Robert V. Boeshaar
ATTORNEY AT LAW | LL.M., PLLC
206.623.0063 | boeshaarlaw.com
1000 Second Avenue, Suite 3000 | Seattle, WA 98104
Masters of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation
Over 14 years experience with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel
I help individuals and businesses find the best
resolution to their disputes with the IRS.
the University of Idaho in 1980. She first
worked as a staff attorney with Legal Services Corporation in Colville. She started
her own practice focusing on family and
entitlement law. Colville was her home for
34 years and she was active in the community. She gave freely of her time and skills.
She sponsored two girls in Nepal and did
respite care for foster children. She enjoyed
travel and working for various causes dedicated to creating a better world.
Helen “Dee” Hokum died on April 7,
2014, at the age of 60.
Shelley M. Kerslake
Shelley Kerslake was born in Seattle and
raised in Tacoma. She earned her law degree from the University of Puget Sound
School of Law. She began her legal career
as an assistant city attorney for the City of
Tacoma. She then worked for the Kenyon
Disend law firm focusing on municipal law
and, in that capacity, served as the city attorney for the City of Tukwila.
Shelley Kerslake died on July 13, 2014,
at the age of 47.
Michael D. Kinkley
Michael Kinkley grew up in Columbus,
Ohio. A graduate of the Ohio State University and Gonzaga School of Law, he practiced in Spokane as a trial and appellate
lawyer for more than 31 years. He was enthusiastic about the outdoors and was an
avid boater, skier, hiker, fisher, and scuba
diver. He was a member of the National
Association of Consumer Advocates and
served as chair of the Consumer Protections Section of the Washington Association of Justice.
Michael Kinkley died on May 13, 2014,
at the age of 58.
Sher S. Kung
Sher Kung received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her law
degree from the University of California,
Hastings College of Law. As an associate
with Perkins Coie’s litigation group, she
focused on intellectual property litigation. In 2010, Kung was a member of the
ACLU team that challenged the military’s
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. She helped
represent U.S. Air Force Major Margaret
Witt in a case that set a precedent that the
military would need to prove sexual orientation had a negative impact on morale in
order to dismiss a serviceperson. She was
committed to pro bono work and to equal
rights for everyone.
Sher Kung died on Aug. 29, 2014, at the
age of 31.
Arthur T. Lane
Arthur Lane grew up in Seattle’s Capitol
Hill neighborhood. He attended Seattle
University and the University of Washing-
ton School of Law, serving for two years
as a U.S. Marine officer in the Western
Pacific between college and law school.
Lane worked for 30 years for the City of
Seattle Law Department as director of
the utilities division. In 1978, he received
the Outstanding Public Employee Award
from the Municipal League of Seattle and
King County. Lane was a board member
and past president of the Seattle Metro-
politan Credit Union. He was a founding
member of the Highland Poetry Society,
was renowned for his bread-baking and
pancakes, and loved books and history.
Arthur T. Lane died on Aug. 24, 2014, at
the age of 84.
Roy Mark Mays Jr.
Mark Mays received his undergraduate
degree from Austin College, a doctorate of
psychology from the University of Texas–
Austin, and his law degree from Gonzaga
University School of Law. He served on the
Eastern Washington University board of
trustees for six years, including terms as
chair and vice-chair. He served for many
years on the board of directors of the Spokane Community Mental Health Center,
including a term as president. Mays was
an adjunct faculty member of the University of Washington School of Medicine’s
Department of Psychiatry. The Dr. Mark
Mays Endowed Scholarship was established to honor and continue his legacy in
Roy Mark Mays Jr. died on March 22,
2014, at the age of 65.
Richard D. Mc Williams
Richard Mc Williams was born in Spokane
and received his undergraduate degree
from Gonzaga University. After two years
in reserve service, he served on active
duty with the U.S. Navy before returning
to Gonzaga University School of Law. McWilliams began his career as a prosecutor
for Spokane County, then joined the firm
of Paine, Lowe, Coffin, Herman & O’Kelly
(now Paine Hamblen LLP). McWilliams
served on the Gonzaga University Board
of Regents and the Gonzaga University
Law Council, and was a past president
of the Spokane County Bar Association.
With his son Rob, he initiated the local
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
fundraiser in honor of his late son James
McWilliams; the annual golf tournament
has raised over $1.3 million for the cause.
He was a driver for many years for Meals
on Wheels, and enjoyed fishing, golfing,
and duck hunting.
Richard D. Mc Williams died on Aug. 8,
2014, at the age of 84.
John S. Moore
John Moore was born in Sunnyside. He
attended the University of Washington
before waiving his 4-F status and enlisting
in the U.S. Signal Corps, where his duties
included the creation and analysis of cryptographic codes in the U.S. and the Aleutian Islands. After three years of service,
he then received his law degree from the
University of Washington School of Law.
He joined the firm of Velikanje & Velikanje,
and later started a firm with Fred Velikanje,
which ultimately became Velikanje, Moore