November 2015 Bar Bulletin
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I haven't been home much lately, which means that rooting through the detritus on my dining table for Bar Talk fodder took longer than usual. It is amazing to me how much paper I can collect in an age of (largely) electronic communication.

Among other things, the pile on my dining table yielded articles on topics as diverse as "My Bitmoji, My (Better) Self," The Seattle Times "Fall Arts Guide," and "Five Must-Try Bird Bites Around the Seahawks Home Opener." I haven't had time to try any of them out yet, but they give me something to look forward to.

Partnership Pronouncements

Even though a lot of firms are no longer partnerships, for the time being I'll stick with the "Partnership Pronouncements" heading because it is alliterative.

Randy Aliment has left Williams Kastner to join Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP. His practice emphasizes commercial litigation, international practice and commercial law advice.

Bradford Doll has become a member of Tupper Mack Wells PLLC. Doll practices land use and environmental law, with particular focus on project permitting, administrative and civil enforcement actions, and cleanup of contaminated properties.

Ron Friedman has become a shareholder with Karr Tuttle Campbell. Friedman was formerly with Lane Powell PC and focuses on white-collar crime defense and regulatory litigation.

Yvonne Benson has joined Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP as a partner. Benson was formerly with Betts Patterson & Mines, P.S. Her primary areas of practice are defense litigation, construction litigation, personal injury, product liability, professional liability, retail and hospitality.

Amber Hardwick has been promoted to owner at Green & Yalowitz. She has a construction law practice.

Daniel Swedlow has become a partner in Summit Law Group PLLC's Labor & Employment Group. Swedlow was previously in house with Teamsters Local 117.

Pam Jacobson and Marissa Alkhazovhave been promoted to shareholder at Betts, Patterson & Mines P.S.

Associate Additions

My absolute favorite law firm Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC recently added Sam Barnes and Drew Pearsallas associates. Barnes' practice emphasizes business and tax law. Pearsall focuses on general business litigation, personal injury tort actions, insurance coverage and professional negligence actions.

Daniel Neuman has joined Carney Badley Spellman, P.S. as an associate. Neuman has a practice advising companies on the challenges of equity formation, protecting intellectual property, raising capital, and mergers and acquisitions.

Araceli Amaya and Brent Bohan have joined McKinley Irvin as associates. Amaya represents clients in all areas of family law, with a particular skill for third-party custody cases and divorces involving high-asset property issues. Bohan is a family law and divorce attorney whose practice includes high-asset divorce and LGBT family law.

Sameena Habib has joined the Business Practice Group at Karr Tuttle Campbell as an associate. She provides support in the areas of emerging companies and technology. She is also a licensed patent attorney.

Rochelle Nelson and Cody Nunnhave joined the Seattle office of Fisher & Phillips LLP. Nelson will focus on employment law and Nunn will provide immigration-related advice and services.

Steven Blair has joined Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt as an associate.

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