Attorney At Law

Seth Hantke

Seth Hantke

Attorney

Seth Hantke was raised in Tillamook, Oregon. Seth graduated from Willamette University in 1995. After graduation, Seth worked for two years as a social worker in Chicago and in Detroit as a youth outreach counselor and foster care case manager. He then returned to Oregon and worked for the Oregon Youth Authority as a juvenile parole officer.

Seth graduated from the University of Montana School of Law in 2001. He joined the firm in January 2002, and became a partner on January 1, 2006. Seth is the past Treasurer of the 6th Judicial District Bar Association, is a volunteer at Oregon Legal Services, and is a past member of the Family Law Executive Committee. Seth is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon. Outside of the office, he enjoys motorcycling, traveling, and spending time with his family.

Kendra Russell

Kendra Russell

Attorney

Kendra was raised in Sterling, Alaska. Kendra graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Justice. In 2014, she graduated with honors from Willamette University College of Law. Kendra joined the firm in June, 2017.

Outside of work, Kendra is an active member of the Umatilla County Search and Rescue team. She was previously a long-term volunteer with Greyhound Pet Adoption Northwest. Kendra enjoys spending her free time with her three dogs, two of which are retired racing greyhounds, and exploring the outdoors.

Katharine E. Tate

Katharine E. Tate

Attorney

Katharine E. Tate was raised in Eastern Washington. Katharine graduated magna cum laude from Carroll College in Helena, Montana in 2012. Katharine graduated from Willamette University College of Law, magna cum laude, in 2015. While in law school, Katharine worked at the International Human and Refugee Rights Clinic at Willamette. This position allowed her to work with refugees seeking asylum in the United States. Katharine joined our law firm in January, 2016.

In her spare time, Katharine enjoys spending time outdoors, playing and watching sports, reading, cooking, baking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Paralegals

Sheri Traum has worked for our firm since August, 1991. She works as a paralegal on large-asset farm and business dissolutions. She graduated from Blue Mountain Community College with an Associates of Arts degree in June of 1991. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Chelesa Huber graduated from Blue Mountain Community College in June, 1993, with an Associate of Applied Science degree. She began work for our firm in December, 1993, as a receptionist. Since 1996, she has worked primarily as a paralegal. In her spare time, she enjoys any activity that includes her family.