Active member of the Washington, Oregon and American Trial Lawyers Associations. Frequent lecturer on legal issues for both the Oregon and Washington associations. Currently serving on the governing board of the Oregon State Trial Lawyers Association. Served as their President in 2008-2009. Also served on the governing board of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association from 1993 to 2000. In 1997, he was awarded the Alvin Anderson Award from the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. In 2005, he received their Award for Professionalism. In 2008, the Oregon State Bar Association presented him with a President's Special Award of Appreciation for his outstanding leadership in promoting access to justice in Oregon.