Ball Janik LLP Elected Evan J. Small a Partner2018-11-20T19:08:18+00:00
04.04.2017 // Announcements, NEWS
Ball Janik LLP Elected Evan J. Small a Partner

Portland, Oregon – April 4, 2017.

Ball Janik LLP elected Evan J. Small a Partner effective April 1, 2017. Small is based in Ball Janik LLP’s Orlando, Florida office and is a member of the firm’s Construction Litigation and Defect practice group. He is a Florida Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law, designated by the Florida Bar as an expert in Construction Law (fewer than 1% of all lawyers in Florida have achieved this designation). He was selected to the Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2016. Mr. Small’s practice is devoted to assisting clients solve complex construction problems with a focus on representing owners in prosecuting construction defect and insurance coverage claims.

With Mr. Small’s assistance, Ball Janik LLP has recovered tens of millions of dollars for clients in complex construction defect and insurance coverage claims. Mr. Small has substantial experience and success litigating cases involving defective stucco, siding, roofing, and windows. He regularly represents the interests of owners for the defective construction and design of high-rise structures and commercial properties throughout Florida.

Mr. Small has also represented a wide variety of clients in the construction industry, including owners, developers, condominium converters, product manufacturers and installers, design professionals, and subcontractors. Mr. Small joined the firm after practicing with an AM Law 100 law firm, where he represented Fortune 500 corporations and insurance companies in claims up to $100 million. Mr. Small’s experience defending complex construction claims and insurance disputes gives him a unique perspective on how his adversaries think, which assists him in resolving disputes efficiently and effectively for his clients.


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.

Evan J. Small
Orlando, Florida
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