Biz notes: Julie Cline named law firm partner, Cascade Acupuncture say 'thank you,' Chamber names new 'Getaway' winner

February 1, 2012

Julie Cline named law firm partner

The Hood River law firm of Phillips Reynier and Sumerfield announced that Julie L. Cline became a partner with the firm effective Jan. 1 and the firm name will be changed to Phillips Reynier Sumerfield and Cline. She joins Deborah Phillips, Ron Reynier and Bill Sumerfield.

Born in Chicago, Cline obtained her bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1993 from the University of Kansas and a master's degree in social work from Arizona State University in 2002. She obtained her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 2005 from the University of Oregon where she was recognized as Order of the Coif.

Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Darleen Ortega at the Oregon Court of Appeals for two years before joining Phillips et al as an associate in September 2007.

Since joining the firm, Cline built on her broad base of knowledge gained at the Court of Appeals by applying that knowledge in the courtroom, and developing her expertise as a trial attorney. She has handled a wide range of cases including extensive experience in family law.

Cascade Acupuncture says 'thank you'

As a way of saying thank you, Cascade Acupuncture Center offers free "Happy Hour acupuncture treatments" to individuals who served the community during the recent ice storm. The offer runs through February for utility and road crew workers.

This includes employees of the different power companies, Department of Transportation and city, county and state employees.

For an appointment, call 541-387-4325 in Hood River or 541-298-2378 in The Dalles.

Chamber names new 'Getaway' winner

Laurie Wright of Evergreen Park, Ill., is the latest winner in the eight-week Getaway packages drawing sponsored by local merchants and the Hood River Chamber of Commerce.

Wright won a two-night stay at Hood River Hotel, wine tasting for two at Syncline and dinner for two at Nora's Table.

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