David W. Criswell

Partner

101 SW Main Street, Suite 1100    
Portland, Oregon  97204  

t 503.944.6030  
f 503.295.1058

dcriswell@balljanik.com

 

“Clients appreciate our ability to take on complicated financial situations, to distill the law and the facts, and to lay out a clear path toward resolution.”

David Criswell is Chair of Ball Janik LLP's Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights group. His principal areas of practice are business bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, loan workouts, insolvency, and real estate. He has represented numerous debtors-in-possession, secured lenders, and purchasers in complex Chapter 11 cases. He has also represented lenders and borrowers in out-of-court loan restructurings. Mr. Criswell is often sought out by community banks and hedge funds in the Pacific Northwest and beyond for assistance with loan recoveries, loan documentation and other financial services issues. Mr. Criswell was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Portland, Oregon from 2015-2017.

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“Clients appreciate our ability to take on complicated financial situations, to distill the law and the facts, and to lay out a clear path toward resolution.”

David Criswell is Chair of Ball Janik LLP's Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights group. His principal areas of practice are business bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, loan workouts, insolvency, and real estate. He has represented numerous debtors-in-possession, secured lenders, and purchasers in complex Chapter 11 cases. He has also represented lenders and borrowers in out-of-court loan restructurings. Mr. Criswell is often sought out by community banks and hedge funds in the Pacific Northwest and beyond for assistance with loan recoveries, loan documentation and other financial services issues. Mr. Criswell was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Portland, Oregon from 2015-2017.

Prior to joining Ball Janik LLP in 1992, Mr. Criswell practiced for three years at the Chicago law firm Rudnick & Wolfe, which later became part of DLA Piper.

Mr. Criswell is a member of the Debtor/Creditor Section of the Oregon State Bar Association. He was listed as one of "Oregon's Top Rated Lawyers" by Legal Leaders, published in 2013 by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazine, affiliated with Martindale-Hubbell®. Mr. Criswell has been selected to the Oregon Super Lawyers list, published by Super Lawyers Magazine, from 2011-2016. He has earned the AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, American Registry.

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Education

J.D., cum laude, 1989
University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School

B.A., 1986
Dartmouth College

Admissions

Oregon
Washington
U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon and for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington

Honors

AV® Preeminent™ Rating
Martindale–Hubbell®, American Registry

 

The Best Lawyers in America, 2015–2017

 

Recognized as one of “Oregon’s Top Rated Lawyers” in 2013 by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazine, published by ALM Legal Leaders, affiliated with Martindale–Hubbell®

 

Oregon Super Lawyers list, 2011–2016

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Events

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Ball Janik LLP Top Ranked in Chambers 2014