Statewide Administration Staff

DavidThornburgh

 

David Thornburgh became the executive director of OLC in 2001, after working as the director of litigation for Legal Aid Services of Oregon for 7 years. He started as a legal aid attorney in 1979 serving Native American clients. He works with the board of directors and staff at OLC to maintain an efficient and effective legal aid program that is designed to achieve justice for the low-income communities of Oregon by providing a full range of the highest quality civil legal services.  In 2013, he received the Oregon State Bar Award of Merit, the highest honor that the Bar can bestow, to recognize outstanding contributions to the bar, the bench and community while exhibiting the highest standards of professionalism. He received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Oregon. When he is not working, he likes to run, meditate, and hike in the mountains.

 

Lori Alton


Lori Alton
is the Statewide Administrator and Pro Bono Manager for OLC.  She helps our offices around the state run smoothly for clients through her administrative work and helps create relationships with lawyers who volunteer their time free of charge to low income clients.  Lori grew up in small copper mining towns in Arizona, after receiving her undergraduate degree she served in the US Army in the logistics field, leaving the service as a Captain.  She then moved on to law school, coming to work at OLC in 1996. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and her law degree from Humphreys College School of Law.  She loves to read, be active outside and play with her two dogs, Sandy and Kula.