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Meet Shelby Bowden, Sydney Trimble, and Gilbert Cotto-Lazo, the New Associates at Smith Freed Eberhard.

Smith Freed Eberhard is pleased to congratulate Shelby Bowden, Sydney Trimble, and Gilbert Cotto-Lazo! All three recently passed the bar exam and have transitioned from Law Clerks to Associates at Smith Freed Eberhard. Please join us in welcoming them to the team!

Shelby Bowden is based in our Seattle office and will be joining Gordon Klug’s team, focusing on personal injury defense.

Shelby is currently in the process of earning her master’s degree in media communications from Colorado State University.

Sydney Trimble is based in our Portland office and will be joining Bill Taaffe’s team, focusing on commercial liability defense.

Sydney grew up in Boise, Idaho, and always wanted to eventually head towards the Pacific Northwest. In her free time, she can be found curled up with a book, exploring outside, and frequenting wineries with her husband and dog Ruby (while her two cats, Piper and Pierre, hold down the fort at home).

Gilbert Cotto-Lazo is based in our Portland office and will be joining Jeff Eberhard’s team, focusing on commercial liability defense.

Gilbert is the son of Salvadoran immigrants and was born and raised in Southern California. He is the first college graduate and attorney in the family.  Outside of work, Gilbert spends his time learning to play new styles of music on guitar, exploring the Pacific Northwest, and powerlifting.

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