The Best Lawyers in America© Recognizes 119 Stoel Rives Attorneys for 2021

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Portland, Ore.Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce that 119 of its attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© directory, and nine of those were additionally named “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective markets and practices. This year’s Best Lawyers® represent over half the firm’s partners and are located in nine of the firm’s 10 offices. In addition, 37 Stoel Rives lawyers are ranked in the inaugural “Ones to Watch.”

Newly included in 2021 are Karin D. Jones (Seattle), Employment Law – Management; Vanessa Soriano Power (Seattle), Commercial Litigation; and Andrea H. Thompson (Portland), Employment Law – Management.

Stoel Rives lawyers are ranked in 60 practice areas, including construction, corporate, employee benefits, energy, environmental, health care, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and zoning, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, natural resources, real estate, securities, tax, timber, trusts and estates, venture capital, and water law.

Best Lawyers® compiles its lists by conducting peer-review surveys to determine the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical region and legal practice area. In addition to inclusion in the directory, Best Lawyers® selects a single lawyer in each practice area and specific geographic region surveyed as a “Lawyer of the Year.” Stoel Rives’ 2021 “Lawyers of the Year” are as follows:

Lawyer Practice Area Location
Joseph J. Perkins Jr. Mining Law Anchorage
Tina M. Grovier Oil and Gas Law Anchorage
Kevin J. Beaton Litigation - Environmental Boise
Kris J. Ormseth Corporate Law Boise
Aaron C. Courtney Natural Resources Law Portland
E. Walter Van Valkenburg Copyright Law Portland
Eric A. Grasberger Litigation - Construction Portland
Kenneth B. Black Appellate Law Salt Lake City
Reed Topham Securities Regulation Salt Lake City

About Best Lawyers®: Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Almost 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received over 13 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 9.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 67,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition.

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