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. In 2017 she received the Oregon Super Lawyer Rising Star Award.
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, 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. 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 continues volunteering for community groups and is involved in many activities, including organizing and hosting events raising awareness about human trafficking in Oregon. Faith continues seeking out opportunities to serve in the community and enjoys volunteering.
Jackson County Bar Association, Elder Abuse Reporting, December 2017
American Association for Justice, Human Trafficking 101, November 2017
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Pre-Trial Preparation for Biomechanical Engineer, October 2017
North Medford High School AVID Classes, On Being a Lawyer, 2017
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, How to Value Cases, February 28, 2017
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Annual Conference, “Fights Worth Having: Depositions,” August 2016
WVD American Inns of Court, Legal Humor–When is it Appropriate?, 2015
Josephine County Domestic Violence Summit, Panel Discussion “The Face of Sex Trafficking in Southern Oregon,” October 2013.
Southern Oregon Public Defenders, “Identifying and Serving Victims of Human Trafficking,” May 2013.
Trial Lawyer, The Greek Way – How to Improve Your Client’s Verbal Presentation, Winter 2018
Trial Lawyer, Credibility at Trial, Winter 2016
Oregon Trial Lawyers Auto Cases Deskbook, Wage Loss, (chapter) 2015