Adele Ridenour Chosen as a “Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyer”

Ridenour Nominated by American Society of Legal Advocates


Portland, ORE. – May 2, 2014. Adele Ridenour was selected as one of the “Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers” by the American Society of Legal Advocates. An attorney at Ball Janik LLP, Ridenour was chosen among tens of thousands of lawyers, resulting in the selection of the Top 40 category comprising less than 1.5% of overall lawyers. “Adele Ridenour is a top-notch attorney. She is a strong advocate for her clients, and she is well respected by clients and attorneys alike,” stated Steve Janik, Chairman of Ball Janik LLP. 

Adele Ridenour’s practice focuses on construction law and commercial litigation. She litigates construction defect cases involving complex commercial projects, condominiums, warehouses and hotels. She has successfully represented commercial and individual property owners, and homeowners’ associations. Ridenour is a member of Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLs) and of the Multnomah County and Clark County (Washington) bar associations. She is also the treasurer of the University of Oregon School of Law Alumni Association and a former adjunct professor for the University of Oregon School of Law, where she co-taught a course in Green Construction Law. Ridenour earned her J.D. in 2004 from the University of Oregon School of Law and her B.A., cum laude, in 2001 from Gonzaga University.

 About the American Society of Legal Advocates

The American Society of Legal Advocates is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. ASLA’s mission is to bring together a select pool of diverse legal talent for the benefit of ASLA’s members and the public. Membership limited to less than 1.5% of all licensed lawyers nationwide. Read more at

About Ball Janik LLP

Ball Janik LLP is a Pacific Northwest law firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For over thirty years, Ball Janik LLP has been offering outstanding legal services in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor rights, commercial litigation, construction, employment, government affairs, government contracts, real estate and land use, and securities litigation.

Ball Janik LLP represents large and small businesses; state, municipal and local governments; associations and coalitions; schools and universities; and individuals. Ball Janik LLP provides clients an aggressive, skilled, team approach to solve problems and achieve results. Ball Janik LLP’s success has made it one of “Portland’s Most Admired Professional Firms,” according to the Portland Business Journal’s 2013 survey questionnaire mailed to 3,200 CEOs in Oregon. 




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