The Agricultural Law Section elects new executive members each year at its annual meeting. Listed below are the current members of the executive committee for 2020.
Chair Chelsea Glynn helps her clients in a diverse array of real estate, construction and design, land use, and administrative matters. Chelsea earned her B.S. from University of California, Santa Barbara and her J.D. from University of Oregon. She is a member of Dunn Carney’s Real Estate and Land Use, Construction & Design, Environmental, Agriculture, and Government Relations Teams. She represents businesses, municipal bodies, landlords, tenants, property managers, home builders, employers, and individuals on a broad range of issues, including, commercial and residential leases, construction and design matters, land use and permitting, purchase and sale agreements, collection and enforcement litigation, and administrative investigations. She has experience in front of the Land Use Board of Appeals and is licensed to practice in both Oregon and Washington.
Chair-elect Mary Anne Cooper is the Vice President of Public Policy at the Oregon Farm Bureau. In addition to representing the Oregon Farm Bureau on legal issues, Mary Anne works with state and federal agencies on water quality, water supply, removal-fill, Endangered Species Act, NEPA, Clean Water Act, floodplain regulation, land use, land acquisition, and other natural resources issues. Mary Anne came to the Oregon Farm Bureau from private practice in Portland. While in private practice, Mary Anne represented farmers and small businesses on a wide variety of federal and state environmental issues. Mary Anne is the past chair for the executive committee of the Agricultural Law Section of the Oregon State Bar, on the board of the ER Jackman Foundation for Oregon State University, and on the board of the Western Resources Legal Center.
Past-chair Jeffery C. Misley is a partner at Susssman Shank and chair of the firm’s Agribusiness Practice Group. Jeff has been representing clients in the agriculture industry for over 30 years and understands the unique issues and laws that apply to this industry. His clients include farmers, ranchers, growers, lenders, distributors, and suppliers. Many of his clients are family-owned businesses in the dairy, fruit, vegetable, and plant industries that are recognized leaders in the Oregon and Washington agribusiness industry.
Treasurer Kathryn “Cassie” Peters founded Cassie Peters Legal + Consulting, LLC, a cannabis-focused transactional business law practice, in 2015. Based in Eugene, Cassie represents Oregon hemp and non-hemp cannabis producers, processors, and retailers as well as small farmers and wide variety of small business clients. In addition to her transactional work, she helps her cannabis clients navigate the complex licensing and compliance issues inherent in a rapidly evolving and highly regulated industry. Prior to attending law school, Cassie owned and operated a hemp clothing business, sharing the history and benefits of hemp as fiber far and wide. After spending fifteen years as an entrepreneur and hemp advocate, Cassie changed course, earning her J.D. at the University of Oregon School of Law in 2010. Her passion for farmers and local farm and food systems let her to pursue an LL.M. in agricultural and food law at the University of Arkansas School of Law and spend another four years working small farms and local producers as a consultant, an executive director, and a publisher of a start-up local food magazine before returning to Oregon to start her law practice. Cassie currently serves on the Rogue Farm Corps Board of Directors and is the Chair-Elect of the OSB Cannabis Law Section Executive Committee, the Chair of the OSB Cannabis Law Institute Planning Subcommittee, and the Treasurer of the OSB Agricultural Law Section Executive Committee.
Secretary Sally Anderson Hansell is a Hermiston native, and her husband is a local fifth-generation farmer. She has practiced law since 2000, and has personal experiences with the challenges facing farmers, small businesses, and legacy family farms and ranches. In addition to property and contract matters, she enjoys assisting clients with their very personal family matters, such as wills, trusts, estates, and probates.
John “Rocky” Dallum is a seasoned business attorney with a broad range of government relations and advocacy experience. Rocky represents clients engaging Oregon’s legislative and executive branches. his practice is particularly active in agriculture, biotech, natural resources, and animal health. Prior to joining the firm, Rocky spent nearly five years as in-house counsel at a large, forest products company advising on general business and regulatory matters, labor and employment law, and mergers and acquisitions. Rocky spent his teenage summers working on a grass seed farm in Linn County. Through an international exchange program, he’s worked on a dairy farm in New Zealand and a chicken and duck farm in Norway. he is licensed to practice law in Oregon and Idaho.
Molly Tucker Hasenback graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Idaho, College of Law in 2013. Upon graduation, she returned to her family’s ranch on Weston Mountain. She became a partner at Monahan, Grove & Tucker in 2016. She focuses her practice on estate planning, estate and gift taxation, probate, real estate law, contract law, business law and landlord-tenant law. She is actively involved in her community and the Milton-Freewater Rotary Club. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband, Clell, and two little girls, Hattie and Lena. She also enjoys travelling, being outdoors, and taking care of the cows at her ranch.
Tate Justesen is a staff attorney at Western Resources Legal Center (WRLC), an educational non-profit focusing on natural resources and environmental issues. At WRLC, Tate provides practical skills education to Lewis & Clark law students and pro bono legal representation to natural resource utilizing industries – clients include, but are not limited to, agricultural producers such as farmers and ranchers. Tate was born and raised in rural North Central Oregon, where he grew up on a dryland wheat and cattle ranch. He went to Oregon State University, and then to Lewis & Clark Law School where he received his J.D. with a certificate in Environmental & Natural Resources law.
Rebecca Knapp was raised in the farming and ranching communities of Wallowa County, Oregon. She obtained a B.S. in Speech Communication from Portland State University and a J.D. from Willamette University. After graduating from law school in 2001, Rebecca returned to her hometown of Enterprise where she works as a sole practitioner. Rebecca represents farmers, ranchers, cattle producers, irrigation companies, and rural housing land developers on a wide range of matters including the purchase and sale of real estate, water rights, easements, and boundary disputes.
Sarah Liljefelt is a Partner and the Managing Attorney at Schroeder Law Offices’ Portland, Oregon office. She represents water users throughout the West on “everything water” and associated property and public lands issues. Sarah volunteers as a law student mentor for Lewis & Clark Law School and a new lawyer mentor for the Oregon State Bar. She served as the Chair of the Oregon State Bar’s Environmental & Natural Resources Section, is Chair of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association’s Water Resources Committee, and is on the attorney advisory committee for Western Resources Legal Center. In her free time, Sarah enjoys cooking, kayaking, camping, and travelling. She competitively races outrigger canoes with the Mountain Home Canoe Club, and is a former member of the Oregon Women Lawyer’s dragon boat team.
Nellie McAdams grew up part time on her family’s hazelnut farm in Gaston, which she is training her to take over as the third generation. She is Executive Director of the Oregon Agricultural Trust, a statewide, agricultural land trust that helps Oregon farmers and ranchers protect and pass on their land, and keep it in production.
Judy Parker is dedicated to helping the Pacific Northwest’s winemakers and vineyards with a variety of legal topics including business formation, regulatory compliance, trademark registration, and employment issues. Judy works within the industry to help young winemakers and legacy vineyards navigate state and federal regulations and laws to allow them to return to their passion: making premiere wines. She is licensed in Oregon and Washington and spends her harvests trying unsuccessful to remove earwigs from her hair before sleeping.