Portland, Ore. – January 15, 2016. Ball Janik LLP elected Adele Ridenour and Ciaran Connelly as partners effective January 1, 2016. Adele Ridenour’s law practice focuses on construction law, insurance recovery, and commercial litigation. Ridenour was selected as one of the “Top 40 Under 40 Litigation Lawyers” in 2014 and 2015 by the American Society of Legal Advocates. She has been recognized by her peers as an Oregon Super Lawyer from 2013-2015 in the area of construction litigation. Ridenour is a Member of Oregon Women Lawyers (OWLS) and of the Multnomah County, Oregon and Clark County, Washington bar associations. She is the current treasurer of the University of Oregon School of Law Alumni Association, and a former adjunct professor for the University, where she co-taught a course in Green Construction Law. Additionally, Ridenour is a member of the housing committee of Bienestar, Inc., a not-for-profit organization committed to providing affordable community housing, leadership development, and resident service programs that integrate housing, health, education, and skill development.
Ciaran Connelly is a member of Ball Janik’s Litigation and Securities Litigation practice groups. He has broad experience in business and commercial litigation and has handled diverse matters ranging from complex commercial lease and contract disputes to mass-tort and insurance disputes, to regulatory and compliance investigation and defense. Connelly has represented a wide range of clients in cases involving lease dispute issues, inter-lender agreements, railroad trackage rights, a nine-month civil RICO trial, a shareholder dispute related to a multi-billion dollar merger, and a reinsurer’s liability in connection with a $1 billion Ponzi scheme, among many others. Connelly is a member of the American Bar Association, the Multnomah Bar Association, and the Dartmouth Lawyers Association.