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Two Bullivant Houser Bailey Shareholders Selected for 2014 Benchmark Litigation Guide

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bullivant Houser Bailey PC, a nationally recognized law firm with offices in Washington, Oregon and California, is pleased to announce that Portland shareholders Thomas L. Hutchinson and Richard J. Whittemore have been recognized as Litigation Stars in the upcoming 2014 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys. Litigation Stars have been identified by research and by peers as preeminent litigation practitioners in the United States.

Tom Hutchinson leads Bullivant's Business Law Practice Group. He represents businesses and individuals in disputes involving financial matters across a wide range of legal issues. His areas of expertise include a full range of commercial disputes, professional liability litigation involving claims against attorneys, accountants and financial advisors, and securities and bankruptcy-related litigation. Tom has tried a number of commercial cases to judgment and verdict. He has been involved in a number of matters involving broker-dealers, hedge funds, venture capital funds, and mortgage-backed securities. Tom has a degree in accounting from the University of Minnesota and a J.D. from Louisiana State University.

Dick Whittemore brings more than 30 years of successful trial experience to his litigation practice that involves major exposure cases along the west coast in both state and federal court. He represents clients in cases involving products liability defense, clergy malpractice, medical malpractice and complex commercial litigation. He has tried more than 55 cases to verdict including several wrongful death cases. His additional trial experience ranges from motor vehicle, multiple work-related injury, and liquor liability claims, to negligent oil spill and clean up cases. Dick received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College.

About Benchmark Litigation
Benchmark Litigation
– the definitive guide to America's leading litigation firms and attorneys – is the only publication to focus exclusively on U.S. litigation. The guide is sent to Fortune 500 general counsel or litigation counsel, named in-house counsel at U.S. and Canadian investment banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, healthcare institutions, commercial banks and partners at leading litigation firms in each province and the United States.

About Bullivant Houser Bailey PC
Bullivant Houser Bailey PC represents clients nationwide who rely upon our success as trial lawyers, our practical business advice and our expertise in insurance law. While we practice out of offices in the western U.S., our reputation is respected nationally, where we have managed client needs across many jurisdictions. Our clients tell us that our legal talents are matched by the service we provide them.