Six Ball Janik LLP Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2016

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08.17.2015 // NEWS, Press Releases
Six Ball Janik LLP Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers 2016

Portland, Ore. – Monday, August 17, 2015 – Six of Ball Janik LLP’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America© 2016. Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer–review publications in the legal profession. Ball Janik LLP congratulates the following attorneys in their respective practice areas:

  • David W. Criswell, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law;
  • Daniel T. Goldstein, Litigation – Construction;
  • Stephen T. Janik, Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate; and Real Estate Law;
  • Jon M. Oden, Litigation – Real Estate; and
  • Brad T. Summers, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy; and “Lawyer of the Year.”

Additionally, Brad T. Summers was named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Litigation – Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year” in Portland, Oregon. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this recognition particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on impressive voting averages received during the peer–review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

About Best Lawyers

Since it was first published in 1983, the Best Lawyers in America© list has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America© list is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Best Lawyers has published its list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 65 countries. Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.


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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