Three Tonkon Torp partners have been named Portland Lawyer of the Year in their respective specialties by Best Lawyers in America 2022. Only one lawyer per specialty in a community is honored as Lawyer of the Year by the peer-review survey.
The attorneys recognized for excellence in their practice areas are:
“We’re so proud that Kristin, Jeff, and Shouka have been honored with this designation,” said Kurt Ruttum, Managing Partner. “They are inspirational leaders and mentors within Tonkon Torp and play an active role in Portland’s legal and business community. We are thrilled to have their legal excellence recognized by our Portland peers.”
Kristin is Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. She exclusively represents employers from claims of discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and other labor and employment matters.
Jeff is Co-Chair of the firm's Business Department. His legal practice emphasizes merger and acquisition transactions, shareholder transactions and disputes, and a range of corporate and business matters.
Shouka is Chair of the firm's Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group. She has served as outside counsel to both operating and non-operating private foundations, as well as public charities and other tax-exempt entities.