Ball Janik LLP Partner Brad T. Summers Again Named Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Portland, Oregon
Portland, Ore. – Monday, August 17, 2015 – Ball Janik LLP partner Brad T. Summers was selected as the 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” for Litigation – Bankruptcy 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.
In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” selection, Brad T. Summers was also named by his peers in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America© for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and for Litigation – Bankruptcy.
Brad T. (Tony) Summers joined Ball Janik LLP in 1991 and is a partner in the Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights group. His principal areas of practice are bankruptcy and debtor-creditor law, workouts and business transactions. He has represented numerous debtors-in-possession, trustees, creditors’ committees, and secured creditors in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. He also represents parties seeking to make acquisitions from distressed businesses.
Mr. Summers has been recognized by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America© every year since 2006. Mr. Summers was selected as the 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Litigation – Bankruptcy, the 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” for the area of Litigation-Bankruptcy, and the 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, all in Portland, Oregon.
About Best Lawyers
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About Ball Janik LLP
Ball Janik LLP is a Pacific Northwest law firm headquartered in Portland, Oregon with offices in Orlando, Florida and Salt Lake City, Utah. 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; schools and universities; and individuals. Ball Janik LLP provides clients an aggressive, skilled, team approach to solve problems and achieve results. Ball Janik LLP has been recognized by Chambers USA, U.S. News & World Report, The Best Lawyers in America®, and Corporate International. Ball Janik LLP’s success has made it 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.