Adele J. Ridenour

Partner

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 that best serves our client’s individual and unique interests.”

Adele Ridenour is a litigator whose practice focuses on complex construction, insurance, and design related disputes. She has also developed an extensive background and practice advising educational institutions regarding Title IX, including analysis of Title IX with regard to school facilities and new construction. 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, and has been continuously recognized by her peers as an Oregon Super Lawyer in the area of Construction Litigation. In February 2016, Ms. Ridenour successfully represented multiple homeowners in an 8-day jury trial. The case resulted in a jury verdict in favor of each of the owners, with a total verdict over four times the defendant’s last settlement offer.

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

Adele Ridenour is a litigator whose practice focuses on complex construction, insurance, and design related disputes. She has also developed an extensive background and practice advising educational institutions regarding Title IX, including analysis of Title IX with regard to school facilities and new construction. 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, and has been continuously recognized by her peers as an Oregon Super Lawyer in the area of Construction Litigation. In February 2016, Ms. Ridenour successfully represented multiple homeowners in an 8-day jury trial. The case resulted in a jury verdict in favor of each of the owners, with a total verdict over four times the defendant’s last settlement offer.

Ms. Ridenour is a member of the Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) Board of Directors and a member 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 of 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

2015 Young Lawyer of the Year by the Construction Defect & Dispute Conference Northwest Region

 

2015 Runner-Up, Portland Business Journal's “Forty Under 40”

 

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

 

Named as an Oregon Super Lawyer in Construction Litigation, 2013-2015

 

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

 

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

News

Events

  • Oregon State Bar Construction Law Section’s Fall 2015 CLE: Construction Defects: Who is Liable and Ways to Prove It

  • 10/23/2015

  • Silverton, Oregon

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  • Premier Northwest Construction Defect and Dispute Conference

  • 09/11/2015

  • Portland, Oregon

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  • Construction Defect Claims in Oregon and Washington CLE

  • 02/23/2015

  • Portland, Oregon

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Super Lawyers 2015 Adele Ridenour
PBJ 2015 Forty Under 40
blogs
Construction Law Watch Blog
Policyholder Report Blog