Whitford Law  Offices LLC
Whitford Law  Offices LLC

Whitford Law Offices: Employment Law Labor Relations Employer Advocacy

1819 D Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: (503) 365-8700
Fax: (503) 365-8701

Firm News

Whitford Law Offices LLC Firm News

Read the latest news at Whitford Law Offices LLC :

August 10, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Kate Duvall has joined the employment and labor law team at Whitford Law Offices LLC. Kate earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in History and Spanish Language & Literature from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, in 2014. She is a second year law student at Willamette University College of Law. Kate will be managing our Salem office, conducting legal research and providing administrative support. Sydnie Wells has completed her summer clerkship.

May 5, 2015

Whitford Law Offices LLC welcomes Sydnie Wells who is joining our employment and labor law team. Sydnie is a second year student at Willamette University College of Law. She received a degree in Business Management from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2014. Sydnie will be managing our Salem office and serving as our law clerk this summer. Amanda Peterson has completed her clerkship and is continuing her legal studies.

May 14, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Amanda M. Peterson has joined the Whitford Law Offices employment and labor law team.  Amanda is a second year law student, and merit scholarship recipient, in the joint degree program at Willamette University's College of Law & Atkinson Graduate School of Management.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alaska in 2012, with a major in Psychology and a minor in Justice.  Amanda will be managing our Salem office, conducting legal research and providing administrative support.  Cara Sheehan has completed her clerkship and will be taking the Washington State Bar Exam this summer.

May 14, 2014

We are celebrating our tenth anniversary, as Whitford Law Offices LLC, today.  We appreciate the support of our clients, associates, friends and staff.  We look forward to continuing to provide cost-effective, values-based workforce management solutions to our clients in the coming years.

February 24, 2014

Trent Whitford has been appointed to serve as an Arbitrator for Marion County Circuit Court, on the Commercial Property panel.

August 1, 2013

Whitford Law Offices welcomes Cara Sheehan to our employment and labor law team.  Cara has successfully completed her externship and will be managing our Salem office, conducting legal research and providing administrative support.

May 13, 2013

We welcome Cara K. Sheehan, who will participate in an employment law externship, at Whitford Law Offices, for the Summer term at Willamette University College of Law.  Trent Whitford will serve as the Externship supervisor.  Cara is a third year law student. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education from University of Nevada Reno in 2010.  Nathan Jones has completed his clerkship and will be continuing his legal studies.

January 7, 2013

Whitford Law Offices welcomes Nathan H. Jones to our employment and labor law team. Nathan is a second year student at Willamette University College of Law. In 2009, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from LaGrange College, in Georgia,. Nathan will be managing our Salem office, conducting legal research and providing administrative support. Betsy Haverkost has completed her clerkship and accepted an externship with the Oregon Supreme Court.

September 12, 2012

Trent Whitford has been approved as a FINRA Dispute Resolution Arbitrator.  He will join the roster as a public arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

September 19, 2011

We are pleased to announce that Betsy Haverkost has joined the employment and labor law team at Whitford Law Offices. Betsy is a second year law student, at Willamette; she received her Bachelor of Arts, in Business Leadership and Psychology, from the University of Puget Sound in 2010. She will manage our Salem office, conduct legal research and provide administrative support. Kristen Bramble has completed her clerkship and will be continuing her legal studies.

August 23, 2010

Kristen Bramble will be extending her clerkship with Whitford Law Offices LLC , as she continues her legal studies. Brian Best has concluded his clerkship and we wish him the best as he completes his law degree.

July 14, 2010

Whitney L. LaLonde has joined Whitford Law Offices LLC as an Office Assistant. Whitney is a recent graduate of North Salem High School, where she was involved in cheer, track and orchestra. Her duties will include preparation of exhibits for hearings, organizing records and coordinating distribution of our publication, Employment Law Briefing.


April 21, 2010

Whitford Law Offices
welcomes Kristen Bramble to our employment and labor law team. She is completing her first year of studies at Willamette University College of Law and will be managing our Salem office, conducting legal research and providing administrative support during her summer clerkship. Kristen has a Bachelor of Arts, in Political Science, from the University of Utah. She is stepping in for Brian Best who will be away during the summer months.


May 14, 2009

Today is our fifth anniversary at Whitford Law Offices LLC . We extend our thanks for the support of clients, associates, friends and staff. We look forward to continuing to provide our clients with cost-effective, values-based workforce management solutions in the coming years.


May 12, 2009

Today, Trent Whitford will be providing management training in John Day, Oregon. The program, "Managing Workplace Expectations: A Leadership Perspective," is designed to help supervisors and managers become more effective leaders.


April 29, 2009

We are pleased to announce that Brian J. Best has joined the Whitford Law Offices employment and labor law team, taking the place of Lamarr Carver who has completed his clerkship. Brian will be a second year student at Willamette University College of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History, with honors, from Willamette University. Brian will manage the Salem office, conduct legal research and provide administrative support.


November 6, 2008

Whitford Law Offices LLC welcomes Lemarr E. Carver to the employment and labor law team. Lemarr is a second year law student at Willamette. He will be responsible for legal research, administrative support and managing our Salem office. Lemarr takes the place of James King, who has completed his clerkship.


October 10, 2008

Julian J. N. Whitford has joined Whitford Law Offices LLC as an Office Assistant. Julian is a junior at North Salem High School, where he plays the tenor saxophone in the marching band and wind ensemble. His responsibilities will include records management and coordinating distribution of our publication, Employment Law Briefing.


February 12, 2008

Trent Whitford will be presenting management training in Eugene, Oregon, today. The program, "Workplace Harassment: A Leadership Perspective," is designed to help leaders recognize and effectively address harassment in the workplace.


January 10, 2008

We welcome James King to the employment and labor law team at Whitford Law Offices LLC . James is a second year law student at Willamette. Before enrolling in law school, James earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Urban Planning from Miami University and a Masters of Science in Urban Planning from the University of Arizona. He is taking over legal research and office management responsibilities from Kelly Ireland who has completed her clerkship with WLO.


January 23, 2008

Trent Whitford will begin presenting management training in Roseburg, Oregon, today. The two-day program, "Statutory Leave: Overview for Leaders," is designed to help supervisors and managers effectively administer statutory leave policies and meet compliance obligations under the federal Family & Medical Leave Act and the Oregon Family Leave Act.


December 12, 2007

Trent Whitford will provide training in Eugene, Oregon, today, as part of a continuing education program for Human Resources professionals, sponsored by Loreman Education Services. Trent will present "Managing Unemployment." The program presents an overview of Employment Department rules and procedures and is designed to assist HR managers to use the unemployment process as an additional resource in approaching discharge issues.


November 30, 2007

Trent Whitford will discuss wage and hour basics for Employers at the Executive Officer's Club Roundtable today, in Salem Oregon. The discussion will focus on overtime requirements, exemptions from overtime and the rules governing payment of employees' final wages.


September 15, 2007

We are pleased to welcome Kelly Ireland to Whitford Law Offices LLC . Kelly is a second year student at Willamette University College of Law. She has a Bachelor's degree in Rhetoric from the University of California, at Berkeley. Kelly is stepping in for Victoria Nguyen, who has completed her summer clerkship with WLO. Kelly will handle legal research and will manage our Salem office.


June 29, 2007

Trent Whitford will be presenting "Sexual Harassment in the Workplace" today, in Portland, Oregon. The program is designed help employees understand and comply with harassment policies.


May 15, 2007

We are pleased to welcome Victoria Nguyen to the Whitford Law Offices employment and labor law team. Victoria is a second year student at Willamette University College of Law. She is responsible for legal research, office management, and administrative support in our Salem office. Victoria comes to us with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Leadership and Minor in Psychology from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. Victoria takes over from Matthew Matrisciano who has completed his clerkship and accepted an externship position, working on consumer fraud issues for the Oregon Department of Justice.


May 14, 2007

Whitford Law Offices LLC is proudly celebrating its third anniversary. Thanks to our wonderful clients, associates, friends and staff we have experienced a very successful first three years. Whitford Law Offices LLC's dedication to providing its clients with the best workplace practices, effective responses and proactive measures still rests in the heart of our firm. We will continue with our success and growth as we build more services for our clients and strong partnerships with the legal and HR community.


March 8, 2007

Trent Whitford will present a program on Developing and Administering Workplace Drug and Alcohol Policies today at a conference sponsored by the Oregon SHARP Alliance. In addition to legal and practical issues, Trent will also discuss the use of such policies to demonstrate employers' commitment to workplace safety. Trent's presentation of drug and alcohol policies is just one among several different training topics we provide to our clients.


December 16, 2006

Today we proudly introduce a redesigned website for Whitford Law Offices LLC . Our site, http://www.theemployeradvocate.com/ , has been upgraded with new features to improve communications and enhance our internet presence. We appreciate the suggestions and support we received in the redesign process.


November 9, 2006

Trent Whitford will begin a three-day leadership training program today in Grants Pass, Oregon. The program, "Building Leadership: Tools for Successful Leaders," is a comprehensive introduction to leadership skills for supervisors and managers.


September 28, 2006

We extend our best wishes to Gina Huck who has completed her work with Whitford Law Offices and accepted a position in Washington, D.C. as a Policy Analyst for the U.S. Department of Justice.


November 18, 2005

Whitford Law Offices LLC welcomes Matthew Matrisciano to our employment and labor law team. Matthew is in the second year of the joint degree program at Willamette University College of Law and Atkinson School of Management. As the Law Clerk in our Salem office, he will be responsible for legal research, office management and administrative support. Matthew has worked on fraud prevention issues and recently published an article on this topic in Atkinson Management Today.


October 12, 2005

We are very pleased to announce that Debra Spears-Turner passed the Bar Examination and has been admitted to the practice of law in Utah. In addition to pursuing a legal career in her home state, Debra will continue her association with Whitford Law Offices LLC , serving as our Business Manager & Staff Attorney and remaining an integral part of our employment and labor law team.

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