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Bullivant Banking & Finance Attorney Named Lawyer of the Year, Joins 18 Peers in Best Lawyers Publication

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Loren D. Podwill as the 2013 Portland, Oregon Litigation - Banking & Finance "Lawyer of the Year."

"We are honored and proud that Loren received this distinction," said Beth Skillern, managing shareholder of Bullivant Houser Bailey. "To be identified by one's peers as the best in one's field is very satisfying."

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating "Lawyers of the Year" in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."

The lawyers being honored as "Lawyers of the Year" have received particularly high ratings in the Best Lawyers surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity.

Bullivant is also pleased to announce that 19 lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 19th edition of The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 is based on more than 4.4 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The following attorneys were selected for 2013: 


E. Penn Gheen

Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Products Liability Litigation – Defendants

Jerret E. Sale

Appellate Practice

Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law


John A. Bennett

Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law

Darin Christensen

Tax Law

Trusts and Estates

Ronald J. Clark

Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Douglas G. Houser

Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law

Thomas L. Hutchinson

Commercial Litigation

Stuart D. Jones

Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law

Jeanne F. Loftis

Commercial Litigation

Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants

Product Liability Litigation


John R. Osburn

Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law

Government Relations Practice

Loren D. Podwill

Commercial Litigation

Government Relations Practice

Litigation – Banking & Finance (Portland, Oregon "Lawyer of the Year")

Litigation – Construction

Michael M. Ratoza

Copyright Law

Litigation – Intellectual Property

Trademark Law

Kyle D. Sciuchetti

Commercial Litigation

Beth Skillern

Insurance Law

Ronald G. Stephenson

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Margaret "Megge" Van Valkenburg

Insurance Law

Richard J. Whittemore

Commercial Litigation

Joel Wilson

Professional Malpractice Law


Marilyn Raia

Admiralty & Maritime Law

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About Best Lawyers

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, 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."