Darren Digiacinto – President/Spokane Director #1
Darren M. Digiacinto’s practice focuses on bankruptcy, creditor/debtor rights, real property law and litigation, and construction litigation. In the bankruptcy realm, Darren represents both debtors and creditors, including the prosecution and defense of adversary proceedings relating to discharge. Darren is licensed to practice in Washington and Idaho state and federal courts. He also serves as a Trustee for the Eastern District of Washington Bankruptcy Bar.
Prior to joining Winston & Cashatt in January 2017, Darren was a partner at a mid-size law firm in Spokane. Before entering private practice, he served as a judicial clerk at Division II of the Washington State Court of Appeals for the Honorable Judge Marywave Van Deren and the Honorable Judge C.C. Bridgewater. His pre-law background includes serving as a securities-licensed branch manager for a national financial institution.
Darren and his wife Corey are active members and leaders in the Spokane Enological Society. They enjoy home-improvement projects and their two dogs. Darren’s passions include live music, snow-skiing, football, and reading.
Pamela D. Combo – President Elect/Spokane Director #3
Prior to joining Witherspoon Kelley, Pamela clerked for the Honorable N. Randy Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Pamela also clerked for the Honorable Fredrick P. Corbit, Chief Bankruptcy Judge, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Washington and externed for the Honorable Ralph Kirscher, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Montana.
Pamela is a frequent speaker at Bankruptcy CLEs and seminars. During her time with the Bankruptcy Court, she was an active member of the Chapter 13 Plan Working Group, tasked with developing the revised Chapter 13 Plan for the Eastern District of Washington.
Pamela enjoys alternative dispute resolution. She was appointed and has successfully mediated cases involving student loans and contract disputes.
Lisa McBride – Secretary/Spokane Director #2
Lisa McBride, a graduate of Gonzaga Law School, has 33 years of experience serving her clients’ legal needs. She puts this know-how to work for her clients every day, ensuring the highest level of dedicated, responsive service. Lisa is licensed to practice law in the State of Washington.
Trevor R. Bevier – Circuit Director
Trevor Bevier is an Ephrata High School graduate. He then attended Big Bend Community College where he graduated with an Associate Degree in Arts and Sciences. Before attending Central Washington University, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Trevor spent nearly a decade working in the title insurance industry. Trevor attended law school at the Gonzaga University School of Law, where he graduated cum laude with a juris doctor.
Trevor was involved with many different organizations during his academic career both as a participant and as a board member of organizations, including serving as the Vice President of Clubs and Organizations for the Associated Students of Central Washington University, and as the Secretary and Treasurer of Street Law, a student organization dedicated to teaching basic constitutional rights to high school students. Trevor was also inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Society in recognition of his leadership as a student while at CWU.
Kevin O Rourke – At Large Director
Kevin D. O’Rourke graduated summa cum laude from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1999. An attorney with Southwell & O’Rourke, P.S., his practice focuses on bankruptcy and reorganization in Washington and Idaho. Kevin serves as a current Chapter 7 Trustee for the Eastern District of Washington. He accepted an appointment by the Bankruptcy Judges to serve on the Mediation Panel for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington and has served by appointment on the Advisory Rules Committee from 2003-2011, and 2014 to present. Mr. O’Rourke is the former president of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Eastern District of Washington, and is the former President of the Federal Bar Association. He is a former member of the WSBA Creditor-Debtor Rights Section Executive Commitee from 2010 to present. He also taught at Gonzaga University School of Law as the Adjunct Rising Star Super Lawyer in its 2006-2008, 2011-2013 editions, and a Super Lawyer in its 2014-2015 editions. He is rated an AV Preeminent lawyer with Martindale-Hubbell.
Ian Ledlin – Treasurer/Ex Officio
Mr. Ledlin has an invaluable bankruptcy background in both creditor and debtor rights. In addition to practicing law with an emphasis on bankruptcy matters for many years, he has served as the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee and as a Panel Chapter 7 Trustee for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Washington.
Mr. Ledlin has served as the president of the Federal Bar Association for the Eastern District of Washington and the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Eastern District of Washington, and has served as chair of the Executive Committee for the Creditor/Debtor Section of the Washington State Bar Association. He was the first bankruptcy lawyer to serve as a Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. He has served as a co-chair for the Northwest Bankruptcy Institute, and has been co-chair of the Bankruptcy Bar Association’s Annual Bankruptcy Seminar and Retreat since 1994. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.
Mr. Ledlin is a contributor to the Washington State Bar Association Creditor-Debtor Section and Eastern Washington Bankruptcy Bar Association newsletters, and is a speaker at Continuing Legal Education Seminars. He has authored the Chapter on Eastern District of Washington Bankruptcy Court Local Rules for the Washington Lawyers Practice Manual since 2000.
Mr. Ledlin is the recipient of Appreciation Awards from the Bankruptcy Bar and Federal Bar Associations of the Eastern District of Washington, the Bankruptcy Attorney of the Year award from the Spokane County Bar Association, and the Sidney C. Volinn Award of Merit from the Washington State Bar Association, Creditor-Debtor Section.
Matthew Anderton – Yakima Director #1
Matthew Anderton has been licensed for 34 years and handles cases in Real Estate, Bankruptcy & Debt, Business, Corporate & Incorporation, Tax. He attended Gonzaga University and has an office in Yakima, WA. Matthew currently serves as a Chapter 7 Trustee for the Eastern District.
Roger W. Bailey – Yakima Director #2
My family has lived in the Yakima Valley for four generations. I grew up in Selah, spending the summers on my grandfather’s ranch in Naches and graduating from Selah High School in 1989. I attended both undergraduate and law school at Willamette University, obtaining a B.A. in business economics in 1993 and a J.D. magna cum laude in 1996. Upon graduation I returned to Yakima and went to work for Halverson Applegate, P.S, where my practice emphasized business, real estate, agriculture and commercial litigation. After practicing in a larger firm environment for seven years, myself and two of my partners formed Carlson, Boyd & Bailey, PLLC. The smaller firm environment was more conducive to allowing an increased emphasis on commercial agriculture and debtor/creditor matters. This sort of emphasis allowed Roger to combine my desire to assist farmers with his background in economics. In 2011, I followed my family to Park City , Utah in order to allow my children to participate in a year round freestyle skiing program. It quickly became apparent that while the skiing was world class, I missed the Yakima Valley, my clients and the nature of my work. In the summer of 2011, I returned and, with my partner Josh Busey, formed Bailey & Busey PLLC. My practice continues to emphasize bankruptcy, financial restructuring, agriculture and commercial litigation.
Robert G. McMillen – Tri-Cities Director #1
Bill Hames – Tri-Cities Director #2
Bill was born in Pasco, Washington in 1947. He was educated at the University of Washington and received his J.D. degree from Willamette University College of Law in 1981. He was admitted to practice in Washington in 1981 and has since been admitted to the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He is a member of the Federal, Washington State, and Benton-Franklin Bar Associations. He is a past President of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Eastern District of Washington. He is a member of the Debtor-Creditor Executive Committee for the Washington State Bar Association. Bill’s practice emphasizes bankruptcy law from either the creditor’s or debtor’s perspective, business litigation and real estate law.