Firm News

HLGR Attorneys Help Secure Decision Resulting in Substantial Savings for PERS Employers

On October 6, 2011, the Oregon Supreme Court issued its decision in Arken v. City of Portland et al and Robinson v. Public Employees Retirement Board, holding that the Public Employees Retirement Board (PERB) is acting lawfully to correct the retirement...

HLGR Attorneys and Staff Volunteer at Pearl Buck Center

As part of the United Way Day of Caring on September 21, HLGR attorneys and staff spent the day landscaping at Pearl Buck Center in Eugene. Pearl Buck Center helps individuals with developmental disabilities to develop the skills and experience to better realize their...

HLGR Attorney Successfully Defends Police Officer in Lawsuit

After a four-day trial, a federal jury rejected the claim that a former Springfield police officer used excessive force. HLGR attorney, Jens Schmidt, successfully argued that Evan Sether (now an Oregon State Trooper) made an appropriate split-second decision when he used...

HLGR’s Arden Olson Presents on “Ethical Traps”

Arden Olson will be co-presenting a CLE with OSB’s Associate General Counsel, Amber Hollister on October 14 called, “Ethical Traps for Motor Vehicle Practitioners.” The CLE is sponsored by the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and will be held at the World...

Gary, Marmaduke, Mountain, Rudnick, Schmidt, and Moscato Selected as Best Lawyers in America® 2012

Six attorneys from HLGR were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2012 (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). Bill Gary was selected in the fields of Administrative/Regulatory Law, Appellate Practice, and Commercial Litigation. Susan Marmaduke was...

HLGR Attorneys, Staff, and Friends Race for the Cure

On Sunday, September 18, several employees, together with assorted family and friends and more than 30,000 others, participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®. Race for the Cure® is the annual fundraiser event in Portland and Eugene that...

HLGR Helps Tribes Secure New Law Enforcement Powers

Aided by a team led by Jim Green and Pete Shepherd from Harrang Long Gary Rudnick, the police departments of federally-recognized Indian tribes in Oregon secured the power to contribute to public safety on equal terms with other professional law enforcement organizations. The victory...

HLGR’s Efforts Result in Client’s Exoneration

As The Oregonian and other media reported recently, HLGR attorneys, Bill Gary and Dave Frohnmayer, successfully worked to exonerate their client, Mark Long, in a dramatic turn of events that has received ongoing media coverage. Mark Long, interim director of the state’s Energy Department, and...

HLGR Wins Victory on Behalf of City of Eugene in EmX Matter

As reported in the Register Guard, Judge Rasmussen of the Lane County Circuit Court granted a motion filed by HLGR shareholder Bob Steringer on behalf of the City of Eugene to dismiss a declaratory judgment action asserting that the Eugene City Charter requires...

HLGR’s Appellate Team Wins Reversal for Clackamas County

On June 15, 2011, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed the trial court and agreed with HLGR’s appellate team (Susan Marmaduke, Bob Steringer, and Jona Maukonen) that Clackamas County was not required to continue providing the same level of retiree...