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Congratulations to Our Attorneys Recognized in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America®

August 20, 2020
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Sussman Shank LLP is proud to announce that seven of the firm's attorneys have been named to the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, the oldest, most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Jeffrey Misley was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2021 "Lawyer of the Year" for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.  Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant.  Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

In addition, Tab Wood has been included in the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to WatchBest Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

Sussman Shank LLP 2021 Best Lawyers® - Portland, OR

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

Thomas M. Christ (recognized since 1999)
Appellate Practice
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

Jeffrey C. Misley (recognized since 2014)
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law – 2021 "Lawyer of the Year"
Litigation – Bankruptcy

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

2021 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Tab Wood
Transportation Law

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.

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
Sussman Shank LLP is a full-service business, litigation, and commercial bankruptcy law firm with over 30 lawyers.  For 60 years, we've been counsel to public and private companies, government entities, institutions, non-profit organizations, and individuals.  We are proud to be recognized by the Oregon Business magazine in Oregon's 100 Best Companies to Work for and one of the 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon.  We were also named as one of Oregon's Most Admired Companies, and one of Portland's Most Diverse Law Firms by the Portland Business Journal.


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