Stoel Rives Attorneys Willa Perlmutter and Tyler Killeen Featured in Multnomah Lawyer Pro Bono Spotlight

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Stoel Rives mining attorney Willa Perlmutter and commercial litigator Tyler Killeen recently were featured in the Multnomah Lawyer, the newsletter of the Multnomah Bar Association. A Young Lawyers Section Pro Bono Highlight published Sept. 19, 2019, featured Perlmutter and Killeen for their volunteer work at a Night Clinic co-sponsored by Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) with attorneys from Stoel Rives and Dunn Carney.

During each of the twice-monthly legal aid clinics, four or five prescreened low-income clients consult with attorneys to address their civic legal difficulties. Perlmutter and Killeen primarily handle cases involving debt collection and landlord-tenant issues, but attorneys in the clinics also address issues that include consumer law, small claims, criminal record expungements, estate planning, and uncontested guardianships.

Stoel Rives began its co-sponsorship of the legal aid clinic in 1992. Since 2007, more than 1,000 clients have benefitted from consultations at the clinic while attorneys have contributed nearly 6,000 hours to help clients resolve their civic legal issues. Perlmutter, who began volunteering in 2017, and Killeen, who started in 2018, have had a 100 percent success rate on behalf of their clients, with no need for litigation in any of their cases.

Perlmutter has more than 30 years of experience as a litigator and has focused for the last 20 years on defending mine operators across all sectors of the industry in administrative enforcement proceedings brought by the Mine Safety and Health Administration for alleged violations of the Mine Act. In addition, she regularly counsels clients on issues affecting their mining operations, from personnel policies and actions to compliance with a broad range of federal statutes.

Killeen is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Litigation group, where he assists clients on complex commercial litigation.

Stoel Rives is committed to providing pro bono legal services in the firm’s communities. Each attorney is expected to work toward a goal of providing 50 hours of pro bono service per year, the majority of which should be on behalf of people of limited means or organizations designed to address the needs of such persons. More on the firm’s pro bono policy can be found here.‚Äč

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