Tonkon Torp Welcomes Samantha Klausen to its Business Department

Tonkon Torp LLP welcomes attorney Samantha Klausen to its Business Department. Klausen, who joins the firm from Dunn Carney LLP, is an experienced negotiator and advocate.

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“I am very happy to join Tonkon Torp,” said Klausen. “The attorneys here are so talented and have an incredible depth of experience with business law along with an unwavering commitment to serving the community. I’m excited for the opportunity to practice alongside them and participate in community service opportunities.”

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Prior to her legal career, Klausen worked for two Oregon governors and two ranking state legislators. She has also served as a lobbyist for several of Oregon’s top businesses.

“Sam’s governmental experience gives her a unique perspective on strategies and solutions for clients,” shared Michael Millender, Co-Chair of Tonkon Torp’s Business Department. “She is a talented attorney and we are pleased she has joined us.”

Klausen earned her J.D., cum laude, from Willamette University College of Law. During law school, she served as an extern to Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters, was Editor-in-Chief of the Willamette Law Review, and was a member of the Moot Court Board.

About Tonkon Torp – Tonkon Torp LLP is a leading business and litigation law firm serving public companies, substantial private enterprises, entrepreneurial businesses, and individuals throughout the Northwest. For more information, visit