Portland business litigation firm Markowitz Herbold PC announced today that Kelsie Crippen has joined the firm as an associate.
Before joining the firm, Crippen served as a clerk with the Oregon Supreme Court. While clerking, she assisted with drafting judicial opinions authored by Chief Justice Walters. Crippen also helped Chief Justice Walters in her efforts to establish statewide policies and procedures for Oregon courts during the COVID-19 crisis.
Before clerking, Crippen served as a law clerk for the Oregon Department of Justice’s Solicitor General’s Office. While there, she drafted dozens of appellate briefs and argued cases before the Oregon Court of Appeals.
Crippen graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law among the top three percent of her class. During law school, she received the Jeannette M. Lavender Exemplary Leadership Award for her work as a Managing Editor of the Oregon Law Review. She also served as the Director of the Oregon Women’s Law Forum.
Crippen also worked as a judicial extern for Judge Jolie Russo of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon.