Seeking justice, every client, every time.
I like to help people. That is why I spend my time helping people who have been hurt by someone else. I can help with problems when a nursing home hurt you or a loved one, a car crash, a brain injury, even after a wrongful death. I also help survivors of sexual abuse and other traumatic injuries.
A bit about my academic background:
I graduated from Willamette University College of Law magna cum laude. I received the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Graduate Award and the Bruce Spaulding Memorial Award for Trial Advocacy. During law school, I served as Editor-in-Chief of Willamette Law Online, Executive Editor of the Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution, was a member of the Pro Bono Honors Society, a volunteer for the Willamette University Public Interest Law Project, and served in various positions in other extra-curricular groups. My interest in serving people and justice led me to practice with Kelly L. Andersen, P.C.
I am a member of the Oregon State Bar Association, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, and the Jackson County Bar Association.
During law school, I worked one-on-one with struggling students to help teach them legal writing and research methods. I worked on plaintiff-side issues in worker’s compensation and social security disability by helping research, develop and edit briefs for filing in an administrative forum, and in the U.S. Federal District Court and in the Oregon Court of Appeals. I worked as a legal intern in the International Human Rights Clinic on a report on Oregon’s infrastructure response to human trafficking published in June 2010. I worked with a team for End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT) in New York to analyze the laws regarding child prostitution in all 50 states. I also helped prepare draft rules and commentary for the Committee to Review the Oregon Judicial Code.
In addition to my law degree, I also earned a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA). While studying for my MBA, I was named a Willamette MBA Scholar, received the Exceptional Performance Award for Integrated Knowledge Evaluation Week, and won the Fitzhenry Joint Degree Scholar Award.
I regularly attend continuing education conferences at the state and national levels. High quality on-going education helps me stay on top of the best practices and research on injury cases and trial work. I also read the best books on these topics.
From a young age, I have been involved in community service. From volunteering with programs to serve the homeless, to working with young children at my church, I have always enjoyed helping others. The same passion and drive that sent me to Mexico to build houses for homeless families led me to law school. I have continued volunteering for community groups and am involved in many activities, including organizing and speaking at events raising awareness about human trafficking in Oregon.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2019|
|Super Lawyer Rising Star||SuperLawyers||2018|
|Super Lawyer Rising Star||SuperLawyers||2017|
|Outstanding Law Graduate Award||National Association of Women Lawyers||2010|
|Bruce Spaulding Memorial Award for Trial Advocacy||Willamette University College of Law||2010|
|Partner||Andersen Morse & Linthorst||2018 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Kelly L. Andersen, PC||2010 - 2017|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Oregon State Bar, Procedure and Practice Committee||Chair||2019 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, Disciplinary Board||Trial Panel Member||2018 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar, Procedure and Practice Committee||Member||2018 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar Product Liability Section||Executive Committee Member||2015 - Present|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers||Publications Committee||2014 - Present|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Fellow||2012 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Trafficking Edu. Chair - Human Trafficking Lit Group||2011 - Present|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Jackson County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||2010 - Present|
|Trial Lawyer (OTLA)||Presenting Well||2018|
|Trial Lawyer (OTLA)||Credibility at Trial||2016|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Motor Vehicle Collision Deskbook||Wage Loss Claims||2015|
|International Human Rights Clinic at Willamette University College of Law||MODERN SLAVERY IN OUR MIDST: A Human Rights Report on Ending Human Trafficking in Oregon||2010|
|Oregon State Bar Trial College||Certificate of Completion||2014|
|American Board of Trial Advocacy College||Fellow, Certificate of Completion||2012|
|Willamette Univeristy College of Law||Doctorate of Jurisprudence||2010|
|Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management||Master of Business Administration||2010|
|Lawline Webinar||Elder Abuse Reporting||2018|
|ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference||Breaking Free: Pro Bono Anti-Human Trafficking Litigation||2018|
|AAJ Annual Convention||Initial Intake Analysis||2018|
|William V. Deatherage Inns of Court||Humor in Legal Writing||2017|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association MVC CLE||Pretrial Preparation for a Defense Biomechanical Engineer||2017|
|New Lawyer Power Hour||How to Value a Case||2017|
|Jackson County Bar Association Monthly Meeting||Elder Abuse Reporting||2017|
|Hot Topics in Mass Torts||What is human trafficking?||2017|
|AAJ||Anti-Human Trafficking Part I: An Introduction||2017|
|Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference||Fights Worth Having: Depositions||2016|
|Jackson County Public Defenders and Prosecutors CLE||Oregon Human Trafficking Laws||2013|
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