Steve Janik and Jack Orchard Selected as 2013 Top Rated Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell®

Steve Janik and Jack Orchard Selected as 2013 Top Rated Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell®2018-06-21T22:23:52+00:00
01.25.2013 // NEWS, Press Releases
Steve Janik and Jack Orchard Selected as 2013 Top Rated Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell®

Portland, ORE – January 25, 2013 – Ball Janik LLP is pleased to announce Stephen T. Janik and Jack L. Orchard have been selected by Martindale-Hubbell® as “2013 Top Rated Lawyers” in Land Use and Zoning, and will be recognized in the March 2013 issue of The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazine.  Both Janik and Orchard have achieved the AV® Preeminent™ peer review rating, the “highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.”

Stephen T. Janik is a founding partner of Ball Janik LLP and the firm’s Chairman.  His principal areas of practice are real estate, real estate finance, and land use law, with an emphasis on large, high-profile projects. He has guided private and public clients through some of the region’s most important real estate projects, including mixed-use, multi-block developments, major office towers, hotels, and major league sports arenas and stadiums.  Mr. Janik has argued several of Oregon’s landmark land use cases.  He has been recognized by his clients and peers as of one the Best Lawyers in America since 1983 and has been selected as Best Lawyers’ Portland, Oregon “Lawyer of the Year” from 2010-2013 in several areas related to real estate and land use.  He is perennially ranked by Chambers USA as an industry leader in real estate and land use, and has led Ball Janik’s Real Estate practice group to Chambers USA’s top-tier ranking every year since Chambers started reviewing Oregon firms. Mr. Janik has also been recognized as one of Oregon’s “Top 10” attorneys by Oregon Super Lawyers.

Jack L. Orchard is a founding partner of Ball Janik LLP.  His principal areas of practice are transactional real estate, real estate development, and land use law.  Mr. Orchard has represented clients on some of the region’s most important land use and real estate development projects.  In his land use practice, Mr. Orchard has successfully argued cases before the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals, Oregon Court of Appeals, and Oregon Supreme Court and has represented clients before virtually every metropolitan Portland government.  Mr. Orchard’s real estate work has expanded into significant property tax appeal cases before the Oregon Tax Court, as well as condemnation matters.  Mr. Orchard has received the AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, American Registry.  He also has been recognized by his peers as an Oregon Super Lawyer in Real Estate by Oregon Super Lawyers.


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
Jack L. Orchard
Portland, Oregon
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