Ball Janik LLP Ranked among Nation’s “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®2018-12-07T23:52:29+00:00
11.01.2011 // NEWS, Press Releases
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.


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.

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