Stoel Rives Attorneys Recognized in Benchmark Litigation 2019

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Portland, Ore. Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce that 17 attorneys in five of the firm’s offices have been recognized as leading litigators in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation. Twelve attorneys were recognized as a “Local Litigation Star,” three as a “Labor & Employment Star – West” and three as a “Future Star.”

Benchmark Litigation focuses exclusively on the U.S. litigation market. The rankings are the culmination of research in which extensive interviews are conducted with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients to identify the leading litigators and law firms. The researchers also examine recent casework handled by law firms and ask individual litigators to provide their professional opinions on peers and practitioners within their jurisdiction or practice area.

Benchmark Litigation also ranked as “Highly Recommended,” “Recommended” or “Tier 1” the firm’s litigation practices in our Anchorage, Alaska; Boise, Idaho; Portland, Ore.; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Seattle, Wash. offices. Stoel Rives’ focus on recruiting top talent has built a Litigation group that comprises more than 80 attorneys, in eight of our 10 offices, who are accomplished trial lawyers in jury and bench cases, experienced arbitrators and mediators, and also specialize in appeals and administrative proceedings.

Listed below are the Stoel Rives attorneys who are included for 2019 in Benchmark Litigation and their areas of recognition.

Alaska (Recommended)

  • James E. Torgerson – Energy and Natural Resources, Commercial, Insurance, Labor and Employment, Product Liability, Professional Liability and Securities Litigation

Idaho (Highly Recommended)

  • Nicole C. Hancock – Future Star

Oregon (Overall - Highly Recommended; Recommended - Labor and Employment)

  • Brad S. Daniels – Appellate, Commercial and Securities Litigation
  • Louis A. Ferreira – Commercial and Insurance Litigation
  • Chris Kitchel – Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Joel A. Mullin – Commercial and Securities Litigation
  • Karen L. O’Connor – Labor & Employment Star - West
  • Amy Joseph Pedersen, SPHR – Labor and Employment Litigation (also Labor & Employment Star – West)
  • Per A. Ramfjord – Energy and Natural Resources, Commercial, White Collar Crime Litigation
  • Laura E. Rosenbaum – Labor and Employment Litigation
  • Jeremy D. Sacks – Energy and Natural Resources, and Commercial Litigation
  • Andrea H. Thompson – Future Star

Utah (Highly Recommended)

  • John A. Anderson – Commercial and Products Liability Litigation
  • Kenneth B. Black – Commercial Litigation

Washington (Overall - Recommended; Tier 1 – Labor and Employment)

  • David R. Goodnight – Commercial, Insurance, Product Liability and Securities Litigation
  • Timothy J. O’Connell – Labor & Employment Star - West
  • Vanessa Soriano Power – Future Star

Key Contributors

Kenneth B. Black
Brad S. Daniels
Louis A. Ferreira
David R. Goodnight
Nicole C. Hancock
Joel A. Mullin
Karen L. O'Connor
Per A. Ramfjord
Laura E. Rosenbaum
Jeremy D. Sacks
Andrea H. Thompson
James E. Torgerson
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