Adele Ridenour Receives Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

University of Oregon School of Law Bestows Award


Portland, ORE. September 16, 2014 – Ball Janik LLP is pleased to announce Adele Ridenour, a litigator in Ball Janik’s Construction practice, was awarded the University of Oregon’s inaugural Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.  Ridenour was one of three graduates being recognized for her achievements early in her career. The Oregon Law Outstanding Young Alumnus Award was created to recognize graduates who have made significant career, leadership and/or service contributions to his or her community, the School of Law, or the legal profession within the first 10 years following graduation. “Adele Ridenour is dedicated to her clients, her practice and her community.  We are delighted to see Adele recognized for her stellar achievements,” noted David Criswell, Managing Partner of Ball Janik.   Ridenour received the award at the University’s Alumni and Reunion Dinner this past Friday, Sept. 12, at the Ford Alumni Center located at 1720 East 13th St. in Eugene, Oregon.

Adele Ridenour graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2004, and received her B.A., cum laude, in Political Science in 2001 from Gonzaga University.   Following graduation, Ridenour worked as a judicial clerk to former Chief Justice Gerald Schroeder of the Idaho Supreme Court. In 2005, she moved back to Oregon to begin a career in civil litigation. In 2010, Ridenour joined Ball Janik LLP. Ridenour’s practice focuses on representing commercial and residential property owners, including several affordable housing organizations, in construction defect litigation and related disputes.  Ridenour is a member of Oregon Women Lawyers, and she is an executive board member of the University of Oregon Law School Alumni Association. She is also a former adjunct instructor for the law school. Ridenour was selected as “Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers” by the American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014, and she was named as an Oregon Super Lawyer in Construction Litigation, 2013–2014. 

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Ball Janik LLP represents large and small businesses; state, municipal and local governments; associations and coalitions; schools and universities; and individuals. Ball Janik LLP provides clients an aggressive, skilled, team approach to solve problems and achieve results.  Ball Janik LLP’s success has made it one of “Portland’s Most Admired Professional Firms,” according to the Portland Business Journal’s 2013 survey questionnaire mailed to 3,200 CEOs in Oregon.