Adele J. Ridenour

Associate

101 SW Main Street, Suite 1100    
Portland, Oregon  97204  

t 503.944.6062  
f 503.295.1058

aridenour@balljanik.com

 

“The number of parties involved and overall complexity of construction defect lawsuits requires constant innovation to find the approach which best serves our client’s individual and unique interests.”

Adele Ridenour is a litigator whose practice focuses on construction law and commercial litigation. Ms. 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 was also named by her peers for inclusion in the 2013 and 2014 editions of Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine in the area of Construction Litigation. Ms. Ridenour has developed significant experience litigating construction defect cases involving complex commercial projects, condominiums, warehouses and hotels. She has also successfully represented commercial and individual property owners, and homeowners’ associations in insurance recovery actions.

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“The number of parties involved and overall complexity of construction defect lawsuits requires constant innovation to find the approach which best serves our client’s individual and unique interests.”

Adele Ridenour is a litigator whose practice focuses on construction law and commercial litigation. Ms. 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 was also named by her peers for inclusion in the 2013 and 2014 editions of Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine in the area of Construction Litigation. Ms. Ridenour has developed significant experience litigating construction defect cases involving complex commercial projects, condominiums, warehouses and hotels. She has also successfully represented commercial and individual property owners, and homeowners’ associations in insurance recovery actions.

Prior to joining Ball Janik in 2010, Ms. Ridenour was an associate at another Portland area law firm where she focused on representing single-family homeowners, condominium and townhome associations, and commercial owners in construction defect related disputes.

After law school, Ms. Ridenour was a judicial clerk to the former Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court, the Honorable Gerald Schroeder. As a judicial clerk, Ms. Ridenour was responsible for reviewing and analyzing both criminal and civil matters for the Idaho Supreme Court.

Ms. Ridenour is a member of Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLs) and of the Multnomah County 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, Ms. Ridenour is a member the housing committee of Bienestar, Inc. Bienestar is 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. 

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Education

J.D., 2004
University of Oregon School of Law
     Managing Editor, Oregon Review
     of International Law

B.A., cum laude, Political Science, 2001
Gonzaga University

Admissions

Idaho
Oregon
Washington

Honors

Selected as “Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers” by the American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014 and 2015

 

Recipient, 2014 University of Oregon School of Law Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

 

Named as an Oregon Super Lawyer in Construction Litigation, 2013 and 2014

 

Recognized in 2013 Super Lawyers Business Edition, The List of Construction, Real Estate and Environmental Firms

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