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Miller Nash Graham & Dunn Announces Seven New Partners in 2019



West Coast law firm Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP has announced the promotion of seven new partners, effective January 1, 2019. The newly elected partners are based in three of the firm's growing offices and reflect a broad array of practice areas. Ian Christy, Holly McHugh, Nicole McLaughlin, Nicholas Pyle and James Walker are skilled attorneys who were elevated from associate positions. Experienced senior counsel Michelle Nisle and Jollee Patterson were also promoted to partner.

“The cross-section of practice areas represented by our new partners truly showcases our firm's strengths,” said Kieran Curley, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn's managing partner. “From education, construction, environmental, banking, litigation and trusts and estates, success for us means excellent attorneys committed to client service.”

The seven new partners, their locations and their respective practice areas are:

  • Ian Christy, Portland, Securities and Litigation
  • Holly McHugh, Portland, Banking and Real Estate 
  • Nicole McLaughlin, Long Beach, Environmental and Litigation 
  • Michelle Nisle, Vancouver, Trusts and Estates 
  • Jollee Patterson, Portland, Education 
  • Nicholas Pyle, Portland, Litigation and Appeals 
  • James Walker, Portland, Construction and Real Estate
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