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2014 Super Lawyers Honors 23 Tonkon Torp Attorneys

July 9, 2014
Twenty-three Tonkon Torp attorneys in 11 practice areas have been named to the national 2014 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists, including three partners who are recognized on the Oregon Top 50 list, lawyers rated most highly by their peers statewide. Bankruptcy authority Albert Kennedy and commercial litigator Daniel Skerritt were again named to the Top 50 list, while Intellectual Property attorney David Aman joins them in the Top 50 for the first time.
While most of the attorneys have earned Super Lawyer designation previously, a new addition to the Super Lawyers list this year is litigator Paul Conable.
Three of Tonkon Torp’s 2014 Rising Stars – lawyers under age 40 – have appeared on the list previously: business litigators Ryan Bledsoe, Caroline Harris Crowne and Anna Sortun. New Rising Stars this year are business litigator Chris Pallanch and corporate lawyer Drea Schmidt.
Super Lawyers are selected through a process that identifies outstanding lawyers in dozens of practice areas. Factors considered in the nomination and peer evaluation of potential Super Lawyers include education and employment background, experience, representative clients, pro bono and community service, and honors and awards.
2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars include these Tonkon Torp attorneys and their primary practice areas:
Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
            Albert N. Kennedy
            Owen D. Blank
            Leon Simson
Business Litigation
            Ryan Bledsoe – Rising Star   
            Caroline Harris Crowne – Rising Star
            Paul Conable  
            William F. Martson, Jr.
            Chris Pallanch – Rising Star
            Ned Perry
            Daniel H. Skerritt
            Anna Sortun – Rising Star
            Steven M. Wilker
Estate Planning and Probate
            John H. Rosenfeld
 Intellectual Property/IP Litigation
            David S. Aman
            Vicki A. Ballou          
            Jon P. Stride
Labor & Employment/Employment Litigation
Robert L. Carey
Clay D. Creps
Corbett Gordon
Mergers & Acquisitions
            Thomas P. Palmer
            Kurt W. Ruttum
Real Estate
            Joseph S. Voboril
Securities & Corporate Finance
Drea Schmidt – Rising Star