Ball Janik LLP Receives Recognition as Top Ranked Firm by Chambers USA 2014


May 29, 2014 - Portland, ORE. Ball Janik LLP has been recognized as an industry leader in Oregon by Chambers USA 2014. London-based Chambers & Partners, publisher of Chambers USA 2014, is a directory of select U.S. lawyers and law firms. Ball Janik LLP was recognized in the areas of general commercial litigation and real estate, and four individual Ball Janik partners were recognized for their respective practices:

  • Laura Craska Cooper – Real Estate
  • Stephen Janik – Real Estate and Zoning/Land Use
  • James McDermott – Litigation: General Commercial
  • Bradley Miller – Real Estate

Ball Janik is also pleased to highlight that Chambers USA once again recognized co-founder Stephen Janik as receiving a "star ranking," which is designated for lawyers with "exceptional recommendations in their field." According to Chambers, commentators widely agree that Stephen Janik is "the best real estate lawyer in town," with one going so far as to call him "a meteoric superstar" of the real estate market.

Chambers also noted "Bend-based Laura Craska Cooper is highly regarded for her skills in both the transactional and land use areas, and has recently been active on the development of large commercial and mixed-use real estate projects. Clients report Cooper 'knows land use laws perfectly' and appreciate that she 'shows the authorities how to approve a project instead of how to delay or deny it.'"

Further, Chambers noted that Bradley Miller does "exceptionally good work" and "is incredibly productive and turns things around quickly."

Chambers reported “James McDermott is an ‘extremely successful’ litigator. Securities, construction defect and professional malpractice cases are all areas of focus.” Further, one source complimented McDermott saying, "He is a very good oral advocate and he has done a superb job of gauging how to frame the argument in a way that is most likely to catch the attention of the judge."

About Chambers USA

The Chambers Guides have been ranking law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Chambers USA 2014’s selection process consists of exhaustive interviews with clients, in-house law departments, and attorneys in private practice to receive feedback on firms and their individual attorneys. Lawyers are ranked according to their technical ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, and diligence. For more information, visit

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, 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.


Ball Janik LLP Top Ranked in Chambers 2014