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2015 Super Lawyers Honors 23 Tonkon Torp Attorneys

July 23, 2015
Twenty-three Tonkon Torp attorneys in nine practice areas are named on the national 2015 Super Lawyers or Rising Stars lists.

Two partners 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.
Four of Tonkon Torp’s 2015 Rising Stars – lawyers under age 40 – have previously appeared on the list: corporate lawyer Andrea ("Drea") Schmidt and business litigators Ryan Bledsoe, Christopher Pallanch and Anna Sortun. New Rising Stars this year are Labor & Employment lawyers Colin Geiger and Blerina Kotori.
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.
2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars include these Tonkon Torp attorneys and their primary practice areas:
Business Bankruptcy
Albert N. Kennedy
Owen D. Blank
Leon Simson
Business Litigation
Ryan Bledsoe – Rising Star 
Caroline Harris Crowne
Paul Conable 
William F. Martson, Jr.
Christopher Pallanch – Rising Star
Edwin C. ("Ned") Perry
Daniel H. Skerritt
Anna Sortun – Rising Star
Jon P. Stride
Estate Planning and Probate
John H. Rosenfeld
IP Litigation
Steven M. Wilker
Labor & Employment/Employment Litigation
Robert L. Carey
Clay D. Creps
Colin M. Geiger – Rising Star
Corbett Gordon
Blerina Kotori – Rising Star
Mergers & Acquisitions
Thomas P. Palmer
Kurt W. Ruttum
Real Estate
Joseph S. Voboril
Securities & Corporate Finance
Andrea ("Drea") Schmidt – Rising Star