16 Stoel Rives Attorneys Selected as 2023 Best Lawyers® ‘Lawyer of the Year’

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PORTLAND, Ore.—Stoel Rives is honored to announce 16 of its lawyers in six offices have been recognized as a 2023 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in 16 different practice areas.

“It is a true joy and honor to celebrate our attorneys and their achievements. These sixteen lawyers are phenomenal practitioners who inspire us all to achieve more and grow as professionals. Their dedication to serving their clients and practicing at the highest level is well-known to us at Stoel Rives, and it’s gratifying to have it recognized by Best Lawyers,” said Melissa Jones, Stoel Rives’ Firmwide Managing Partner.

Best Lawyers compiles its lists by conducting peer-reviewed surveys to determine the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same region and practice area. Best Lawyers selects a single lawyer in each practice area and geographic region as a “Lawyer of the Year.”
Additionally, 171 Stoel Rives attorneys were named to the Best Lawyers In America list, 48 of whom received the coveted “Ones to Watch” designation.

The Stoel Rives attorneys named a 2023 “Lawyer of the Year”:


  • James E. Torgerson
    • Litigation – Environmental Law
    • Litigation – Real Estate
    • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Joseph J. Perkins, Jr.
    • Mining Law


  • Krista K. McIntyre
    • Environmental Law


  • Dana L. Krawczuk
    • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Karen L. O’Connor
    • Employment Law - Management
  • Kirk B. Maag
    • Environmental Law
  • Mary P. Hull
    • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Michael R. Campbell
    • Water Law
  • Saskia M. de Boer
    • Nonprofit / Charities Law


  • Bryan L. Hawkins
    • Labor Law - Management
  • Timothy M. Taylor
    • Environmental Law

Salt Lake City

  • Reed W. Topham
    • Securities Regulation


  • Anthony R. Miles
    • Health Care Law
  • Karl F. Oles
    • Litigation - Construction
  • Maren R. Norton
    • Litigation - Health Care
  • Ryan P. Steen
    • Natural Resources Law

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Jamie Moss (newsPRos)
Media Relations
w. 201.493.1027 c. 201.788.0142

Mac Borkgren
Senior Manager, Marketing Communications & Operations

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