
Bear Wilner-Nugent | Portland | Email
go Amicus Curiae Guidelines

Building Committee

David McDonald, Chair | Portland | Email
Michelle Burrows | Sherwood | Email
Hugh Duvall | Eugene | Email
Cynthia Hamilton | Portland | Email
Chris Hansen | Eugene | Email
James Hennings | Portland | Email
John Henry Hingson, III | Oregon City | Email
Gordon Mallon | Lake Oswego | Email
John Potter | Eugene | Email
go Go to the Building Campaign page.


Capital Defenders

Co-Chairs
Dennis Balske
| Portland | Email
Jeff Ellis | Portland | Email
Richard Wolfe | Portland | Email
go Go to the Capital Defenders page

Defendants’ Rights Group

David McDonald, Chair | Portland | Email
Lane Borg | Portland | Email
Shaun McCrea | Eugene | Email
Yonit Sharaby | Portland | Email
Tahra Sinks | Salem | Email
go Go to the Defendants’ Rights Group page

Education

Elizabeth Wakefield, Chair | Portland | Email
Ed Kroll, Board Liaison | Hillsboro | Email
go Go to the Education Committee page.


Juvenile Law

Sarah Peterson, Chair | Salem | Email
Megan Jacquot, Board Liaison | Coos Bay | Email
Katherine Berger | Portland | Email
Meghan Bishop | Salem | Email
Nancy Cozine | Salem | Email
Tom Crabtree | Bend | Email
Morgen Daniels | Salem | Email
Kevin Ellis | Portland | Email
Chris Gardner | Bend | Email
Maurisa Gates | Portland | Email
Lori Hellis | Bend | Email
Paul Levy | Salem | Email
Maren Lundgren | Bend | Email
Julie McFarlane | Portland | Email
Amy Miller | Salem | Email
Angela Sherbo | Portland | Email
Tahra Sinks | Salem | Email
Karen Stenard | Eugene | Email
Elizabeth Wakefield | Portland | Email

Law School Outreach

Lewis and Clark
Tony Bornstein | Portland | Email

University of Oregon
Bobby Kaiser | Eugene | Email

Willamette University
Dave Ferry | Salem | Email

Legislative

Robert Homan, Chair | Eugene | Email
Bobby Kaiser, Board Liaison | Eugene | Email
Gail Meyer, OCDLA Legislative Representative | Portland | Email
go Go to the Legislative Action page for full committee list.

Pay Parity Advisory Committee

go Go to the Pay Parity Advisory Committee page.

Web Governance Committee

Alex Bassos, Chair | Portland | Email
Celia Howes, Board Liaison | Portland | Email
Russell Barnett, III | Portland | Email
Thad Betz | Bend | Email
José Bernal | Portland | Email
Robert Crow | Portland | Email
Emily Ellison | Portland | Email
Steven Gorham | Salem | Email
Morgan Long | Portland | Email
Shaun McCrea | Eugene | Email
Victoria Moffet | La Grande | Email
John Potter | Eugene | Email
Brook Reinhard | Roseburg | Email
Will Shaver | Eugene | Email
Bruce Tarbox | Oregon City | Email

Women in Criminal Defense

Cate Wollam, Chair | Portland | Email
Maurisa Gates | Portland | Email

PAC Committee

This political action committee is separate from OCDLA. Contact OCDLA for information.
Bronson James, Chair | Portland | Email
DeAnna Horne, Co-Chair | Portland | Email
Gail Meyer, OCDLA Legislative Representative | Portland | Email
D. Aaron Jeffers | Salem | Email
David McDonald | Portland | Email
John Lamborn | Burns | Email
Jenifer Feinberg | Medford | Email
John Potter | Eugene | Email
Robert Raschio | The Dalles | Email
Michael Romano | Bend | Email