Helping Law Students Succeed

For the past 13 years, intellectual property attorney, Peter Sabido, has volunteered to mentor students at his alma mater, Lewis & Clark Law School.  During the most recent school year, he mentored Blake Marvis, a first-year student.  Blake says, “Having Peter as a mentor helped me get a broader perspective of the legal field.  He provided good advice on the expectations that were needed to succeed.”  Peter earned his J.D. from Lewis & Clark in 2003.  The law school has a mentoring program for first

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The OWLS Fashion Show!

Kolisch Hartwell is proud to be a sponsor of the August 3rd OWLS Fashion Show. The fashion show is a benefit for Dress for Success.  Kimberly Fisher will join some of Portland’s finest legal community members in modeling the latest lawyer chic attire from local clothiers.  The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. To purchase tickets click

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Racing for Justice

Kolisch Hartwell is proud to be a race sponsor for the 17th annual “Race for Justice” benefitting St. Andrews Legal Clinic  (SALC).  Thomas J. Romano, Kimberly N. Fisher, Nicole E. Budden, and their families will join more than 600 participants in this 5K race/walk on Saturday, June 17th. SALC is a unique public interest law firm that provides legal services to low-income families.  The clinic plays a vital role in protecting families from domestic violence by providing legal advocacy for issues of adoption, child custody

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A Long History, But Far From Old School

This year, as Kolisch Hartwell, P.C. celebrates 65 years of providing intellectual property legal services, attorney David Cooper celebrates 30 years and attorney James Abney celebrates 20 years with the firm.  This may seem rare, but they are not the only long time employees at the firm.  John McCormack, Pierre Van Rysselberghe, Heidi Dutro, Charles DeVoe, Owen Dukelow and Mandi Carsey have also been with Kolisch Hartwell team for more than 20 years. What’s the secret to the firm’s long time success and employee retention? 

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Legal & Cycling In Tandem

In tandem with his legal practice, IP attorney Chuck DeVoe, often shifts gears to cycle.  Chuck is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for adventure cycling, such as bicycling across the country from Seattle to Washington, D.C. on a tandem with his wife, Jennifer. More recently, Chuck has put his tandem experience to good use, by taking his friend George Thompson on adventure rides, aboard tandems George calls “Our Lady of Fatima” or “Empire Builder.”  At first sight, the two appear like any other tandem

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INTA Holds 139th Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain

International Trademark Association (INTA) held its 139th annual meeting in Barcelona, Spain on May 19th-24th. Thomas J. Romano,  Kimberly N. Fisher, and David P. Cooper, intellectual property attorneys with Kolisch Hartwell, participated with more than 10,600 other trademark administrators and practitioners from all around the world. INTA’s members include more than 7,000 organizations from 190 countries. INTA is the global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property to protect consumers and promote fair and effective commerce.

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