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SEATTLE, Wash. (August 15, 2016) - Perkins Coie is proud to announce that 27 of its attorneys have been named 2017 Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

According to Best Lawyers, “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. Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments we conduct with thousands of leading lawyers each year. 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.”

The Perkins Coie attorneys named 2017 Lawyers of the Year are:

Attorney Practicing In Metropolitan Area
Pamela J. Anderson Energy Law Seattle
Gregg D. Barton Litigation & Controversy - Tax Seattle
Stephen C. Bishop Patent Law Seattle
David A. Bledsoe Litigation - Environmental Portland, OR
Thomas L. Boeder Litigation - Antitrust Seattle
Andrew Bor Corporate Governance Law Seattle
Howard Ross Cabot Litigation - Antitrust Phoenix
Kenneth M. Crane Venture Capital Law Chicago
Sarah J. Crooks Litigation - Antitrust Portland, OR
Stephen F. English Litigation - Banking and Finance Portland, OR
Eric B. Fjelstad Litigation - Environmental Anchorage
Lynne E. Graybeal Copyright Law and Trademark Law Seattle
Christopher G. Hanewicz Litigation - Intellectual Property Madison
Valerie L. Hughes Employment Law - Management Seattle
Peter J. Kinsella Technology Law Denver
Jordan A. Kroop Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Phoenix
James R. Lisbakken Technology Law Seattle
David F. McShea Corporate Law Seattle
Michael T. Reynvaan Employment Law - Management Seattle
Jerry A. Riedinger Litigation - Patent Seattle
Mark W. Schneider Litigation - Environmental Seattle
Evelyn Cruz Sroufe Securities/Capital Markets Law Seattle
Roy W. Tucker Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law Portland, OR
Linda D. Walton Employment Law - Individuals Seattle
Edward J. Wes, Jr. Technology Law Palo Alto
V.L. Woolston Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Seattle


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