Stahancyk, Kent & Hook is proud to announce that Derek M. Sangston has joined the firm’s Portland, OR office as an associate attorney. Derek graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law and received a BA in Political Science from Southern Methodist University. Before joining Stahancyk, Kent & Hook, Derek gained valuable experience in a variety of legal areas. At the Metro Regional Government, Derek worked on local government issues and developed skills in litigation strategy. Derek also worked for a family law firm in Eugene, and for the Domestic Violence Clinic where he developed skills in trial preparation and gained experience in the practice of family law and client care. Derek is an active member of the Oregon State Bar Association through its New Lawyer Division. He is also a member of the Multnomah Bar Association and participates in its Young Lawyer Division. Derek enjoys serving his community and has a long track record of public service. He has volunteered with the Multnomah County Circuit Court, the Lane County Legal Aid and Advocacy Center, and numerous other organizations. Derek grew up Central Oregon where attended Crook County High School in Prineville; he is proud to be working for a firm with such strong roots in Central Oregon. Welcome to the team, Derek!