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AUGUST 15, 2016 – Eighteen DWT attorneys have been named 2017 “Lawyers of The Year” based on surveys conducted by the respected peer-review publication Best Lawyers.

The current, 23nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2017) is compiled from detailed, confidential evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Based on those surveys, Best Lawyers designates a single “Lawyer of the Year” in each of several high-profile specialties in major legal markets. One attorney is given the honor in each practice, in each market.

The full list of DWT “Lawyers of the Year” is below:

Name Practice Area  City 
Pamela Charles Tax Law Seattle
Robert Corn-Revere First Amendment Law Washington, D.C.
Robert Corn-Revere Litigation - First Amendment Washington, D.C.
Dennis Diaz Administrative/Regulatory Law Los Angeles
David A. Ernst Mass Tort Litigation / Class Action - Defendants Portland
Patrick J. Green Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law Portland
Jeffrey P. Gray Energy Law San Francisco
Laura Handman Litigation - First Amendment New York
Brian D. Hulse Banking and Finance Law Seattle
John E. Keegan Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Seattle
Barbara Simpson Kraft Mergers & Acquisitions Law Anchorage
Elizabeth A. McNamara Litigation - Intellectual Property New York
Sheila Fox Morrison Copyright Law Portland
Douglas C. Ross Health Care Law Seattle
Stephen M. Rummage Bet-the-Company Litigation Seattle
Rochelle B. Spandorf Franchise Law Los Angeles
Suzanne K. Toller Communications Law San Francisco
Joseph D. Weinstein Mergers & Acquisitions Law Seattle
Alonzo Wickers IV Media Law Los Angeles

This was Handman’s third consecutive year as a D.C. “Lawyer of the Year.” McNamara and Weinstein are also repeat honorees.

Firmwide, 147 Davis Wright Tremaine lawyers across eight offices and 59 practice areas were included in the 2017 Best Lawyers list.

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