Community Matters at ABK

We want ABK to thrive, in part, by providing assistance to those in our community who may need just a little extra help. Our attorneys have a long history of caring about more than just the practice of law; we care for our community as well.

Community Matters to Carolyn Anderson

For all of her adult life, Carolyn has been very active in her community, focusing her efforts on helping those who have fallen on "hard times." After graduating from Yale University, Carolyn joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and moved to Seattle to work full-time in a shelter for homeless women and children. She lived in a Catholic lay-community with other young adults and embraced the JVC's credo of "simplicity, spirituality, community and social justice." She continued this work throughout law school at U.C. Hastings, where she volunteered regularly with the General Assistance Advocacy Project, the Workers' Rights Clinic, and the National Lawyers' Guild.

After becoming licensed as an attorney, Carolyn worked in Seattle, and represented people in their unemployment appeals on a pro bono basis. In California, she worked with the San Francisco Bar Association's AIDS Legal Referral Panel representing people with AIDS negotiate with their creditors. In Ashland, Carolyn has remained very active in her community, working with the Outreach Committee at Trinity Episcopal Church and volunteering with the Food for Friends program. She was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the non-profit Options for Helping Residents of Ashland ("OHRA"), and she has helped staff local homeless shelters during the winter months. She serves on the Vestry (the governing council) of Trinity Church. Carolyn has helped a number of local non-profit organizations get started and she continues to advise these groups on employment and other legal issues.

Community Matters to Susan Bradley Krant

Susan has always had strong ties to her community and to organizations important to her. From her high school years to the present, her volunteer efforts have been paramount in her life. Throughout her middle and high school years, Susan volunteered in programs to help autistic youth. During high school and law school, Susan volunteered in political campaigns in California. After practicing law for 12 years, Susan took a hiatus when she relocated to Ashland, choosing to actively participate in her children's schools and her communities' development. She worked with art, baseball, and snowboard programs in the Ashland Schools. Susan coordinated self-esteem seminars for girls in Yreka, volunteered as a moot Court coach in the high school, and served on the Board of Directors of Oregon Women Lawyers. She is appointed to the Oregon State Bar Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, and has volunteered in the courts in Jackson County as a mediator. Susan has served on local nonprofit boards enhancing the arts, including the Ashland Independent Film Festival as its past secretary.

Community Matters to Alexzandra Watson

Alexzandra is a young mother active in the Ashland High School activities of her son. She encourages youth to follow their passions and speak up for their rights.

Community Matters to Anderson Bradley Krant

Because all of the lawyers at the firm have children who either attend or have graduated from Ashland Public Schools, ABK is committed to encouraging community funding of our local schools. The firm has therefore adopted a unique fee policy to encourage clients to donate to our local schools, please click on "A Word About Fees" to learn more.