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Arnie Rolf Braafladt Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Braafladt has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the legal industry

Arnie Rolf Braafladt's career was shaped by a fellowship in San Francisco and his exposure to a diverse urban environment.

    JACKSONVILLE, OR, April 15, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Arnie Rolf Braafladt with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Braafladt celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Braafladt initially earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and journalism, magna cum laude, from Humboldt State University in 1974. He followed this accomplishment with a Master of Arts in urban studies from Occidental College in 1976 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Willamette University in 1978. Highly qualified in his field, he has been admitted to practice law in Oregon, California and Washington, as well as before the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court of Oregon.

After starting out as law clerk to the presiding justice for the Washington Supreme Court in 1979, Mr. Braafladt went on to work as deputy legislative counsel for Oregon Legislature, a partner with Shields & Braafladt and an associate with Howser & Munsell. He has also worked as a lawyer and labor relations manager with the Oregon Executive Department, and staff attorney and senior staff counsel for the California School Employees Association. Mr. Braafladt most recently worked for the California School Employees Association as deputy chief counsel, serving in this capacity from 2007 to 2017. He has also served as a lecturer of media law at Humboldt State University and contributed legal counsel to the Lumberjack student newspaper. Interested in contributing to his field, Mr. Braafladt was associate editor of the Willamette Law Journal from 1977 to 1978 and has had several articles published in professional journals.

Mr. Braafladt's career was shaped by a fellowship in San Francisco and his exposure to a diverse urban environment. Drawing upon an early interest in law, he is particularly proud of the work he has done to support school employees who were at risk of being contracted out, along with his work representing the Humboldt State newspaper. Demonstrating considerable professional expertise, Mr. Braafladt has been the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including the Freedom of Information Award as given by the Northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 1987. He was also a fellow of the Coro Foundation from 1974 to 1975, the recipient of the Bill Farr Freedom of Press Award in 1987, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California from 2004 to 2007. He was an Advisor to the Executive Committee from late 2007 to 2012.

Interested in maintaining professional connections, Mr. Braafladt is a member of the California Trial Lawyers Association, the Humboldt State University Alumni Association, the American Constitution Society, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Green and Gold Key Society, and several bar associations. He has been lead counsel on numerous cases in his field, including Bostean v. Los Angeles Unified School District in 1998 and California School Employees Association v. Lucia Mar Unified School District in 2001. Also interested in civic outreach, Mr. Braafladt has been involved with the Redwood Community Action Agency, the Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee, the Democratic National Committee Leadership Circle, and various political campaigns.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Braafladt has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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