Six Ball Janik LLP Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2016


Portland, Ore. – Monday, August 17, 2015 – Six of Ball Janik LLP’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America© 2016. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer–review publications in the legal profession. Ball Janik LLP congratulates the following attorneys in 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;
  • 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.”

Additionally, Brad T. Summers was named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Litigation – Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year” 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 recognition 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, the Best Lawyers in America© list has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America© list 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 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.