Ball Janik LLP Announces Addition of Orlando Office

Ball Janik LLP Announces Addition of Orlando Office2018-12-05T23:01:17+00:00
01.14.2014 // NEWS, Press Releases
Ball Janik LLP Announces Addition of Orlando Office

Portland, ORE – January 14, 2014. Ball Janik LLP is pleased to announce it has opened an office in Orlando, Florida. The firm welcomes Jon Marshall Oden, who joins Ball Janik LLP as a partner, as well as Evan J. Small, an associate, and Debra L. Drake, a paralegal, to the Florida office. The Orlando office, headed by Oden, is located downtown at 201 E Pine Street in Suite 825, Orlando, Florida 32801. Ball Janik LLP has four offices located in Portland, OR, Bend, OR, Orlando, FL, and Washington, D.C.

“We are excited to announce the opening of the Orlando office. Expanding into the Florida market increases our client service offerings, with specific areas of focus in construction litigation, real estate litigation, creditor rights, and government affairs,” stated Stephen Janik, Chairman and co-founder of Ball Janik LLP. “Jon Oden and his team are a great addition to the firm, and we are proud to offer our clients services in the Pacific Northwest as well as D.C. and Florida,” stated Janik.

Jon Marshall Oden has nearly two decades of experience in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, representing clients from the banking, medical, legal, entertainment, hospitality and transportation industries. Oden joins Ball Janik LLP after working as a partner at the law firm of Fisher, Rushmer, Werrenrath, Dickson, Talley & Dunlap, P.A. where he was a trial attorney.

Oden has received the AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale–Hubbell® and he is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Real Estate Litigation. Oden is a member of the Florida Bar and the Orange County Bar Association. He received his J.D. in 1994 from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. in 1991, magna cum laude, from the College of William & Mary.

Evan J. Small joins Ball Janik LLP as an associate practicing in the Orlando office. Small works with clients on construction litigation matters and insurance recovery issues. He is an aggressive litigator representing clients in both state and federal courts on matters involving construction defect, commercial litigation, and insurance coverage. Small received his J.D. in 2008 from the Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center and his B.S. in Business Administration in 2005 from the University of Florida. Small is a member of the Florida Bar Association, and is admitted to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.


Ball Janik LLP was founded in 1982 with six lawyers and a four-person support staff in Portland, Oregon. Since our firm’s inception, we have expanded our capabilities, our professionals, and geographic footprint. What started as a firm focused in real property and land use (known then as Ball Janik & Novack), has grown to include the insights of a team of 30-plus attorneys, with a combined six centuries of experience, and capabilities including Real Estate and Land Use, Construction Defect, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Recovery, Construction and Design, Employment, Finance and Corporate, Public Agencies and Schools, and Community Associations. With offices in Florida and Oregon, our regional growth has earned us a national reputation for upholding the rights of our clients.

Ball Janik LLP has been recognized by Chambers USA, U.S. News & World Report and 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.

Phillip E. Joseph
Orlando, Florida
James C. Prichard
Orlando, Florida
Evan J. Small
Orlando, Florida
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