Board of Trustees


Arin Dunn

Phone: (360) 737-6793


Arin Dunn is an active attorney/mediator in Oregon and Washington with offices in Vancouver, WA.  His practice is focused on complex litigation, business, employment, commercial real estate, and IP matters.  Arin is outside general counsel to local companies in software, internet development, computer services, industrial, high-technology manufacturing, technical engineering services, medical, construction, and other industries.  He also assists individuals in significant employment, shareholder, LLC, or IP matters.  

Arin is active in legal education and presents/chairs CLEs on litigation strategies, ADR, employment, business, corporate, intellectual property, and other topics.  Arin is also active with attorney bar associations in Oregon and Washington.  He was a Mentor for the Oregon State Bar, a Trustee for the Washington State Bar YLD, and the CCBA’s Trustee, Secretary, and Vice President.  

Arin graduated with Honors from the University of Oregon with degrees in Political Science and International Studies with an emphasis on Economics.  During law school at the University of Washington, Arin worked for the US District Court for Western Washington in Seattle and the Washington State Supreme Court.  After law school, Arin represented some of the Pacific Northwest’s most successful technology companies including Microsoft, Sonicare, and computer chip manufacturers.  Arin has also represented creatives in the film, music, and art industries.  Arin has practiced law in Vancouver since 2000.


Vice President

Rick Mc Leod

Phone: (503) 595-5300


Rick Mc Leod focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation, including managing international litigation strategies involving impeachment, revocation, reexamination, and opposition proceedings. Mr. McLeod received his LL.M. in Media, Communications, and Information Technology from the University of New South Wales in 2000, a J.D. from the University of Texas in 2000, a B.S. in Engineering from Stanford University in 1987 and a B.S. in Electronics Technology from the University of Houston in 1981. He is admitted to practice in the States of Washington (2009), Oregon (2002) and Texas (2000), and to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Mc Leod has sixteen years experience working on three continents for companies and clients such as Hewlett-Packard, McDonnell Douglas, Martin Marietta, and McDonald Dettwiler. His technical expertise includes diverse applications such as: Space Shuttle avionics and payload test systems, aeronautical information systems, geographical information systems, network architecture, Internet and web protocols, electronic commerce, and applied cryptography.


Le Ann Larson

Phone: (360) 397-2265


Le Ann Larson has worked as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for 18 years.  She has worked in the child support division for over a decade and her practice is devoted to securing financial support for children.  She volunteers her time to serve on boards and committees that advocate for the rights of those living with developmental disabilities.  Autism awareness is a passion for her.  She also serves on special education parent committees and helps the Volunteer Lawyers Program.  Le Ann is the former VLP President and Liaison to the CCBA.  She graduated from Washington State University (Go Cougs!) and Willamette University College of Law.  Le Ann and her husband, Rob, have two sons, ages fourteen and ten.



Mark Sampath

Phone: (360) 597-3514


Mark Sampath is admitted to both the Washington and Oregon State Bars, focusing on corporate business law, concentrating on small businesses around Clark County, Washington, and Multnomah County, Oregon.  Mark has also handled cases both in U.S. Federal Court for the Western District of Washington and on a Pro Hac Vice basis in Oregon.  Mark has negotiated, mediated, arbitrated, and litigated legal matters on behalf of his clients and acts as outside in-house counsel for a number of small to medium-size business clients in a variety of industries.



Laura Mancuso

Phone: (360) 718-2235


Laura L. Mancuso graduated from the University of Oregon in 1990 with a double major in Political Science and Psychology, and graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1997. Ms. Mancuso has been a member of the Washington State Bar since 1997 and a member of the Oregon State Bar since 2003. She enlisted in the Air Force Reserve at the age of 17 and later went on to receive her commission as an officer in 1999.  Ms. Mancuso joined the JAG Corps in 2003 after serving in the Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.  She retired in 2011.  This additional free time was quickly replaced with watching her two young children play team sports. Ms. Mancuso’s practice areas include family law, criminal defense, traffic offenses, probate, and estate planning



Gideon Caron

Phone: (360) 699-3001


Gideon has practiced in Vancouver since 1989.  He practices in all areas of civil litigation, with an emphasis in plaintiff personal injury and employment cases in both Washington and Oregon.

He has handled sexual harassment, wage and hour and disability discrimination cases on both the employer and employee sides.  He is the founder of Caron, Colven, Robison and Shafton, P.S.

In his early days, he was active in the Young Lawyers Section of the Clark County Bar Association and was President.  He is currently a trustee of the Association.  He has served on a number of Washington State Bar Committees, currently serving on the Client Protection Fund Committee. 

He is married to Julie Caron, who he met in law school and they have three daughters, ages 13, 16 and 19.



Chad Sleight

Phone: (360) 690-0064


Chad grew up in Camas, and is a life-long resident of Clark County.  He graduated from Western Washington University in 2000 with a degree in Political Science, and received his J.D. in 2003 from Willamette University.  He is a founding partner at Wheeler, Montgomery, Sleight & Boyd, and has focused his practice on criminal law since the establishment of the firm in 2005.  Chad represents clients on all types of misdemeanor and felony cases.  Since 2009, he has also served the municipalities of Battle Ground, Ridgefield, and La Center as their City Prosecutor.  Currently, he also serves as a pro tem judge for District Court.  Chad is a board member for the Inns of Court, and has been active with the Young Lawyers as the captain of their softball team.


Immediate Past President

Jane Clark

Phone: (360) 859-3823


Jane Clark has 20 years of experience handling medical malpractice and personal injury actions. She is licensed in Washington, Oregon, England and Wales. The focus of her current practice is representing plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases. Jane is also a mediator in the area of Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice, and is a member of the USA&M mediation panel.

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