Portland business litigation firm Markowitz Herbold PC announced today that Stephen Deatherage and Anna Joyce have joined the firm as of counsel, and Seamus Molloy has joined the firm as a law clerk.
Deatherage joins the firm after practicing business litigation at a large regional firm for more than 15 years. He is an experienced trial lawyer whose practice focuses on researching, briefing, and arguing complex motions in federal and state trial courts, as well as representing clients before federal and state appellate courts. Deatherage has extensive law and motion practice experience, and is adept at formulating legal briefing strategies that frame the legal issues before the trial court, maximize the possibility of a favorable outcome on those issues, and preserve them for possible appellate review. He graduated cum Laude from Willamette University, College of Law.
Joyce is an attorney with 14 years of experience practicing law. Prior to joining the firm, Joyce worked at the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ), Appellate Division, serving as the Solicitor General. She worked at the DOJ since 2003, first as an Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Human Services and Division of Child Support and then as an Assistant Attorney General for the Appellate Division. Joyce then served as an Assistant Attorney-in-Charge in the Appellate Division before becoming Deputy Solicitor General and then Solicitor General. She graduated first in her class from the University of Oregon School of Law.
Molloy recently joined Markowitz Herbold from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington where he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ronald B. Leighton. He is licensed to practice in Montana and will be sitting for the Oregon State Bar exam in February 2016. Before clerking for Judge Leighton, Molloy served as a law clerk for Montana Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike McGrath. He graduated with honors from the University of Montana School of Law.