Tonkon Torp Welcomes Two New Attorneys

Tonkon Torp LLP is pleased to announce the addition of two attorneys, Michele Wasson and Jessica Bernardini.

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Wasson Michele 5x7Attorney Michele Wasson joins the firm’s Business Department, where she will focus her work in the Estate Planning & Advocacy and Nonprofit practice groups. Wasson previously worked at Riverview Trust Company, where she served as Chief Fiduciary Officer and oversaw trust and charitable services. Prior to that, she worked for over a decade as an attorney at Stoel Rives.

Wasson represents high net worth individuals and families in estate planning, wealth transfer, probate and trust administration, business succession, and philanthropic matters. She also assists clients from a wide range of tax-exempt entities to navigate complex laws and regulations in all aspects of governance, compliance, and tax-related matters.

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Attorney Jessica Bernardini joins Tonkon Torp’s Environmental & Natural Resources Practice Group. She previously worked at McDowell Rackner Gibson and as an engineering consultant to private and public entities. Bernardini’s practice focuses on providing clients with regulatory advice and representation in matters of energy and environmental law. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in California and Oregon.


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