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AUGUST 20, 2020 – Twelve Davis Wright Tremaine partners have been named 2021 "Lawyers of the Year" based on surveys conducted by the peer-review publication Best Lawyers.

The annual Best Lawyers list is drawn from detailed, confidential evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. Based on those surveys, Best Lawyers compiles its list of the country's best lawyers and designates a single Lawyer of the Year in each of several high-profile practice areas in major legal markets.

Firmwide, 186 Davis Wright Tremaine lawyers across eight offices were included in the 2021 Best Lawyers list.

The firm's twelve Lawyers of the Year are:

Name Practice Area
Thomas R. Burke
First Amendment Litigation
San Francisco
Robert Corn-Revere
First Amendment Litigation
Washington, D.C.
Jon Dawson
Real Estate Litigation
Patrick Green
Nonprofit/Charities Portland
Steven Greenwald
Energy Regulatory
San Francisco
Phillip Grillo
Land Use/Zoning Litigation
Stuart Harris
Employee Benefits (ERISA)
Jenna Mooney
Employment & Labor Litigation
Sheila Fox Morrison
Trademark Portland
Warren Rheaume
Trade Secrets
Douglass Ross
Antitrust Seattle
Eric Stahl
Communications Seattle

This is the fourth time in five years that Ross has received this honor, and the fifth time in ten years for Green. Burke, Corn-Revere, Dawson, Morrison, Rheaume, and Stahl are also multi-year winners.

In addition to the attorneys recognized above, Best Lawyers designated 31 early-career Davis Wright Tremaine lawyers as Ones to Watch. They are:

Name Practice Area
MaryAnn Almeida Commercial Litigation Seattle
Kevin Badgley
Banking and Finance
Emily Borich Intellectual Property New York
Jack Chang Intellectual Property Seattle
Sarah Cox Commercial Litigation Seattle
Lauren Dorsett Bankruptcy and Reorganization Law Seattle
Marissa Franco Labor and Employment Los Angeles
William Friedman Energy Washington, D.C.
Valerie Gallo Labor and Employment Los Angeles
Danielle Gerson Labor and Employment Litigation Los Angeles
Jordann Hallstrom Labor and Employment Seattle
Christine Hawkins Employee Benefits (ERISA) Bellevue
William Holtzman Intellectual Property New York
Lauren Johnson Real Estate Portland
Christine Johnson Health Care Los Angeles
Adam Lazier Intellectual Property New York
Kristina Markosova Labor and Employment Seattle
Alyssa Petroff Corporate Portland
Jibraun Riaz Labor and Employment Los Angeles
Nathan Rouse Commercial Litigation Seattle
Michelle Salter Immigration Seattle
Meredith Santana Intellectual Property New York
Caitlin Shin Commercial Litigation; Land Use & Zoning Portland
Arthur Simpson Labor and Employment Seattle
Victoria Slade
Labor and Employment
Tahiya Sultan
San Francisco
Landes Taylor
Danielle Toaltoan
Intellectual Property
New York
Laura Turczanski
Labor and Employment
Jaime Walter
Labor and Employment
San Francisco
Cheryl Wei
Entertainment and Sports
Los Angeles

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