Ball Janik LLP Ranked among Nation’s “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®

(Portland, OR) November 1, 2011 – U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® today released its 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” rankings, citing Ball Janik LLP as a leader in seven different practice areas.  The firm earned top tier rankings in the Portland/Metro Region for its Land Use & ZoningLitigation – Real Estate and Real Estate Law practices. Ball Janik’s Land Use & Zoning Law practice was also cited in the national rankings for all U.S. Law Firms (Tier 2).

Among Portland/Metro Region firms, Ball Janik also earned Tier 2 recognition for its practices in:

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning

Today’s report from U.S. News and Best Lawyers® marks the second edition of this highly-anticipated annual analysis. The national first-tier rankings will be featured in U.S. News & World Report’s Money issue, on newsstands November 15, 2011. Ball Janik and other metropolitan first-tier rankings are featured in the “Best Law Firms” standalone publication. The complete rankings are posted online at

In October of this year, Best Lawyers® named Stephen T. Janik Portland’s “Lawyer of the Year” in both Land Use & Zoning Law and Litigation – Real Estate for 2012. Mr. Janik and six other Ball Janik LLP attorneys are included in the publication Best Lawyers in America® 2012.