Ball Janik LLP Receives Recognition as Top Ranked Firm by Chambers USA 2015


June 15, 2015 - Portland, ORE. Ball Janik LLP has been recognized as an industry leader in Oregon by Chambers USA 2015. London-based Chambers & Partners, publisher of Chambers USA 2015, 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:

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

Ball Janik is pleased to highlight that for the 8th consecutive year, Chambers USA has recognized our co-founder, Stephen Janik, as the sole Oregon real estate and land use lawyer with a "star ranking." This honor is designated for lawyers with "exceptional recommendations in their field." According to Chambers, commentators widely agree that Stephen Janik is "an outstanding attorney and go-to land use expert," with one going so far as to call him "incredible and absolutely unparalleled" in the real estate market.

Further, Chambers noted that Bradley Miller is "unbelievably efficient." According to clients, "he goes above and beyond what is what is expected. He is so fast and has such a sharp legal mind; he's wonderful."

Chambers also noted Bend-based Laura Craska Cooper is highly regarded for her strategic approach to negotiations with municipalities. Clients report Cooper is "responsive and efficient." Her land use practice includes zoning permits for property redevelopments, and she has additional strength in homeowner association matters.

Chambers reported “James McDermott is experienced in securities litigation, with notable capability in the defense of fraud allegations. He also advises on Superfund liability, Unlawful Trade Practices Act violation claims and construction disputes, including Miller Act matters."

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 2015’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 mid-sized law firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon. For over thirty years, Ball Janik LLP has provided outstanding legal services in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor rights, commercial litigation, construction and design, construction litigation and construction-defect litigation, employment, real estate and land use, insurance recovery for policyholders, and securities litigation.

Ball Janik LLP represents large and small businesses; state, municipal and local governments; associations; schools and universities; and individuals. Ball Janik LLP provides clients an aggressive, skilled, team approach to solve problems and achieve results. Ball Janik LLP is recognized by Chambers USA, U.S. News & World Report, The Best Lawyers in America®, and Corporate International. Ball Janik LLP is sixth on the list of “Portland’s Most Admired Professional Firms,” according to the Portland Business Journal’s 2014 annual survey questionnaire mailed to 2,600 CEOs in Oregon.


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