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Twenty Tonkon Torp Attorneys Named to 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

July 18, 2012
Twenty attorneys at Tonkon Torp LLP have been named to the national 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, including two senior partners who are recognized on the Oregon Top 50 list, lawyers rated most highly by their peers statewide. Bankruptcy authority Albert Kennedy and veteran commercial litigator Daniel Skerritt were named to the Top 50 list and join 16 other Tonkon Torp lawyers from 11 practice areas on the Super Lawyers list.  While most of those attorneys have earned Super Lawyer designation previously, this year saw a new addition to the list: intellectual property attorney Vicki Ballou.

Additionally, two Tonkon Torp partners under age 40, litigator Caroline Harris Crowne and labor and employment attorney Kristin Bremer, were named for the third consecutive year to the "Rising Stars" list.

"For a Portland-based, mid-size firm to be recognized nationally in 11 practice areas is a great compliment to our attorneys and an indication that Tonkon Torp's commitment to excellence and value is appreciated by our peers," said Michael M. Morgan, managing partner.

Super Lawyers are attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. They 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.

2012 Super Lawyers includes these Tonkon Torp attorneys and their primary practice areas:
Carol Dey Hibbs (retired in 2012)


Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights

Albert N. Kennedy



Owen D. Blank

Ronald L. Greenman

Kenneth D. Stephens

Business Litigation

William F. Martson, Jr.
Daniel H. Skerritt

Jon P. Stride


Employment Litigation: Defense

Robert L. Carey
Clay D. Creps


Estate Planning and Probate

John H. Rosenfeld



Turid L. Owren


Intellectual Property

David S. Aman

Vicki A. Ballou (new to the list this year)


Mergers & Acquisitions

Thomas P. Palmer

Kurt W. Ruttum


Real Estate

Joseph S. Voboril


Securities & Corporate Finance

Gregory L. Powell


2012 Super Lawyers "Rising Stars"
Kristin L. Bremer - Employment Litigation: Defense
Caroline Harris Crowne - Business Litigation