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Jeanne Loftis Named "Lawyer of the Year," One of 17 Bullivant Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers 2018 Publication

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Jeanne F. Loftis as the 2018 Portland, Oregon Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions (Defendants) "Lawyer of the Year."

After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating "Lawyers of the Year" in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."

Bullivant Houser Bailey PC is also pleased to announce that 17 of its attorneys were listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018.

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© 2018 is based on more than 5.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The following attorneys were listed for 2018:


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

Matthew J. Sekits 
Insurance Law


John A. Bennett
Commercial Litigation
Insurance Law

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

R. Daniel Lindahl
Appellate Practice

Jeanne F. Loftis
Commercial Litigation
Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants
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

Kyle D. Sciuchetti
Commercial Litigation

Laura Caldera (Taylor)
Litigation – Intellectual Property

Margaret "Megge" Van Valkenburg
Insurance Law

Joel Wilson
Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants


Marilyn Raia
Admiralty & Maritime Law


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 Best Lawyers
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."