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Therese helps companies of all sizes become better employers: better at compliance; better at managing employees; and better at retaining their top talent. She walks employers through the development of personnel policies and helps them through the process of responding to employee complaints or lawsuits. She also assists companies in bringing or defending against lawsuits related to business disputes.
Curious by nature, Therese enjoys getting glimpses into a client’s business and learning about their industry. She finds the diverse range of businesses in the Willamette Valley fascinating. Therese’s favorite thing about her job is that every day she gets to team up with a wide variety of people to tackle challenging issues.
Before she became an attorney, Therese was a founding board member of the nation’s first co-operatively owned brewpub in Austin, Texas. This experience gave her a passion for working with entrepreneurs. Today, she volunteers with Destination Imagination, an annual educational program of project-based learning that blends STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) with the arts and social entrepreneurship.
Therese has served on the Pro Bono Committee of the Multnomah Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section and the board of the Salem Society for Human Resources Management. She is looking for additional opportunities to get involved in the mid-Willamette Valley.