Faith graduated from Willamette University College of Law magna cum laude. She received the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Graduate Award and the Bruce Spaulding Memorial Award for Trial Advocacy. During law school, Faith served as Editor-in-Chief of Willamette Law Online, Executive Editor of the Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution, was a member of the Pro Bono Honors Society, a volunteer for the Willamette University Public Interest Law Project, and served in various positions in other extra-curricular groups. Faith’s interest in serving people and justice led her to practice with Kelly L. Andersen, P.C.
Faith is a member of the Oregon State Bar Association, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, the American Inns of Court, the American Association for Justice, and the Jackson County Bar Association.
During law school, Faith worked one-on-one with struggling students to help teach them legal writing and research methods. She worked on plaintiff-side issues in worker’s compensation and social security disability by helping research, develop and edit briefs for filing in an administrative forum, and in the U.S. Federal District Court and in the Oregon Court of Appeals. She worked as a legal intern in the International Human Rights Clinic on a report on Oregon’s infrastructure response to human trafficking published in June 2010. She worked with a team for End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT) in New York to analyze the laws regarding child prostitution in all 50 states (report not yet published). She also helped prepare draft rules and commentary for the Committee to Review the Oregon Judicial Code.
In addition to her law degree, Faith earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). While studying for her MBA, she was named a Willamette MBA Scholar, received the Exceptional Performance Award for Integrated Knowledge Evaluation Week, and won the Fitzhenry Joint Degree Scholar Award.
From a young age, Faith has been involved in community service. From volunteering with programs to serve the homeless, to working with young children at her church, Faith has always enjoyed helping others. The same passion and drive that sent her to Mexico to build houses for homeless families led her to law school. She continued volunteering for community groups and was involved in many activities, including organizing and hosting an event raising awareness about human trafficking in Oregon. Faith continues seeking out opportunities to serve in the community and enjoys volunteering.
Southern Oregon Public Defenders, “Identifying and Serving Victims of Human Trafficking,” May 2013.
Josephine County Domestic Violence Summit, Panel Discussion “The Face of Sex Trafficking in Southern Oregon,” October 2013.
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference, “Fights Worth Having: Depositions,” August 2016
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association New Lawyer Power Hour, “How to Value a Case,” February 2017
William V. Deatherage Inns of Court, “Humor in Legal Writing,” April 2017