Ann is an associate in the firm’s Portland Office, where she has the privilege of representing victims who have been tragically affected by mesothelioma.

Prior to joining MRHFM, Ann was a Senior Staff Counsel for the Oregon Court of Appeals for five years.  Before that, she was a college professor teaching in the areas of civil liberties, constitutional law, family law, women’s studies and public speaking. She also had a private consulting business advising and training non-profits, government entities and private organizations on strategic planning, organizational change management and creating inclusive workplaces. And earlier in her career, Ann ran her own legal practice with a focus on advocating for youth and their families in family and juvenile court as a trial and appellate attorney.

Ann received her Juris Doctorate degree from George Washington Law School in Washington D.C. with a focus on public interest law. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA where she majored in Political and Social Thought and minored in Environmental Science. Her interdisciplinary education and work experience enables her to apply an intersectional and multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving.

Outside of the office, Ann enjoys spending time with friends and family.  Her lifelong passions include creating art in multiple forms and staying active and grounded through yoga, crossfit and all season outdoor play (kayaking, hiking, snow-shoeing, you-name-it).  Being in nature is joyous.

Ann is a member of the Oregon Bar, American Association for Justice, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and Oregon Minority Lawyers Association.

Recognition & Awards

  • Pro bono committee, OSB Board of Governor’s appointment (2019-2022)
  • Public Interest Fellowship, American Constitution Society Annual Convention (2018)
  • Teacher Excellence Award and Scholarship Recipient, NISOD International Conference (2018)
  • Educational Advisory District Council, Portland Community College (2016-2018)
  • Public Service Advisory Committee, OSB Board of Governor’s appointment (2015-2017)
  • Public Service Scholarship, Gus Solomon Inns of Court (2014-2018)
  • Scholarship winner, Asian Pacific Leadership Conference (2010)
  • Faculty Diversity Internship at Portland Community College (2008-2009)
  • Oregon State Bar Leadership College Alumni (2008-2009)
  • Shapiro Public Interest Award (1994)
  • Murray Snyder Public Interest Grant (1993)

  • Public Service Leadership:

  • Oregon Humanities, Public Conversation Project Leader (2016-2020)
  • Oregon Center for Environmental Health, Board member and treasurer (2006-2008)
  • Green Empowerment, Fundraising and outreach volunteer (2005-2007)
  • Bradley-Angle House, Board Chair (1998-2004)


  • Oregon State Bar


  • American Association for Justice
  • Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
  • Oregon Minority Lawyers Association

Publications & More

  • 2023 Portland State University, WSG Department: Commencement Speaker
  • 2021 Oregon Trial Lawyers Association: Annual Conference Presenter
  • 2018 NISOD International Conference: Presenter
  • 2018 NW Public Employees Diversity Conference: Executive and General Session Presenter
  • 2017 National Council of Urban Education Association: Conference Keynote speaker
  • 2017 Women’s Center for Leadership Speaker Series: Presenter
  • 2015 TedX LSMSA Youth Conference: Presenter

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