Mark is Of Counsel to PSLG and a partner in the Portland, Oregon law firm Code 3 Law, LLP. Since 1996, Mark has specialized in representing Oregon and Washington public safety labor organizations, including law enforcement, firefighters, corrections, emergency communications, and public safety support personnel. Mark is licensed to practice law in Oregon and Washington.
Mark received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Portland State University in 1987, and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Lewis & Clark College Law School in 1991. Prior to law school, he worked as a financial and budget analyst for the City of Portland and the Portland Development Commission. In 1990, he began prosecuting criminal cases for the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office and in 1991 he joined the Marion County District Attorney's Office, where he prosecuted major homicide and child sexual assault cases.
Mark trains public safety labor and management throughout the United States in the areas of: Critical Incident Response; Public Safety Labor Law Principles; Labor Relations; Internal Affairs; Discipline, Just Cause, and Misconduct; Employee Rights; Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment; and Police Use of Force Investigations.
Will is a founding member of the firm. Over the course of his legal career, Will has represented over 100 law enforcement labor organizations in five western states. He is a veteran of hundreds of public sector labor negotiations and labor arbitrations. He is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.
Will He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and is the author of several books on public sector labor matters, including The Rights of Law Enforcement Officers (8th Edition), and The FLSA, A User's Manual.
Will is also the founder and director of Labor Relations Information System. Since its inception in 1981, LRIS has been a valuable resource for public safety labor relations. LRIS conducts labor seminars, publishes a monthly newsletter, and currently has six books in print.
Ryan joined PSLG in April 2019 to represent law enforcement and prosecutors on the west coast. Ryan practices all aspects of labor relations from critical incident responses to contract negotiations.
Prior to joining PSLG, Ryan was a deputy district attorney in Multnomah County, Oregon for over 12 years, prosecuting all manner of cases including aggravated murder, major sex crimes, child abuse, drug trafficking, white collar crime, gang crime, and overdose death prosecutions. He specialized in complex crimes with an emphasis on policy development, legislation and training. He helped write Oregon’s body worn camera law, its automatic license plate reader law, and several other pieces of legislation significant to law enforcement. He was the District Attorney’s appointed liaison for body worn camera implementation and coordinated with police agencies on that subject. He also was a board member of the Multnomah County Prosecuting Attorney’s Association, representing all Deputy District Attorney’s in Multnomah County through two completed contract bargaining sessions.
Ryan graduated from San Francisco State University in 2003 with a BA in Political Science. He obtained his law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School in 2007, rejoining the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office after having interned there while in law school.
We blend a vast amount of experience and scholarship in the law with the finest group of labor lawyers in the region. As the political climate in this country has rapidly changed, we have developed a sophisticated model of representation that blends traditional labor relations with proactive political endeavors, which has greatly benefited our clients.
Chris joined PSLG in August 2022. Prior to that, Chris was an Assistant Chief Counsel, in the Office of the Principal Legal Advisor, for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He represented the federal government in civil administrative and immigration matters, and his practice also involved significant legal work in criminal law and procedure, including training and advising federal law enforcement officers on legal issues, and developing criminal or administrative investigations. In addition, he previously worked as a Deputy District Attorney at the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office in both misdemeanor and felony prosecution units.
Chris graduated from Portland State University in 2010 with a B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice. He obtained his law degree from Lewis & Clark Law school in 2013, where he also received awards for pro bono service and a certificate in Public Interest Law.
866.486.5556 x 706
Traci joined the firm in August 2020 after spending 21 years as a senior deputy district attorney in Multnomah County. There, she prosecuted all violent crimes, including aggravated murder, major sex crimes, drug trafficking, burglary, and robbery crimes. She also managed the drug and domestic violence units. She specialized in domestic violence prosecutions for more than 15 years, participated in multiple county and statewide work groups on public safety, and developed a risk assessment tool for release decisions in domestic violence cases. She was an executive board member for the Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board and the Family Violence Coordinating Council. She was co-Chair of the Multi-Jurisdictional work group on domestic violence. Traci was a subject matter expert for the American Prosecutor’s Association, developing and delivering prosecutor trainings at the national level, including for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and the National Crime Victim’s Rights Institute.
Traci’s experience goes beyond the courtroom and the criminal justice system. She was also the long-standing President of the Multnomah County Prosecuting Attorney’s Association, the labor organization representing all Deputy District Attorneys in Multnomah County. In that role, Traci bargained and enforced the Association’s collective bargaining agreement. She is also experienced with legislative affairs, having drafted legislation for State and Federal initiatives. After spending more than 20 years working side-by-side with law enforcement officers, Traci joined PSLG to represent them and their labor organizations.
Traci received her BA in Economics in 1994 from Portland State University, and earned her law degree in 1997 from Willamette University College of Law.
Anil is a founding member of the firm. He has been practicing law since 2006. For the first three years of his legal career, he worked at a prominent Portland commercial law firm. He began practicing union side labor law in July 2009.
Anil specializes in representing law enforcement associations and guilds in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska in all aspects of their labor relations, including day-to-day counsel, negotiations, arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, civil litigation, and critical incident response. He is general counsel for police association and guilds of all sizes, including the Portland Police Association. He has bargained many labor agreements and has participated in numerous arbitrations on their behalf. He has also responded to over 100 critical incidents.
Anil graduated from Reed College in Portland, Oregon in 1999 with a BA in Philosophy, and obtained his law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2006. He is licensed to practice law in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.
Anil is a frequent speaker for the Labor Relations Information System (LRIS), the Oregon Coalition of Police and Sheriffs (ORCOPS), and the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS). He also provides tailored training to our clients on topics ranging from shop steward basics to recent developments in the law.