Ball Janik LLP Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2015


August 19, 2014 – Portland, ORE. Ball Janik LLP is proud to announce seven of its attorneys have been named to the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, one of the oldest and most respected peer–review publications in the legal profession. Ball Janik LLP would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the 2015 Best Lawyers in America list and their respective practice areas:

  • David W. Criswell, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law;
  • Daniel T. Goldstein, Litigation – Construction;
  • Stephen T. Janik, Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate; and Real Estate Law;
  • James T. McDermott, Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Insurance; and Litigation – Securities;
  • Bradley S. Miller, Litigation – Real Estate, and Real Estate Law;
  • Jon M. Oden, Litigation – Real Estate; and
  • Brad T. Summers, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy; and “Lawyer of the Year.”

Notably, Brad T. Summers was also recognized as 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law in Portland, Oregon. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on impressive voting averages received during the peer–review assessments.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

About Best Lawyers

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Best Lawyers has published its list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 65 countries. Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

About Ball Janik LLP

Ball Janik LLP is a Pacific Northwest law firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon with offices in Bend, Oregon, and Orlando, Florida. For over thirty years, Ball Janik LLP has been offering outstanding legal services in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor rights, commercial litigation, construction, insurance recovery and risk management, 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.