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Kashyapa A. Bandara


Kashyapa A. Bandara (“Kash”) began working at Bowerman Law Group this fall as part of his Clackamas Middle College course study. Since a young age, Kash’s parents have encouraged him to become a lawyer. Since completing his required hours, Kash has continued to work at Bowerman Law Group, assisting with motion drafting, witness preparation, and case filing.

Kash’s attention to detail and strong work ethic have inspired our firm. We believe that Mr. Bandara will be successful no matter what career path he chooses. While our team hopes that he will one day join the Oregon Bar, Kash is one of the seldom-met individuals who carries the promise of helping clients and communities wherever he chooses to go.

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Travis A. Merritt


Travis Merritt worked as a legal intern with Bowerman Law Group during the summer of 2017 and assisted in medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Travis will be graduating from Willamette College of Law with his Juris Doctorate in May of 2019. Prior to his legal career, Travis earned a Medical Doctorate and a Masters in Public Health Policy, and he plans on applying that substantive knowledge in healthcare and health policy in his legal career. Additionally, in the year before attending and during his first year of law school, he served as a court appointed special advocate for a foster child through CASA of Linn County.

While attending Willamette, Travis earned the position of business editor on the Willamette Law Review, and held a position on the Willamette Moot Court Board. Travis looks forward to practicing law for the benefit of our community.

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Vanessa G. Aaron


Vanessa G. Aaron will be a first-year student this fall at the Lewis and Clark Law School. Before making the decision to pursue a law degree, Vanessa was employed as an Air Traffic Control Specialist. Vanessa began her career in the U.S. Air Force followed by a position at the Federal Aviation Administration. Based on this experience, Senior Partner Donald Bowerman immediately recognized Vanessa’s potential to become a great aviation litigator.

Vanessa’s hard work and her commitment to assisting Bowerman Law Group’s clients throughout the summer has exceeded our expectations. Once she has obtained her license to practice law, we fully expect to see Vanessa in the courtroom advocating for her clients’ aviation issues.