2017 CCBA Officers

CCBA Officers take their positions in January and commence organizing the many CCBA annual events. The Officers are available by phone or email for questions and/ or suggestions. Please feel free to contact us.

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Angela Laidlaw
President

Angela Laidlaw Angela Laidlaw is the Managing Partner of Laidlaw & Laidlaw, PC in Oregon City. As a mediator and collaborative law attorney, she helps families resolve divorces, custody cases, and parenting time disputes in a way that preserves important, lifelong relationships.

Originally from the Seattle area, Angela moved across the country and finished high school in Vienna, Virginia. She attended The College of William and Mary, majoring in Business/Marketing, then attended the University of San Diego School of Law. Angela practiced law in California before moving to Oregon in 2007. In addition to her legal work, Angela has taught paralegal courses and served on the Board of Directors for Bradley Angle House, an organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence.

With four active children, Angela spends weekends watching soccer games, attending dance recitals, and cheering at Tae Kwon Do practices. She also enjoys running (having finished three marathons), reading, cooking, and finding great restaurants in the Portland area.

Hafez Daree
President-Elect

Hafez Daree Hafez is a co-founder of Luby Daraee Law Group, P.C. Hafez has represented individual and corporate clients in litigation and transactional matters for over two decades. In addition to serving as legal counsel to his clients, Hafez has served as a presenter and educator for Continuing Legal Education providers, trade associations and clients, on topics related to litigation planning and avoidance, construction law and collection strategies. Hafez is primarily responsible for the Firm’s litigation practice.

Sarah K. Vogel
Treasurer

Sarah VogelSarah Vogel graduated cum laude from Lewis & Clark Law School in 2014. During law school, she worked for two years as a law clerk with the Oregon Department of Justice in the Criminal & Collateral Remedies Division. Sarah was the recipient of the peer-nominated Joyce Harpole Memorial Scholarship during law school. Sarah is currently a member of the Joyce Harpole Awards Committee, which awards both the scholarship and an Attorney Award yearly. Upon graduation, Sarah was hired as a Deputy District Attorney for Clackamas County, where she is currently assigned to the Misdemeanor Team.

Jeff Nitschke
Secretary

Jeff NitschkeJeffrey Nitschke is a Deputy District Attorney with the Clackamas County District Attorney’s office, where he is a member of the misdemeanor team. He completed his undergraduate at Marquette University in Wisconsin before attending University of Oregon Law School, where he graduated in 2014. During law school, he worked for one year as an intern with the Lane County District Attorney’s Office and one year as a Certified Law Student with the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. Jeff enjoys outdoor sports and plays music in his spare time.

Jacqueline L. Alarcon
Member at Large

Jacqueline L. AlarconJacqueline L. Alarcón is an associate at Yates Matthews Family Law, PC where she has been since 2012 focusing exclusively on family law related issues. Jacqueline graduated from Willamette University College of Law. Jacqueline was raised in El Salvador where her family is from and did not move to the United States until later in life. Spanish is Jacqueline’s native tongue. In her free time, Jacqueline enjoys running, reading and enjoying the great restaurants that the Portland metropolitan area has to offer.

Jacqueline is actively involved in several other organizations to include Oregon Women Lawyers and the Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion of the Oregon State Bar. In addition to Jacqueline’s legal work, she volunteers her free time serving on Adelante Mujeres, a non-profit organization which efforts are focused on helping Latina women grow economically, educationally, and socially.

Larry Peterson
Immediate Past President

Larry PetersonLarry Peterson began trying cases while a Student Prosecutor in the Clackamas District Attorney’s office in 1980. After graduation from Lewis and Clark Law School and returning from time in the Army, he opened his Lake Oswego law office in 1984 and married attorney, now judge, Eve Miller. Larry’s initial trial practice revolved around defending criminal cases and plaintiff’s personal injury work. He successfully defended criminal cases including murder and rape. He tried many personal injury cases including a Clackamas record setting result in 1989. He and Eve developed a common practice along with two boys, Matt (now 31, a lawyer in Washington DC) and Joey (now 26, a six- year Army medic with a tour in Iraq, currently a student at PSU).

While continuing to practice law in Clackamas County, Larry maintained an active role in the US Army Reserve program that would regularly keep him out-of-country. His military specialties were MP, Civil Affairs and JAG, however he spent most of his career in Psychological Operations ultimately retiring as a former PSYOP Commander in the rank of Lt Col. In his thirty years in the Army, he served on every continent in dozens of countries and several two-way, live fire exercises. The Army retired LTC Peterson in March of 2007 with a saber, a pat on the back and a final jump with an operational parachute over beautiful Tampa Bay at Special Operations Command.

While Eve and Larry amicably dissolved their marital union in 2001 they have remained close friends. Among their common pursuits is enjoying time with their kids and wonderful daughter-in-law, Sumi, who happens to be the mother of their extraordinary grandchildren, Anita (2), and Daniel (2 mos.). Larry met and married the former Trina Trial in 2008 on February 29. Trina is active with many of the CCBA activities.

Larry continued to expand his trial activities and practice. He tried business liquidations and corporate dissolutions along with a variety of business disputes. In 2012 after a detour to the 9th Circuit, Larry tried a civil rights claim on behalf of the parents of an 18-year-old Tigard man shot and killed by Washington County Sheriff’s deputies. The federal jury awarded the parents $2.5 million believed to be the first-ever wrongful shooting death verdict in Oregon against a police agency.

In 2013, Larry and Trina moved to Reno, NV where Larry was the chief executive for Goodwill Industries, an entrepreneurial-based non-profit with 250 employees in Northern Nevada. While the work was interesting, challenging and rewarding, the Petersons missed the clammy climes of the Northwest and our wonderful golf venues. Larry rejoined the firm of Glazer, Maurer and Peterson PC in 2015 and is back to practicing law in Lake Oswego.