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Attorney McBride receives Idaho Professionalism Award

Michael R. McBride received the Idaho Professionalism Award at the annual Workers Compensation Section of the Idaho State Bar held in Boise in March, a McBride Roberts &Romrell law firm news release said.

This award is presented each year to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who has “a proven track record of effective advocacy and collegiality with his peers who both prosecute and defend workers compensation claims,” the release said.

McBride, who started his legal practice in Idaho Falls in 1985, has been an Idaho Trial Lawyer Certified Workers Compensation Specialist since 1996 and an Idaho Trial Lawyers Certified Civil Trial Specialist since 1999, the release said. This specialist status requires extensive trial experience and favorable peer and administrative review.

Dustin joins McBride Roberts &Romrell law firm

McBride Roberts &Romrell, Attorneys have announced that Michael G. Dustin has joined the firm, a firm news release said.

Dustin is an Idaho Falls native who graduated from Skyline High School. After spending several years in the Pacific Northwest, Dustin returned home to Idaho a few years ago and now lives in Ammon with his family.

Dustin spent the first part of his legal career representing employers and insurers in workers’ compensation cases primarily in the state of Washington, the release said. His practice in Washington included extensive litigation in administrative proceedings before the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals and in Washington Superior Court.

Dustin represents clients in workers’ compensation and personal injury matters throughout eastern Idaho.

For information, visit mcbrideandrob or call 208-525-2552.

Larsen joins Echelon Group’s eastern Idaho Office

Echelon Group has added Dawn Larsen to its eastern Idaho team.

Larsen joins Echelon Group from HUB International, formerly Premier Insurance, where she worked as a consultant for more than 13 years, an Echelon Group news release said. Larsen also is actively involved in the community, most notably as past-president of the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

“Dawn is one of the top producing and most well-respected Benefit Consultants in eastern Idaho.” said Donald Reiman, president said in the release. “Her expert ability to meet the individual needs of her clients is a perfect match for our service-oriented company.”

Echelon Group’s Idaho Falls office is at 1070 Riverwalk Drive, Suite 254. For information, visit or call 208-870-4578.

Parkinson promoted to V.P. role at D.L. Evans Bank

Wendy Parkinson has been promoted to the position of assistant vice president cash management and business development officer for the eastern Idaho area, a bank news release said.

Parkinson has been with D.L. Evans Bank since 2009. In her new position, she will continue helping business clients with their cash management, remote deposit and merchant services needs, the release said.

Parkinson works at the Ammon branch at 2634 E. Sunnyside Road. She can be reached by phone at 208-522-0593.

Gazda joins TitleOne as escrow assistant

Megan Gazda has joined TitleOne as an escrow assistant in the company’s Idaho Falls office.

Gazda graduated from Idaho State University with a bachelor of science in communication, a TitleOne news release said. She has 10 years of customer service experience and has spent four years in the real estate industry.