“Responding to a Disaster,” published in the Oregon State Bar Bulletin2021-04-14T00:12:21+00:00
04.14.2021 // NEWS, Publications
“Responding to a Disaster,” published in the Oregon State Bar Bulletin

The wildfires that impacted Oregon in late 2020 were devastating for the residents in the western and southern areas of the state. But the legal community and other volunteers came together quickly to donate their time and expertise and aid in the recovery. Ball Janik’s own Damian Hall was key to these efforts. In a feature article published in the Oregon State Bar’s Bulletin on March 15, Hall and others who helped with the effort are highlighted for the pro-bono work provided to these communities.

“It’s just a group of individuals, not some established legal entity. They don’t have insurance, but they have a solution. So, everybody agreed they should do it. That’s sort of where my role came into play — protecting the volunteers and getting permission to do this without it devolving into a bunch of fighting and lawsuits,” says Hall.

To read this article in full, click here.


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.

Damien R. Hall
Portland, Oregon
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