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Congratulations to our Attorneys Recognized in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©

August 15, 2018
Contact: Denise George
Marketing Director, 503.227.1111

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Sussman Shank LLP is proud to announce that eight of the firm's attorneys have been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, the oldest, most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. 

In addition, Tom Christ was named by Best Lawyers® as the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Appellate Practice in Portland, OR; and Howard Levine was named by Best Lawyers® as the 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation – Bankruptcy in Portland, OR.  The "Lawyer of the Year" award is reserved for only one attorney in each practice area and geographic region, making this accolade particularly significant.  Receiving this honor reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned amongst other leading lawyers regarding their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Sussman Shank LLP 2019 Best Lawyers® - Portland, OR

Aaron J. Besen (recognized since 2015)
Health Care Law

Thomas M. Christ (recognized since 1999)
Appellate Practice - 2019 "Lawyer of the Year"
Insurance Law
Litigation – First Amendment

Timothy J. Coleman (recognized since 2014)
Railroad Law

Susan S. Ford (recognized since 2011)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Bankruptcy

Howard M. Levine (recognized since 2014)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy - 2019 "Lawyer of the Year"

Jeffrey C. Misley (recognized since 2014)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy

John A. Schwimmer (recognized since 2013)
Commercial Litigation
Litigation – Intellectual Property

Thomas W. Stilley (recognized since 2014)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation – Bankruptcy

About Best Lawyers®
Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries.

"Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. After three decades, we are proud to continue to serve as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals worldwide," says CEO Phillip Greer.  

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

About Sussman Shank LLP
Founded in 1960 in Portland, Oregon, Sussman Shank is a full-service business, litigation, and commercial bankruptcy law firm with over 30 lawyers.  Our clients include public and private companies, government entities, institutions, non-profit organizations, and individuals.  In 2018, Sussman Shank was named by Oregon Business Magazine, for the 12th year, as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon," and for the 7th year, as one of the "100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon."


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