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28 Tonkon Torp Attorneys Honored on 2017 Super Lawyers Lists

July 11, 2017
The national attorney rating service Super Lawyers has named 28 Tonkon Torp attorneys in 10 practice areas to its 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists for Oregon. The annual Super Lawyers list represents the top 5 percent of attorneys in Oregon, while Rising Stars includes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who either are under the age of 40 or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

Tonkon Torp partner and bankruptcy authority Albert Kennedy has been recognized on the Top 50 list of lawyers rated most highly by their peers statewide. Anna Sortun was promoted to a Super Lawyer in business litigation for 2017, after being honored as a Rising Star since 2013.
Nine of Tonkon Torp's 2017 Rising Stars have previously appeared on the list: corporate lawyer Andrea ("Drea") Schmidt, business litigators Ryan Bledsoe, Sarah Einowski, Christopher Pallanch, and Alex Tinker, IP litigator Eric Beach, labor and employment lawyers Blerina Kotori and Haley Morrison, and tax lawyer Michael Mangan.

Business litigator Michael Willes is new to the Oregon Rising Stars list this year.
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. 
Our full list of Tonkon Torp attorneys recognized as 2017 Oregon Super Lawyers is included below, along with the primary practice area for each attorney: 
Business Bankruptcy 
Albert N. Kennedy 
Owen D. Blank
Brenda Meltebeke
Leon Simson
Business Litigation 
Ryan Bledsoe – Rising Star
Paul Conable
Caroline Harris Crowne 
Sarah Einowski – Rising Star
William F. Martson, Jr. 
Christopher Pallanch – Rising Star
Edwin C. ("Ned") Perry 
Daniel H. Skerritt 
Anna Sortun
Jon P. Stride
Alex Tinker – Rising Star
Michael Willes – Rising Star
Estate Planning & Probate 
John H. Rosenfeld 
IP Litigation 
Eric Beach – Rising Star
Steven M. Wilker 
Labor & Employment/Employment Litigation 
Robert L. Carey 
Clay D. Creps 
Blerina Kotori – Rising Star
Haley Morrison – Rising Star
Mergers & Acquisitions 
Thomas P. Palmer 
Kurt W. Ruttum 
Real Estate 
Joseph S. Voboril 
Securities & Corporate Finance 
Andrea ("Drea") Schmidt – Rising Star

Michael Mangan – Rising Star