Ball Janik LLP and Attorneys Stephen Janik and James McDermott Recognized by Chambers USA 2016


Portland, Oregon – June 23, 2016. Ball Janik LLP has been recognized as an industry leader in Oregon by USA 2016. London-based Chambers & Partners, publisher of Chambers USA 2016, is a directory of select U.S. lawyers and law firms. Ball Janik LLP and two Ball Janik partners were recognized in Oregon in the areas of Real Estate; Real Estate: Land Use/Zoning; and Litigation: General Commercial.

Stephen Janik

Star Individual in Oregon, Real Estate; Band 1 in Oregon, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use. Ball Janik is pleased to highlight that for the 9th consecutive year, Chambers USA has recognized our co-founder, Stephen Janik, as an Oregon Real Estate Star Individual. This honor is designated for lawyers with “exceptional recommendations in their field.” According to Chambers, Janik is highly recommended as a “premier lawyer” and “superstar.” His extensive real estate practice includes advising on financing and land use issues related to big-ticket residential and commercial developments.

James McDermott

Oregon, Litigation: General Commercial, Band 2. James McDermott has “a good combination of book smarts and practical judgment,” say sources who praise his abilities in commercial litigation matters. His clients say, “He is very intelligent, practical and knows how to resolve cases for his clients.” McDermott’s areas of litigation expertise include construction, securities and insurance liability.

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 2016’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 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.


Chambers 2016 Janik
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