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47 Schwabe Attorneys Make the List of Best Lawyers in America© for 2019

August 15, 2018


Pacific Northwest regional law firm Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt announced that 47 of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list.

Additionally, Jill Gelineau was named as Portland’s "Lawyer of the Year" for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law. This award goes to a single lawyer in a particular practice area in each market covered by the guide.

Schwabe attorneys recognized on the 2019 Best Lawyers in America list represent clients across the firm’s six core industry groups, including:

  • 18 attorneys in its Real Estate & Construction industry group
  • 15 attorneys in its Natural Resources industry group
  • 14 attorneys in its Technology industry group
  • 13 attorneys in its Healthcare industry group
  • 12 attorneys in its Manufacturing, Distribution & Retail industry group
  • 6 attorneys in its Transportation, Ports & Maritime industry group

Recognized attorneys include:

Bend, Ore.

  • Tia M. Lewis, Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Joe Willis, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Eugene, Ore.

  • Walter W. Miller, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Portland, Ore.

  • Al AuYeung, Patent Law
  • David W. Axelrod, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent
  • David F. Bartz, Jr., Litigation – Environmental
  • Carmen M. Calzacorta, Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation
  • Michael A. Cohen, Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Trademark Law
  • Robert D. Dayton, Trusts and Estates
  • James F. Dulcich, Real Estate Law
  • Scott D. Eads, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Trademark Law
  • Jeffrey S. Eden, Commercial Litigation, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants, Litigation – Securities
  • Frank Erisman, Energy Law, Mining Law, Natural Resources Law
  • Steve S. Ford, Patent Law
  • Michael T. Garone, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
  • Jill S. Gelineau, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
  • John D. Guinasso, Real Estate Law
  • Kelly T. Hagan, Health Care Law
  • Kurt F. Hansen, Health Care Law
  • Richard K. Hansen, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Terry C. Hauck, Real Estate Law
  • Peter E. Heuser, Copyright Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
  • Margaret Ann Hoffmann, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Elizabeth E. Howard, Water Law
  • Bruce F. Howell, Health Care Law
  • Kirk Johansen, Natural Resources Law, Timber Law
  • Kevin F. Kerstiens, Tax Law
  • Brenna K. Legaard, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent, Patent Law
  • Darien S. Loiselle, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
  • Mark A. Long, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Mark A. Manulik, Real Estate Law
  • Joel A. Parker, Commercial Litigation
  • Alex I. Poust, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Kent Roberts, Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Michael C. Robinson, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
  • Elizabeth A. Schleuning, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Marc K. Sellers, Litigation and Controversy – Tax, Tax Law
  • Mark A. Stayer, Real Estate Law, Timber Law
  • Thomas M. Tongue, Corporate Law, Insurance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Thomas M. Triplett, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management
  • Jay T. Waldron, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Salem, Ore.

  • Martha O. Pagel, Water Law

Seattle, Wash.

  • Jennifer Campbell, Commercial Litigation
  • Connie Sue Martin, Environmental Law, Litigation – Environmental, Native American Law, Natural Resources Law
  • Lawrence R. Ream, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Lisa E. Schaures, Tax Law

Vancouver, Wash.

  • Graciela Gomez Cowger, Patent Law

About Best Lawyers in America

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. Eighty-three thousand industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 58,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore 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."


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