Ciaran Connelly and Adele Ridenour Named Partners of Ball Janik LLP


Portland, Ore. – January 15, 2016. Ball Janik LLP elected Adele Ridenour and Ciaran Connelly as partners effective January 1, 2016. Adele Ridenour’s law practice focuses on construction law, insurance recovery, and commercial litigation. Ridenour was selected as one of the “Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers” in 2014 and 2015 by the American Society of Legal Advocates. She has been recognized by her peers as an Oregon Super Lawyer from 2013-2015 in the area of construction litigation. Ridenour is a Member of Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) and of the Multnomah County, Oregon and Clark County, Washington bar associations. She is the current treasurer of the University of Oregon School of Law Alumni Association, and a former adjunct professor for the University, where she co-taught a course in Green Construction Law. Additionally, Ridenour is a member of the housing committee of Bienestar, Inc., a not-for-profit organization committed to providing affordable community housing, leadership development, and resident service programs that integrate housing, health, education, and skill development.

Ciaran Connelly is a member of Ball Janik’s Litigation and Securities Litigation practice groups. He has broad experience in business and commercial litigation and has handled diverse matters ranging from complex commercial lease and contract disputes to mass-tort and insurance disputes, to regulatory and compliance investigation and defense. Connelly has represented a wide range of clients in cases involving lease dispute issues, inter-lender agreements, railroad trackage rights, a nine-month civil RICO trial, a shareholder dispute related to a multi-billion dollar merger, and a reinsurer’s liability in connection with a $1 billion Ponzi scheme, among many others. Connelly is a member of the American Bar Association, the Multnomah Bar Association, and the Dartmouth Lawyers Association.

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 providing outstanding legal services in the areas of bankruptcy and creditor rights, commercial litigation, construction and design, construction 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 has been recognized by Chambers USA, U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in America®, and Corporate International. Ball Janik LLP’s success and integrity have repeatedly made it one of Oregon’s “Most Admired Professional Firms,” according to the Portland Business Journal’s survey results of CEOs throughout the region.