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SEATTLE, Wash. (August 15, 2017) - Perkins Coie is proud to announce that 35 of its attorneys have been named 2018 Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers®.

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 2018 Lawyers of the Year are:

Attorney Practicing in Metropolitan Area
Michael A. Barrett Real Estate Law Seattle
David C. Clarke Mergers and Acquisitions Law Seattle
Alexandra R. Cole Construction Law Chicago
Christopher J. Daley-Watson Patent Law Seattle
Thomas M. Daniel Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Bruce E. Dick Technology Law Bellevue
Marc E. Elias Government Relations Practice Washington, D.C.
Nathaniel G. Ford Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Denver
Susan E. Foster Antitrust Law Seattle
Patchen M. Haggerty Trademark Law Seattle
Stephen C. Hardesty Mergers and Acquisitions Law Boise
Valerie L. Hughes Employment Law - Management Seattle
Jonathan M. James Litigation - Patent Phoenix
John S. Kaplan Litigation - Bankruptcy Seattle
Stephen L. Kostka Land Use and Zoning Law San Francisco
Michael E. Kreger Construction Law Anchorage
Robert L. Mahon Tax Law Seattle
Joseph E. Mais Bet-the-Company Litigation Phoenix
David S. Matheson Corporate Law Portland, OR
Robert A. Maynard Natural Resources Law Boise
J. Sue Morgan Securities / Capital Markets Law Seattle
Ken H. Ohriner Patent Law Los Angeles
Douglas R. Pahl Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights /
Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Portland, OR
Steven L. Pfeiffer Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Portland, OR
Brian H. Potts Energy Regulatory Law Madison
Richard O. Prentke Litigation - Construction Seattle
Sean T. Prosser Litigation - Securities San Diego
William Cheever Rava Litigation - Intellectual Property Seattle
Jerry A. Riedinger Copyright Law Seattle
Barbara J. Schussman Litigation - Land Use and Zoning San Francisco
Alan D. Smith Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights /
Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Roy W. Tucker Venture Capital Law Portland, OR
Michelle M. Umberger Litigation - Intellectual Property Madison
Michael J. Wise Biotechnology Law Los Angeles
V. L. Woolston Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Seattle

About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie LLP has more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. The firm provides a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to emerging growth startups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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