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 and the Workers’ Rights Clinic.

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. She was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the non-profit Opportunities for Housing, Resources and Assistance (“OHRA”), and she has helped staff local homeless shelters during the winter months. She currently serves on the board of the Ashland Food Project and she’s a member of the Vestry (the governing council) of Trinity Episcopal Church and serves as the Senior Warden. 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. Carolyn is an NRA-certified Range Safety Officer and an active member of the Ashland Gun and Archery Club.

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 mock trial coach in the high school, and served on the Board of Directors of Oregon Women Lawyers. She was 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.

Susan was a partner at Anderson Bradley Krant for 17 years and transitioned to of counsel in the spring of 2023 in order to work fewer hours, decrease the litigation matters she handled, and focus on estate planning and divorce mediations helping couples divorce with dignity, honor and respect for all members of the family.