Ball Janik LLP Ranked as one of Portland, Oregon’s Most Diverse Law Firms2018-11-15T21:27:20+00:00
03.19.2018 // NEWS, Press Releases
Ball Janik LLP Ranked as one of Portland, Oregon’s Most Diverse Law Firms

Ball Janik LLP’s Portland office was ranked as one of the most diverse law firms in the Portland, Oregon Metro area.

The Portland Business Journal analyzed data from a survey it conducted of Portland metro-area law firms. According to the Portland Business Journal, the “percent share of women and racial minorities among total local attorneys and total partners were added up to determine each firm’s Diversity Ranking.”

Since its inception in 1982, women have had a strong presence at Ball Janik. The firm is proud that 25% of its attorneys are women and that 20% are partners. Of the firm’s attorneys, 20% are minorities, 7% of which are partners.

Throughout the year Ball Janik supports Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) and the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) by sponsoring events, volunteering on committees and boards, and encouraging its lawyers to participate in these organizations.

Additionally, Ball Janik played a critical role in planning, sponsoring and participating in the spring 2017 “Women in Construction: A Conference to Educate and Empower.” This inaugural conference was a construction-industry-focused event that addressed a robust range of topics that was presented by women and men who support women, with the goal to further educate and empower women in the industry.

Ball Janik has sponsored the activities of the Oregon State Bar’s nationally recognized Opportunities for Law in Oregon, a program of the OSB Affirmative Action Program that seeks to recruit and retain minority law students in Oregon. The firm has joined many of our peers in signing the Multnomah Bar Association Statement of Diversity Principles, which highlights our commitment to developing diversity in Oregon’s legal community. Additionally, Ball Janik’s lawyers have volunteered their time to the OSB Affirmative Action Committee and the Multnomah Bar Association Committee to Enhance Equality in the Profession. The firm encourages and supports its lawyers who participate in these activities.

The firm welcomes diversity in race and ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, and physical abilities, as well as generational diversity, backgrounds and viewpoints. The firm strongly believes that diversity makes it stronger. Ball Janik is proud that it was one of the first law firms in Oregon to offer both opposite sex and same sex domestic partner benefits to all of our lawyers and employees.


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.

Stephen T. Janik
Portland, Oregon
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