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21 Bullivant Houser Bailey Attorneys Selected to Best Lawyers 2020

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Contact: Irina Belova
Director of Marketing & Business Development, 503.499.4481

Bullivant Houser Bailey PC is pleased to announce that 21 of its attorneys,including for the first time Andrew Downs, were listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.

Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 is based on more than 5.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The following attorneys were listed for 2020:


E. Penn Gheen III
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Matthew J. Sekits 
Insurance Law


Robert E. Barton 
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

John A.Bennett 
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law (Portland, Oregon "Lawyer of the Year")

Lloyd Bernstein
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law

Laura C.Caldera
Litigation – Intellectual Property

Ronald J. Clark
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law
Litigation – Insurance 
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Douglas G. Houser
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law

Thomas L. Hutchinson
Commercial Litigation

Stuart D. Jones
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law

John M. Kreutzer
Employment Litigation

R.Daniel Lindahl
Appellate Practice

Jeanne F. Loftis
Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants (Portland, Oregon "Lawyer of the Year")
Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

John R. Osburn
Eminent Domain & Condemnation Law
Government Relations Practice

Loren D. Podwill
Commercial Litigation
Government Relations Practice
Litigation – Banking & Finance 
Litigation – Construction

Michael M. Ratoza
Copyright Law
Litigation – Intellectual Property
Trademark Law

Robert Spajic

Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Margaret"Megge" Van Valkenburg
Insurance Law

Joe Wilson*
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants


Andrew B. Downs
Commercial Litigation

Marilyn Raia
Admiralty & Maritime Law

*Joel Wilson has retired after practicing law for more than 40 years. His colleagues,Laura Caldera at laura.caldera@bullivant.com or Tom Hutchinson at tom.hutchinson@bullivant.com, continue to provide legal services to clients in his practice areas. 

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 coverage. 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.

About Bes tLawyers
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers" the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."